Wednesday, May 06, 2009


photo by ChrisCB

Oui, c'est vrai. I won the first round of LA BASTON a La Bellevilloise. Yay! The video for the show is now posted online. WATCH THE BATTLE UNCUT HERE. While it is always helpful for me to watch my own performance, one thing struck me like a cement block to the head. I am still horrified/terrorized by how I sound speaking French. In my mind, I sound romantic and flowery...oh so effortless, so breezy, so the sigh of a flower petal in June.

In reality, I sound like a nazi gagging on cheeseburgers.

But that's ok. Je persévère.

The BATTLE continues June 24th.
Round Two.
I'm ready. :)


Michelle said...


I just watched the performance, it is really good.

I've never heard a nazi gagging on a cheeseburger, but I suspect it sounds a little different than that. I wonder how long you'll need to live there to feel that the French comes naturally?

KFD said...

I'm guessing about 8 or 16 years.

Michelle said...

Well, better than 24 I suppose.

Somebody who lived there for 25 years recently told me that she'd still have days toward the end of her time there where nothing came together for her.

lol- sorry, that probably wasn't very helpful

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