As much as I miss you guys, I must admit – Rivière-du-Loup is kinda freaking fantastic. It`s gorgeous, the people are great, and I`ve somehow managed to make friends that I do not hate within the program.
Oh, right — I`ve also been learning French =P Somehow, though, this seems less of an OHMYGOD factor than it did a month ago. Walking down the street, it`s hard to remember you`re in an entirely different province with an entirely different language… that is, until you hear someone speak. Or until an old man glares at you — as a minority, I`m feeling much less welcome here than I do at home. Alas, the side effects of small towns in Québec.
Anyhow; it rained for about the first week and a half and I was a little worried I`d never see the sun again. But alas, it`s returned, and now I`m missing the rain (oh but of course!) We`re given pretty much every meal in the cafeteria – the food`s alright but very processed – except dinner on Friday through Sunday and lunch on the weekends, but they give us $40 to deal with that (which is incredibly strange, might I add.)
There isn`t too much more to be said. (Perhaps this is the reason for the rambling and poorly structured post?)I`ve been reading and responding to all your comments, and I really do hope it`s like I`m still 100% there! We`re kept fairly busy and get a ton of physical activity (if by this we mean that I`m on the third floor and you have to go down five sets of stairs and up another two to get the the cafeteria) so I`ve been pretty wiped by the end of the day — so sorry for the lack of “fresh news”! (You know I love my brackets and scare quotes.)
Also, my friends have seemed to decide to revere me as the makeup god of the program. Though I don`t agree with this fact, I`m totally ready to abuse their false conclusions and make the most of it – faces practicing on! Colour me psyched. However, as you all know, most of my makeup is at home, so I haven`t any variety, colour, or brushes. We`re not quite sure how to deal with aside from each person buying a product or two from Shopper`s for their colouring – I`m considering the Maybelline quads under Tanya`s advice (read the review here) and cannot find NYX here, but any drugstore rants or raves would be greatly appreciated in the comments!
ON THAT NOTE, Shopper`s is Pharmasave here, and it sells professional colour. So, of course, I picked up some 10vol and 5-99 for myself ^^ For a colour girl, it`s pretty damn exciting!
Off to go finish mes devoirs. I hate that we have homework and tests, but it`s not heaps and heaps, so I really haven`t a problem with it.