Posts Tagged ‘Insead’

Spring is here!

March 5, 2010

I think.

Well the weather is getting warm and sunny. A far cry from a month back when Fontainebleau was in shades of whites and greys. For the past months, I had been holed up in my apartment. Yes. I feel like the hibernating bear in winter. Buying food in bulk and stocking up so that I could stay in my ‘cave’ and not go to the market which is a 15 min walk away!

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With the weather warming up, my mood is getting better and I am seriously geared up for some travel and photo taking.

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connected !!!

February 24, 2010

After 2 months without the internet. My internet in the apartment is finally up and running. Woohoo!!!

It had been an impossibly long process of applying, sending contracts and cheques in the cold (poor W), picking up the cable and router set from the Post Office, (they mailed the fixtures and we weren’t in!) setting up the fixtures with instructions in French *faint* and finally, waiting for the password to be mailed separately again because the letter was misplaced by the Post Office or ORANGE?!

I can’t believe the impact of internet on our lives. Especially when you are living away from your family and friends. My only means of connection to the World were the Financial Times (yep I can’t believe I’m reading it too), The Wall Street Journal and occasional logons using the terminals in Insead’s Library. But it can be such a pain to step out of my warm apartment when it’s all cold and snowing outside.

TODAY. The isolation ends. The password arrived and I am connected again.

Thank you W!!!