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The Sea of Stars

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Computer Woe
Spring - luna_ann
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My new PC, which I've had for less than a month, is already malfunctioning. It's suddenly become very slow (even slower than my old one) and refuses to open programs, telling me that they all contain 'errors'.

I wouldn't mind so much except that it's a pain to keep backing up my files. -_-

In other news, I have been applying for jobs left right and centre, both temporary and permanent. At the moment, there are two language jobs that I'm applying for, apart from the work placement in France. One is a part time post in France, just outside Paris (PARIS!), translating IT documents for a company; the other is a permanent placement here in the UK in Buckinghamshire, proof-reading translations from French and Spanish, with an opportunity to become an in-house translation.

The thing is, I don't know what to wish for. I've finally got myself a little organised with regards to exercise and things and I'm going to phone up my friend's driving instructor and get that part of my life organised. If I get the job in France or Buckinghamshire, that means everything I've got here will have to be changed or put on hold: but both of them would be really good for my career (the permanent job especially). Any advice?

In other news, still finishing December, although I have managed to write one ficlet for January and have another one in mind. I don't why I always end up tormenting Haruka in my stories, but it seems to be a pattern. I must be more like Michiru than I thought.


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My thought would be, check out ther jobs a little more before makinga final decision. Obviously, I would say it may be a better idea staying in the country if the prospect is for a more permanent job. I have heard Paris isn't that wonderful a place for foreigners to live. (On the other hand, I think it only pertains to us ebil Americans. ^^;;) It is a very cultured place and you would certainly have much more of an opportunity to acclimate yourself to French even more than you have.

So, I would say, if your priority is to be closer to family, and have a stable job more quickly, then take the Buckinghamshire job. If you want a little more excitement and a chance to take in Paris, take the Paris job.

Well, it's not a case of 'taking' either job, more a case of... well, hoping. I don't know whether to focus all my energy on the proof-reader job or the translator job. I suppose I should just apply for both, then wait and see.

Parisians are notorious within France for being snooty. ;) And since I'm English, I will probably only get a slightly less frosty reception than you. We're the 'old enemy': you lot are just new and a bit immature. But hey, you based your government on the French one, so you can't be all bad. ;)

Aah, that means they won't spit on you. :p

...I'm suite sure we were inspired by French writers, as our government came before France's, not the other way around. ^^;;;

Well, you never know. ;)

The French government has a Senate and a House of Representatives. Sound familiar?

Yeah, but our government was officially formed in 1787. The French government as we know it today started after Napoleon II was overthrown, in 1871.

Yes, but the original post-Revolution French government was formed the same way as yours is now.

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