Ekaterina is here, you personal inside reporter from the foreign waters (or depths, as it is a”Piscine” =”Swimming pool” after all) of the school 42.
There are quite a few great chronicles already been written about 42, but all (or at least all I know) are in French. So I thought it might be good to do the one in English. More so that the new site of 42 has been recently in the USA, and this journal will hopefully serve as a guiding map to the student on the other side of the Atlantic.
As for the other sources, here are the 2 that I’ve particularly enjoyed (both in French):
1. Nate Goes Swimming! – http://nategoes42.tumblr.com/ (and I have shamelessly stolen the idea for the name, oops! 🙈 🙈 🙈))
Really enjoyed reading this one, very detailed on what to expect day by day. It also has a good mix of Educational and
Social bits of the experience. And my favourite part is the writing style and humour each post is imbued with – makes it very engaging and easy to read.
2. 42 : les chroniques d’une noyée – http://laurenecastor.com/42-les-chroniques-dune-noyee/
A lady’s perspective. Written is a much more personal tone compared to Nate’s blog, but is very insightful as well. I did get to know Laurène Castor (the author) after reading the blog, and I must say it was a real pleasure to discover the person behind the texts.
Back to the subject, this journal will be English. In the beginning, I also thought of taking an ambitious commitment to do it in Russian as well, but I seriously doubt I will be able to keep the promise. For one, the C language will definitely establish a monopolistic ownership of my brain during this month. So studying C in French, writing the blog in English, and then translating it in Russian… I think I will limit myself to 3 languages at a time. At least for now.
So for now, English only 🙂 Frenglish eventually if my brain gets really cooked by the time I get home at night.
And for my dear french friends and future co-swimmers, it would be a perfect occasion to get friendly with the google translate.
Hope you will enjoy my scribbles, and I’m very open to any comments and questions✌🏻
POUR LE FRANCAIS: Il y a un bouton en bas de la page, si vous voulez lire mes magnifiques ouvrages. 😂 😂 Bon lecture 🙃