Saturday, June 20, 2015

Saturday Picks and Wrapping up Friday's Rant

Hello everyone!  A very warm welcome to you all! 

As far as my rant yesterday, I just wanted to say that you can still get served in English in restaurants here in Quebec, for the most part, and the Tourist Bureau are very friendly, kind and helpful and will gladly speak in English to anyone.  I know this because even though I am fluent in French I have no problems getting served in English.  Sometimes I speak in French, sometimes I speak in English, and I feel that this is my right to speak in either language, so I do.  However, I am speaking as an individual and as a customer, though, not as someone who works with the public...if I were working at a store I would speak in French to the French customers and in English to the English clientele, out of respect for each person, which I feel is the right, polite and kind thing to do.  Yes, you will have a few here and there who will only speak in French (some out of fear of being reported to the "language police", also known as the Office Quebecoise de la Langue Francaise", others who may be separatists), however, and thankfully, these are in the minority, which is why Quebec has not become a country yet...and hopefully won't, as even though I am proud and happy to live in Montreal, Quebec, I am also a happy and proud Canadian.  :)

The videos I have selected for this post are:

A Just for Laughs Gag/Juste pour Rire

Rainforest - David Sun

A Maiden's Love - Medwyn Goodall

Cat and Duck Friends

For the following, I am providing the link sources beneath each photo.  You just need to click on the images to see a larger view.

Better to lose count while naming your blessings than to lose your blessings to counting your troubles.


We only see what we think.


The gap between our expectations and reality is our suffering.  So take care of expectation and remain without suffering.  Good night.


At exactly what age do we become old enough to know better?  Because I don't think I've reached it.


If you can't change something, change the way you think about it.










Keep letting go.


Thank you all so much for visiting me here!  I always enjoy and appreciate reading your kind thoughts, which you are always welcome to share.

42 comments:

  1. ... grew up in Europe and only attended school intermittently cuz my family was (and still is) travelling a lot ... tried 2 learn French, Spanish and Greek ... depending where we lived ... the cat pic by Heidi is precious ... and so r u, Linda!!! Love, cat.

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  2. Oh? Everybody speaks French there? Here, in my predominantly-Chinese town, everybody speaks Mandarin. A very recent development, this practice. Everyone spoke their own dialects and the local languages before. I did not know the language before...but was forced to learn. Not too bad now - can get by pretty well.

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  3. Bonne fin de semaine Linda. Supers tous tes posts. J'aime beaucoup les dessins naïfs. bises

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  4. When I met my wife, she spoke four languages/ Moving to the states has ruined that:(

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  5. passe une douce journée ,

    ici après la pluie de la nuit on a un timide soleil ..

    we de la fête de la musique ....

    profitez bien, moi je bosse :)

    bisous

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  6. The rainforest is beautiful and valuable Linda, unfortunate that there are so many trees felled.

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  7. Great gag, Linda ! I would also gather, honest !

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  8. haha, i'm certainly not old enough to know better too .. i'm not sure i ever will be!

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  9. Here in my place in India we speaks our national language Hindi, our Regional dialect Kumauni and english...

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  10. l'avant-dernière image est splendide Linda..

    greetings

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  11. That's interesting, Linda.
    So Canada is using a mixture of British/ American words then.
    "Tire" is always "tyre" in Britain and Malaysia.
    Another word, I can think of at the moment is "curb" (noun) is "kerb" for us.
    But for the verb, it's "curb" like American. ;)

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  12. I've been waiting for years for it to rain money! Darn! Love Raphael's art and most everything else you posted today! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  13. I love the rainforest video, it is just what I need to have playing in the background when I sleep. Wish I could loop it, or that it was an hour long!

    I saw this video of a moose being rescued and thought you might like it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0GmHju9WKw

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  14. We are all entitled to rant now and then.
    Deb

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  15. Happy Saturday Linda... Great quotes, I don't think I've grown up enough to know better myself xox ♡

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  16. Language is a pretty big issue here in the U.S. I know, personally, that I wouldn't move to another country unless I could speak the dominant language there. And that's both out of respect for the country as well as my own well-being and ability to take care of myself. I have nothing but deep respect for the foreigners who come here and then study to learn the language and become citizens. I applaud them.
    Enjoy your day! Merci

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  17. We're planning a trip to Canada this fall. We'd like to tour Banff and Lake Louise as part of our upcoming 25th wedding anniversary. I love your country too!

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  18. I enjoy the variety of thoughts you present for us on a daily basis.

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  19. SusanC9:02 AM

    I totally agree with your intro re the language of service and everything you mentioned above. Thanks Linda!

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  20. Some great wisdom, advice and images, thanks Linda.

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  21. I am proud that Canada has two official languages in English and French. But to over police one language over another, just like in Quebec is a sign of insecurity on the Quebec Government's part. It's only in Quebec that it is like that. The rest of Canada is more tolerant and diverse.

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  22. Love all the artwork! And I totally agree with you on the language thing - we should all respect each other's languages (and religions too but that's a totally different subject!) I think the world would be a better place if we all treated everyone else with a little more respect.

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  23. Good morning Linda, Loved all the videos and great quotes.. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  24. I like the we only see what we think one

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  25. The cat and duck video's adorable!

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  26. AWWWW the cat and the duck itself is adorable! Totally made my day!

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  27. Ah, the rainforest... and the animals. Great collection, Linda! Thanks!

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  28. Hauskoja videota ja kuvia kissa ja ankka hauska Kiitos Linda Hyvää lauantai iltaa halit :)

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  29. Always love the prank ones. Too funny.

    Loved the cat and duck video. The music was perfect too.

    Have a fabulous day Linda. ☺

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  30. the cat and duck video is cute :-)

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  31. I love your french word in Quebec as "dispendieux" or "dépanneur" of course we have them in France but the first one is not used very often and the second is used in a different way. Happy Saturday Linda

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  32. To one true Canadian to another true Canadian I'm happy that you are a true Quebecer ( hopefully I spelled it correct, sorry if I didn't ) but more then that you are a true Canadian like me. My nationality is Italian and I'm proud being an Italian but more then that I'm a proud Canadian .
    Candy Waters art today was beautiful. In the laugh section, I wonder how many people would pick up the money and walk away. Two dollars gets you a coffee. Ha,ha,ha.
    Have a brilliant, wonderful Saturday Linda. See Ya.

    Cruisin Paul

    PS: What the heck is this "language police", also known as the Office Quebecoise de la Langue Francaise". It sounds like silliness to me. That's the wrong way of treating people I say.

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  33. Loved the JFL gag. There were some funny reactions there. The quote about naming your blessings was spot on.

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  34. Bonjour Linda, tout est magnifique! Gros bisous et bon week-end dans la joie et la tendresse!

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  35. So, no "raining men" this time, but money. :-) That amused me a lot.

    Greetings from London.

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  36. A good lesson in arithmetic today ;-)

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  37. I have never seen a cat eat bread before. Silly cat!

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  38. I think I have already told you this, but if I didn't, I was rather concerned my first trip up to Montreal in a big truck. For I had been told all of the horror stories about all of the road signs being in French, and that the people would get plumb hostile if one tried to talk to them in English. What I found was people, who could speak better English than me everywhere I stopped, and I found the bi-lingual road signs quite interesting. So, I have some very pleasant memories of my two trips up to your fair city.

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  39. I missed the rant so I'll go check that out. I never heard of the language police. You're funny. Unless it's real, than that's just sad.

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  40. Here, in this part of Hampshire, we have many immigrants of numerous nationalities. So many different languages are spoken. Sometimes, it is quite difficult to understand people who work on the supermarket checkouts, or doctors etc. But on the positive side, you get to learn about many different cultures and to understand them better.

    I loved the rainforest...and the animals.

    Another truly fabulous collection, Linda. Many thanks.:))

    xoxoxo

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  41. This episode of A just for laughs....I always feel lucky when I found coin on the side walk...anywhere...even for a penny I will pick it up. I truly hope that rain forests are protected. Nice post!

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