Great movie. Denzel Washington was amazing as ever and Dakota Fanning (of the “Taken” fame) was at her best. I love the movie, except for one teeny weeny part…. The VCD that I rented was an original print, but there were no freaking sub-titles!!!!
Half the movie was in Spanish. The only words I understood were “Si”, “Senor” and “Ola”. And nearly everybody in the movie was called “Sanchez” or “Miguel”. Its on times like this that I wish I was like “ShangriLa-Whisky”. He’s my senior here in IIMB, a very close fren, a mentor to some extent, and sometimes more like the elder brother that I never had. Ofcourse he doesn’t know Spanish either but he’s going around with a Spanish exchange student… yup, wish I too could go around with a hot Spanish babe… I will call her senorita and she will look at me right in the eyes and say “tacos?” ok ok… I am digressing from the topic here.
Watching that movie really makes me wanna learn Spanish. I find foreign languages so exotic. I already know French. I took French as a second language for 6 years back in school. But then, all I learnt was “written French”. Spoken French is completely different. Whats the point in knowing how to say “I would love to take you out for dinner” in badly pronounced French, in all the possible tenses (passé recent, future proche, etcetera…), when u don’t understand what her reply meant (Unless ofcourse her reply was a simple “oui” or “non”). C’est une situation difficile. Que dois-je faire ?
Speaking of French, the final rounds of interview for the 5th semester Exchange Program is going on right now. Nearly all my frens have applied for exchange. I hope they get the Universities they desire. Some of the affiliated Universities are Graduate School of Business, Chicago, London Business School, European Business School, UCLA, Fuqua Business School, Duke, University of Washington, Copenhagen Business School, University of Saint Gallon, Switzerland, ESADE, Spain, Wissenschaftliche Hochschule für Unternehmensführung (WHU for the uninitiated ) and many many others… Everybody’s looking forward to this Exchange Program. Those who are going on exchange are excited about the cross cultural experience and the opportunity to imbibe new ideas, new cultures and new value systems (which nearly everybody wrote on their SOPs during the Exchange Program interview ) . And those who are not going on exchange are looking forward to interacting with all the foreign students who will land up here from the above mentioned Universities. A special mention must be made about my fren “He-who-shall-not-be-named”. He wants to go to one of the Australian Universities, just bcoz it seems Australian women find Indian men hot! He’s looking for one heck of a crazy time there. I only hope he doesn’t leave his legacy behind, if u know what I mean
So watch this space regularly for I will update it tomoro along with the Exchange Program result.