Sunday, September 26, 2021

Une surprise / A surprise

(English translation is at the end.)

De nos jours, il fait très froid la nuit. C’est parce qu’il pleut. Aujourd’hui, il a beaucoup plu.

Bengaluru a deux saisons des pluies – de juin à septembre et novembre - décembre.

Parfois, il y a le tonnerre et la foudre.

Quand il pleut, on ne peut pas sortir. C’est très ennuyeux!

Aujourd’hui, j'étais chez moi.. J’ai cuisiné, regardé la télé, envoyé des e-mails, et nettoyé ma chambre.

L’après-midi, il y avait une surprise – j’ai reçu un paquet en ligne via Amazon.

Immédiatement, je l’ai ouvert. C’était un cadeau de mon ami – la biographie de Roger Federer!

J’étais très heureux, et je l’ai appelé pour le remercier.

Il m’a dit : « J’ai vu ce livre en Amazon. Je sais que tu aimes beaucoup Federer, et tu n’as pas ce livre. Alors, j’ai décidé de te l’offrir. »

C’est très gentil, et j’ai dit : « merci beaucoup! »

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Nowadays, it's very cold at night. It's because it rains. Today, it rained a lot.

Bengaluru has two rainy seasons - from June to September and November - December. Sometimes, there is thunder and lightning.

When it rains, we can't go out. It's very boring.

Today, I was at home. I cooked, watched television, sent some emails, and cleaned my room.

In the afternoon, there was a surprise - I received a packet online via Amazon.

Immediately, I opened it. It was a gift from my friend -- Roger Federer's biography!

I was very happy and I called to thank him. 

He said, "I saw the book on Amazon. I know you like Federer a lot, and that you don't have that book. So, I decided to gift it to you."

How sweet of him! I said, "Thank you, so much!"


 


10 comments:

  1. Hari OM
    I made it to 'Quand il pleut' then skipped to the English. Mind you, reading this before going to bed after a bit posting session of my own was probably not helpful to sustaining effort!!! Well done - and what a lovely gift to receive! YAM xx

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  2. It's nice to get gifts from friends. I'm envying all the rain I'm hearing about. We're in a severe drought, and we could use some of this rain (but we're not likely to get it).

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  3. I lived in Bengaluru for a couple of years. I love the city but it was difficult for me to adjust to the cold climate. But I love the way in which it drizzles slightly at times, sometimes even during summers :)

    Destination Infinity

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  4. Hi Pradeep - how wonderful - a very thoughtful gift to receive - amazing ... so good to read. Enjoy the reading about Federer - he is an amazing tennis player and must have a fascinating background.

    I hadn't realised there were two wet seasons in Bengaluru ... I know you have lots of rain ... but don't know much about the weather seasons in India - yes the monsoon ... but little else - I'd look if I was visiting! Cheers so happy for you - the French: well done ... regards Hilary

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  5. Impressed with your French language expertise. It is very nice of your fruend who thought of you when he saw this book at Amazon.

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  6. Ah what a lovely gift, Pradeep! I'm impressed by your French as well. Brilliant! I am sorry you can't go out in the rain. It must be very heavy!

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  7. I am enjoying the French and what a wonderful gift from a great good friend! And a surprise that you could not expect and so it was an even greater pleasure to get. By the way, do you like Tagore? I have some of his works given by a dear friend.

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  8. I wanted to say as well that I enjoyed your comment to me on my human blog. I have just gotten there to check on it and write a blog. Your comment was exactly the point I had hoped to make. Thank you. You are very considerate and caring of your fellow blogger.

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  9. I'm so impressed by your linguist skills. ~nods~ And what a nice gift! Best wishes to you and yours.

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  10. Oh I like it, you write in French ;)) Wonderful expertise, congratulations! I bet your French is better than my English :D

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