A French friend of mine, Laurent Chambon, politician and musician here in Amsterdam, got me to record the hours of the day in French for Radio Akasanoma, better known as Radio Francophone. Radio Francophone is a French-language FM radio station in Amsterdam Zuidoost that was started by Africans, but now caters to an increasingly broader audience of francophones, which are French-speaking people from any country. Since I have an unmistakable French Canadian accent straight out of MontrÃ©al, Laurent asked me to record the hours of the day. Just tonight, having finally made the time to listen to a cultural programme on the radio through the Internet, I heard myself say “Il est 21h” (It is 9 o’ clock), which was cool. I will be interviewed on Radio Francophone sometime in January about French music and culture in Amsterdam, but let’s get through the holidays first.