Homesick expat buddies, get ready to fly back home in 20 sec!

Warning: Play the game and I guarantee you will love every second of it. You’ll probably get a little emotional too, but it’s really worth the run… Drop me a line when you are back to tell me how was the trip 🙂 Continue reading Homesick expat buddies, get ready to fly back home in 20 sec!

Calories don’t count on the Week end (especially at Ladurée)

I am kinda back in Cebu. I mean, my body has landed, for sure. But my mind is still somewhere in a paradisiac Parisian little shop. All week long, as I was painfully chewing this infamous Jewish bread that tastes like cardboard (matzo anyone?), I only had one name in head (and in stomach!): Ladurée. Like Tiffany’s, Ladurée does not need any definition. You don’t eat a basic macaron there. You … Continue reading Calories don’t count on the Week end (especially at Ladurée)

The French word of the day: mamie

Last week of the series on “French words”. For this year at least! This week’s photo challenge totally matches with the pic of the day: The Attilas have been expecting their French grand mother for a few minutes already.. and finally here she sits down! My kids are blessed with an ultra dynamic grand mother, who shares a special love story with her grand daughter Ms … Continue reading The French word of the day: mamie

In the mood for a quiet (start of the) day

Le “Flore” is my favorite café in Paris. It used to be my refuge from the rest of the world when I was studying political sciences a street away, some years ago. It is still my little oasis when I visit the French capital. I have to stop there, even just an hour, or else my French trip would not be complete. Like all my favorite places … Continue reading In the mood for a quiet (start of the) day

The French word of the day: raclette

When you spent your day like this: When you are finally turning into this: Then you know it is definitely, totally, absolutely, time for THIS: La Raclette is the simplest yet the most delicious meal ever after a day skying (then you really need your calories back): it is just made of melted cheese on boiled potatoes, with pickles, onions ..  Swiss usually have it … Continue reading The French word of the day: raclette

The French word of the day: Suisse

After a year of streets full of people, boiling with cars and loud music, no word could express how I had longed for calm and fresh air. Switzerland (Suisse) is my long awaited oasis. And here we are: as I wandered in Thun yesterday and sleighed in Grinderwald today, I felt my lungs inflate with the breathtaking scenery. Take a Breath, look up to the mountains, feel the sun perfuming … Continue reading The French word of the day: Suisse

The French Word(s) of the day : “frères et soeurs”

Today, I asked Ms Attila why she loves so much being in France. Her answer totally melt my heart: “Because it’s where are all the people we have been loving forever “. Such a precious definition of my sibling! Let me introduce you to the Dream team: my big brother Florian, on the right. Event hough we are pretty close in age, we are very … Continue reading The French Word(s) of the day : “frères et soeurs”

The French word of the day: “Parisienne”

As you’ve been great students for the last couple of weeks, we can introduce an expression. ” (un) je ne sais quoi” refers to something that can not be described or named easily. Something like a personal touch. The famous French touch, for instance 😉 To me, Paris has this “je ne sais quoi” that pays a tribute to The Woman, or more specifically the Parisian … Continue reading The French word of the day: “Parisienne”

The French word of the day: “Pause déjeuner”

I bet our “pause déjeuner “(lunch break) is far longer than yours. Don’t be surprised to read this on shops’ doors, even the busiest and most touristic streets of town. Parisian usually go for lunch by 1ish and forget the time.. to be back around 3. We take lunch pretty seriously and usually pretend we have a business one. Yes, a couple of hours of lunch break, … Continue reading The French word of the day: “Pause déjeuner”

The French word of the day: Parrain

In our family, a Godfather rules with a positive and jolly attitude. Meet Mr Attila’s parrain, my precious brother Jules. Jules is my second brother (we are 5 siblings in the fam), and no matter how old he is, he will always be my little bro. He can call me at any hour of the night just because he just heard the most hilarious joke and needs … Continue reading The French word of the day: Parrain