Education: 3 inspiring practices to steal from the Japanese

  Would you let your 6 year old kid travel all alone in the largest city of your country? If you had the time, the money and even the car, would you still have the heart to let your most precious belonging spend hours commuting in subways, buses and cross the streets all by herself? Japanese parents do!!! When I told a Japanese friend about … Continue reading Education: 3 inspiring practices to steal from the Japanese

A Mundane Monday from the Japanese toilets …

What’s more Mundane than a WC? I am the proud Mum of 2 toddlers, hence fluent in “pipi, poopoo”. The toilet stop with hyperactive kids is dreadful, as toilets are never clean enough, kids need to be carried, the cabin is always too small for 3 ( me and the kids, together no matter what!). At least mine don’t need nappies anymore. Sounds familiar?.. Then … Continue reading A Mundane Monday from the Japanese toilets …

(kinda) Mindful Monday: My Buddha said Tokyo!

When in doubt, Buddhism encourages us to question our perspective on our current situation. Can we shift it or enlarge it?are there any positive angles? We should practise bringing our attention to our breath through our day as a way to focus on the present moment. That’s what I should be doing. But I am still far too restless to stay really still for more than … Continue reading (kinda) Mindful Monday: My Buddha said Tokyo!

Photo 101: A timeless Asian street

This morning shot could have been taken anywhere in South East Asia. This year, 10 or even 20 years ago. Asia has this fascinating duality: very modern but also very traditional. It takes whatever it likes from the “farang” world, but stays true to its genuine self. At dawn, the monks leave their monastery to shops, houses  and markets where people offer them food in … Continue reading Photo 101: A timeless Asian street

Intricate Mehndi

When I was living in India, my favorite week end treat was to wake up early and wander in markets. It’s an unique experience for all the senses, the flagrance of the spices and fresh cut herbs (and man.. those samosas!), the mountains of fabrics of all shades of materials, the sparkly bangles.. If you are fortunate enough to have an Indian friend, s/he’ll share … Continue reading Intricate Mehndi

The kind of 50 shades that gets me really High (3/4)

Are Blue. Like Bantayan… TGIF, TG for so many things… I spent the last 2 weeks running tests and more tests, worrying 24/7 for my health. I am pretty good at worrying, the mere mention of “doctor” already totally freaks me out. Let alone the word “test”. Eventually it all came fine 🙂 As I was playing with the Attilas on the beach, I suddenly realized how … Continue reading The kind of 50 shades that gets me really High (3/4)