“We have a tendency to think in terms of doing and not in terms of being. We think that when we’re not doing anything, we’re wasting our time. But that’s not true. Our time is first of all for us to be. To be what? To be alive, to be peaceful, to be joyful, to be loving. And this is what the world needs the … Continue reading Week-end vibes
Not all classrooms have 4 walls and your teachers can wear many different kind of uniforms… Chiang Mai this week was the best place to learn philosophy, music, science and sport. Learning philosophy with Buddhist monks This was probably the highlight of our stay in Chiang Mai. The chance to exchange with monks and learn about their culture and their way of life. At … Continue reading Family escape in Chiang Mai: 6 must do (2/2)
Travel is the only thing that you buy that makes you richer Chiang Mai is a 90 mn fly away from Hanoi. In less than 2 hours, you land in another galaxy : Forget about the pollution and the hustle and bustle of the Vietnamese capital and immerse yourself in blue skies, green mountains, golden temples, and feel how your lungs and heart feel happy … Continue reading Family escape in Chiang Mai: 6 must do! (1/2)
“One generation plants the trees, the next gets the shade”. Thanks Mamyjo, my beloved grandma, for your inspiring life! You led your family like a boss, working non stop so your children, grand children and grand grand children can have the best education and be as strong and ambitious as you’ve always been. Thanks for planting the seeds of love, pride and strength in my … Continue reading Farewell Supermamijo !
Ladies and Gentlemen, meet with Linh, the beautiful new addition to our family! Our Vietnamese friend is 9 year old and we got officially introduced last Monday. We met at her school, in Hanoi, together with representatives from the French NGO Coup de Pouce and the head of her school. The precious kid was a bit shy, but also very proud to tell me about … Continue reading Our family is getting bigger !
If you tend to be hyper empath like me, and have a hard time listening to the news without feeling depressed, there is no better fix than the words of the Dalai Lama: “Empathy is simply experiencing another’s emotion. Compassion is a more empowered state where we want what is best for the other person. If we see a person who is being crushed by … Continue reading Best remedy for empaths – delivered by the Dalai Lama
Try to read this without mouth watering: “Cédric Grolet is known for his striking trompe l’oeil creations. What looks like a fig or lemon is actually an impossibly thin shell of lacquered white chocolate, which cracks open to reveal layers of fluffy ganache and spiced fruit”. This is how it all started. I had never paid much attention to the pastries we are very occasionally … Continue reading My Delicious new prop for the Kids Yoga
What an evening! We are so proud, so happy, I could write but tonight pictures speak louder than words Continue reading Champions du Monde !!!
It’s already been a year since our little family of 4 has settled in Hanoi. Yes, we are totally melting in summer, freezing in winter and we do wear the usual anti pollution masks far too often. But we played it like Vietnamese scooter drivers. We connected to the energy of the vibrant city and kept on moving. There is so much to explore here, … Continue reading Our first year in Hanoi: 3 tips for new expat families
My 5 year old son is definitely not an early bird. But this Sunday was different. He started jumping on our bed even before sunrise, as excited as if we were about to travel to France. “Wake up Mum, wake up !!! It’s Mothers’ Day, wake up!!” As much as I loved the intention, 6:15 on a Sunday was a bit early. I traded my … Continue reading My priceless Mothers’ Day presents