We’ve been living in Asia for over a decade now, and it might be the reason I am so surprised to see how Buddha has become such a Fashion Icone back home. One don’t need to be a fervent Buddhist to know that Lord Buddha is a religious figure to many. In Thailand you can not even have a Tatoo of Buddha as it is … Continue reading Did Buddha become a fashion star?
Natshukashii – (adj): a warm, sudden feeling of sentimentality in which small things bring back some old, euphoric memories when one remembers the goodness and the fondness of that time. I can’t deal with nostalgia the way we French do ‘the falling leaves … drift by the window …“. It depresses me to realise how times flies, even though I am at this delusional age … Continue reading My Japanese antidote to Nostalgia
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
Oopsy yet very useful picture when it came to prove to Ms Attila that fairies do exist. You just have to pay attention 😛 In response to the Weekly Photo Challenge on Oops Continue reading Fairy spotted!
“For the nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver” – Martin Luther Day 2 is dedicated to Nature, essential to my physical and spiritual well being. I know the 3 bloggers I am nominating feel the same, so tatata, ladies and gentlemen, welcome the greatissimo Hubert from Active Outside … Continue reading Quote Challenge Day 2 : nature …
The Photo Challenge of this week is “to share a photo of something that you consider a marvellous treat‘. What I miss from home? chatting with my best friend while sipping a freshly brewed cup of coffee and breathing Autumn. Boots, jeans, crispy air and flushed cheeks.. Continue reading Chat, drink and be cozy
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 …
(Almost) Back in Cebu! Sorry I havent been very responsive to all the sweet comments lately, but we signed for a “non Wifi package” there. Our only connections were in 3D. Just time to sort the pictures and you’ll have a glimpse of our family holidays in the Empire of the Rising Sun.. For those who have been following me for a while, you know I … Continue reading Time to unpack
See you here in a couple of weeks .. Till then, join the fun by following us @estelea555 on Instagram 🇯🇵 🎉 Continue reading On the beautiful Japanese roads..