This is the first time and hopefully the last that a war is raging at our borders. I have first turned into a news junky, reading everything and being stucked the Ukraine feed. It didnt help with the stress and the sadness I have felt in being a useless bystander; So I decided to compartimentalize, to select the news I would read and dedicate only … Continue reading Feeling Helpless? help someome!
20 ans en Asie, 3 en Afrique, et des poussières aux Etats Unis, peut encore parler de “retour” quand on a passé la moitié de sa vie “dehors”? Où est “la maison” pour une famille qui s’est créée en Inde avant de grandir au Sri Lanka, en Thaïlande, aux Philippines, au Vietnam, et pour laquelle “France” ne signifiait que “grandes vacances et cousinades”? Un départ … Continue reading “Et ce retour, ça se passe comment?”
So I guess I am not the only one begging her kid to “listen to your teacher ! It’s work, not circus!” We are scoring a good 5 out of 9. Just because we don’ t have a pet… How about you? Continue reading Discover prompts, Day 21: instrument
“It’s okay not to be okay. We can take time to grieve what once was— the way you leisurely strolled to work in the morning, the coffee from the place up the street, having an easy shift, the always-there supply of toilet tissue in the cupboard, being able to hug your grandmother without fear, walking through a grocery store and getting everything on your list … Continue reading “It’s OK not to be OK”
The terrifying shadow of the Coronavirus has shut down the schools for the 6th consecutive week (and still counting). I am becoming an expert at homeschooling and therefore at deep abdominal breathing. Stuck in between the kids lessons and the apocalyptic news from the rest of the world, I can’t even tell what day is today. My yoga teaching agenda had been so full those … Continue reading Corona Virus in Vietnam: How a yoga class put me right back on tracks
This week is all about lenghtening and opening. Lenghtening our back, the muscles around the hips, so we can open our shoulders and our heart! I love to teach and practice those classes because they are the opposite of what we see on Instagram. We don’t look for perfection in the pose, we aim at feeling freedom. We don’t want to go into the most … Continue reading The Yoga theme of the week
“The clinic has been here for 4 centuries. It’s a traditional one, with well known acupuncteurs and very good massage therapists; the doctors can prescribe medicinal herbs and spices, special barks too” explained my Vietnamese neighbor to his amazed Westerner friend. Just enough information to trigger my curiosity! I got the card of the mysterious place and was there in a glimpse of an eye. … Continue reading The day I visited the eldest Vietnamese traditional clinic: Tested and (almost) approved
It’s been so long! I can’t believe we haven’t even “liked” each other for so many months. I eyed you on IG sometimes though, but I haven’t been consistent at keeping in touch. It’s been a year of beginnings, renewals, discoveries, and I am eager to share them with you. Red wine or champagne? Egg Coffee with a macha scone? or a goo’ ol’ Coffee … Continue reading I missed you !
I like science fiction and I love time travel. For this too, I am blessed to be in Hanoi. Wherever you’re wandering, there will be this akward moment where you feel lost. In time. Wondering for a split second if you are still in the 21rst century; or just a time traveler tourist of the future who just landed a few decades ago? … Continue reading Lost in time in Vietnam
“Every father should remember that his son will follow his example, not his advices“. It’s a candid shot. Nothing posed, nothing framed. But it tells all the love my son has for his Dad. All his admiration, all his respect. Bless this time when anything his does or say is gold. A chance to remember that we are leading by example. “Monkeys see, monkeys do“, … Continue reading Father and Son