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..
Our family has been living in South East Asia for almost 7 years, and each time we travel back to France, I realize how our environment has been shaping my spirits: Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia have a round kind of alphabet, nothing sharp like our A, V, Z or W. There is something smooth in the sweet fragrances of the incense sticks in the streets, the welcoming smiles … Continue reading Reverse Culture shock: what Paris’ edges are telling me
Close up on my treasures, Mr and Ms Attila: When you travel to Asia with toddlers, you feel like you are escorting rock stars: anywhere you go, your kids are greeted with “ohhh!!! so cute!!!” “ohhhh, hello handsome, how old are you?”. “ohhh, beautiful long lashes, ohhh skin so white!” All camera flashes on them, every teenager wants their selfie with them. My daughter does not care much … Continue reading Photo101: treasures and close up
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
First day of Photo101! It’d been too long since my last Blogging course, I had missed the energy of the virtual classroom.. So here I am again, camera all set, eager to learn with and from all of you fellow bloggers! The theme of the day is Home. For an expat family,who has been living in dozens of countries (and still counting), this is a pretty challenging … Continue reading Photo 101: Home
The great thing about traveling is that you are constantly surprised and challenged by all the cultural differences. Fashion, food, manners… It’s all relative ! Forget about what you think should be right, keep your eyes and your mind open, there is always something to learn 😉 Continue reading No risk, no fun (taste of Seoul)
“Depth of Knowledge, or DOK is a reference to the complexity of mental processing that must occur to answer a question, perform a task, or generate a product” In Seoul, one doesn’t want to presume anything when it comes to opening a bathroom door. One explains. Wishing you all a positively challenging week 😉 Continue reading Depth Of Knowledge
I have been an expat for the last decade, half of it in Asia. I am quite used to the cultural differences between our continents. Or that’s what I naively thought, before visiting this little Korean supermarket by my home. The shock was immediate! Check what’s written on the Can. It is simply terrible. Not that the maker himself acknowledges that the beverage is “slightly acidic” ( … Continue reading A (terribly shocking!) moment in time