Restorative Yoga or how to turn your yoga mat into the most comfy bed !

A yoga teacher once told me « it’s when you need yoga the most that you’ll find all the excuses for not practicing ». Well, I had been busy cleaning my desk, ordering tons of pictures, looking for new recipes… This morning though, yoga bet Pinterest at coin flipping! Glad it did ! Carlo introduced us to Restorative Yoga, a practice totally new to me. I am used … Continue reading Restorative Yoga or how to turn your yoga mat into the most comfy bed !

A (terribly shocking!) moment in time

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

The path to a serene journey

Cebu can be very loud, crowded and hot. But it can also be green, calm and incredibly inspiring. Up in the Balamban Mountains, all you breath is fresh air, silence and serenity. West 35 is an eco mountain resort to visit to enjoy a 360 degree view of the Mountains and the seaside of Tsuneishi; and warm up your cold fingers with a green tea… Continue reading The path to a serene journey

Family trip to Bohol: 3 ways to experience Paradise

It had been too long since the family last escaped from the Cebuano rains and deafening karaoké. My French temper had taken the best of me, I was all grumpiness and complaining again. Even my espresso had lost its awakening power. I know those symptoms too well and only one remedy can cure them: breathing the air of a new place! Bohol is actually very … Continue reading Family trip to Bohol: 3 ways to experience Paradise

5 ways growing up in the Philippines is ruining my children’s lives

Early January: The compulsory ritual of the screening of the passing year, what we did well and what we could do better. Expatriating your family is a selfish choice: You are dragging your kids in countries they have not chosen, they must make new friends, learn new ways of life. After almost a year in Cebu, I am wondering: Is Philippines a Wise choice for my … Continue reading 5 ways growing up in the Philippines is ruining my children’s lives

Daily prompt: Shaken and stirred

… But chances are I ended up at Fujinoya. I love a good meal; so I don’t cook. Voilà. I meant to write a long and cheerful post about the Grand Opening of Fujinoya, my favorite Japanese fusion restaurant/café and patisserie in Cebu. I wanted to tell you all about the passion of its team, its totally organic products, leave you all open-mouthed in admiration … Continue reading Daily prompt: Shaken and stirred