Discover prompts, day 8: Curve

In those confinment days, we still have the luxury to order from our favorite Chocolatier in Vietnam, Maison Marou. The delivery came with a lovely note on a complimentary chocolate bar. Some people might see upcoming curves. The only ones that matter to me are the big ones that appeared on my kids’ faces when they opened the boxes with their “special gouter”. Bon Appetit … Continue reading Discover prompts, day 8: Curve

It’s not This Time of Year without ..

in·dulge inˈdəlj/ verb gerund or present participle: indulging  allow oneself to enjoy the pleasure of :’we indulged in some hot fudge sundaes” Synonyms: wallow in, give oneself up to, give way to, yield to, abandon oneself to, give free rein to; There is a time for everything and this is Desserts and Chocolates season. The only time of the year when indulging is almost compulsory. Plus … Continue reading It’s not This Time of Year without ..


Big thanks to Kate of the yummiest Food Blog for the Love/Hate tag! The rules are simple enough: share 10 things we love and 10 we hate and nominate up to 10 blogs to do the same. I love the idea of brainstorming on 10 things I love.. Did you notice that when you are thinking of something positive, that makes you smile, you re instantaneously in … Continue reading LOVE/haTe

A sweet walk down “Natsukashii” lane

I am in love with writers. They fascinate me. They re the ultimate hermaphrodites, totally self sufficient in their procreation. No wonder most of them are a bit twisted, there is so much inside of them. I’ll never become one. I am too attached to my little sanity. I admire writers because they talk to my heart, to my deep feelings, to my subconsciente. Each time I start … Continue reading A sweet walk down “Natsukashii” lane

My ” Madeleine de Proust” is made of Chocolate…

My “Madeleine” is called Pain au chocolat. Its melting chocolate, its crustiness, the delicacy of its feuilleté there is nothing above it. Our love story goes far beyond the mouthwatering experience and lasts far after the ultimate crumb. Tasting a pain au chocolat flies me back to kindergarden; The only way for my Mum to get me out of there would be to point at the bakery. … Continue reading My ” Madeleine de Proust” is made of Chocolate…

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

A pinch of salty ying in my chocolate yang: Côte d’Or, I love you!  I will always remember the first time I met with the Chocolate of my life.  I had just returned from an exhausting humanitarian mission in Sudan. Those last months had taken a toll on my health and on my spirits, and as much as I was looking forward to catching up with my adorable brother, I was desperately longing for my dreamed bed and … Continue reading A pinch of salty ying in my chocolate yang: Côte d’Or, I love you!