“All we need for Christmas is a roof over our heads”

You can take the girl out the field. But I guess you can’t take the field out of the girl… Last week, I had the chance to visit Caritas CH programs in Bantayan Island.  This is my little tribute to Universal Children Day, the article I wrote for Everything Cebu. On November 8, 2013, the typhoon Yolanda disfigured most of the paradise island of Bantayan. … Continue reading “All we need for Christmas is a roof over our heads”

Christmas is looming in Cebu!!! Keep calm and Uke On

If for the rest of the world Santa is coming in 2 months, in the Philippines it is tomorrow! With Christmas carols heard as early as September, I already feel under an intense shopping pressure. No plastic crap made in China, hyperactive electronic toy nor materialistic Barbie for us. If I start shopping so early, it’s because I am looking for something special. My criteria: organic, … Continue reading Christmas is looming in Cebu!!! Keep calm and Uke On

Do you really see a Christmas tree here, or is it just my French mind?….

It is green. It is tall. Guess you could put a star on top, somehow. So? tell me, honestly? Even after 15 years of expatriation, I can still resent every cut made to the beauty of my favorite town. I felt Paris had already suffered this year with the invasion of hideous « love padlocks », but the worse remained to be seen: The monumental “artwork” of Paul … Continue reading Do you really see a Christmas tree here, or is it just my French mind?….