Would you fish sea horses?

We reached Madridejos in the wee hours, when fishermen unload their fresh catches on the beach. The giant blue crabs and obese squids got the kids full attention for a good 5 minutes, until they discovered The Bucket. At first I really thought they were toys. I had never seen let alone touch a sea horse before. The bucket was filled with hundreds of color mixed candies, shining … Continue reading Would you fish sea horses?

Summer School in Bantayan

It is summer break in our side of the world, so hot that the only options are to live it like a Pinoy: wandering in airconed malls or run away to the nearest beach. Lucky us, we can escape roasting Cebu (40 degrees today!) and retreat in Bantayan for another 2 weeks. Here is a glimpse of our life here, in case you want to join … Continue reading Summer School in Bantayan

Reblog Wed: On valuing our children in the classroom too

Originally posted on Motherhood Made Me Do It:
My son came home today with a giant piece of paper with his name written in the middle, surrounded by several incredibly kind words and phrases that his friends had used to describe him. He was beaming with pride when he showed me. It was, by far, his proudest moment in school to date. To be recognized… Continue reading Reblog Wed: On valuing our children in the classroom too

“Cebu” like Santo Niño, dried mangoes and .. French jewelry!

Are you one of those wet blanket who can’t appreciate a nice piece of jewelry without wondering “who made it and under which conditions?”  Especially when the beautiful bracelet has traveled all the way from a developing country? I am!I can’t help it. My obsession with responsible business has worsened since I became a Mum. From food to clothes, even earrings, I need to know how it … Continue reading “Cebu” like Santo Niño, dried mangoes and .. French jewelry!

Sisterhood pride

I so wish I were in a big town yesterday, in Washington, NYC, Philadelphia, Paris, Barcelona, London or Berlin, marching with all those beautiful people! Standing peacefully yet so strongly for our values and our basic rights. There was no such thing as colour, race, religion .. It was about gathering strong in the name of tolerance and respect. I have been scrolling Twitter for hours, feeling stronger and more … Continue reading Sisterhood pride

A Birthday party with flying (Yogi!) colours

“Do you want to invite your friends for your Bday this year? We could organise a little party” asked the enthusiastic Mum “Mercy me Mum, clowns are so ugly and I hate loud music and stupid games, you know that” replied the quiet Swiss daughter “How about flying yoga then ?” offered the inspired Yogi Mum “Super cool! avec des crêpes!” It started like a … Continue reading A Birthday party with flying (Yogi!) colours

Did you know Princess Elsa was a Yogi ?! (a Mum’s interpretation of “Sthira Sukham Asanam”)

It was on the screen some 3 years ago, yet I bet you still remember by heart the lyrics of Frozen .. Let it gooooo, let it goooo… How many zillions times did we scream it with our wanna be Princesses ? It took me an intensive Yoga Teacher training to finally understand the meaning of those words. Let.It.Go. also partially translatable in sanskrit by “Sthira Sukham Asanam“. … Continue reading Did you know Princess Elsa was a Yogi ?! (a Mum’s interpretation of “Sthira Sukham Asanam”)

The Food Rescue Patrol needs YOU to save the world!

A new category of Superheroes has landed! They call themselves #Food rescuers or #Food Justice Activists and they are here to save the Earth. Take it literally. Did you know that 1/3 of all food ends up in the trash every year? Imagine going out of the grocery store with 3 full bags, dropping one and simply not bothering to pick it up! Everyday in … Continue reading The Food Rescue Patrol needs YOU to save the world!