How I am surviving the “Not Complaining Challenge”

I had decided to celebrate “Bastille Day” in the most unusual and challenging way. At least for a Parisian:   Then my computer crashed. In the Cebu, it means waiting for 2 months to finally get a new Mac. Unless you go for the very expensive one .. 8 weeks without a computer!!! I can’t even figure it out.  Then internet went down at home. … Continue reading How I am surviving the “Not Complaining Challenge”

Reverse Culture shock: what Paris’ edges are telling me

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

Procrastinators peeps, can we stick to those 5 tips (as of … Right Now) ?

Why on Earth did I do this crazy thing? Perfect weather, perfect day, until…I checked the calendar. The numbers shouted at me, so loud that I almost fainted: half of the year had already passed by!!! How far did I go with expanding my network, working on my resumé and coming with a clear plan of action of where I want to be early next year? Ahem…Ahem… I … Continue reading Procrastinators peeps, can we stick to those 5 tips (as of … Right Now) ?

It only takes a 5-minute walk to know you are in Cebu!

And one minute for the Attilas to realize they are back on the rock. I took this pict in Bantayan, but it could really be anywhere in the Visayas (and probably far beyond, but I haven’t been out there yet). The friendliness of the Pinoy with kids is not a legend. I can’t remember a single restaurant where the waiter/waitress did not turn into a … Continue reading It only takes a 5-minute walk to know you are in Cebu!

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Where is “Home” for my Multicultural kids?

Born and raised in Asia, they flew before they could walk. French by their Mum, Swiss German by their Dad, 6 y.o altogether and already fluent in English, French, Bärn Deutsch and Mandarin. Thailand taught them how to bow before Buddhist altars, we celebrate Hanukha and Christmas, and they already understood that God has many, many houses. Meet my kiddos, Mr and Ms Attila! Our little tribe … Continue reading Where is “Home” for my Multicultural kids?