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

About time to embark on New adventures!

The first Weekly Photo Challenge of the year is to illustrate “New”… We have been in the Philippines for almost a year now, time to already think about our next posting. The hubbie’s contract finishes next year, but finding a family mission in the humanitarian sector takes times… As we are getting older wiser, there are more factors to take into consideration than the job … Continue reading About time to embark on New adventures!

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

Road tripping: à Paris!

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/road-tripping/ Maelle and Leandre flew before they could walk. Typical Third Culture Kids: European by birth. Raised in Sri Lanka, Thailand, and the Philippines. Fluent in 3 languages (and a fourth in the making), their accents change depending on who they’re talking to. They are very good at calculating time difference, because they have to do it every time they want to Skype with their … Continue reading Road tripping: à Paris!