Farewell Supermamijo !

“One generation plants the trees, the next gets the shade”. Thanks Mamyjo, my beloved grandma, for your inspiring life! You led your family like a boss, working non stop so your children, grand children and grand grand children can have the best education and be as strong and ambitious as you’ve always been. Thanks for planting the seeds of love, pride and strength in my … Continue reading Farewell Supermamijo !

This strong desire to travel and explore

Behind me is infinite power Before me is endless possibility Around me is boundless opportunity Graduation is over, we are finally out of the husle and bustle of dusty Cebu ! Last month in the Philippines before we move to new adventures .. Among the places we ve visited and loved most, BAntayan stands number 1. Here is a little preview of the album I am cooking … Continue reading This strong desire to travel and explore

A beautiful present from across time and oceans

What do you do when you are feeling down? when nothing is working as it should, everything seems to be rudely delayed when not abruptly cancelled, even your friends are becoming irritating and you feel like having a huge thundery cloud over your head? For me, the deafening merciless karaoke downstairs has added a dramatic dimension to everything as I hadn’t slept more than 3 h  a night … Continue reading A beautiful present from across time and oceans

My Japanese antidote to Nostalgia

Natshukashii – (adj): a warm, sudden feeling of sentimentality in which small things bring back some old, euphoric memories when one remembers the goodness and the fondness of that time. I can’t deal with nostalgia the way we French do ‘the falling leaves … drift by the window …“. It depresses me to realise how times flies, even though I am at this delusional age … Continue reading My Japanese antidote to Nostalgia

Home schooling kind of morning

Since their Dad’s office has been moved to Bantayan island (6 hours away from us), we try to visit him every couple of months. The Attilas’ school has been very understanding, giving us all the homework we would need so the kids won’t feel left behind when they’ll resume school. Mornings are the best times to go out and explore, so we have our special … Continue reading Home schooling kind of morning

Cherry on top: this kid is awesome but wait till you meet his Mum …

  What do you do when you feel you could use a compliment or 2 to cheer you up? Especially when you have spent so long making sure your kids are fed and dressed that you (again!) leave the house hungry and looking like a slob? Here is my unbeatable strategy: I print T-shirts with the message I need to read and make my kids wear … Continue reading Cherry on top: this kid is awesome but wait till you meet his Mum …

(inner) Calm : meditation for toddlers

  A little note of gratitude to my precious daughter who, because of me, went to school with the wrong uniform today (again); She is soooo patient and sweet that she pretended it was really no big deal. Namaste, little Zen Master Resident ❤ (In response to “Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 16 – “Calm”)   Continue reading (inner) Calm : meditation for toddlers

Jackie or Marilyn ? (but definitely not Kim!)

Once upon a time, women were women: feminine, classy, pin up even.. but not vulgar. Once upon a time, our icones were named Marilyn or Jackie… but not definitely not Kim. I did not read anything about “Da Selfie” until yesterday. But (gross) news travel fast and far, so I could not escape the debate of the infamous Kardashian nude selfie. My first reaction was … Continue reading Jackie or Marilyn ? (but definitely not Kim!)