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

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”)

If only The Brangelina had chosen the Expat life

Who would dream of the glamorous of Hollywood when you can have it all for free without the stress in the Philippines? You just need 2 blonde kids with curly hair and long eyelashes and tatatata, paparazzi will be all around you. “Can I take a selfie with your handsome son M’am?” “Oh beautiful girl, I love your golden hair. Picture! Picture!“. We are now famous in … Continue reading If only The Brangelina had chosen the Expat life

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!

Wiesel’s legacy in 2 words: DOUBT and RESPECT

In Yiddish, “Mensch” litteraly means man. But as my grand mother used to say ” all Mensch are men, but not all men are Mensch “. Because a Mensch (with a Capital Letter) means more: it qualifies a person of integrity and honour, someone of noble character, to emulate and admire. Someone who does good, who always strives to be a better person without expectation of return. … Continue reading Wiesel’s legacy in 2 words: DOUBT and RESPECT

(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!)

Valentines: So far, so good!

“Mum, don’t plan anything for me this afternoon, I have a date with David. Remember, it’s Valentine“. My mouth fell open and I felt my heart sink. A D.A.T.E! at 5 years old. How does my little girl even knows the meaning of date? Winnie Pooh has never dated anyone, as far as I know. And Princesses don’t date, they marry directly. At least she added … Continue reading Valentines: So far, so good!