A Graffiti Tagging Match

I adore Paris for its everlasting power to trigger my imagination. There is a story waiting to be told in every corner, behind each door, and even on its walls .. Wandering in its narrow streets with the kids is like cruising in an open museum, except that one can touch and join the masterpieces. “Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life” said Oscar Wilde. Not sure … Continue reading A Graffiti Tagging Match

Where there’s a wall, there’s a way

“Imagine a city where graffiti wasn’t illegal, a city where everybody could draw whatever they liked. Where every street was awash with a million colours and little phrases. Where standing at a bus stop was never boring. A city that felt like a party where everyone was invited, not just the estate agents and barons of big business. Imagine a city like that and stop … Continue reading Where there’s a wall, there’s a way

Look Up, Breath, Relax and Let Go!

Do you recognise this walking man ? The “autopilot mode” walk, the stiff neck and the pain in the shoulders from all those hours on his laptop and anxiously checking his messages on his phone?.. If you could zoom in, you would probably see a deep frown line between his eyes. Sounds familiar? Look at the paintings of Gainsbourg and Dylan. Don’t you feel they are staring … Continue reading Look Up, Breath, Relax and Let Go!

Why would a French lady ever want to be Asian?!

  Tomorrow, we are flying back home: the City of Lights, the  land of gastronomy, the paradise of wine connaisseurs and literature passionated. My beloved Paris, here we come! Actually we are going to MY home. My children are born and raised in Asia and know Thailand and the Philippines far better than France. Sushi, pad thai, pancit and even kimchi are much more often on … Continue reading Why would a French lady ever want to be Asian?!

The French word of the day: “Parisienne”

As you’ve been great students for the last couple of weeks, we can introduce an expression. ” (un) je ne sais quoi” refers to something that can not be described or named easily. Something like a personal touch. The famous French touch, for instance 😉 To me, Paris has this “je ne sais quoi” that pays a tribute to The Woman, or more specifically the Parisian … Continue reading The French word of the day: “Parisienne”

Learn THE word that will turn you into a real Parisian

  Today is Bastille Day and it makes me a little homesick… No firework in Cebu, no Cheese and wine party. I miss being surrounded by my overcomplaining fellow Frenchies, talking about life over bottles of wine, drinking real espresso, judging people by the way they dress, talk and by the books they read. I miss sarcastic people and flirting like it’s nobody’s business. I also … Continue reading Learn THE word that will turn you into a real Parisian