We reached Madridejos in the wee hours, when fishermen unload their fresh catches on the beach. The giant blue crabs and obese squids got the kids full attention for a good 5 minutes, until they discovered The Bucket. At first I really thought they were toys. I had never seen let alone touch a sea horse before. The bucket was filled with hundreds of color mixed candies, shining … Continue reading Would you fish sea horses?
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
When I enrolled to Pascale Wettstein’s Yoga Teacher Training (YTT), it was all for shaping my body. I had no idea I would learn so much about shaping my life … Invaluable Mindfulness I have started to appreciate the meaning of “being present” while practicing yoga poses. After all the hours I spent studying anatomy, learning about lengthening, contracting and stretching my muscles, feeling the flow of energy in our … Continue reading 5 treasures I found in my Yoga Teacher Training
“Yoga is not only learning to stand on your head, but also learning to stand on your feet” S. Satchinananda Alleluia ! After 120 days of holidays, my adorable kids are back to school !!! And so am I: I too have pens in my bag, note pads and many books. Most of all, I have a Yoga Mat … I’ve always had a fling … Continue reading Back to school to become a Yoga Teacher!
“And you M’am, what’s your profession?” is probably the question I have been asked more than a billion times. “CEO of the Attila Cie, but you can also call me a Super Mama!” Have you ever had a job where you had no previous experience, no training, you couldn’t quit and people’s live were at stake? I am also a Super yaya, HR manager of a very … Continue reading The harsh reality of my job on Bantayan island
Last week, I did a little photo shoot in some schools of Bantayan Island. To break the ice, I asked this little girl if her neighbour was her best friend.. And for some reason, the way she looked at him, the giggles of the classmates and the lovely airs of the little boy, I was under the impression that there was something more there. Or maybe … Continue reading First Love (Cheesy post!)
For a French/Swiss family like ours, Christmas is comes in white, with cookies and creamy chocolate. Christmas means building snowmen with cousins. It means a lot. But this year we decided to sacrifice to the tradition and we stayed on the little island of Bantayan. Tickets to Europe are too expensive at this time of year, so we had to stay in the Philippines, and my … Continue reading 4 reasons NOT to spend Christmas in the Philippines
Fall, winter and boring are not in the Filipino dictionary. Click here and .. we’ll pick you up at the pier 🙂 Continue reading 15 ways to fall in love with the Philippines
I never watch fashion shows. I hate the mere idea of exhibiting my kids on stage in front of foreigners. I am not a fashionista at all and I ll never be.Yet I let my kids walk on the runway, and it has been a great experience! They perform in a safe environment I let them perform at school and at school only. “Performing on stage” … Continue reading 5 reasons why I eventually let my children become “top models”
My first reaction was typically French. I couldn’t help the loud “pfffffttttt“followed by a long “tssssttt” when my daughter asked me if she could join this new afternoon enrichment class that promises “Stage fright will not be a hindrance anymore! Let your child be “camera shy” no more!” – Sûrement pas ! in Europe, we actually love camera shy children. You are not even 5, forget … Continue reading How a bunch of Filipino toddlers is slowly convincing me to let my own kids perform on stage