I had a surgery earlier this week. Like most human beings, I didn’t know what to expect and I felt very vulnerable. From the cold waiting room I was witnessing a ballet of masked people dressed in blue or white, running around frantically like the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland. “I’m late! I’m late! For a very important date!“ A robot nurse called my name after 30min … Continue reading Day 23: Tell someone you love them and why
There were few yesterday: lunch with my Mum, managed to go through the French homework of my daughter without losing my schmidt (true French doesn’t make sense, true, we strive on exceptions to the rules), new students enrolling to my next Yin workshop, organizing a real family lunch with all of us (parents, cousins, grand parents, brothers, sisters…), and The story of the Bike: Most … Continue reading Day 13: at the end of the day write down 5 things that went well
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
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
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
“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
7 years of reflection, 2 beautiful kids, living together in 5 countries and finally… He proposed ! (who said Swiss were very slow people?) You might have thought we had been married already, because I always introduce Mr Attila Sr as my husband. I tried “partner” but too many people thought I was gay. And honestly, calling him my “boyfriend” at 44 sounded too tacky. … Continue reading HELP! I AM GETTING MARRIED!!!
“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!
2h in trains, 27h in planes, another 1h30 in taxi to finally spend 2 little weeks with us. That’s what I call a Super Mamie! Because no amount of Skype or Viber will ever replace the warmth of a real hug and the sweetness of a kiss .. In response to the WPC Time Continue reading No technology will ever beat THAT