You know you are in Asia … I could use one .. but only as an extra layer of protection when traveling on the Grab moto on the bumpy Vietnamese roads. I can’t imagine how uncomfy it must be to wear a fake but with 35 C outside and 90% of humidity. Lucky us Frenchies we come well equipped 🙂 In response to WPC on … Continue reading Unlikely to be found in Europe
I so wish I were in a big town yesterday, in Washington, NYC, Philadelphia, Paris, Barcelona, London or Berlin, marching with all those beautiful people! Standing peacefully yet so strongly for our values and our basic rights. There was no such thing as colour, race, religion .. It was about gathering strong in the name of tolerance and respect. I have been scrolling Twitter for hours, feeling stronger and more … Continue reading Sisterhood pride
I am French therefore I love complaining. It is in my DNA. When I read about the French new combat on the infamous Burkini invading our beautiful beaches, I should have reacted strongly. Yet I still don’t understand the fuss. Why? I am a proud feminist, anti clerical and a born democrat. Still .. Blame it on 20 years away from home. On meeting people from … Continue reading I am French, laic, democrat and feminist. Yet I don’t understand the burkini ban
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!)
Occidental men of all ages, if you are looking for a beautiful girlfriend, come to the Philippines! Ask any Caucasian male how his ego feels in the Philippines, the answer is unanimous :” like a God. I would never dream of attracting so many beautiful women back home. And so easily“. The rudest ones would add “country of cheap booze and cheap stunning women!”. Does it mean … Continue reading “Philippines’ generation of sex tourism children”: Blame the Filipina or the White man?
In the Philippines, most women become Mums in their 20s. Even though the new generation tends to have less children, most of the Filipinas have between 4 and 6 kiddos when they reach 35. Hence, another little cultural shock when I visited a doc this morning: The doc, checking my file “Good morning M’ame Estela! so you are 43?” – Yes. – how many children do you have … Continue reading You know you are in the Philippines…
When I was living in India, my favorite week end treat was to wake up early and wander in markets. It’s an unique experience for all the senses, the flagrance of the spices and fresh cut herbs (and man.. those samosas!), the mountains of fabrics of all shades of materials, the sparkly bangles.. If you are fortunate enough to have an Indian friend, s/he’ll share … Continue reading Intricate Mehndi
You should see my Heart! Being a mother can be far harder than anyone can tell you. But it is so much more rewarding than anyone will ever tell you… Continue reading If you think my hands are full
Here is to kickstart our week! Love this picture, those women on the front row make me laugh every time I look at them. This is what I call aging gracefully. French are right, age is of no importance … unless you are a cheese! Wishing you all an awesome week 🙂 Continue reading Move up to the front row!