27 agosto, 2010


It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth...and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up that we will begin to live each day to the fullest as if it was the only one we had.
Elisabeth Kubler Ross

So true 
I have to say that globalization has good sides...like when it's 3am in Seoul where I am right now eating a delicious cheeseburger with french fries from Mc donald's because eating dim sum at this hour is too complicated for my stomach! or my imagination probably...i withdraw my comments from my last post!
Traveling is still after all this years a pleasure to me, to discovered new places and different habits but with the jet lag i love globalization after all...

22 agosto, 2010

Stop the globalization...

Just come back from my favorite bookstore in the US, Borders where one can find all the crafts magazines around with the latest news. Love it! That's one thing i will not find in China...fortunately i would say as i'm not in the mood of this globalization. Wherever you go you'll find the same  starbuck and zara. Just learned that the chinese governement turned down an entire old merchant street in Shangai to rebuilt a week later something they believe is more profitable...a starbuck among other things....
Where did the old man who made the best chineses raviolis go?
Where did the other one with their old pharmacopee go?
Human behavior will always be a completely mystery to me. How can they wipe out their story, their tradition? In fifty years time they will be no more hidden treasures in China only Starcks hotels!
I cherish old things and antiques.
I love listening to old peoples 
I love the past so that i can understand where i come from where i want to go
I love being part of a culture and a tradition
and...as i've been traveling for more than twenty years now i love going to old markets, eat sushis in Tokyo, Caipirinha in Rio de Janeiro, Caesar salad in the States....not having this ackward feeling that everything is the same worlwide. Stop with this greed of shopping. Ultimately the artisans will disappear and our column vertebral for that matter
We are different and that's the fun of it! Thank's God there is an awareness today, a lot is being doing to preserve and improve but not everywhere, not yet!
Our essence as human beings are the same we all look for love and to be loved( well maybe not the chinese.....just kidding!)
Heading to Paris where history and beauty lies in every corner. 

04 agosto, 2010


We are three in the pictures! 41 years old it's been a long and difficult road. Sometimes it's worth it others i just want to skip it, like we all do once in a while. Hopefully there's still plenty to go, God knows. The forties bring an awareness that i ve search for a long time so it's good if we could stop the wrinkles then it would be perfect...As we don't live in a perfect world the better is to accept them with serenity and keep on smiling, at least the'll be happy wrinkles!
It's been a long journey and i've been blessed most of the time without realizing it, i have to admit! 

Blessed to be alive
Blessed to be in health
Blessed with a strong powerful mom and her inconditional love
Blessed with the admiration of a devoted father
Blessed with the love and friendship of my husband
Blessed with the trust and tenderness of a little big brother
Blessed with my delicious uncle Tio Ze Rui that i cherish so much
Blessed with my godmother Isabel who will always be there for me
Blessed with my soul mate Leo Ana who understands me so well (aren't we alike!)
Blessed with my friend Francky with whom i can dance for 12 h in a row(he's me in male)
Blessed with my parisian and witty friend Emanuelle who encourages me so much  
Blessed with my creative friend Carlos Miguel with whom i laugh so much
Blessed with my dear artfriends who inspire me so much Amanda, Adie, Janne, Nikki, Stephanie, Jessica, Amy, Lisa
Blessed to be able to create
Blessed to travel worlwide
Blessed to welcome new friends Alex and Bella 
Blessed to have my cat Frimousse who gives me so much tenderness

 Merci a tous 
Je compte m'amuser aujourd'hui
I will have fun today