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Archive - June 2013

Market Day

The weekend is market day in France, and as you know, French take food seriously. Hundreds of locals browse the crowded étalages of fruits, vegetables, specialty food and other delicacies, from spicy...

Early Morning in Nantes

At 3:30 a.m., Mark woke up hungry. We fed him but he didn't feel like going back to sleep. Unlike us; he was wide awake, playing on the bed--he eventually fell asleep at 5:30 a.m. after another...

10 Steps to Packing with Bébé

Step one: Pick up a few educational toys, such as stackable rings, a baby book and blocks. Step two: Arrange the toys on the freshly vacuumed carpet (what? I did vacuum… ahem… sometime last week…)...

Have Baby, Will Travel

It’s now time for a real trip, to Mark’s other “homeland”—France. Mark is going to meet his grand-parents, his uncle and his aunt, and his great-grand-parents. And hopefully it’s not too late to...

More Candids in Ottawa

The downtown core is always busy, even on weekdays—sometime I wonder if any work gets done when it’s above 20°C in Canada. The business district is often deserted during the coldest month, when...

24 Hours in Toronto

Early in the afternoon, Feng and I made our way to YOW, the Ottawa Airport, to catch The Rolling Stones concert in Toronto, later in the day. Killing time before the flight, we realized we had never...

The Velcro Baby

Before I had Mark, I was prepared for a number of baby-related duties, including breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, diaper-changing, etc. I also knew that I would eventually get peed on, spit on and...

Candids in Ottawa

I recently started to focus on other projects—stuff that don’t include changing diapers, burping, cleaning up various body fluids… you know!—including my “People of Ottawa” set. I love candid shots...

Picture of the Week: Traffic Jam

Despite being a fairly large city plagued with the usual issues associated with any urban environment, Ottawa is home to a variety of wildlife. For instance, in our suburban neighbourhood, a fifteen...

Spinach vs. Biscuits

I love vegetables and I must admit that I don’t understand why they are at the top of so many people’s “most-hated foods” list. I can see not liking a specific vegetable—for instance, I’m not a huge...

June & Eight Months… in Numbers!

Mark is turning eight months on June 12—yes, already! Baby Mark has changed a lot lately. He has become a little baby boy with his own personality and he can now express himself very well. He is...

People of Montreal

The Old Montreal, Hochelaga and The Village were great spots for street photography. Here is a sample of the “People of Montreal”!