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Author - Zhu

French woman in English Canada.

Looking for comrades to start a revolution.

In the meantime, I write stories, explore cultures and travel. You know, the usual.

I Won’t Boycott The Olympic Games

Something has been bothering me for a while now. Maybe it's the one-sided view of the problem. Maybe it's because I feel we're witch-hunting. Maybe it's because I can't take hypocrisy very well. or...

The Hill And Its Inhabitants (10/10)

When I'll take the oath of citizenship, I'll have to swear that "I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second". Yes... even though Canada is a sovereign...

Rebel France (2/2)

This is the second part of my "graffiti study". Like in the first post, all the pictures were taken in France last month. Let's have a look... you'll find the commentary and translation below.

Rebel France (1/2)

Lately, I became interested in graffiti found on cities walls. Not the illegible signatures but rather the drawings, the short sentences, sometimes political, sometimes poetic, sometimes naive and...

Aboriginal Perspectives (9/10)

Canada has now adopted some of the Inuit culture as a national identity: symbols are used (such as the inukshuk for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games), Inuit and First Nations' art is displayed in the...

A Canadian Mindset (8/10)

Don't ever mistake a Canadian for an American. I mean, seriously! It's the best way to get a snowball thrown at you. The truth is, despite being influenced by American culture, Canada has a true...

Seven Random Facts

Ouch, been tagged! Zunnur of A Little Time asked me to complete the now famous "seven things about me" meme.

Up In The Sky

Traveling from the East to the West meant following the sun... and not sleeping much because we shared the plane with two minor league soccer teams on their way to Toronto (one day, I'll tell you...

Destruction

Here we go again... this is my entry for Graham's March Photography Challenge! The theme for March is "destruction" (lucky me, it could have been "spring" and I would have been fucked... still a few...

Along The Seine

Wednesday was our last day in Paris... and we decided to take a walk along the Seine. Paris is famous for its many bridges and the shore of the -- pretty dirty -- river are quite nice. We even took...

Drinking In Rennes

After St Malo, Rennes, the official capital of Brittany. Rennes has always competed with Nantes: both city have good universities, both are lively and relatively cheap and both are buzzing cities...

French Food

France is probably most famous for its "viennoiseries" -- sweet pastries. The croissant, of course, and also the pain au chocolat (sweet bread with a thin chocolate bar wrapped in the middle). Oh...

An Elephant In My Castle

Of course, we were both a bit tired after spending almost two days in Montreal airport. That probably explained why my bank card was swallowed at the first ATM I used and why we didn't notice we were...

Multiculturalism (7/10)

Granted, these pictures mostly depict Chinatown... well, we all have our favorite neighborhood, right? But the country is truly diverse: traditional Chinatowns and Little Italy area can be found...

And The Winners Are…

It's time to announce the winners of The Tricky Questions Contest! First of all, thanks to all of you who participated. I had to moderate the comments for a while because some smart English guy...