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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.

Chinatown, Ottawa

The Land Of Plenty

People feel the need to eat in places they shouldn't even think of: at concerts, sports games, outdoor activities, movie theaters; on the bus, the train, in their cars. I clearly remember a time...

Interesting Skies

These are my latest "Canadian skies pictures" I took earlier this summer. Beautiful sunsets, shades of blue, purple, pink and white and some beautiful -- and unusual -- clouds.

Chinatown, Ottawa

The Lord Of The Visa

Waiting two more minutes doesn't sound so bad. We have been standing in the small -- yet overcrowded -- room for about two hours, browsing brochures about the latest Shenzhen fair trade and...

Pig Day In Ottawa

Every year, Sparks Street in downtown Ottawa is smokin' hot. For five days in June, about twenty teams from Canada and the United States compete for the top rank of best rib choice, best rib sauce...

Chinatown, Ottawa

The Wall

Some days, I feel like I have been there forever. I left France when I was 18 and barely looked back. Going back was never really an option: call it innocence, naivety or pride, I wanted to see the...

Under The Moonlight…

It had been a crazy day in Ottawa. We had woken up to a beautiful blue sky and sunshine and had decided to eat out and then go for a walk. But suddenly, about half-way through my Vietnamese noodles...

20+ Tools For Your Blog (9/10)

20+ Tools For Your Blog (9/10)

Today, I'd like to share something even more personal than clothes, make-up or a toothbrush: bookmarks. We all have our favorite sites or tools to make blogging easier... here are mine: a collection...

The Kindness Of Strangers

A while ago, I blogged about Four Little Things and I mentioned my old Tiger Balm (万金油) that I bought long time ago. Shionge commented and offered to send me some from Singapore, where she lives ...

Ranking A Blog (8/10)

Ranking A Blog (8/10)

Who loves you? Yeah, probably a bunch of real life people. But blog-wise, who is you friend and who isn't? Today, we will explore the different tools you can use to assess your blog ranking. Is your...

A Nation Under Debt

I'm a small-time player. Or so said the last telemarketer who called to offer me a $10,000 Amex credit card. I gasped when I heard the figure. "But I don't make that much money", I naively admitted...

Niagara Falls

To celebrate the first big heat wave in Canada this year (yes, get over it -- I'm Canadian. Half of the year, I complain about the cold, and I complain about the heat the rest of time. We call it the...

Dona Nobis Pacem

Why do we fight today ? Because they attacked us first. Civil war. Biological war. Because we want to protect our values. Holy war and war gods. Because they have the bomb and they’re not supposed to...

Magical Skies

Weird clouds, bright sunsets, pink light and clear blue skies -- these are the best "Canadian skies" pictures I took the last few months.