I love giving gifts to friends and family. I always have. I love receiving them too. When I turned 18, I had a debut party which is a traditional celebration done in the Philippines. I remember asking my friends to give me homemade presents rather than store-bought ones. I’ll never forget that.
One thing I have learned living in France, particularly in Metz, is the importance of tradition. Especially when it comes to food. In January, we eat a Galette des Rois. February is the month of Beignets. But this season calls for Christmas Cookies, or what the locals call, Spritz.
I’ve been organizing Social English Events in Metz, France. I’ve actually been doing this for a couple of years now, but it was always private events. This year I have finally decided to make it open to the public and doing it through my own company. It’s a good challenge, but a very stressful one too.
Two weeks ago, a student came to me and asked if I could help him. I said sure, not knowing what to expect. His dilemma was understanding his girlfriend, who is Chinese and currently living in China while he is here in France. They send each other messages regularly and apparently on one of those times, she answered him with an « ok ». He wanted to know what this meant in my opinion. Note to self: always ask what kind of help they want before saying yes to anything.
I was working from the office in the morning and although I was ultra-productive, I felt like I wasn’t checking things off my to-do list fast enough. When I was done with one thing, two others were added to the list. A never-ending dance of one step forward, two steps back.
I love my kid, but man do I hate it when she’s ill! Not that she’s annoying (ok so maybe a little) or anything, but I get this huge feeling of frustration. When I am ill, I know exactly what to do. But when Baby Girl is ill, I don’t know what the hell I’m supposed to do!
I don’t know when I started to think I was Superwoman. But what the hell, what is one more thing on my to-do list, right? Except that it’s getting longer and longer and days are getting shorter and shorter. There are still 24 hours in a day, right?
It’s amazing how you can pass by the same monument almost every single day and not realize what it really is.
Monument aux Morts. Located in the city center of Metz, France – not too far from the Porte Serpenoise. A monument to represent the war of 1914-1918. You see a woman, perhaps a wife, a widow, or a mother, holding a dead naked soldier in her arms. We don’t know if he was a French or a German soldier. All we know is that he gave his life for the war.
After receiving a bangle (click here for the post) and a ring (click here for the post), it was time to receive earrings. For the month of October, Emma et Chloé partnered up with Les Tatillonnes to give us the earrings Cosmos. Originally valued at 72 Euros, these are sold at only 25 Euros (delivery fees not included) with the box.
Another month, another Prescription Lab box. Unlike last month’s box, I was a little disappointed this time around. Click here for the post. Was it because there was no jewelry included? Maybe. Was it because they added a dietary supplement instead of a beauty product? I think so. But I’ve spoken to quite a few number of friends who has told me that it’s a great products …. so we’ll see!