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?