Tuesday, April 26, 2016

aix en provence














Strolling through Aix en Provence was superb - as the French would say. Although the architecture throughout the south is pretty similar, somehow each village or town seems to have its own character. We tried out some local sweets and visited breath taking churches, and admired the color palette of the city, before heading to Raphael's home town to have dinner with his family.  

I just finished watching both seasons of the Affair and can't seem to stop humming the theme song by Fiona Apple. 

Monday, April 25, 2016

post lunch dizziness












day trip to the beautiful chalangue near marseille and a seafood lunch to remember - plus some pastis for mom who couldn't get enough of it.
a tune for post lunch dizziness. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

sur le pont d'avignon




















some pictures from alexia and raphael's engagement fete in avignon and our long walk to digest the delicacies around town. 
the south of france had so much beauty - i shall be sharing more pictures in my next posts. 
till then if you want something really annoying to get stuck in your head, why don't you listen to this
if you want to picture yourself in a car driving through the vineyards of provence, listen to this

a bientôt. 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

balconies & crystals


back home.
to spring and tomato seeds that refuse to grow into plants.
to long walks in the spring nights.
to birds singing outside my window and sea views.
to family dinners that stuff you till you think you're going to burst. 
to waking up next to you. to poking you so you can stop snoring.
to new realities, new expectations and new obstacles. 
to good and bad that arranges itself to what we shall call home. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

kowloon for a day

























Kowloon is right across Hong Kong island, a nice view to look at and a cool place to walk around. Full of markets: like the bird market, the fish market, the flower market and the night market. Crammed with people, asking for the price of exotic parrots and old men taking their canaries in their delicate cages out for fresh air, grasshoppers in large bags to feed the birds, flowers all wrapped up in white paper to keep them fresh and fish in plastic bags filling up walls. 
And to top it all densely populated apartment buildings and hello kitty candies in supermarkets that made us starve for some japanese food. Yes, we ate mostly Japanese in China. But that made V happy. As you can tell in the picture.