A Thousand Words

A few weeks before I departed from Paris to go back to the Philippines in September 2021, I had a sudden idea. One weekend, I made it happen through the help of two people, one, a dear friend, and the other a Paris-based Filipino artist who encouraged me and thought that the idea was a…

Veules-les-Roses: A village straight from a story book

I had the opportunity to visit this charming French village in the Seine-Maritime Department of Normandy France in May 2019. I booked a day tour leaving Paris by bus in the early morning of Saturday and returning in the evening. Oh my! I loved the place! From where we got off, it was a few-minute…

The Eiffel Tower

One of the perks of living in a neighborhood close to the Eiffel Tower is that you see this beauty almost every day, even in the most mundane of days and/or tasks. You see it when you rush to the nearest Monoprix or Franprix or Carrefour to buy grocery items. You see it when you…

Les Jardins de Paris: The City of Love and Its Gardens

I love gardens. In my view, gardens are havens that refresh and calm people from the busyness of life in the city. In Paris, there are many gardens. Some are not so grand as the others, consisting only of a few benches, grassy lawn, several trees and bushes. Some are so vast that you can…