Sunday, September 30, 2007

We Are Going To....

I mean...!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Best Present Ever...


I would like to take this opportunity (my own blog!) given to me to thanks my friend Violaine for the Best Present ever!!!!

I miss Ben

Sure I cannot eat it with chopsticks but the fluffyness makes it worth it!!!

PS: this is an inside joke, I’ve been telling my friends so often that I was missing my "non-sticky" rice that one of them actually asked her parents to bring from France some Uncle Ben’s rice. So not only do I import tea from France to China, I now also import rice from France to China!!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Let's Celebrate...

...It's Tooth Day!

Chinese will celebrate anything. Yesterday was… Tooth day.

sweet, sweet tooth

So remember kids do not drink and drive….I mean don’t forget to brush and floss.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Illegal Alien New York Beijing

Jeff’s dad has been in town for only 24 hours and we get this from our management office…

Big Brother is watching…

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Back to School...

...The Schoolhouse of the Great Wall of Mutianyu

Today with a group of friends from the British Club (I know I don’t have any link with the British but they say that “Though British by name we welcome any nationalities…. Even the Froggy" - well they actually don’t say that last part!) we went to visit the quaint village of Mutianyu which is right by the Great Wall. After a visit around the village and to an old house we had lunch in what use to be the class room of the village, all in all a nice time outside of the city.


The Schoolhouse of the Great Wall of Mutianyu is a sustainable tourist project, incorporating the use of existing building, hiring and training local staff, sourcing food products locally, and making handicrafts on site.

More details at: and

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


...Tous Les Jours*

If only the French and Americans could always work hand-in-hand like they do in Beijing… as you can see there is room for everybody…

Entente Cordiale…sometimes it works!

* Every days!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Bird Market

...or What Retirement Could Look Like

Another Saturday, another wild excursion for Jeff and Celine while the kids are having fun at home with Ayi.

Today we headed off to west Beijing to the bird market. Our goal was not to buy any birds but invest in some bird cages as a souvenir of a typical “sight” of Beijing. In Beijing, lots of old men like to “walk” their birds usually early in the morning and gather together with friends at a park to chat. So Jeff tough that he should start thinking about what he would do once he retires and we are now the proud owner of not only one but two bird cages with all the trimmings…. If you are going to imitate, you’d better go all the way!!!

Jeffrey looking at what his life will be after retirement!

Another beautiful day

Retirement's gonna be so cool

They also sell birds and crickets

And for those of you who always wanted to know what your chinchilla coat looked like before it was on your back...

So cute

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Finally Something Newsworthy...

...She's All Over The News, Again!

This time is not only my picture my name is printed and you can finally put a face on the voice

So vain… but it wouldn’t be fun if I had my 15 minutes seconds of fame acknowlegment and not tell all the 5 readers of my Blog!!!

I know it’s in French…. You don’t need to read, just look at the picture:

Click on the picture to enlarge. I say: Click!

Just in case you might think that I could have fabricated a fake article, here's the link