Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Today I will be going to Tunisia to see my family and then we will be heading back to C zech Republic in our hometown to see my grand parents! I am both excited and yet sad because I will be apart from my boyfriend for a month and a half, and its always feels sad because we are very close. But I can't wait for him to go to Madagascar, and seeing his family too. So we will try to make the most of those special moments with our families, and hopefully posting some pictures while we can. But it won't be easy , especially in Tunisia because of the internet censure, but we will see :)
Anyway I should probably be going to bed now otherwise, I won't wake up at time tomorrow! I hope you will all be having a great day! See you soon ^^

Here are some pictures of the landscape around my house in Tunisia, that's probably what I love the most waking up in the morning and seeing the sea on one side, the lake on the other one. And also watching the planes land from my window, and all those white houses are just so pretty! I hope you enjoy them :)

Sunday, June 27, 2010


The sky is her blue eyes
Begin to open
The storm is upon me
But I'm chasing the sun
And she's got me down on my knees
Trying to crawl
Through all of the winter
Through all of the fall...

She's like a sweet summer
A sweet summer day
And I can't let her
I can't let her go to waste

Lyrics from the song, Chasing the Sun by The Calling

I was listening to this song today, and I fell glad that the summer is here, and that in few days I would be able to enjoy it with my family..Though I am scare of planes! But since there is no other way to go home, I will have to be courageous! lool. I love the summer because you have plenty of time to do whatever you want!
I hope I will be able to post before I go home.Until then enjoy the rest of your week end!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Those are some photos I took last year when I was in my father's country in Benin! We stayed a few days in beach town called Ouidah, which was a major crossroad for the slavery trade in the West African coast. It is ironic how such a beautiful and peaceful place has such a sad history. Anyway I love going there because the beach and the river are really beautiful , and it is a good place to rest and disconnect from the modern world.
The other series of photos was taken in a village near the city of Abomey, as we were visiting a Priest who wanted to show us the school project he is doing for the children who live too far way from the schools and major villages. I liked to see the kids play, and explain their projects for the future. Plus it was interesting as it is part of my studies so it's always good to see concrete results of what you are studying, especially now that I understand it more.
Anyway, I am glad because next week I will be going home. I haven't see my family for 6 months so I am really looking forward to it! So I will try to post pictures from Tunisia this time :)
What are your projects for this summer? :)

Saturday, June 19, 2010


A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. – Chinese quote

There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before. Robert Lynd

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them? Rose Kennedy

“God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.” Jacques Deval

Vision of the Buffalo people:

You have noticed that everything as Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the Power of the World always works in circles, and everything tries to be round..... The Sky is round, and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball, and so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power, whirls. Birds make their nest in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours....

Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were. The life of a man is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is in everything where power moves.

Black Elk

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Those are random pictures of my heartshape glasses I bought a while ago. I took them while I was having breakfast at my boyfriend's place. And I remember that good chocolate cake I had that day. It reminds me that I need to bake more, now that I have the time to do it! Because I am really starting to miss the smell of fresh cookies coming out of the oven ..mmmh!

Sunday, June 13, 2010


What I love about summer is that you have finally the time to do whatever you want, whenever you want it. And one of my favorite activity is reading books. I always try to make a selection of good books to take with me wherever I go. I don't know why but they are so many good spot to read books during summer, it inspires me even more to get into the story.

My book list for the summer would probably be:
Lost symbol - Dan Brown
On the road to Kathmandu- Barjavel
Eat, Love, pray
and also two czech books:
Babicka " The grandmother" from Bozena Nemcova ( it's a beautiful book about the author's life, I think its available in english too if you are interested).

What are your favorite things to do in summer? do you have any good books you will recommend?

Friday, June 11, 2010


Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,

I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die

It is a sad day today for the Mandela family as they lost they great-grand child. It
certainly saddens a lot of people in Africa right now. And it was sad to here that today as I was watching the World cup with my boyfriend. Especially when those kind of tragedy happens to a kid like her, no child should deserve this. It reminds me of how life can go away, so easily. I also lost my great-grand mother too this year, so today I just wanted to have a thought for all the ones that we lost but are still with use through our memories, and no matter what we feel they are still with us in a certain way. And I thought that this poems reflects this feeling beautifully.

R.I.P. to Zenani Mandela and all the one's we love.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Today I took some random pictures of vending machines while I was waiting for my boyfriend and reading the new Dan Brown "Lost Symbol", that book seems so fascinating already!
The second part of the photos are old photos I took of Montreal's underground! I really like these, because this day the metro was surprisingly empty for a change :)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


I finally finish my exams , I am so glad to be finally able to enjoy fully my holidays! I am in Montreal right now, so I will try to post pictures of the city, hopefully. Anyway I will have plenty time to plan it now, but I have to read the blogs that I couldn't read this week-end first..and then eat plenty of croissant and cookies with homemade jam ( as you can see it ;D )

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


I stopped by the Moulin de Provence a french Bakery in the Byward market, and I took pictures of some random objects there. I study my LSAT there, and I ordered a Raspberry tarte normande ( really delicious :D )

Some of those pictures are really random things but I thought I would share them with you, I like the sunshine, the way the light hit the floor, and the interaction between people. I found that market are such busy and interactive places. I like being there in the summer and just observe people. It fascinate me.
There was a funny lady there by the way, who kept asking for eatable flowers because she wanted something to eat for her snack. The florist was looking at her in such a funny way :)

They were also a lot of beautiful florist in the market selling beautiful flowers, the whole place was smelling really good.

As I walk to take a photo of the sculpture Maman by Louise Bourgeois ( which unfortunately was in renovation) I came across beautiful residences with nice fountains and restaurants.

I end up my afternoon with this beautiful statue of an angel.

This quite a long post but my exam is this coming monday so I won't be able to blog until then so I thought I would leave you with more pictures this time. BTW my test is it montreal and I will be staying there at my boyfriend's place until I go back to Tunisia so I will do my best to take pictures of the city :) I wish you all a good week-end!