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Showing posts with label Enumerations/Lists/Updates. Show all posts

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Working in France

Surprisingly, I managed to find work after just one week of looking for a job. It's my best record so far. I'm not very patient with job interviews, so this was really a very much welcomed relief for me.

Aerospace Technology has always fascinated me... so glad to have this opportunity to work in this industry. 😊
(image credit: careerguide.com )
For the first time in my life, I'm not working in Finance/Banking industry. In fact, everything was overwhelmingly different -- new technologies, new industry, different language, etc.

The language is really one of the biggest obstacles I had to face. Although, the technical interviews are mostly in English, I had to express myself in French in the non-technical interviews. And since we are in France and all my colleagues are French, including myself, everybody speaks French at work. Even my computer is all set up in French. The keyboard is of course, not my usual qwerty keyboard, where I'm used to touch-typing. But I am not complaining. This is a good training for me. Already just one week into the job, I feel a lot more confident speaking French. I even surprise myself at the extent of what I could understand now even before taking the job.

Et voila, juste une bonne nouvelle que je voulais partager avec vous.

Bon weekend! 😊

Friday, July 13, 2018

Village of the Damned

Back in the 80's and the early 90's, my siblings and I, along with my kiddie cousins would watch lots of movies during the summer break. One of the few horror movies that made an indelible mark in the psyche was "Village of the Damned". I had long forgotten the title, actually. I just googled, "horror movie kids with white hair" to find the title and some video clips. I even found out that it was already a remake of the original from 1960. Thanks, Google. Looks even creepier in black and white.



I'm not usually into scary movies. But kids like to be spooked by nature. Aside from the spooks, what made it interesting for me was that it starred Superman, a.k.a. Christopher Reeve. I'd watch anything with Superman in it. Also in the cast was Luke Skywalker. Not a big fan, though. Just shared for a bit of trivia.

When I think about the current worsening state of the Internet, I would always remember this quote from this movie:

Dr. Susan Verner: What can you read that's in my head?
Mara Chaffee: Everything that is active in your mind. However, the path that leads to the speaking process eludes us. Why do you speak some thoughts but not others?
Dr. Susan Verner: Wouldn't it be a noisy world if we all said what we thought?

(quote credits: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114852/quotes)


"Wouldn't it be a noisy world if we all said what we thought?" 


Needless to say, we all soon found out that we don't really want to know what everybody thinks or does all the frigging time. Thanks to the Internet, a. k. a. The Village of the Damned, for this precious gift meant for the stalkers (and narcissists) in all of us.

The World Wide Web has become uber noisy, cluttered, and polluted with much too much whatever nowadays. This is why I've been skimpy with opinions and details lately. I don't really feel like contributing much to the mess and the noise and the chaos. I kinda miss the Internet of the 90's, back when the Internet belonged only to the I. T. Geeks, a.k.a. the people who actually know how to use it. Sorry if that sounded snobbish or condescending, but that's how I feel.

I do not want to contribute to the noise pollution so much. And privacy is becoming more and more of a prized artefact nowadays. And that is why, I've been wondering if I should still continue blogging... hmm...

To be continued...

P. S.
Some of my other lesser known favorite horror/fantasy movies from the 80's and 90's: Fire Starter, Poltergeist, The Princess Bride, The Neverending Story, Labyrinth, Drop Dead Fred, Beetlejuice

Thanks for dropping by and have a good Friday the 13th!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The Bleakest January Skies

Every time I find myself living through winter in France, I would always chance upon snow. The first couple of winters I had here, I had the unfortunate experience of having the worst winters that Toulouse had ever experienced in years. This January, according to the reports, Toulouse has seen the bleakest skies again after 45 years. My husband is starting to think I have a curse, or something.

The night of the super blue blood moon... it showed up for a while opposite of this frame... wasn't able to get a good pic.
 This winter has not really been that cold lately. But for the first time today, it snowed. While I am not a big fan of snow, I was able to appreciate it through the eyes of my daughter. She was doing a happy dance when I showed it to her this morning. After a while, she asked me if Santa Claus is coming to bring us presents because it was snowing. Kids are so cute.

Amazed by the snow
Still, I'm glad it didn't snow for too long. Hopefully, the weather will maintain its moderate winter temperature as in the past few weeks... and more sunshine, please!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

New Year, New Place... New Me?

Hi everyone! It's been ages since I last updated. Here's a quick roundup of what just happened during the last few weeks:
  • Quit my job in Singapore
Shopping vouchers, hand cream (coz I told them my skin usually gets so dry in Europe), and touching farewell notes from colleagues
  • Moved from our nice apartment with a view to stay for a week at an appart-hotel along Orchard Road with not-so-bad view also
Stayed for a week at the Pan Pacific Serviced Suites along Orchard Road, which is just a few meters away from our old place. Here in this pic on my last day of work, and last day in Singapore.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Monday, May 30, 2016

Monday Mood: Macarons and Mother's Day in France

Yesterday was Mother's Day in France. They call it, FĂȘte des meres. I personally prefer having Mother's Day celebration on this date because it is in France that I became a mother.


Pastel pink Ladurée box, with the rest of hubby's pasalubong from business trip in France

Sunday, March 20, 2016

My Trusted Skin Care Products

It's always difficult to give your whole-hearted trust and loyalty to anything or anyone because more often than not, you get betrayed or let down. And I know you'll agree with me that this is also true when it comes to beauty and skin care products. Today, I am sharing with you some of my tried and tested, trusted names in skin care:

My favorite body lotion -- Crabtree and Evelyn. I used to get the Goat Milk scent, but they discontinued it several years ago.