Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Thailand or ...

Woooohaaaa! as Pacino character would say...
(and Paf! as my dear wife will physically counter-attack)

Curious thing when you see how shy and covered they are when being on the beach. (for a future post)
Can be a washing machine temperature control problem...

Monday, June 27, 2011

Fighting against climate change... or not

"Spare the neightboors! Pants on!"

Perhaps the idea of not turning on the air condition in Thailand is not such a reasonable idea. Difficult to fight the hot in society ...

Sunday, June 26, 2011


As a freelance is always difficult to see a clear frontier between the Office time and the Home time, even more difficult to separate the working period from the holiday one. It's not as a regular office job, with their accurately organized scheduled vacations. Thing has it's advantages and inconvenients, of course.

Lately though I have been working as a consulting teacher (while continuing freelancing). So it's funny to recover the academic sense of 'the summer's coming'. The sort of happiness of the latest exams corrections and the waiting for the ring announcing the summer vacations.

Happy student regression feeling, he he :)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Enjoying 'La guerre d'Alan' by Emmanuel Guibert

Sometimes you find people like this, people that you will stay listening for ever, sharing coffee and rainy afternoons, listening about their life and past experiences. That was the case between Emmanuel Guilbert (the autor) and Alan Cope (the teller). The first listening and the other remembering.

If you are those who like the good storytelling, the listening of others interesting life experiences, I strongly recommend you this graphic novel. Emmanuel Guilbert do an excellent job, the transcription and illustration of the life of Alan Cope through his participation at the end of world war 2 is just impeccable. So enjoy, choose you cosiest sofa, boil your coffee and prepare to listen to Alan Cope particular war experience.

Highly enjoyable.

PS: And yes, long time that this comic is on the book store's shelves, just haven't have the occasion until now :) Better later...

Zelig method in Thailand

The funny thing about starting using (and understanding) some isolated thai words is that, surprisingly, some people simply think you understand thai. So they start talking to you as a common fluently thai speaker. Add yourself some 'Aha! ... ok!... yes' (in thai) and some extrapolation/interpretation of the body language and voilà! :)

Well, to be honest I often stop them excusing myself for not understanding. But sometimes ... let's say it's longer to explain that you don't have even a remote idea what they are talking about than letting them on their illusion. As Zelig you fade into the background with a smile.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Invasion of the Body Snatchers feeling...

Knowing about a friend getting pregnant some days ago, another friend having her own on the way and not so long ago a last one having her first one, argh...
circle shrinking by minute around us...