Flowers for Algernon

As I see the news, snow in Paris and the North-East, and read your posts, oh my friends in the North, I thought I would share a few flowers with you guys before Algernon eats them.  Have faith. Spring will come. Above: Alcatraces. Zantedeschia Aethiopica. (Sounds very impressive) Jacaranda. February-March are normally glorious months for…

Soy persona

Originally posted on Beyond "he" and "she":
En un domingo de marzo en la ciudad de México y voy caminando con mi perro a medio día. Es una mañana calurosa, las jacarandas empezaron a salir y yo llevo un vestido acorde al clima. Estoy concentrada en domar a la pequeña bestia…

March 20th 1918. A century.

March 20th 1918, a century ago, my father Cyril was born in Saint-Malo, Brittany, a city of sailors and privateers. His mother, Julie Onraët, was born in India, of an Anglo-French family of indigo planters, and Indian Civil Service. God save the King and all that. His father, Pierre Martin, was the son of a…

Street Art. Again?

Gare du Nord, Northern Station, Paris. 2015. Street Art, Florence. 16th century. Singapore. 2017. Olivier Rameau et Colombe Tiredaile. By Dupa. Brussels. 2010. Siem Reap, near Angkor, Cambodia. 2018. “Yes, Toucan!”. London, 2015. San Francisco, 2016. China House, Penang, Malaysia. 2017. China House is a fantastic place for coffee, cake, food, beer, and art. Don’t…

Sobre el 8 de Marzo

Originally posted on Beyond "he" and "she":
Texto de Lucía Naser via El movimiento de un paro El movimiento de un paro 7 de marzo de 2017 | Escribe: Lucía Naser en Nacional El despertar de la conciencia feminista no consiste sólo en tomar conciencia de la pertenencia a una clase histórica…

My Lord Tiger

Hon cop. The Lord Tiger in Vietnamese. Not too sure about the spelling. Why my parents used a Vietnamese name  in Cambodia beats me. (Tiger in Khmer is Khla) But that was the name I knew, when I met a tiger face to face for the first time. I wrote about that encounter in “The…

Breaking news: Hydrants invade Asia

“Morning Scotty. Morning everyone. Apa kabar?” “Morning Captain. What news ? Not good, I’m afraid. Just got a report on a possible alien hydrant invasion in Asia.” “Bad news indeed. What is the source?” “Our agent in Kuala Lumpur, Captain.” “Stéphanie Lung? She IS our best agent in the region. What evidence did she send?” “A…