Friday, September 25, 2009

SO so adorable!!!!

Sorry to my English-only readers but I just HAD to share this video of two tiny kids who are "in love." It's totally charming, sweet and really just ADORABLE to hear how they talk about one another and how much they love each other.


Monday, September 21, 2009

New Music Monday

I'm not ashamed to hide the fact that I was choir nerd in high school. Well, if I'm being honest, elementary school, middle school, high school AND college!

There's something about amazing a capella music that still gets me and probably will for the rest of my life. Imagine my delight when I discovered Sam Tsui, a student at Yale who has made a few amazing videos of himself singing a capella. The editing is fantastic - you really think that's it a group singing when really it's just Tsui himself.

You've got to love the first video, a throw-back and tribute to Michael Jackson that features my favorite Jackson song "Man in the Mirror."

And don't forget to watch the cover of my new favorite show Glee's version of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'." If these don't make your Monday, I don't know what will!


Thursday, August 13, 2009

Paris area pools ban the "burquini"

In what has become quite a hot-button issue in France lately, area Muslims who wish to wear traditional head coverings have come under attack on a variety of levels.

I was fascinated by this video (in French, sorry) of a Muslim woman who purchased a bathing suit known as a "burquini" that allows her to enjoy swimming without uncovering herself. Goodness knows the Paris summers are hot and sticky enough that everyone could use a little water refreshment.

She's been banned from the pools, who say that her suit does not conform to pool standards (that are apparently pretty strict around here - see my previous post!). She's filed a complaint claiming that she has been discriminated against - again, a hot-button issue, but a sign of the times here in Paris these days.

What do you think? Should bathers be able to wear whatever they'd like, or do pools have the right to regulate the type of swimwear permitted on the premises? Paris Pool Bans Muslim Swimsuit

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Budapest break!

Every so often, I love taking a trip to a new country and exploring and soaking in the new experience. Last year at this time we visited Warsaw in Poland and this year, our Eastern European city pick is Budapest. One of the main reasons why I love living in Europe so much is the proximity and accessibility to new countries and different cultures. It's the thing that I think I would miss the most if I returned to the U.S.

It's only been about 24 hours but already I'm loving it! We've been doing a LOT of walking, sightseeing and picture-taking, but have also have taken the time to relax.

It's such an adventure to use a new currency, discover new sights (including fabulous street art!) and just relax in comfy, quiet hotel rooms!

More Budapest updates to come...

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

9 reasons why...

....I LOVE the American Library in Paris! Can't wait to get reading!

I'm still dreaming of the day when I can have a KEF library room of my own!

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Pizza? Or a cover for something more sinister..???

Check out this restaurant that I spotted while walking around Levallois just north of Paris the other day....

Made me giggle! :)