Let’s start with some tales…. Grinding chili towards the outside in Singama Dewale island Temple : the way to obtain revenge if you’ve been wronged. Sunia God at 10:00 pm rides his white horse with his wife Nagina cobra queen, so you’d better lit an oil lamp to fulfill your wishes. These beliefs are still anchored in the very imaginative mythology of a colorful and … Continue reading Cosmo SL people
I came to be a simple tourist on a beautiful landscape but the sociolinguist in me was lucky to witness something far more exciting than just a breathtaking (not so) independent Island! Continue reading A feminine perspective on the Isle of Man…on Tynwald Day.
I really had to laugh when I discovered that the Old Sails I was meant to see were actually brand new Tall Ships! I crossed England on a misunderstanding…Typical, shall you say! Well, I don’t regret it a minute because they are wonderful to watch and all Ireland seems to have been in agreement with me on this. I even saw Hitchcock’s Life Boat … Continue reading old ships vs tall ships
I’ve just come back from a trip into mysticism, culture, beauty and humor…let me quickly share this with you before my busy life takes away the wonderful flavours of an amazing civilisation. Myanmar or Burma? Only the UN and Switzerland where I live use Myanmar for what Aung San Suu Kyi and her partisans call Burma. Historically, both names have coexisted pretty much the same … Continue reading Burma: My…and more! Part 1
J’ai écrit le début de ce texte il y a exactement une semaine depuis ma petite école des rizières…je vous la livre avec déjà une pointe de nostalgie car ces saveurs, parfums, rires et moments d’intimité et de bonheur avec une communauté qui m’a accueillie comme l’une des leurs m’a touchée profondément. L’être humain peut être si bon, convivial et ouvert…parfois et surtout si on a la chance de tomber sur le bon spécimen! Continue reading De la frangipane aux frangipaniers
My ESL Teachers’ experience in a Rural Thai school with a description of daily life and education issues. Continue reading My School in the Rice Fields
Happy Spicy New Year to my old and new friends and to my readers who are invited to ask more questions, in the purely cosmopolitan Jewish tradition (the worst is always the one “She-Eino Yodea Lishol”(who doesn’t know how to ask a question). This post is a brief and very superficial overview on an intense time in Thailand. Continue reading Happy Spicy New Year 2013 (pour une année “treize épicée”)