The non-native native

The non-native native

I like to speak French with strangers. They don’t know I’m not French, and I love it. When I was in secondary school in France, I was just a normal French kid, and apart from my unusual name that could have given it away, most of my classmates didn’t even know I wasn’t from here [...]

Bittersweet January

Bittersweet January

Already one month of 2019 behind us. Time really does fly, when you stay busy. The year started in a melancholic way for me. A lot of memories associated to winter have been resurfacing and I have been missing home quite a lot. Even if family and friends have visited me, being far away is [...]

2018 in numbers

2018 in numbers

20 Flights 71 Hours on the plane 10 Countries 97 Days abroad 63 ECTS credits 5 Different jobs 4 Different homes Countless memories and smiles, and a few tears as well Needless to say, this year has been really productive for me in many ways. In terms of studies, I have handed out my bachelor's [...]

We are the lucky ones

We are the lucky ones

During stressful times, it's too easy to forget how good life really is, and how privileged some of us are. And if you are reading this, I believe you are one of the lucky ones. We have a home on our head, food on our table, clean clothes and we can just walk out the [...]

Le métro

Le métro

If there's one thing you learn to use (and to hate) very fast when moving to Paris, it's the famous métro. "Métro, boulot, dodo" (a French expression describing the Parisian lifestyle, that translates to "metro, work, sleep") becomes very real, and it also becomes very obvious that it is the reality of millions of other [...]