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Saturday, May 13, 2017

French Coffee Shop in Metz, France



In the continuity of discovering new places just the 2 of us (click here and here), MR and I took a break from work that afternoon to try out French Coffee Shop in Metz, France. Anyone who knows me well knows that I love Starbucks. Not particularly because of the coffee, but it reminds me of my past. All those afternoons and after-dinner coffees. Ahhhh ... I miss home.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Souq Waqif in Doha, Qatar


It was impossible not to visit the Souq Waqif. To me, this was the center of the city and not just literally. When I was there about 6 years ago (click here for the post), it was close to midnight and all the stores were closed already. We sat down at a Shisha place and stayed for an hour. It was fun, but looking back it was a little torturous. I mean, it was right there, but behind closed doors and windows. Of course, I promised myself I would go back and do more than sniffing the air, window-shopping, and imagining talking to store sellers.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Maison Fresson in Metz, France


Life has been particularly difficult these past months. Past demons have been resurfacing, car problems, having only 1 car following our accident, SO hurting herself, getting ill, missing deadline for my certification, changes at work.... Name it - I got it. I used to smile about it, joked about it even. How can I be so unlucky??? I used to say. But it's been 6-7 months and it's not funny anymore. I am in a vicious cycle and truthfully I don't know how to get out of it. I like to think of myself as a positive person, but this time it's hard. :'(

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Wrap It! in Doha, Qatar


On our fourth day in Qatar, we went "malling" all together as a family. I have missed malling as I don't do it at all here in France. Sadly, there are no malls yet. I say yet because if all goes well one should open by October this year. Yay!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Arita Restaurant in Metz, France


I've been looking forward to eating in the Korean-Japanese restaurant, Arita, in Metz, France. I'd heard about it a couple of years ago, but I didn't know where it was located and eventually put it somewhere in the back of my head. Since we moved to Metz in August 2016, I've been taking the bus and walking in the streets of Metz regularly. One day, I was walking from the bus station to Place Saint Louis, saw the Arita sign and just couldn't get it out of my head.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar


On day 3 of our Qatar vacation, we decided to head to the Museum of Islamic Art. I personally love museums! Unfortunately, my husband, MR, isn't exactly a fan of museums, which is just one more point that make us completely different from each other. But hey, don't they say opposites have a way of attracting each other ... ???

Friday, April 14, 2017

English Sunday Roast


We've been thinking about going to London for a weekend escapade lately. MR hasn't been there yet, but with his Filipino passport, we have to file a visa in Paris weeks before actually going. It's a bit of a hassle with our busy schedule, but there's really no way around it. We'll just have to see.

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