Sunday, May 31, 2015
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Just when I thought I was full from dinner, we found ourselves by the shop, Coffeeserie, on our way back to the parking. I swear I heard my stomach complain just a tiny bit, but there was no way I could just walk by and not stop to get anything. I've been hearing a lot about Coffeeserie on social networks and the photos of their desserts have always been mouthwatering. Walking in the streets of France is almost paradise for foodies with the delicious French delicacies on display, but Coffeeserie specializes in non-French desserts a.k.a Cupcakes. I don't know about the rest of France, but that ain't so common to find in the streets of Metz. I couldn't help but think of the cupcake craze a couple years ago in the Philippines and the United States and wondered if it was finally coming to France.
Tomorrow is Mother's Day in France, which is celebrated a couple of weeks after the Philippines and the United States. So I've pretty much been receiving greetings from friends and families for the past week and I thought I would return the favour tomorrow.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Another long weekend. This month of May has been real good, but like they say "all good things must come to an end". June will be looonnnggggg! Back to regular programming, back to 6 days work weeks. I console myself thinking that after June, it is July and August a.k.a. the summer vacation months. Yayyy!!! As I sit here in my office typing away, I can't help but look out the window that's on my right. I see green trees,colourful flowers, the yellow sun shining, and occasionally one or two neighbors walking around town. I see Spring. When I think back to the winter, I am glad that it's over. Although, I am a bit sad about the food. Because some of the best food I have is usually during the winter - especially Soups!
Friday, May 22, 2015
I've been in France for 3 years now. How time flies ... In the past years, a lot has changed. At first, it was difficult to adjust, especially the first year and with the passing of my father, but these days I think we are doing well. MR has a good stable job and I am loving what I do. Although, speaking English all day and having American colleagues make me miss a lot. Back in the Philippines, the American influence was pretty quite evident, as seen by the gazillion number of McDonald's and products available. Here, it's another story. The nearest McDonald's is an hour away! And forget about American products. Which is why I thought I would go online to find answers to my problems and I did with My Little America.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Last December, I stumbled upon some Razor Clams or Couteaux, like they say in France, in the supermarket. I was surprised to see these for sale as we don't exactly live near any body of water. But the fishmonger assured me that these babies were fresh and it didn't take more to convince me. December is a pretty nice month for seafood-lovers like us because with the festivities there is suddenly more seafood available (like manila clams, littlenecks clams, cockles, oysters, sea urchins .... ) on the market.
Friday, May 15, 2015
I wasn't lying when I said we would be back at Villa Roma in Morhange, France. Although I didn't think it would be this soon. But yeah, exactly one week after MR tried Villa Roma (click here for the post) for the first time we were back again at the same place and at the same table. I'd like to say it was a lazy Saturday night, but who am I kidding?! There's no excuse - we just love Villa Roma!!!
If yesterday I wrote about a place I like to go to when I am at work (click here for the post), today I thought I would post about a place close to home. This isn't the first time I wrote about Villa Roma in Morhange, France (click here and here) and truthfully it probably won't be the last time either. I can't stop gushing about this place!
Thursday, May 14, 2015
It's Thursday morning and it's the start of yet another long weekend. Yay! I could definitely get used to this. Although I probably shouldn't because next week is going to be a very busy one again. So today is a public holiday because it is Ascension, celebrated forty days after Easter. We are eating lunch at my sister's house and I thought I would squeeze in some time to update the blog.
Friday, May 8, 2015
This month of May is looking up to be really good. After months of non-stop working and having 1-day weekends, it looks like I'm going to have some free time for myself. Because good news - we have a couple of public holidays this month which of course shortens the work week. After the long weekend of last week, I am currently enjoying another one. Aw gosh, I didn't realize how much I missed sleeping in!
Saturday, May 2, 2015
This week's a good one. And we just had to celebrate. My husband, MR, after a year and a half of working in France has finally signed a CDI work contract. A CDI is a contrat a durée indeterminée or essentially an open-ended contract, or a permanent employee contract. It is quite a big deal in France because it facilitates a lot of things, like the purchase of a new car, a house, or filing a visa for travels. We are beyond ecstatic and I know MR deserves it. He is a reliable, motivated, and hard-working employee!