Category Archives: France

Homemade Food in Montpellier

This is my Airbnb host's oil free air fryer (which he said was a French invention.) It's also common in North America, but in NY and Toronto, I have only seen people frying frozen food. My host hand cut organic … Continue reading

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Late Post: Haircut in France

I was struggling between getting a haircut on a random day in Montpellier before the Lunar New Year or getting it afterwards in Spain on a supposedly good day according to the Lunar calendar. My dearest dad, who knows me the … Continue reading

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Celebrating Lunar New Year in Montpellier

I thought I would spend Lunar New Year alone like last Christmas. However, a few days before the new year, my Airbnb host invited me to go to a potluck party at their friends’. So, I extended my stay in … Continue reading

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Lunar New Year’s Eve

Have been swamped with work and didn't realize that tonight is Lunar New Year's Eve. Luckily I could still prepare a decent meal for myself from what I gathered in the fridge. I personally think that fish is the most … Continue reading

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French Local Culture

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My Airbnb Host from Talence and I

I said goodbye to Caroline, my Airbnb host from Talence, with mixed feelings. It was a mixture of shame, confusion and gratitude. I didn’t like Caroline in the beginning. My first impression of her was that she’s a stingy, divorced 42-year-old mom … Continue reading

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Happy King’s Day

Happy King’s Day!!! Photo taken on Jan 2, 2017, in the office with my colleagues and couronne des rois, king’s cake French style.

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