Citizen of the world…

October 15, 2008

Haribo c’est beau la vie !

Filed under: Uncategorized — emimizolie @ 11:58 am

Here is the dream of many children… But you know what ? Today it’s miiiiiiiiiine !!!

A friend of mine and one of my sisters sent me this week an amount of candies that are not produced here!

For you to realise the scale on the pictures, I put a pair of (wonderful) shoes on it, so you can figure, how huge it is !

Ahahahan, you can see that they insisted on the Dragibus, Schtroumph and Crocodiles ! You know me so well !

The best in the story ? I don’t have to share ! You all are in France and I am in America ! Too bad !!! Is that the American dream ? I’m in ! oooo yeahhhhhh !

( You can notice that the shape represents an explosion of candies! )


Saturday Night Live

Filed under: Politics,TV shows — emimizolie @ 12:36 am

Those videos are hilarious ! Have a look !

Tina Fey plays wonderfully the role of Sarah Palin. Given the recent “exploits” of that latter, the exageration is very slight !

The first link refers to an interview Palin got and the second one is a caricature of Sarah Palin again, yet with Hilary Clinton.

When Apple “bites” you…

Filed under: Technology — emimizolie @ 12:09 am

As most of you know now, I’m leaving not physically (not yet!) but at least spiritually the dark side that Windows is! The most I learn from Mac, the most I literally melt for it!

Few days ago, I spent nothing less than 2 hours and half in the 5th Ave. MacStore, working on my user’s experience on a MacBook and enjoying the ease-of-use wave that keeps submerging me since a few months now.

Apple hit me once again today when I discovered the new range of notebook it released today. Although, it’s pretty obvious that I don’t have enough experience to compare the different versions, watching the Steve Jobs today’s keynote was almost enough to convince me!

Have a glance there:

The Mac’s Genesis is quite impressive even for a layman like me! I just have to remember how painful it is to carry my laptop in my school bag to understand the importance of those advances!

Of course, I’m not only referring to its weight. They add some features such as a fresh-invented graphic processors called GeForce 9400M ( yes I know what it is and its purpose, thank you!), an LED screen that contributes to better graphic performances, a new trackpad with glass surface and 4 new fingers’ functions, an illuminated keyboard ( much more important than you think !), and so on!

Even though my pc’s performances are not bad, its regular or about-to crashes scare me enough to wish a MacBook. No really, using a Mac is less stressful and the pleasure is greater, even more with the new versions. Far away from me the venture to influence you (:p) to switch for Mac, but if you get the opportunity, go into a MacStore to tease some of their products and you will see by yourself. Don’t make me start talking about their by-products as the Time Capsule for instance !!!

Staying in Apple releases, I’m not really convinced by the new Ipods Nano Chromatic. Although I like its general shape, its gaping screen gives to it a funny allure. I won’t give up mine, still number one in my heart!

September 30, 2008

A moment…

Filed under: Home — emimizolie @ 11:38 pm

This place gets all its magic at a specific moment of the day. While the afternoon reaches its very end. While the sun is not up anymore but didn’t start setting yet. While the diffused daylight’s brightness is not aggressive but soft and smooth. The pond down my garden marks the end of the propriety. Its twists and turns follow the shape of a mere zig-and-zag. Bends are not too tight, not too wide. During summer, on the surface of water, sterile water lilies gather in circle factions that let appear only few plots of water. I am usually sitting in the middle of the slope that leads to the shore. That spot opens on an ample sight that is surrounded by trees, hedges and wild herbs which protect it as a secret from stranger’s indiscreet glances. On both left and right side, two weeping willows vent their long, thin and speckled branches whose movements are transformed by the wind in voluptuous caresses. On the edge of the pond that gives birth to the water, the soil is covered by different varieties of mint and wild flowers. All over in the air are spread flowers perfumes married with the fresh and spicy aroma of peppermint. That scent is so concentrated that you can almost feel its taste in your mouth which make the moment even more delicious! Whatever the season, the grass is always dense and thick with a deep green color which intensifies the feeling of calm and coziness. When it has just been cut, the natural scent of grass adds itself to the already present floral fragrances. From time to time, the silence is shortly and melodiously broken by the “plop, plop, plop” made by fish in the water. Every senses are awaken and for once, by the fact of the nature rather than aggressions from cities. Lying down on the grass, a feeling of fulfillment invades my mind, my spirit, my soul. I don’t desire anything anymore, I am not even thinking. My body is at rest. Problems, annoyances, humanity are outside the natural fence build to protect my little cozy heaven. I am in Normandy. I am at home.

I took that picture after that moment… at the twilight.

September 27, 2008

Prosciutto di Parma, Cheese et Vin Français

Filed under: Uncategorized — emimizolie @ 11:56 am

Enjoying pleasures of life is all art. But being able to transform the ordinary into extraordinary is also art and not so easy for everybody.

A Margaux ” Chateau des Carabins” 2005, a Roquefort Société, an infamous goat cheese and Prosciutto di Parma plus a touch of magic, transform a not-so-special night into a great evening of laugh and savour!

This is how life should be! A smell of old clothes that have been forgotten in a closet, a strong taste that would wake-up Frankenstein, and a Rouge Bordeaux that smiles to your lips and eyes.

If that life is perfect, we are listening to Puccini in background !

Materialistic people are wrong to be so. However, it’s never to late to find your own form of art and to perform it !

August 27, 2008

Jetlag and late thoughts.

Filed under: Feelings — emimizolie @ 3:11 am

Tonight, was my first night in my home. Intead of enjoying my wide-cozy bed, I’m writting on my blog coz of jetlag and also because i’m worried for someone.

That person is leaving through something that could also happen to me. Hmm… maybe it already does…

Studying abroad, leaving family for a long time is hard because when you come back, you feel like you are not at home… neither in the country where you have been leaving for a little while. When you are back, everything changed during your absence. Your friends moved on, took the turn in their life like you did when you took the decision to leave… But then you realise that everything is different and so, despite the joy you get of being home, you feel like not belonging to that place anymore…Your mood goes from happiness to depression without any relevant reasons.

I arrived few hours ago in my place, land of refuge and neutrality, full of appeasement, full of excitment to see people that I ” left behind ” … However, when i put my key in the lock… I felt like I was not really at home. Having this little feeling of something you know that it is here in spite of trying to refute its commanding presence.

It’s a little destabilizing. When you leave, you are full of motivation and hopes toward your dream of studying abroad. You know where you are going and why you want to do that. The good that will come out. So this is what I want to remember when I will feel homesick and that I want you to remember too.

Go through the storm, never give up. Don’t loose your self-confidence nor the trust you got in your dream. I guess this is a logic ordeal we have to handle. This is part of our way down the stream of life. It challenges your ability to stay in a place that is not yours, it makes you stronger to face life…Yes, life is also a fight, not only an enchanted river I, personally, like to navigate on. This ordeal is not the only one you will get to know, I’m sure fate is already concocting a lot of other just for you ! But through years, you start being able to handle them. Sometimes, you cannot get rid off somes thus, you learn from them and how to cohabitate with.

In few years, when you will have a glance on that period of your life, the fact that you overcame those difficulties when you could have simply give up is what will give you the force to overcame the ones that are coming. You will think to yourself : “I can do it, I already did. I’m unstoppable! ” (Little wink ! I needed to borrow your word ! )

Moreover, you won’t have to leave with the regret that you could have done it. Don’t get fucked by life. Fuck the life, bite it with all your teeth, overcame ordeals it puts on your path and get stronger than ever.

Being what you are is your best asset but it’s is also your curse because challenges you will meet will be as high as your genius is. It’s mathematic ! You have weaknesses ? Great ! This is what keeps you human ! I know everything push you to not come back in NY but don’t use them as a reason to abandon. Nothing is unsolvable you told me once.

Here is your painting. I want you to remember who you are.

August 21, 2008

The night in museum 2

Filed under: New York — emimizolie @ 5:53 am

This is also why I love New York… Even if you go out just for a walk, you never know what you gonna see. Yesterday night, I was in the area of the Museum of Natural History when suddenly….( ahahah suspens !) I saw a big plane in the middle of the road… In New York ! Believe me people, even if NYC have seen its Brooklyn Bridge destroyed by Godzilla, this is quite unusual !

A dream that comes true !!

All around the plane, I could see four or five dozen of people agitating their little grey cells around Ben Stiller.  They were in the middle of a shooting for his new movie : The night in Museum 2.

Acutally I hadn’t even seen the first one so whatever. But that was funny to see…

Explosion in NYC

Filed under: New York — emimizolie @ 5:34 am

Even though I have seen a few explosions in my life, I will never get used to it especially when It’s happening in the middle of a big city as New York !

Yesterday, a car literally explosed in the middle of the 6th avenue and 54th st.

An opaque cloud of smoke invaded the avenue as well as a bad smell of burned tire.

Then, the firemen arrived and took care of the situation in no time. I don’t know if the driver was still inside the car or not… That thought kept sticked on my mind all day…  It’s ”funny” how memories from the past can simply jump on you through unexpected events or just from everyday life scenes…

Anyway, that was the first time I saw firemen in real action instead of seeing them burning trafic lights with these brain-mashing sirens.

August 16, 2008

Goodbye Brooklyn Heights

Filed under: New York — emimizolie @ 4:51 am

Today was my last day in Kaplan Aspect and so, tonight is my last night in Brooklyn Heights… I’m actually sad to live this place that was really nice to live at. This pics shows the Montague st and to be more accurate, ”La Traviata Cafe”, which makes the best pasta ever !

This is how the end of august is goint to be for me:

From now till August 24th : I’m with my mom and sis (#4) in Manhattan.

From August 25th to 31st : I’ll seal my red wine thirst   (Hmmm, I can already feel the first drop of that elixir on my taste buds !)  and satisfy my craving for a delectable-unpasteurized-stincky-sticky french cheese in  France… (where else  ? )

September 1st : I go back to NY and move in my new residence

September 2nd : First day in MCNY ( I already get the shake !)

August 9, 2008

Chez Serge

Filed under: Food — emimizolie @ 7:59 pm

Yesterday night, I had dinner with some friends in a french restaurant. God, I almost forgot how good it was to be french ! This is only the second time I eat french food since I arrived in America. I should do that more often

Let me share my menu with you !

Apetizer : Snails or Escargots !

Main plate : Mussels mariniere with french fries

Dessert : Chocolate mousse with Creme caramel ( I couldn’t choose between both ! )

That moment was close to what someone called once ” Heaven” !!

ooooooooo I almost forgot the little touch that got all it’s importance : The french warm and crunchy baguette  with french creamy butter !

The simple fact of writting these words makes me about to faint!


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