How to become a “reformed” Parisian in life?

Last weekend, I went to the theater to see a stand-up comedy called “How to become a Parisian in one hour?” By Olivier Giraud. The jokes were circled around the stereotypes of a Parisian. With reflection, I have the following suggestions how to transform those stereotypes. 1) Demanding: We can start with ourselves and do […]

My Blog : A Lesser Known Quality of an Astronaut

Recently the subject of space mission has become very popular in France as the French astronaut Thomas Pesquet started his 6-month mission in space since 22-April-2021. Out of curiosity, I read a bit more about the criteria of being an astronaut. Actually, besides the more known elements such as intelligence, knowledge in science, fluency in […]

My Blog : Life after Covid-19?

What will life be after Covid-19? It is a BIG question for many people in particular with the hope that the crisis may be behind us soon (perhaps in the summer the earliest) as the vaccination continues on globally. Personally, what will you do first when the crisis becomes less severe? Traveling abroad? Change your […]

My Blog : Time for New Year’s Resolution

Happy New Year to all. Yes, it is time for new year’s resolution. It is not too late. I would like to share the following points. 1) Be ambitious but stay realistic. 2) Understand the motivation for your goals. 3) Break your objectives into steps. 4) Stay flexible and modify your objectives if necessary during […]

Making the Impossible Possible

Like many people today, I am astonished and surprised with great joy that the vaccine for Covid-19 made by Pfizer has arrived in some countries and will start in France soon. Despite the certainty regarding a few aspects of the vaccine, it is in general good news. To me, it was a miracle that the […]

A New Job

I passed my first month at new job today – YES!!! I am very happy and will continue to adapt, contribute and learn at this new job. One point that I think is important on keeping oneself motivated is to align some elements of the new job with your own personality and preference. For example, […]

Courses at the swimming pool

I have recently joined a gym in my neighborhood. I go there primarily to swim almost every day. Before signing up, I visited the gym and the staff pointed out to me that there is only a steam room for ladies, but not for men. I thought it was not a big deal. After a […]

A 111-euro lesson

Last Saturday, I missed my train from Paris to Bergerac due to a problem with my phone. I could not retrieve my train ticket from my phone. Consequently, I paid 111 euros for a new ticket for another train 30 minutes later. Upon reflection, I have learned a few lessons. #1) Don’t ignore warning signs […]