a journey to find home
Since Sept. 18

lille – ottawa – montréal – Saïgon

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( N. ) Val-d’Oise, in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, Île-de-France region My first time to Paris last December wasn’t that all impressive, and the gloomy weather didn’t make it feel any better. But the only few positive notes I could remember were the beautifully-written English novel that I purchased at Shakespeare and Company, the…

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Spices have this magical ability to make everything feel like home. Sweets that are the most mouthwatering, are the ones that one can smell and taste a little bit of cinnamon as it creates this territory where everything around us no longer seems to matter, like everything stops existing for just a fragment of a…

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One does not need to see an image through their eyes. We tend to say that more in a poetic sense, but not so much in a realistic one as we are certainly doubtful to see someone with a visual impairment, who chooses to take a course in The Semiotics of Images, probably the right…

Lille

*Dream in Eb by Rand Aldo Welcome to the start of the second national lockdown in France! It feels strange to say that I have been through two lockdowns since the beginning of March, only in two different continents. It feels completely different from what I read on the news and especially from all the…

Alice

*The Faun’s Dream by Olivia Belli Dear Alice, It’s been over a month since I left my beloved city. It’s been over a month since I arrived in this new land where the idea of home has to be reconstructed from scratch. It’s been over a month since I left everything behind for this new…

Phở in Alsace

So my fall exchange got cancelled. I was very excited after submitting my application. I was so excited about having my visa in late spring, getting on that plane in August, travelling to an unfamiliar territory, immersing myself into a different culture and speaking another language. It was a little scary to be frank, but…

Presently

I was supposed to write this before NYE, but I finished work pass midnight, so I guess maybe now would be the right time to start writing this. There are so many things that I want to write about this year, but there’s one thing in particular that I have to talk about that relates…

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