Expect the Unexpected

22 Oct

Last time I promised that I’d come back and explain all the mess I’ve gotten my self into…  So, here I am. The last three weeks have been a roller coaster of emotions, confusion, and a lot of internal debates that led me to where I’m standing today. Here’s the explanation:

I’ve been in Paris for nearly 2 months now and everything is really, really good but not quite perfect. Ever since I got here I’ve been struggling to feel completely comfortable with the idea of being an Au Pair and Continue reading


Tourist French Resident

8 Oct


I’ve been m.i.a for a while now and I have tons to write about because so much has happened in the last 10 days. However, I haven’t fully wrapped my mind around everything and I’m still a bit shocked and confused so words just don’t come fluently to me when I’m trying to write. Continue reading

Zombie Week

22 Sep


Sunday night, end of another week, a though one I must say. I’m just getting over a cold that started on Monday morning and kept me all week feeling like a zombie and looking hangovered and under slept. I went to a roller coaster of different emotions while I spent my mornings watching movies in pjs with a box of kleenex and a cup of tea. I felt homesick, I wanted to make chicken soup, I didn’t have the ingredients in my fridge, I missed my mom, I wanted to watch movies with my house keeper, I cried.  Continue reading

Pop Art Lovin’.

15 Sep



Yesterday I went to Centre Pompideu to see Roy Lichtenstein’s pop art exhibition. For those who have never been to the Pompideu you definitely should when you come to Paris. I’t the most strange, random, and cool building ever and I’m pretty sure that the architect was on drugs when he designed it.  Continue reading

Loner Sunday and Handsome Men

13 Sep

Last Sunday I woke up late after a long night of partying at Showcase, took a shower, put on a dress, and did what I always do when I don’t like what I see in the mirror: put on some red lipstick! The thing about red lipstick is that even if it doesn’t make you feel pretty it always makes you feel classy, and sometimes that’s all you need. I grabbed my sunglasses, my camera, and my book and I rushed out to do what I do best… Being by myself in a place I’ve never been before, only in the company of my Nikon and my headphones.

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Who am I and what the hell am I doing here?

13 Sep

Quai_D'Orsay_ParisAfter 2 weeks of working I can call myself officially an Au Pair, I think. I wake up early, watch cartoons with my little monster, braid her hair, wash her teeth and give her a kiss before mommy takes her to school. I spend the rest of my mornings doing irrelevant activities like window shopping, passing too much time at the metro, and wandering like a lost tourist in the streets of Paris. Continue reading

Goodbye Mexico, Hello Paris.

10 Sep


For better understanding of my arrival in Paris and the emotional rollercoaster that was involved in it I’d like to summarize my last few days in Mexico. One of my brothers persuaded me to buy a Standby plane ticket because it was a very cheap deal and blah, blah, blah… learn from my experience and NEVER do this if you want to maintain your piece of mind, there’s nothing like knowing the exact Continue reading

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