24 avril 2009

French Consulate in London

You all know that before ou start working for Mac Donald's or any other outlet dealing with clients and customers, when you are training to be a cashier at Carrefour or Waitrose, one of the main teaching is SMILE.
Smile to your clients, be polite, welcoming and do your best to help them.

I suppose that before being hired at the French Consulate in London, civil servants are taught just the opposite.
-Don't smile
-Try to be as rude as you can do to your customers.
-Do your best to be as unpleasant as possible.
-Let them forget that you are supposed to be at their service, paid by the people of France, and impose upon them an attitude of superiority, you are the civil servants working at the French Consulate of London after all, and they are here to demand some service to you, a new passport for example, and the customer must understand that you are kind enough to do the work for them.

14 avril 2009


On part en expedition, chapeau, creme solaire et lotion anti-moustique.
Bien equipee, quand meme, la jungle, on ne marche plus a travers les herbes et les plantes, les sangsues aimaient bien trop nos mollets dodus, on se promene maintenant sur des pontons en planches.

Ah, cette photo n'est pas sortie a sa place, nous survolons le Mont Kinabalu, la plus haute montagne de Malaisie, un mont equatorial.
Les orangs utan, les hommes de la foret en Bahasa Malaysia profitent de ce que les hommes de la ville viennent leur donner des fruits et des bambous de canne a sucre pour venir prendre un petit en cas.
Ce sont des orangs utan rehabilites, ils ont ete sauves tout petits, et remis progressivement en liberte dans leur habitat naturel.
Quand ils sont definitivement adaptes a la foret, certains ne reviennent jamais.
Mais beaucoup gardent l'habitude des hommes, ils ont tous un prenom, ce sont surtout des femelles, les jeunes meres viennent montrer leur nouveau ne avec fierte.

Ils connaissent l'heure de la distribution des friandises e tne la manque jamais.
D'autres singes, souvent des macaques, qui eux n'ont jamais ete rehabilites ni meme habitues a l'homme en prefitent pour leur chiper de la nourriture et se faire photographier sans complexe.

09 avril 2009

Lankayan Island, Sulu sea, South China Sea

Il y a tres peu de temps, je ne connaissais pas l'existence de la mer de Sulu.

The sea is rough, the trip last almost three hours instead in the one and a half expected, the boat has to slow down, children are sick, the little one give back to the sea his chocolate ice cream he had while waiting to leave Sandakan jetty, we all just don't want to get there anymore, Rosa a fellow diver is persuaded the boat is going to capsize.

At last, a tiny round island appears in the deep blue sea, on the jetty the staff is greeting us with cherry welcoming wishes.
As soon as he sets foot on the jetty Nicolas feels better, hand in hand, we walk joyfully along the wooden jetty when

the first shark come along to see who are the new guests on his island.
Nicolas is not sick anymore and we are all very exited.
Exited indeed and all for the good.
This is Paradise here, even the waitress name is Angel and we get miracles all the time.
A turtle lay her eggs, early in the morning while we were all sleeping, under our chalet,

104 heavy tennistable eggs.

Blak tip fin sharks are playing around us when we walk along the beach.

It is also called the reef shark, It lives around coral reefs. It is fairly harmless, but has been known to bite people wading in shallow water.
Good we weren't aware of that at hat moment, because we were always wading in shallow water.
I am not showing off my new fins too long, I am in a hurry to swimm with the green turtle.
Two clown fishes are hiding and playing in the anemones, a lonely lionfish hides behind a pier at the jetty.

The sting ray shows herself to Anna and Jacques, I didn't get to admire it.
Look at the corral white color of the sand.

Monsieur Garden couldn't get out of the water, he is usually not very kean at swimming.

It is like swimmming in a giant aquarium, thousands of small and big fishes are looking for food, bright greens, shiny blues, striped, alone or in big groups, they are a marvellous views to remember forever.

01 avril 2009


Mr Garden computer which I am using when we are travelling just went off yesterday, of course just when I opened it to update my blog at last.
We went to the shop, it started back again but then without any prior notice Dear Hubby decided to let it a the Doctor for a complete check up while we are away to East Malaysia, visiting Sabah, have a chat with the ourang outang, and a swim with the colorful little fishes at Sandakan Island.
If he had told me I could have saved March pictures on my USB hardware for a post today, so now, I managed to get Julien's computer at home while he is playing golf with his daddy, but I have no photos, and won't plug on internet for a week at least, then will come back with a truck load of photos and probably won't have time to blog for quite sometimes....aaaahhhhhhhhdifficult life.

Je suis un pirate, I am a pirate, youpii, photos from yesterday, at the KLCC Aquaria were still in my camera.
j'ai meme pas peur du tyranausaurus rex, I'm not scared of T Rex (Science Center)

I'm not scared of the white shark, j'ai meme pas peur du requin blanc

On n'a meme pas peur des pyrannas, not even scared of pyrannas
Et les etoiles de mer sont nos copines, star fishes are our friends
A la cantine de l'ecole je montre fierement les deux recompenses que je viens de recevoir en classe.
I am showing off my two rewards

L'ordi de Monsieur Garden s'est soudainement mis en panne hier, alors que j'avais le temps et la ferme intention de mettre a jour mon blog, et je n'ai pas eu le temps de sauvegarder les photos de mars sur mon dique dur externe, qui est fait pour ca, je n'ai donc pas les photos de la fete du Printemps a l'ecole Internationale de Jacques et Nicolas.
Donc nous sommes alles chez docteur IT Planet de One Utama, la, l'ordi s'est bien remis en route, mais Mr Garden a decide, de le laisser sous surveillance pendant une semaine, pendant notre voyage au Sabah, en Malaisie de l'Est, pendant qu'on va discuter le coup avec les Orang Outangs et les petits poissons du cote de Sandakan.
Je vais rentrer avec des kilogsbites de photos et je me demande bien quand je vais avoir l'occasion de partager mes voyages avec le reste du monde
Encore une fois, la valise est prete, et je suis folle de joie a l'idee de partir pour une expedition lointaine avec mes petits enfants qui sont eux aussi sur les starting blocks.