jeudi 29 octobre 2009

Street fruits

Ha Noi, Vietnam, February 2009
Cuối tuần này em sẽ đi Hà Nội...
Funny how women tend to do the heavy work here. While generally xe om drivers and shoe shiners are men, street fruit vendors and (manual) garbage collector are usually women.

mercredi 28 octobre 2009


Mui Ne, Vietnam, March 2009
Un vent solaire sur les hanches, du jus de pêche sur les jambes...

mardi 27 octobre 2009


Ilocos Sur, Philippines, July 2009

lundi 26 octobre 2009


Ilocos Sur, Philippines, July 2009

mardi 20 octobre 2009

Coup de coeur

Thanks to my friend Pierre, I have discovered a website with fabulous, beautiful pictures from a lady called Vivian Maier. The kind of pictures that blows you away. Sweet, funny, sharp, amazing... Littéralement, un coup de coeur.

"The website was created in dedication to the photographer Vivian Maier, a street photographer from the 1950s - 1970s. Vivian's work was discovered at an auction here in Chicago where she lived for 50 years but was originally a native to France. Her discovered work includes over 40,000 mostly medium format negatives. Born February 1, 1926 and passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2009."

John Maloof, who has acquired the pictures and has kindly set up the website to share them is a photographer as well:

lundi 19 octobre 2009

The city which name cannot be pronounced

Edinburgh, Scotland, November 2005
Back to Vietnam: it's funny how Vietnamese are used to leave their front door open. Anywhere you go in Vietnam, the front door leading to the living room will usually be wide open. Even though I live in a building, my Vietnamese neighbors still do the same (and also still sing karaoke at the top of their lungs). But I do not mind it actually. I am surprised how much I have become much less sensitive to noise since I started living in Vietnam.
- or perhaps, I have already gone deaf...

jeudi 15 octobre 2009

Chunky God

Museum of Danang, Vietnam, March 2009
One of the statues in the Danang Museum with the curvy, joyful and dancing gods. It was nice to see a religion where the gods seem to have a blast. Work seems to be calming down a bit, nice feeling.

samedi 10 octobre 2009

Eh beh, em o dau ?

Saigon, Vietnam, October 2009
Ouf, rassurée. Dans mes heures perdues, je pourrai lire Marc Levy en vietnamien (et découvrir où se cache la em).

jeudi 8 octobre 2009


Angkor, Kampuchia, January 2009
Running after time flying.

lundi 5 octobre 2009

samedi 3 octobre 2009

Morning Dreaming

Vigan, Philippines, July 2009
Instead of a two week holiday in the Philippines with my sister, a working week-end in Saigon.
Though instead of reading Vietnamese tax law, am reading an article with beautiful pictures of the the Gobi desert, "where the sky seems to swallow you"...

jeudi 1 octobre 2009

Sau cơn mưa trời lại sáng

HCMC, Vietnam, September 2009
After the rain, comes the sun!