Archive for July, 2009

Mami fait un doigt

In about a month time I’ll be 26… Which means that from now on I will tick the 25 + box, or even worse the 25 to 40 box… Getting older doesn’t really bother me. Wait. It does actually!

It terrifies me.

The other day, during my nightmarish trip back from France I was reading Cosmopolitan. Cosmopolitan, a magazine aiming at young women between 18 and 25 and of which my 23-year old colleague tells me: “Oh, I wasn’t even reading Cosmopolitan anymore at University..!” Ouch. So I was reading it and came across an article I really liked:

Am I really showing my age?

At what time are we stopping to be a young adult to just become an adult? I think it is more an attitude problem, you can be 16, 26, 29, 54, 76, you are old when:

  • You spell all the worlds in a text message.
  • You have to tick the 25 + box in every form you have to fill. And it hurts.
  • When you pretend you are 22 for a laugh, and people really laugh.
  • There are more and more people younger than you.
  • Your best friend got married/pregnant/divorced.
  • You don’t know who Miley Cirus is.
  • The guys in the streets don’t say to you anymore: “Psst, shit, weed, x,..” when you walk by.
  • Johnny Depp is a mature man.
  • You”re too old to become top model, singer, ballet dancer or star.
  • Your friends are all in serious relationships.
  • So are you.
  • You find babies cute.
  • You think that babies who cry are moving.

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granny power

As you can see, I’m back. I hadn’t left really but I had no inspiration whatsoever. Nothing really funny or witty or even interesting happened those last three weeks or so. I was very busy at work, under a lot of pressure also, which, after thought was put on me by myself… {sigh}

I’m also back from a week holidays in south-west France. I had an absolute fantastic time!!

Women Power!!!

But I love you too Tonton 🙂

Anyway, this, just to say I’m back, and planning to post more in the coming weeks and months!

Take care.

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* Title of an article in today’s Daily Telegraph.


Well, now, isn’t it a bit exaggerated? Everything, I think, has been blown out way out of proportion. Listen to that.

According to the Daily Telegraph,

Only the election of President Barack Obama to the White House eclipsed the death of the ‘King of Pop’ at the age of 50, research by Global Language Monitor (GLM) found.

Jackson’s death received more coverage than the Iraq War, 9/11 and the global financial meltdown, last year’s Beijing Olympics, Hurricane Katrina, the death of Pope John Paul II and the Tsunami.

The newspaper which is one of the two newspaper of records in the UK (the other one being The Times), goes on reporting that Michael Jackson’s memorial concert is one of the biggest Internet and television events ever. EVER.

That, I have to say really buggers me. Michael Jackson’s death received bigger coverage than 9/11? You must be joking me. This unfortunately shows very well the poor state our world is in. Pop Idols, singers, actors’ whereabouts are more likely to receive media attention than political crisis, revolutions, earthquakes and any major disaster in general. One thing though really made me laugh when today I read about “poor” Mariah Carey whose new album release made a flop – again, for the second time in a row, due to a bigger event happening. Her last album has been released on the day of Michael Jackson’s death. The precedent one was released on 11th September 2001…

I’m sorry but THAT is bad luck!

By the way does anyone know what’s happening in Iran right now?

I find the whole thing slightly gagging and indecent. And it was everywhere! Every channel had to cover it, there was no way of watching anything else, or escape the grotesque ceremony. Apparently the BBC received 473 complaints about its coverage of the Michael Jackson funeral and memorial service:

– 91 of the calls were specifically about the “excessive” coverage, 47 complained about the scheduling changes and the rest expressed concerns about tone of the reporting.

– BBC 1, BBC 2, BBC News channel and international BBC News World all covered the event at some extent. That’s not news cover anymore that’s called making profit.

And last week, the BBC received 748 complaints over its ‘wall-to-wall’ coverage of the death of the singer.

Now why don’t we focus on Sarkozy’s new law proposal. Should French people be able to shop on a Sunday? That, my friend is THE real question. 🙂

I personaly think that he should focus on getting the shops to open on a Monday morning! France must be the only country in Europe where you can’t get your baguette on a Monday morning…

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