Degrees of separation


Alessandro Del Piero is the reason I’m a Juventus fan. In the 90s, he was all my cousin could talk about after spending a couple of years in Rome. I knew rien about football at the time but his name planted itself firmly in my 11-year-old brain.

I knew better after watching him in the Champions League before Calciopoli, the 2006 World Cup which Italy won, the grueling years that followed the scandal, and the 2011-2012 scudetto campaign. After the recent move to Sydney, he is still the bandiera of Juventus to me. I love the current Juventus, yes, and other legends too, but he will always be synonymous to the club.

Now, let’s stray a little from that. As I mentioned in the previous post, my friend Shatsy spent the summer in Paris. Everyday, she posted photos of her walks around the city. It was like watching a documentary, haha, but a fun one.

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Postcards from France


I love getting snail mail. So, you can imagine how wonderful my day started when my uncle handed me these two postcards at breakfast. Bonjour, indeed!

The Paris postcard is from my friend, Shatsy, who spent the last month in the city with her brother and his family. Of course, it has to be one of La Tour as she posed for pictures with it everyday while she was there. Magnifique!

The collage of Bretagne is from my student, Maryse. I love that it’s not of just one scene, but in fact, some of the famous sights there–La pointe des Espagnols, Brest, La Recouvrance, Plougonvelin, Les Tas de Pois, Plougastel-Daoulas, Le Faou, Le Trez-Hir, Landévennec, Le pont d’Iroise, Le Conquet, Logonna-Daoulas, and La pointe Saint-Mathieu. Just lovely, really. I hope to visit these places in the future.

Merci, mes amies, for making this girl very happy today!