Les réparations en Chine.

Mon grand-père veut toujours tout faire lui-même. Il veut couper son bois de chauffage, faire ses travaux dans la maison (en résultent des marches de 30 centimètres d’altitude), distiller son cidre et réparer tout ce qui est mécaniquement et électroniquement approchable. Que n’ai-je prié pour qu’il débarque sur son cheval blanc pour réparer le four…

Recycling seniors

I sipped an americano as the remnants of typhoon Merenti passed by. Through the steaming window I saw this man well into his seventies carrying a dozen polystyrene boxes, all hanging from the two ends of a stick hoisted on his shoulders. He was leaning forward and walking slowly. My cozy armchair lost some of…

Détergents, femmes et bicarbonate de soude.

  ***Pour ceux qui recherchent une recette de détergent à lessive efficace et à coût quasi-nul, aller au bas de l’article. For those rather hasty to get to the quick and easy recipe, go to the end of the article *** Dans mon cercle de connaissances, la lessive conventionnelle n’a pas la meilleure des réputations,…

4 Rs and the ten items you can easily replace!

We all want it quick and simple in life. Quick meals, quick drinks to rush to work, in China quick takeaway breakfast in the office. Light, compact packs and individual doses of everything. I’m not denouncing whether our products are tasty, handy, healthy or not (another topic). The main problem is with the afterlife of…

Xiamen – Deuxième jour

Levés tard, nous ne nous attendons pas à la masse de monde au port de transit vers Gulanyu, île située en face de Xiamen. La foule grouille dans chaque recoin et la notion de file d’attente est ajustée : il y un sens aller et un sens de sortie, mais les gens ne font pas la…

Xiamen – The Gate of the Grand Mansion

We arrived late and couldn’t catch a  glimpse of Fuzhou province’s greenness along the rail tracks. The air felt warmer, slightly damper than Ningbo’s, and a thin mist was surrounding most of the city, rendering it barely visible from the nearby islets. Past midnight, we collapsed on the bed of our blue room. Kaput. We…

About me.

Eco-activist? Vegan? Preaching laowai*? To have a label. To not have a label. Trying not to have a label though you have one. Trying to have many labels when you can only really have one. Not sure which one is the closest to what I’ve been since starting to take environmental issues seriously five years…

Why pick the country in the middle.

I jumped into China during my last study year. Beijing was another planet, huge, bustling, brutal but quickly endearing all the same. If you ever have the chance to go you shall see, hear, smell and feel what I mean. I was lucky enough to wander around the country, alone and accompanied, experiencing twenty seven…