Packing for California: my minimalist experiment

IMG_7080.jpgI do not usually talk much about my personal life on this blog, at least not in details, however, I thought this particular even could bring something new to the table. Indeed next week I am moving to California for my studies, for five months.

With all the moving outs that I have been through (I’ve lived in Lille, Paris, Bordeaux, the South of France, Cardiff…), one could have thought that I would be ready to move to the other side of the world with only a 20kg-packed suitcase.

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Beyond carnism & toward rational, authentic food choices

Hello everybody !

Today I wanted to write a different article from usual. It was raining outside, and I was on Youtube, watching videos, when I stumbled upon Melanie Joy’s TED Talk about carnism. It deals with the reason why we consider eating animals is a normal thing to do, basically. I strongly advise you to watch it, it is eye-opening, and only 20 minute-long or so.

I had already watch Gary Yourofsky’s best speech you’ll ever hear who argues in favor of veganism, and I already knew about all the arguments supported by vegetarians and vegans in favor of our health, the environment, and the animals. I have seen all the violent footages of slaughterhouses and animal killings. But I found that Melanie Joy’s speech brought something new to the table.

“To get mud off your hands, use soap and water. To get blood off your hands, go vegan.”
– John Sakars

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The Louvre museum, The Conjuring 2 & vegan restaurant : A pretty busy Saturday in Paris

Good morning guys ! It’s already Sunday, how time flies… But I had the most delightful Saturday so I thought I’d share my day with you.

7:00am : After waking up pretty early, I made breakfast. And who says weekend says… Pancakes (again, I know !). I had made them the day before so I just had to heat some frozen raspberries to make the sauce, and cut some fruit to add on top. Served with a big cup of green tea, no better way to start the day feeling energized and happy.

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“The beginning is always today.” – Mary Shelley

coffeeI guess for me the most difficult thing to do is always to start. Delaying something that could be done today in order to make it perfect is certainly one of my favourite strategy – and I am probably not the only one. As Lucy Maud Montgomery put it, “Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?” However, sometimes you just have that epiphany that the waterfall of thoughts irrigating your mind is either going to explose or to dry out because it has not been properly cared for. Let us therefore not let the perfect be the enemy of the good : the day has come to take the leap.

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