A few somewhat old pics of the Kinkaku-ji, also known as the Temple of the Golden Pavilion, in Kyoto, Japan. Fun fact: while it’s world-famous (and a UNESCO World Heritage site), did you know that it’s not its real name? It’s actually called Rokuon-ji (that is, the Deer Garden Temple). […]

Kinkaku-ji (the Temple of the Golden Pavilion) in Kyoto




  Just some old pictures from back when I used to live in Paris (their time stamp says February 10th 2006, that’s 11 years and one day ago!) of the Parc de Bercy and Jardin Yitzhak-Rabin on a very cold winter morning.   Note that Jardin Yitzhak-Rabin was my favorite […]

A cold winter morning in Parc de Bercy in Paris


Yes, why wait until they can walk and speak to give them sexist toys when you can do it when they’re still babies? So, the other day, at the toy store, I found this:     Sure, it’s in Japanese, but do I really need to explain? I guess I […]

Sexist Toys for Babies and Toddlers



    You both rest in peace. 🙁   (credits: Lawrence Schiller – Polaris. Here is an interesting EW article about it. Thanks Massimo).  

Debbie and Carrie


Today, I’m unearthing old pictures from back when I used to live in Florida. It’s a small town called Cedar Key that was one of my favorite spot in the area. The waterfront really looked like a pirate village, and the rest of the town had a pretty unique charm […]

Pelicans in Cedar Key



    This is the Gare Matabiau in Toulouse (the city’s main train station), circa 1900. A very interesting picture – at least for me – as I rode the train there several times a month in the mid-90’s when I was an undergraduate student in Toulouse. All things considered, […]

Toulouse – Gare Matabiau


  This is it: We now live in a world that is both post-satirical and most likely the darkest timeline. For most of sane people, it’s an aberration. We are having a hard time grasping how this is even possible. But then, I’m thinking about my kids, still too young […]

Is it how generation gaps are born?