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Stories for Sinaya: We First Learned About You in Thailand

Friday, December 01, 2017


My Dearest Sinaya,

Today, I read you a book entitled Mon Amour, my love. And the second page read:

"Je t'aime depuis que je te connais, et même avant.
I love you since I knew you, and even before."

It reminded me of that time, 3 years ago. The moment when we first found out about you.

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Barcelona's Museum of the Open Sky

Wednesday, November 29, 2017


I found myself in Barcelona in the beginning of autumn, when the weather was still warmish. And so I vowed to myself I would spend as much time as I can outdoors. No musty museums or churches. I simply wanted to walk around aimlessly under the open sky.

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Welcome Home, Sole Sister!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


When we first started We Are Sole Sisters as a travel blog in 2011, the goal was simple: to experience, document and share our adventures all over the globe. In more 6 years of travel blogging, I had grown to embrace this lifestyle and profession.

But it had also become a job.

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How I Became A French Chef’s Apprentice

Saturday, February 18, 2017


“I want to learn how to make Tarte au Citron. It’s my mother-in-law’s favorite.”

It was a cold winter day in Versailles and I had just summoned the courage to ask a Cordon Bleu trained chef Patricia Boussaroque, who gives culinary workshops in her atelier, to take me in as her “stagiaire”, an apprentice. When asked why, I gave my reason. Unexpectedly, she said I could assist her for a class that weekend.

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Dear Daughter, I Hope You Never Act Like a Lady

Monday, January 23, 2017


I've had a pretty exciting childhood. I remember spending a lot of time outdoors, at the nearby playground as well as climbing trees. I often ran with the neighborhood boys and never thought I was any different from them. I always asked to join cops and robbers even though I was often rejected. I would also join races to see who could run the fastest. I often won.

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What Have I Accomplished So Far?

Thursday, December 01, 2016


I met a woman at a cheese and wine party in Paris last night. She told me she was turning 35 in a few days. I asked her how she felt about that. She said she felt horrible.

"What have I accomplished so far?"

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