I FINALLY saw the movie The Lady (the life story of Aung San Suu Kyi) and absolutely loved it. It really helps me to understand the history and struggle of this great country, and why the Lady is such an icon for freedom here and abroad. Today I asked Rémi to watch it while I was doing other things and explained how important it was that he see this movie. He had the task of explaining to me the movie in his words afterwards (and did a pretty darn good job). We drive in front of her house everyday to go to school\work. For sure now I have even more respect for her since she sacrificed so much for democracy and peace in Myanmar. I know that today she is criticized for not doing enough, but in the end I think she is doing what she can. A slowly, this country will change. I think that the actress Michelle Yeoh (who is from Hong Kong) did a fantastic job of conveying Suu Kyi's grace and presence. I highly recommend this movie to anyone with a bit of curiosity about Myanmar and about the fight for human rights...
For those of you who have wondered, Voir-le-monde stands for See-the-world which has been my moto for the past few years. So why would I have a web site title in French and content in English ? The title comes from the heart, and at first I had the intention of having a bilingual site. But the amount of time it takes to keep it up-to-date in one language doesn't allow me the time for translation.
The contents of this web site may appeal to anyone wishing to get a
glimpse of the countries where I have traveled to through the photo
albums and written stories. Some sections such as This Week
are more personal accounts of my life abroad and are aimed at friends
and family who wish to follow my experiences more closely.
I feel truly blessed to live a life that takes me around the world,
discovering people and places that inevitably have a great impact on
me. I only wish to share some of this with you...