Posts Tagged: Madrid

  • Children of the République (français)

    Children of the République – 01 – De l’autre côté du miroir

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    J’ai rampé. Epuisé. Lessivé. J’ai rampé jusqu’à mon lit en espérant trouver dans les bras de mon compagnon, une chaleur réconfortante. Je me suis glissé sous les couvertures et me suis lové contre son corps. Il était cinq heures du matin et je venais d’assister à la défaite du bon sens : Un fasciste à la… Read more »

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    42 – October 2013

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    Snoozing was just not going to cut it anymore, I would have to open my eyes and face the harsh reality of another day. As I was lying there, unwilling, I saw my entire day flashing before my eyes. I knew what every single minute of the day was going to be like. I would… Read more »

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    Fucking Manners – May 2013

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    Somehow you can be living in the same country for years and not see what is staring you in the face but the moment, the second it hits you, that is all you can see; it’s everywhere you look… It happened on a train platform, the same old, boring train platform that carries millions of… Read more »

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    You’re a man, my son… – October 2012

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    For most of us, singletons living abroad, when summer break approaches, it often means going back to the Mothership and paying a visit to our loved ones (loved ones we might have ran away from to start with – let’s face it, there is a reason if we don’t live back home) and spend a… Read more »

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    Summer trilogy …The Morning After 3/3 – September 2012

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    My eyes are closed. I can feel every inch of my skin with an awareness unknown to me until then. My body feels warm and alive as though a bright light is emanating from it – They must have put something in my drink! Nonetheless, I keep my eyes firmly closed. I know I’m lying… Read more »

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    Summer trilogy – The Night Before… 2:3 – August 2012

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    It’s been three days since the intervention during which my friends took over my life and decided to get me laid against my will. Pride is in full swing. There isn’t a single corner of the city left to the breeders; I wonder where they’ve gone. My living room has become the HQ of operations…. Read more »

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    Summer Trilogy – Pride & Prejudice 1:3 – July 2012

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    Pride! A time to get together, let our flame shine bright and be our fabulous over-the-top selves. A time when Madrid turns into a flamboyant ray of diversity: where colours, sizes and shapes don’t matter anymore (as long as you’re drunk enough). A time most of us have been preparing for months by carefully shopping… Read more »

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    Sinking the cinema experience – June 2012

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    I’m a bit of a cinema buff – granted my taste in movies is somewhat appalling (Titanic, The Sound of Music, Etc…) and that I cry like a little girl when Jack Dawson dies – I still expect that when I pay my cinema ticket with the hard earned cash I so rightly deserve after… Read more »

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    KONY 2012 – April 2012

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    I wasn’t born when Franco died. And my parents before me didn’t have to witness the Nazi horrors. I’m white, I’m agnostic and I’m middle class. I have no problems to speak of. There is a roof over my head, a comfy bed to sleep in and a fridge nicely filled with organic produces. And… Read more »

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    Tapas Etiquette – March 2012

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    British subtleties, for the non-initiated (that is: anyone who is not British), are not that easy to grasp. A simple “I’ll bear it in mind”, from which most would assume we’ll make an effort to remember, actually signifies that we’ve already forgotten about it! Such things like “If it’s ok with everyone else” does not… Read more »

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    Maria (censored) – January 2012

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    Spain’s traditions and especially Spain’s fiestas have always remained a mystery to me. I’m not one to complain about days off work for obscure reasons and even less about long bank holiday weekends but all these virgins are making me dizzy. There is the virgen del pilar, virgen del almudena, virgen de no se que… Read more »

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    One For Sorrow – December 2011

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    For the Audio Version, Click on the Play Button thingy!  [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Apocalypse, Armageddon, the end is nigh…or so they say. I have to admit that until recently I had been quite dubious with this end of the world nonsense. It would take more than a bunch of lazy Mayans… Read more »