One of my latest articles is titled “My Anti-bucket List.” In it, I write that I will never stop laughing.
“Laughter is truly the best medicine. This was pointed out in a famous article by Norman Cousins in the New England Journal of Medicine over 40 years ago. There have been several studies since then supporting the benefits of laughing, including the fact that a good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, boosts the immune system, and decreases stress hormones while increasing immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies.”
As you probably already know, I was born in the South of France. I spent my childhood and teenage years in that beautiful part of the country. I now live in Canada, the Great White North! Canada is ranked 6th most peaceful country in the world (GPI).
On a related note, I would like to share 14 jokes in French that brought a smile to my face.
1. Un livre de maths est le seul endroit ou il est normal d’acheter 53 melons.
2. Si vous avez l’impression que vous êtes trop petit pour changer quelque chose, essayez donc de dormir avec un moustique.
3. J’ai ouvert mon placard et j’ai raconté une blague à mes vêtements… Ils étaient pliés.
4. Demain, je me lève de bonheur.
5. Les princes existent mais seulement au rayon biscuit.
6. Le chocolat est mon ennemi… Mais fuir devant l’ennemi est lâche !
7. Pizza : spécialité culinaire ronde placée dans un emballage carré pour être dégustée en triangles. Normal.
8. La vie c’est comme une grande leçon, qu’on a jamais fini d’apprendre.
9. Une chaussure sur deux serait de gauche.
10. Si tu es dans la merde jusqu’au cou, ne baisse surtout pas la tête.
11. Tousse pour un, grippe pour tous !
12. Le silence est d’or… Sauf quand on a des enfants. Quand on a des enfants, le silence est suspect.
13. J’ai enlevé les deux F du verbe Souffrir… Maintenant je vais mieux !
14. Voir une araignée c’est rien, le pire c’est quand tu ne la vois plus !
I hope these French jokes helped to brighten your day, as they have mine. For the time being, I am still building -what I consider/have been taught- fine habits: I do not smoke, I never touched drugs, and I stopped drinking alcohol in 2014 together with Chris, to scrap the tip of the iceberg; I just felt the need to begin to function more like a family rather than a “cute business couple on the road, with their lovely cat”, yet find my own personal groove, follow more aspirations versus expectations only, understand better cultural differences/similarities, do sports every week, dissociate my work as my sole identity, and breathe. Looking back, I think that recording travel videos was a stimulating idea…I am enticed to do it all over again.
Oh, and, what’s the longest word in the English language? Smiles.
Because the first and last letters are a mile apart. 😉
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Yes. I think y’all also need to see Health Care for the Homeless. They also deserve to be on this list. Can’t wait to read about your upcoming blogs. Cheers!
You did well with this list, Mylene.
No doubt, we all need to create some time to pay a warm visit to the people on the other sphere of life.
We never can tell who we will be helping to see hope in living again.
LES BLAGUES SONT ACCESSIBLES MERCI DE TE SOUCIER DE TON AUDIENCE
BONNE ANNÉE 2021
TU TIENS TES PROMESSES
JE NE FUME PAS NON PLUS
RESTES-TU À BC
ET LE JETLAG TOUT LE TEMPS?
TU AS MIS À JOUR CET
ROUEN ME MANQUE
TU AS CHANGÉ D’ASSISTANTE
Tu as dit que tu avais des rêves plein la tête et qu’accomplir la moitié d’entre eux serait suffisant, respire un bon coup car tu as déjà un beau passé avec des péripéties.
Once when I was young-maybe more than once-when I was extremely disrespectful to my mother, my father angrily called me “garbage” in our native Hokkien dialect. It worked really well. I felt terrible and deeply ashamed of what I had done. But it didn’t damage my self esteem or anything like that. I knew exactly how highly he thought of me. I didn’t actually think I was worthless or feel like a piece of garbage.
As an adult, I once did the same thing to Sophie, calling her garbage in English when she acted extremely disrespectful toward me. When I mentioned I had done this at a dinner party, I was immediately ostracized. One guest named Marcy got so upset she broke down in tears and had to leave early. My friend Susan, the host, tried to rehabilitate me with the remaining guests.
“Oh dear, it’s just a misunderstanding. Amy was speaking metaphorically-right, Amy? you didn’t actually call Sophie ‘garbage.'”
“Um, yes I did. But it’s all in the context,” I tried to explain. “It’s a Chinese immigrant thing.” – Amy Chua
It’s so true, Mylène. Even as a man, I envy your kind of person so much. You are not only talented but also hardworking. I have seen a couple of your works on Tunedly, and I must say they are amazing.
Keep it up, girl. The sky is your stepping stone!
Yeah-yeah! My superwoman. In whatever you do, just remember you have a family here that loves you so much. I hope to see more of your writings here this year too.
Good to hear from you again here, Mylène. I guess I have been away for too long… Lol