Thursday, March 12, 2009

Oh my god.... Barca is so strong !

Well, yesterday was the long awaited game between Barca and Lyon... My 2 teams if I may say so. Lyon obviously is my favorite team in France and Barca in Spain ! Well......... there is no comparison between them. Lyon does not play at all at the same level. Sad evening.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

10 resolutions for the new year

After a long time without writing any posts... here is my new one for the new year.  Well, we are only in March right !

So last year I made for the first time a list of 10 resolutions... did that with my friend Rafa. I will make another post to see how I did.

Well, here is the list for this year:

1- run a marathon
2- take wine tasting classes
3- eat healthier food (should be 61kg)
4- learn how to play drums
5- read at least 6 strategic books
6- bring down my golf index to 25
7- pass my motorcycle driving license
8- really start picking up some Mandarin
9- update my blog more regularly
10- practice my spanish in order not to lose it

well, that is definitely another challenging list...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Days like these...

When I woke up this morning I had this strange feeling that something crucial was missing in my life.

I am currently reading a French novel by Guillaume Musso and there is this discussion between a psy and a girl (who happens to be his own daughter, but he is unaware) and they both say that they are not completely happy because something essential is missing... I had that same feeling prior to reading these few sentences while taking my breakfast.

I am now 31 and lots of uncertainty is still awaiting me. But today I really realized that I am not fully satisfied yet. My career is still not at the level I want it to be but most importantly my private life is far from it. I have now reached a point where I am fully ready to settle down with someone and build a family. I believe that this is what is really missing in my life right now.

Lately I have had an active social life, renewing contacts with some friends in Nyon/Geneva that I now see regularly, but I still have not met that person I am looking for. In the last month I met with 3 girls, we had a drink and then I realized that I did not want to go further with them. None of them met my very severe criteria list which is becoming less severe every other day. But still, what is the point of being with someone if you cannot have serious discussions about what is going on in the world, any politics or economics events or about a nice bottle of wine, or about a book etc.

So the question is where can I meet this kind of person who will have a certain level of education, a certain mutual vision and understanding ?? What can I do to get this chance ?

One says that you generally meet someone through your network, shall it be work colleagues or friends, and I have kind of spreaded the word around me that for me to stay in Switzerland I would need to find that match... How long am I ready to wait ?

I feel everyday an increasing need and some days I feel kind of scared that maybe there is no one for me. Some other days I feel that in this world there must thousands of girls with whom I would feel well. Which is surely the case. But where are they ? Do I know this person already ?

Well, there are days like these where I have thousand of questions going on in my mind...

Tomorrow will probably be a better day...

Thursday, October 30, 2008

I love my new sofa !

So I finally received my sofa... it only took 3 months instead of the original 2.5 weeks !  But anyway, now the sofa is there and I love it ! It just looks great in my flat.

And guess what... I did my real French last week as I went negotiating with the shop and told them that it was unacceptable that it took so long.  The great thing is that they refunded 10% of the sofa.  

So yesterday, it was a great experience when I was in the shop.  I bought some funky stickers to put on my wall and, because they owed me more money than I had to pay, when I was at the cashier they actually gave me money back !  It is just great to do shopping and receive money instead of paying myself !

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

2007-2008 meme combat...

In January 2007, l'Abbe Pierre died... In October 2008 it is the turn of Soeur Emmanuelle... Meme combat et deux annees qui marqueront a jamais ! 2 angels left...

Monday, October 20, 2008


Yesterday I went next to Dijon where Alex, one of my colleagues at Medtronic, was doing some testings for his racing GT3. We spent an amazing day there and I had the chance to drive with him on the track ! And for those who know me quite well, they know that I love speed and nice cars... So it was just great.

Rock and Roll !!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The magic of Skype...

Yesterday evening, Sam called me on skype... we started to discuss and then spoke about Luca, my former american flatmate from Barcelona, who was also on Skype. At that point we just wondered whether it would be possible to organize a conference and let him join.
And guess what, Skype is just magic, we were able to have a conference the 3 of us, while being in different parts of Europe ! I was in Nyon, Sam in Zurich and Luca in Aberdeen. Surprisingly as well, the quality of the sound was amazing ! I love Skype conferences !! Great way to speak with my IESE friends around the world.