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bonjour!

I always knew that my official blog will have the title “la vie en rose” since i am one of those people who happen to love this song which was beautifully written and sung by Edith Piaf in 1946. Many artists recorded a remake of this song such as Audrey Hepburn, Bette Midler, Cyndi Lauper, Celine Dion, etc…but I personally think that their renditions do not come close to Ms. Piaf’s version of this french song which literally translates to “life in pink”. More than my love for the song and my enthusiasm to learn french, I called my blog la vie en rose since hearing it transports me back to the time when I was walking the romantic streets of Paris on my way to fetch my husband from work. I remember taking my own sweet time to get to his office, deliberately getting off the train at Trocadero to order a warm strawberry crepe for myself from the poker-faced, yet charming, crepe man. I would then go running to the nearest bench, making sure that I disturb as many pigeons as possible (I’m such a bad girl), and eat my crepe while gazing at the majestic Eiffel Tower for as long as I can stand the wind chill. Sitting there together with the pigeons, I felt that everything is right with the world. I cannot recall how many times I did this routine; but it must have been a lot since this has become my favorite comfort thought. And so since this blog will be mostly about happy and interesting things in life, I figured I’d name it after my favorite happy thought.

If I got you curious enough with the song, you can watch the videos below. I recommend you watch the French version…nothing beats the original…hehehe!

In English:
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In French:
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Or, you can just appreciate its beautiful lyrics:

Hold me close and hold me fast.
This magic spell you cast;
This is la vie en rose.

When you kiss me, heaven sighs.
And though I close my eyes
I see la vie en rose.

When you press me to your heart,
I’m in a world apart.
A world where roses bloom.

And when you speak,
Angels sing from above.
Everyday words seem to turn
Into love songs.

Give your heart and soul to me.
Babe, it’s gonna be
La vie en rose.

Mmm, when you press me to your heart,
I’m in a world apart.
A world where roses bloom.

And when you speak,
Angels fly from above.
Everyday words seem to turn
Into love songs.

Give your heart, your soul to me.
Babe, it’s gonna be
La vie en rose.

Welcome to my blog! I hope that you will visit again…and again…and again. Let’s celebrate life together!

Comments

Comment from Clariza Aiza A. Mallari
Time: March 14, 2008, 8:13 am

hi ma’am!!

you look so good in your picture… ^_^

This blog of yours got my interest alot.. Maybe because i want to be in Paris or in other parts of France also.. Reading what you had written makes me realize that it was so nice to reminisce things happened in the past especially when you had enjoyed it… I think Paris is the kind of country really suitable for a sweet girl like you.. ^_^. I hope that you could post or add more things you had enjoyed in Paris, because it is vey inspiring… ^_^

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