Panda Kung Fu Action Has to be Très Mignon!

Published on by Philippe Norbert

Shichahai Theatre

Shichahai Theatre

Kung Fu is not always for everyone, or at least before they invented Panda Kung Fu! While the animated version might be entertaining, just imagine how cute the real things is. This treat is only available in Shichahai, Beijing. Where extremely skillful performers put out a show, with acrobatics, dance, singing, action and best of all cuddly panda scenes. Yes, everyone loves the panda animals, even so much that they are working very hard to keep them alive. Through the medium of stage performance, we can live those moments again and again.. the tres mignon style!

In Beijing, Shichahai is an amazing place with traditional houses, small cute streets and a beautiful old lake. Surrounded with people going on with their lives, doing exercise, walking, playing the original style! So if you head on to the Shichahai Theatre, better arrive early and enjoy the neighbourhood at the same time. Grab a coffee and have a walk, only then you are ready to enter the theatre to enjoy some amazing kung fu action.

I have been there two times already, because everytime my friends come to visit me.. I just have to take them there. So a third and fourth time will surely come and I don't mind. The show has kept on evolving and it's always a pleasure to see. Don't miss it if you are in Beijing!

Chinese Acrobats are Très Mignon!

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Chinese Acrobats are Très Mignon!

Since a kid I loved the circus. My dad would take me to see popular circus performances performed by famous French troups such as Cirque Plume, Cirque Fernando and Cirque Medrano. But as a teenager my hobby lessened until to the extent that I almost forgot about the art. Although I did have my poster of the famous Cirque d'Hiver" from Paris always on my wall.

Then later as an adult I started traveling and looking for things that interest me. And then it hit me.. when I went to see the Chaoyang Theatre Acrobatics show. This spectacle in Beijing was something really refreshing, not just circus but also extremely exiting with stunts that make your pants drop.

Now, while I wished that I had discovered Acrobatics before in France.. I was glad that as an adult I finally did.. I just had to go to the other side of the planet, to China inorder to discover it! :)

This particular performance in Chaoyang Theatre is world famous for being a colorful performance. Something similar to Cirque du Soleil but uniquely Chinese. But the simple fact that got be drawn into this show, was the stunts that really challenge the physique of and mind of human beings.

Another important factor were the amazingly,, Très Mignon acrobatic performers. Many of whom where Chinese women. The beauty made everything absolutely stunning. I could not help but think if I would ever live in China any day.. I could hook up with Chinese acrobats!

Did I get you interested yet? Well, you can see more info about the acrobatic show if you are into the stuff and plan on visiting Beijing.

Merci beaucoup,

Philippe Norbert

Kaj Franck Design is Très Mignon!

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Kaj Franck Design is Très Mignon!

I am someone who loves design and someone who has seen a lot of it. Once your eyes are trained enough you start to see what is beautiful or not. Even though everyone has their own taste, watching things is an ongoing journey of making that inner consciousness in design more meaningful and deep. First I got to know this Finnish design through Arabia, which is also magnificent Finnish pottery design.

But then came along, a sister company you could call it.. known as Iittala which is where he used to work. He basically pioneer the design where simplicity was the key. By removing everything difficult you get a pure form of beauty. One color and one shape the repeats itself was all that he needed. By doing these small things right, one can create design that's out of time.

Merci beaucoup,

Philippe Norbert

Introduction

Published on by Philippe Norbert

I'm delighted that you have stumbled on my humble home page. I think it would be fair enough to explain a bit about myself. I am a male with quite a few years behind of me. People call me feminine but I think it's just depends on the way you look at things. At best people have both sides and I'm happy to have them!

So what am I doing here.. Well, first and foremost I'm an aesthetic person. And even though I'm a male, I love everything cute. But not everyone knows that cute has many meanings.. So the purpose of these posts is to redefine the definition of.. très mignon!

For those who don't know.. "mignon" means cute in French. But it's more like a casual phrase that's used in many different kinds of everyday situations. At least I do! So I hope you like it.

Merci beaucoup,

Philippe Norbert

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