It is important for me to be able to breathe once in a while. I then turn to one of my hobbies.
I read almost everything I can get my hands on. I do have some more specific interests. I love history and science. It is vital for a translator to know what is happening in the world. That is why I spend quite some time reading and watching the news.
I have always been convinced of the power of words so I regulary indulge in writing short, and often funny, stories. I have notably been writing for the ISTchien (the underground school newspaper a couple of friends and I launched at the Isti and which's website I created). During my stay in the USA, my writings often made the front-page of the Oneonta school newspaper.
Although I don't play as often as I'd like to, I really enjoy Chess.
I know some tricks in the kitchen and love sharing this knowledge and passion with my friends who, most of the time, only leave me the dishes.