dimanche 23 décembre 2012

Story of ski...

Skiers have no risk of experiencing an avalanche in Mont-Tremblant or in any other ski centers in Quebec but reading this article published in The New York Times enthrall at the highest point. This is the story of a survivor who lived avalanche in the Cascade Mountains (Washington and southern British Columbia) with all the details from planning the trip, beginning its descent, then to the avalanche... A very inspiring text with beautiful video! 
Merry Christmas and good ski... 
Photo 1 and 2: Skiing in the Cascade Mountains;
See story The New York Times;

vendredi 21 décembre 2012

Christmas 2012

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The countdown for Christmas on December 25, 2012 ...

Photo 1,2 and 3: Christmas Decorations 2012 at LeStudio1.com ;

Best wishes for the Holiday Season 2012

LeStudio1.com team wishes you a Happy Holiday Season 2012. 
Photo 1: Village of Mont Tremblant;
Photo 2: Team LeStudio1.com in Mont Tremblant (December 2012);
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mercredi 19 décembre 2012

lundi 17 décembre 2012

The Tragedy in Newtown...

The terrible Newtown tragedy seems related directly to the mother of the shooter. She was an avid gun collector and she was worried about the security of living in the United States. Her son was considered by his school as a victim and fragile... 
Picture 1: Barack Obama in Newtown ;

My Friend Gerard Depardieu...

by Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1.com) -
My friend Gerard Depardieu will left France to become a Belgian citizen! Gerard is a colorful and unpredictable person but can be defined by three traits: 
1. He is very loyal and generous to his friends; 
2. He loves life; 
3. He is rebellious against authority. 
Gérard Depardieu explained his decision to abandon his French residence in a letter published in the Journal du Dimanche. Personally, I agree with Gerard and I am very happy to say that I am his friend even far away from his life in Quebec.
Greetings dear Gerard... 
Picture 1: Gérard Depardieu ;
Picture 2: Private Home in Paris ;
Picture 3: New home in Belgium ;

The journalist Katia Chapoutier

French Journalist, and columnist for Radio-Canada, Katia Chapoutier gave birth to a new baby. Congratulations...
Picture 1: Katia Chapoutier and her two children ;
See Facebook Katia Chapoutier ;

mercredi 12 décembre 2012

Pope Benedict XVI on Twitter

by Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1.com) - 
Twitter accounts of Pope Benedict XVI are launched. In all, there are seven accounts in 7 different languages. The most popular is English with nearly 800,000 subscribers. French is among the least popular with only a little more than 23,000 subscribers. The first messages of the Pope were fairly simple like: "Dear friends, I am pleased to get in touch with you through Twitter. Thank you for your generous response. I bless all of you from my heart." The Pope's arrival on Twitter has led some critics but overall the action is viewed positively as a major religious institutions opening to the modern communication technologies. 
Personally, although I am an atheist, I prefer this kind of actions rather than the actions of extremists and terrorists often done by some other religions who do not hesitate to go to war and to kill in order to convince... 
We can compare Pope Benedict XVI at other intellectuals and peaceful character as are the Dalai Lama or Nelson Mandela. 
Stay tuned! 
Photo 1 and 2: Page Twitter Pope Benedict XVI;
Photo 3: Pope Benedict XVI before his iPad;
See website Twitter Pope Benedict XVI
See more photos and story ;

lundi 3 décembre 2012

Three stories of love for Christmas 2012: - Frank Stronach - Lloyd Robertson - Michelle Blanc

By Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1.com) -
I took the weekend to finish reading three books that I had on my bedside table. Autobiographies that I will offer for Christmas and all three have one thing in common: it tells a story of love. 
The three books are: 
1. THE MAGNA MAN by Frank Stronach ;
2. THE KIND OF LIFE IT'S BEEN by Lloyd Robertson;

I have always admired Frank Stronach who I met when I was in Ottawa. I also supported her daughter Belinda when she was in politics. Frank had passed through Montreal when he immigrated to Canada in 1954 before settling in Ontario and building the empire auto parts MAGNA. His autobiography is more or less a guide for those who want to succeed in life despite the obstacles. His main advice: have passion for what you are doing! Without passion and "love" of his work, no success is possible. 

I've always been a fan of Lloyd Robertson on CTV television network and his autobiography is a true summary of the evolution of radio and television in Canada. The story of the career of Lloyd Robertson will appeal to all those who have done or are doing the job of journalist or anchor in the electronic media. Lloyd reveals in his book many hidden aspects of this world. After reading this book, the main advice is the must of having to "love" his work if you want to succeed in the profession and especially always want to learn more about the society that surrounds us. 

Michelle's book is obviously the story of her journey and her struggle in her sex change. Two things stand out: the courage shown by Michelle to realize her desire to become the woman she should have been born, but also and perhaps more importantly, what is holding the book is the "love" between Michelle and her spouse. One can only be more loving in their own lives and of his loved ones when we read the book about Michelle Blanc. 

Photo 1: Frank Stronach, Lloyd Robertson and Michelle Blanc;
Photo 2: Cover of the three books;
See website book Frank Stronach
See website book Lloyd Robertson
See website Book Michelle Blanc
See other book suggestions - LeStudio1.com ;

Brian Mulroney and modern politics...

The life of a politician according to former Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney is quite different in 2012 compared to its active time and the main cause of change is the presence of the Internet in society. "The Internet is a new game and I think it has both benefits and personal and political problems in the country. ' Read the full interview by clicking the link below.
Photo 1 and 2: Brian Mulroney by Bernard Bujold;
See The Montreal Gazette interview;
See photos Brian Mulroney;

jeudi 29 novembre 2012


by Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1.com) -
Geneviève Sabourin, the Quebec actress struggling with the American justice after her relationship with actor Alec Baldwin has committed a serious error and that is to be romantic rather than pragmatic. It is obvious that an international superstar like Baldwin can not be really interested in a young unknown actress. In life, nothing is free and if the offer is too good to be true, it usually is. Geneviève Sabourin was seduced by Baldwin but he did not. 
I could have find myself in the same situation as Geneviève as I have fallen in love many time with superstars that I met in my work. But I have a natural defense, I'm pragmatic and I always realized when the game was outside my qualifications. The English say: 'Your are out of your league... " At least three times, big stars have crossed my path and in my head I was thinking (a few hours) that maybe I was the man for the woman with whom I was sharing a little friendship . But I always reasoned quickly: I had nothing to offer to the star other than my good feelings of love, but life is not made of love and clear water... 
It is very sad that Genevieve has shattered her life because the game was unwinnable for her with Alec Baldwin. She had nothing else to offer to the great actor but love and water and, in real life, it is never enough! 
Photo 1: Genevieve Sabourin, Julie Depardieu, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario; Cecilia Batoli;
See story The New York Post ;

Director of the Old Port of Montreal Claude Benoit is out

Overspending by the Director of the Old Port of Montreal, Ms. Claude Benoit, will ultimately cost her job. The federal government will announce Thursday, November 29, her dismissal and the dismantling of the federal agency. 
To be continued ... 
Photo 1: Claude Benoit;
Photo 2: Quai de l'Horloge Old Port of Montreal;
See Journal de Montreal report ;

vendredi 23 novembre 2012

mardi 20 novembre 2012

Genevieve Sabourin and the American Justice

by Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1) - 
The Quebec actress Geneviève Sabourin will be in front of the American Justice in a week from now, on November 27, unless there is an out of court settlement. The accused is concerned about the objectivity of an eventual trial because the plaintive, the American actor Alex Baldwin, is considered an icon in New York and he is friends with several New York politicians. He is also the spokesperson for the campaign: “I love New York.” The story of Geneviève Sabourin is reminiscent of two other famous cases where defendants have both criticized the lack of objectivity of the justice system in the United States, that of Conrad Black and the Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s case Stay tuned! 
Photo 1: Genevieve Sabourin, Alec Baldwin, Conrad Black and Dominique Strauss-Kahn;
See report Droit-Inc - interview Denis Lévesque ;

samedi 17 novembre 2012


By Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1.com) - 
The 35th Salon du livre de Montreal welcomes readers until Monday, November 19. More than 1700 writers are on site and they meet their readers. Among them we see stars like Kathy Reichs, Bishop Christian Lépine, Janette Bertrand, Denis Monette, Alain Lefèvre, Louise Penny, photographer Charles-Henri Debeur, Michelle Blanc and many others. But the real star of the show in 2012 is once again this year Kathy Reichs whose popularity is no doubt. You should have seen the line of fans outside his booth asking for a signature or photo while the author Denise Bombardier installed beside watched Kathy with a touch of envy... 
Also to notice at the Salon 2012 is the official guide published by La Presse. This 2012 guide will become a collector's item, or good for the trash, because the date on the cover is wrong and mentions that the show runs from November 16 to 21 when it ends November 19th... 
Photo 1: POSTER the Montreal Book Fair 2012;
Photo 2: Bishop Christian Lépine; Photo 3: Kathy Reichs and Denise Bombardier;
Photo 4: Kathy Reichs;
Photo 5: Guide Book Fair;
See photo albums LeStudio1.com ;


By Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1.com) - 
I have always said that I'm not a romantic and I consider myself a pragmatist. There is however one occasion where I am a romantic in the heart and that is when I walk through the city behind a beautiful unknown girl. When our steps separate, I am always nostalgic to think that, probably, our paths will cross again no more...
Picture 1,2,3 and 4: Walker unknown;
SEE Photos album LeStudio1.com ;

jeudi 15 novembre 2012


David Petraeus is a tough guy. Once in the hospital after being injured by a shot from M16, he jumped from his hospital bed and started doing push-ups... 
Paramedics called him: THE KING DAVID! 
Photo 1: David Petraeus;
Photo 2: David Petraeus and his wife in 2012 and 1974;
SEE report Vanity Fair :

mercredi 14 novembre 2012


by Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1.com) - 
One of the best actresses on television, Julianna Margulies, was recently invited by David Letterman on CBS. 
The series THE GOOD WIFE is a greater success than expected at the launching in 2009 as the baseline scenario was based on the love adventures of a politician from New York (based on the the real story of Eliot Spizer). The script and the show however transformed to become a real look at the world of large law firms. The star Julianna Margulies took advantage of her visit to David Letterman to tell about the birthday gift she recently offered to her real life husband, a man she loves and that she has no intention to deceive... 
Photo 1: Julianna Margulies;
SEE interview David Letterman;
SEE program description
SEE site The Good Wife ;

mardi 13 novembre 2012


by Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1.com) - 
The new James Bond film is truly exceptional. In the style of Batman movies, the new Bond is however better located in reality both in terms of images and the script. The actors are also exceptional. Personally I love the new Eve Moneypenny... 
If there is a feature that will remain in the minds of fans, it is nevertheless the china dog Jack the Bulldog... 
A movie to watch! 
Photo 1: James Bond;
Photo 2: Eve Moneypenny;
Photo 3: Raoul Silva (evil);
Photo 4: M (Mom);
Photo 5: Jack the Bulldog;

dimanche 11 novembre 2012

David Petraeus, Alec Baldwin, Paula Broadwell et Geneviève Sabourin...

 by Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1.com) - 
The case David Petraeus brings to the forefront more than ever secret romantic relationships by well known public figures. The saga between Petraeus and the author of his biography, Paula Broadwell, is a lot like that other love saga between actor Alec Baldwin and Quebec Geneviève Sabourin. Disappointed women who want to fight for their relations with the person loved despite the person desire to get away from it. The internet and social media also play an new and important role in the dynamics of relationships and especially its consequences. Conclusion: As said Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II: "There are two sort of person in the live of human beings, the pragmatic and the romantic. I'm a pragmatist and my life is much easier to manage." 
Prince Philip is 91 years old! 
To be continued ... 
Photo 1: David Petraeus, Paula Broadwell, Alec Baldwin and Geneviève Sabourin ;
Photo 2: Barack Obama and David Petraeus ;

jeudi 8 novembre 2012


by Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1.com) - 
The biography of Michelle Blanc, the well known internet expert, is a book that tackles a non-standard subject but more and more present in today's society: the sex change. Michelle Blanc was born a man but his genes are such that he feels his body as being that of a woman. Michelle's biography shows that the most unusual situation are nonetheless present in our daily lives and in our neighborhood. The various testimonies are giving evidence that the exception to the rules does not really exist and that all cases considered abnormal can be found all around us, as many as normal situations. It is a matter of perception by us in face of our environment. The biography of Michelle Blanc reveals the personal journey of Michelle but also, and perhaps more importantly, morals changing in Quebec since the Duplessis Orphans in the 1960s until today in 2012. A book that is likely to become a document on film. 
A book to be read!
Photo 1: cover of the book;
Photo 2: Michelle Blanc;
See website of the book ;

mercredi 7 novembre 2012

BARACK OBAMA - President of the United States for another 4 years ...

By Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1.com) -
Barack Obama has successfully defended his title of President of the United States. He will have a second term and he will occupy the White House for the next 4 years. 
To be continued... 
Photo 1, 2 and 3: Victory election Barack Obama;
Photo 4: Michelle and Barack Obama;
See photo album ;