OK, so today was Sunday. I have only discovered a bottle of Champagne in my the other room this morning and of course, I saved the bottle and the glass for later occasion.
A very gloomy day. As always, the day passed by fairly fast. The more I stayed in my new office, the most I missed the old one. One day I may just tell Aurore that I want to move back to the big old one, with Mohamed, my buddy.
Today we had a meeting. Indeed a very interest one. I suppose I have done this against my profession. They were discussing the European Dollar. During 1999 to 2004, customers can choose to have their transaction in ECC or FF. Beyond 2004, FF will be replaced by ECC. I think my company would like to charge them for my advice. But I just want to learn more.
Today I went off with Mohamed, his friend Philip and Nicolas. When four men together, what else will it be ? They were very interested in talking about women. I guess everywhere is always the same. Mohamed told me that it is very “useful” in France to have two women. One is wife and the other is mistress. I was kind of confused as I have never thought this is ever useful. Maybe pleasurable. In the end, he meant to say “usual”.
And before we boarded the train, Mohamed told me that VISION is his dream. Then I replied, “I thought women is your dream.” He then said, “No, it is VISION.” And I said, “No, you should dream about women instead”. In the end, Philip clarified that what Mohamed meant was “nightmare”.
I hated this weekend. Nothing worked out fine to me. Phone call to JP yesterday was a disastrous when it came into money matter. Today I could not find her. Phone call to my Mum this afternoon was even worst. I am fed up with all the family matter.
Yesterday I was “rejected” from a restaurant (Lunch) because I was a bit too late. I swear the waitress said that the restaurant only served desert right now. If only I knew French. Today I went up earlier and they don’t open on Sunday.
Today’s lunch was different. I went into this Cafeteria, self-serviced type. So I just have to pick any food I like. Happened to pick the steak and chips, one roll, a fresh Pineapple (Don’t understand why nowadays I love fresh fruit so much.), and a Pepsi Max. The counter (French Lady) was very friendly as I asked for some butter. Very abnormal but I guess some people will treat others better regardless of color. And I sat inside for a few hours, reading a novel. The steak was half cooked (French doesn’t like to cook things thoroughly) and I did not finish the food at all.
And I wanted to watch a movie. As I could not pronounce the title, so I wrote it in a piece of paper. But they all thought I wanted to watch the Night Club Show (LIDO). Stupid French. And then I moved onto the next one, and it was full. Treated myself some good ice cream in Haagen-Dazs (Etoile) instead.
What a lonely day. Never felt that lonely before. Must have been got sick with all the excitement already.
Got up very late, as intended. My account is still unclear and unhealthy. It really worries me. Could have done a lot more before I left Singapore.
Today I wanted to do some shopping but not in the mood. In the end, I wandered into Marks & Spencer and bought myself one set of underwear and one very cute shirt. And then I saw some Modern Art (Jean Tinguely). Still not convince and understand why they call it art. I found all the art (old trash mechanical parts and motor and pulley and bell) very dark and if viewed alone, very scary.
French food and, too much wine again.
By the way, today I spent quite sometime in FNAC. I was watching a LD called Leon. Got to say that show is still my favorite. I really wanted to buy that LD. Leon was so, cool and I loved the small girl, Mathilda. She can really act. Say to say that they only played one side. I never got to see the ending.
Today was not my day. First thing in the morning, my Jaz Drive went dead on me. Late in the evening, my notebook’s floppy drive went dead on me. But I have seen it all, been it all. So no big deal. Just have to accept that in life, things may not go as smooth as ever.
In terms of work, been a very productive day. Good news is that I will have no SIR by the 7th August. They will all belong to the Technical Team. I really can see the day to get out of the prison.
It took 4 days for the French Technician to come and fix my network port. I have been sharing the network port with Aurore. In terms of work, there has not been anything being done at all. But I am content. At least I know that this trip is not chargeable, I do not feel the pressure at all.
Aurore has been quite cold to me nowadays. I guess she is really busy and has to act like a boss. Claude was right. Aurore is young and she may scares that nobody will listen to her. The office I am now working in is too small. I do prefer the previous big room with all my good mates.
As for dinner, Claude has once again shown me a very nice restaurant. I was the first customer and it was an Italian Restaurant. As usual, my starter was rabbit and this time, as for main course, I tried something different. Pasta with snails. Italian wine and fresh fruit salad as finale. The atmosphere was very good. Light orange wall painting, my favorite.