Claude has finally left for Cairo and I took over his desk. Just too relax nowadays.
My long awaiting Mylene Farmer Live album has finally arrived. Just tell you how much I obsess with it. Went to Rue Montmatre wanted to dine at TGIF. Instead, I walked into a record store, Extrapole, and discovered this beautiful album. As I always buy CD from FNAC (for tax return purposes), I travel all the way to Chatelet and found that I was five minutes late. Knowing that the FNAC in La Defense closed at eight, I rushed back to La Defense and walked into FNAC five minutes before it was closed.
Quite an exciting and interesting day for me.
Last night was bad, I slept at six in the morning. Force myself to get up at midday but I failed (once again). Lucky the room service called at three and I managed to get out the room at four. Did some shopping and headed off to Paris centre immediately.
Knowing that the show “Cinquième Element” or in English, “Fifth Element”, is so popular, I bought the ticket in advance. Once again, thanks to Aurore’s Card, I bought the ticket in special rate.
Just before I left the room, I have noticed a magazine at my study room. It tells me all the good restaurants around Paris. I took a look and selected some of them near Chatelet. It was an Italian restaurant and the food was fine.
That show “Cinquième Element” was really good. Especially, I love the part about the fifth element, which was a heroine. I just love heroine. A lot of special effects with great sound quality. What more do I want? I still contemplating whether to watch “Romeo and Juliet” again or this one as I still have one credit left.
I couldn’t really sleep last night. Gone to bed at 10:30 pm and woke up at 2:30 am. And I couldn’t go back to sleep. Got up, obsessed with my coming broadcast and tried to go back to sleep at six. Couldn’t. Hence ordered breakfast.
Eventually, woke up at noon. Nice sunshine today. Desperate to go out and bathed in the sun. Contemplating whether to call the BNP guys or not but I didn’t.
Sunglasses on, I went done to Châtelet-Les-Halles and decided to watch “Blood and Wine”. Took the same route as Claude took me to 2 days ago. Had lunch at one very nice bar. Actually planned to watch the show at six in the afternoon but I couldn’t wait no more. Just too much time. Hence watched it at four instead.
Very good show. It’s Jack Nicholson. Went to Virgin store and walked aimlessly at the busy street of Champs-Elysees. In the end, decided to go back to Châtelet and had my Japanese food.
Been thinking of my future house all the time. Suddenly I remember one of the reason of coming back to Paris was to be able save some money for my future home (+ decorations and so on). Shame that things do not always work out the way they suppose to be.
Today was probably the best weekend I had so far. My good buddy Mohamed has come out and met up with me. He rang me up at midday (as promised) and told me that although Claude would not be able to join us tonight, he would be able to join me for the evening. I was so delighted as I was expecting that he would say no. And it took us 5 minutes to decide where to meet (as I don’t know Paris that well). I n the end, we decided to meet up at Chatelet FNAC.
We then took a walk to Saint Michel and in the end, we agreed to have Italian food. At first he told me that’s up to me and I replied him that I have been deciding where to go for food for the past don’t know how many nights, I would not decide tonight. And there you go, we had Italian food. The meal I would say was nothing fantastic at all but hey, I have a company.
And surprisingly, he didn’t want to go back home immediately after the meal and he even suggested going for a show. Wow! And this time I chose to watch Al Pacino’s “Looking for Richard”. (I asked Mohamed after we have been seated, “When was the last time you watched a movie.” He replied, “5 years ago”.)
I am a big fan of Al Pacino so to me, the show was great. You could really sit down for 2 hours simply appreciating his acting. Shakespeare’s work may somehow sound boring, but not this one. One may think that it is a documentary more than a film. I agree that there is certainly some element of documentary but without doing so, I don’t think more than 90% of the audience will enjoy it. The switch between the play and real life dialogue was fantastic. Everything at the right moment.
So what have I done today? Well, bought some fruit and actually seriously hunting (shopping) for a scarf and a pair of gloves and couldn’t find anyone I like. Maybe next weekend.