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.
Monday. First day in the “new” office with two FX guys as Eric (the third one) is having a one week holiday. Pretty quiet and made a few phone calls. First one to UOB and finally found out that one of my card’s mailing address has not been changed. That is why. Second phone call to IRA and extended my deadline til June 27.
Francis called me up and I am sill very undecided about my future. As he said that I will “shine” if I stay with VTF. Oh god, really don’t know.
Nope, Mylene Farmer’s new concert album has not been out yet. Felt really lonely today. First, spent one hour at FNAC and went to a Tunisian Restaurant. What have I gained in Paris?
Woke up late this afternoon, as expected Grace had left a phone message for me. Went out to a café shop and as usual, ordered a cup of tea and a piece of cake. The waitress was so nice to me and she gave me another little piece of cake. How nice! Just outside CNIT, a girl sold me one drawing that according to her, it is drawn by someone from the art school. Actually I was heading for the FNAC and I just remember that I didn’t go there at all.
Grace called me out and I reach her hotel at 7:30. One of them was watching a show so I waited in Grace’s room. Her room was a mess. Real mess.
And four of us dined in an Indian restaurant (nice romantic restaurant) and Grace and I ended up walking to the Louvre. Paris is so charming at night.
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.
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.