My time in Paris is drawing to an end, by this time tomorrow, everything will be packed and it will be almost time to get to the train station, something I'm not looking forward to, knowing how heavy my bag will be! When we arrived at Nevers, my case landed on my head and BENT my specs, a horrible thing indeed, but at least I won't be lifting my case above my head on the Eurostar. *prays there will be nice man to help me with case*
When I get back to London and have my place set up, there will be regular holiday story posting here, and of course, my pictures. I have taken HUNDREDS! And I will post my New Cal pictures here as well, and when I return to Oz where my New Cal travel diary is, I will post my New Cal travel stories!
Anyway, I am a lot happier this week, Paris is better this time than it was before Nevers. I guess it's coz I have people who I enjoy hanging out with. Hilariously funny guys, Chris and Denis, they are good fun.
Today, I went to le Tour Eiffel and when I was on le deuxième étage, it snowed! Incredible! Couldn't go right to the top because it was closed :(
Then I visited L'arc de Triomphe, which I enjoyed. I asked a nice looking American family to take my photo with le Tour Eiffel in the background to make Mum happy, coz she asked for a pic of me with the Eiffel Tower. I'm not big on having my picture taken with stuff. I mean, I'm not big on having my picture taken as a general thing, but really, I don't want to pose in front of the monuments grinning like an idiot, like I'm trying to prove I was there. If you don't believe it from the photos and the stories, then you are insane!!!! It's just my thing though, not everyone is as wacky as me :D
This arvo, in our last meeting with Annie, we had to give mini presentations on something that interested us about France. What else would I pick but MUSIC! I mean, c'mon yaar, it's not like they have Hindi filims here, so I couldn't talk about that and
drool over discuss Abhishek baby. So I wrote a little thing about different music in France. I have bought heaps of cds here, coz there is just incredible music, it's AMAZING!!!! Mon dieu, the diversity just blows me away. Fnac is the main chain store for cds and dvds, they also sell books, so a bit like Borders, for those of you who are familiar with that particular store. I have been to pretty much every Fnac in Paris and bought like 15 cds, maybe more, ok, fine I bought Franz Ferdinand, Morcheeba and Bollywood Hollywood OST, but I wanted those, everything else was French!!! (Well, except for the Phantom of the Opera OST, but that's SET in France) However, I am not good at speaking in public. I can get up and sing in front of thousands, pas de probleme, but when it comes to speaking, well, I'm fucked, in a word. I was SO nervous when it got to Jess and Tamar, while they were talking, I was shaking, oh it was bad. And then I stuttered when I spoke. I didn't look up from my little piece of paper, except when Annie questioned me, I had to stop and start many times, I thought I was going to burst into tears, it was HIDEOUS! Annie was surprised to learn that I had written the whole thing myself, and that I knew all the names of the instruments that I talked abut, here's me thinking "music is my biggest passion, of course I'm going to be able to write about it, even in French. Although it's tricky" thank goodness that's over!
Now I'm on my way to Opera Comique, although I think I might hang around MIJE and wait to see what the others are doing, coz I don't want to spend time alone if I can have company.
And let me say HURRAY FOR ESKIMO JOE GETTING NUMBER THREE IN THE HOTTEST 100!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm so proud, I love them so much. I knew Franz Ferdinand would win, everyone must have! I'm surprised The Streets didn't do better, and amazed that I didn't know all the songs in the top 10. Really wishing I was home for it, I love the countdown. Très triste having missed that, espeically with the Joes!!!!!!!!!
Next year, me and my Annie are having an Australia Day JJJ party! THAT'S ALL THERE IS TO IT!!!!
Anyway, time to go, I'll chat with all y'all laterz!
See you round like a record