Paris Day One.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

X Japan concert~!!!

Yeah I wish.

Sorry, bad joke. Hahaha.

On the way out of the Charles de Gaulle airport.

The train station.

The first thing I purchased: train ticket into Paris, 8.20euros. :D

And because I'm absolutely clueless to what I should do, I headed to the only place I know that's supposedly near to my hotel:
It was quite surreal, I sat there for a while. Just stoning. 9am in the morning, I don't think I ever get out back home so early in the day ever, to just watch people walk by.

Wonders of having maps at the bus stops. I found the road I'm supposed to head to, it's quite a bit of a distance, but I had ample time.

Along the way:
After some time, as slowly as I'd have had myself walk, I reached my destination. Left my luggage at the reception, it was still only 10.

I figured I might as well check out the neighbourhood.

A little bit down the road is Kenzo with empty mannequins in the windows.

Givenchy with the season's Haute Couture collection pieces.

And YSL.

Then I sat down at a bus stop a bit further down for half an hour. Surfed the net on my iPhone, and decided I was hungry. The cafes behind me looked really good and somewhat affordable, but I thought, maybe I could head back to the hotel and eat something and try sitting there till I can check-in into my room.

Fundamental error.

A cheaper option on the menu but still, I have to admit that this is the most expensive breakfast I'd had to pay for yet. (We might have had more expensive ones in the past, then again those were usually buffets and paid for by the association, but I highly doubt that much were more expensive than this hm)

The list consists of: pretty nice yogurt, cup of cut fruits, so so cappuccino, orange juice that's somehow a bit too bitter, and toasted slices that were so hard I feared about my teeth breaking as I bit down (it's actually not too bad, but, er, oh well).

That's roughly SG$80. -_-

So apparently I started feeling a bit cold, after surfing the net some more and reading a chapter of Sherlock Holmes on my phone, I decided to I try again at the reception around 12+.

Finally at 1.30 or so, I was shown to my room. Mwahahhahaa.

Beautiful isn't it.
Random self portrait~

Bang & Olufsen TV. (When they came later, Quentin and Gigi were totally going all over how cool the remote control was when we turned on the radio haha). B&O, plain awesome.

Slacked around for a while and decided I was too tired - a very hyper boy sat behind me during my flight and was kicking my seat throughout the whole night making it impossible to really sleep. So, comfy bed, comfy pillows = sleep. Hohoho.

Around 6 they sent in chocolates. I was half awake, but hungry. So I ate one, it's so nice I became awake enough to wanna blog about it.

Moments later they also sent in a weather card, tomorrow is partially cloudy, 15-27 degrees. :D

By then I started worrying. I was all alone~! The rest of the team was supposed to touch down at 5+ T__T

I started calling my photographer, it wouldn't go through. I could only pray very very hard that the flight got delayed and I didn't somehow end up in Paris due to some complications and mistake in planning.

Eventually the call came around 9+. The sky was only starting to get dark.

Finally at almost 10pm they reached. Yay.

Tomorrow we shoot! I am an assistant this time round, and I am nervous. Hahahaha.

I actually wanted to talk about how happy I was to be contacted by Ogilvy, but now I probably have to drop it because I'm here. But advertising jobs can come in anytime, chances like this one don't.

And as for STCC, I'm really really sorry for those who went down on Sunday just to see me. The trip came up really last minute T_T

It was great meeting so many people on Saturday, seeing some old faces from the SGMA days was totally unexpected.

Many thanks to Sonny Liew for informing me of the event, Gilamon and SoraWorks for being very very kind in agreeing to share the booths with me, Joyce my dear assistant for helping out at the event both days, Wacom for the collaboration, the guys from IFS for dropping by often, and everyone else for the support~~~

PS: If the print you wanted was sold out or you missed the event, I'll be back in time for Cosfest this weekend with new stock, so fear not. XD


Squee said...

I almost flipped when you said X Japan concert...
I'm hoping to see your booth at Cosfest then^^

Otaku-chan said...

Augh, if only. Yoshiki get better soon...!

Awesomeeeeeeeee. Paris~ Thanks for the bunch of photos. Funfun. I'm glad you've gotten an opportunity like this, but that breakfast..? RIP-OFF! It should have been at the most 42 dollars I think. Anyway, enjoy yourself, and good luck with the job. I'm sure you'll make a wonderful assistant.

LJY said...

I have so not been keeping up with you if I don't even know why you're in Paris. >____>

BUT YOU ARE IN PARIS. 0_0 envyenvy

Well have fun!
PS I bought my camera. xD I just need to learn how to use it properly now.

ice-evanesco said...

It never ceases to amaze me how you can take such awesome pictures on the fly like that...But then, maybe it shouldn't.

I missed Comicon, but I'll be going for Cosfest, so I'm looking forward to meeting you there. ;D Till then, have a nice time (as nice as working can get :/) in Paris!

riverstyx said...

wow, i just love your lighting. hehe and the self-portrait is nice too. ;p

proverbs31 said...

How amazing!! Can´t wait to see what you´re gonna do there, congrats on your wonderful trip!!!♥

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Nik said...

If you will have time and desire - in area between the Louvre and the Grant Opera (at the left - if to look from the Grant Opera) in " several steps " from the central street is area which name "Japanese area" - there interesting small streets which are superb looked at early morning o'clock...

Nik Nikopol

dante direnç said...

Ogilvy is awesomeeeee.Dad gave me a book of award-winning advertisements,and I can't count how many times Ogilvy appeared in it,or how many times I smiled at their ads.They got the Dormitory Boys to advertise Motorola 8D
Paris was a surprise (I was in shock.)
lol you take photos in the mirror too XDDDD
French chocolates are undoubtedly nice,though I still think Swiss chocolates are the best. ^^

I'll try to make it for Cosfest (thus breaking the oath to myself that I wouldn't go - I didn't expect my ex-relief-English-teacher to become a permanent staff in my school and say that she was going either.),if anything to get the Caramel shot and Sakuran and other shots I can't really remember the names of now.Oh and of course a copy of Something Beautiful for my classmate.
As to whether I'll be cosplaying or not...I don't know ^^.

=::~+Reiko+~::= said...

Wow.... really astonishing view... I can feel Paris-ness through your photos!!!

nash said...

ou... Paris, near of my country, and a lovely place.
Congratulations for your job.

Wolf Schröder said...

I wish I could go around the world...
And I wish I had talent like yours...

eadwine said...

WAH! is that a 1DsMK2 i see??