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.
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.
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