Paris, je t’aime

We arrived back to Singapore on Sunday. We were so exhausted after all that trekking around the temples. We ordered McD delivery for lunch. I did laundry. Then went to sleep the rest of the afternoon.

Monday wasn’t very exciting since it rained all afternoon. I had Chinese class in the evening where we learned things like numbers and dates.

Today started out as a rather ordinary Tuesday. We went to Ghim Moh Wet Market for some fruits and vegetables then to INSEAD for weekly Partner’s Lunch.

Tonight, a group of us went to Alliance Francais, which is a French language school along with theater and other arts, for a movie screening of Paris, je t’aime (Paris, I love you). Gladys let us know about the movie screening yesterday so since the boys are busy studying for finals, which are next week, we needed to find something to entertain ourselves and the movie was the perfect thing.

Unfortunately for us, it started raining when we were getting ready to leave our apartments for the movie. First we had some trouble getting a taxi since when it starts raining, people call ahead to reserve and most taxi cab drivers wait for those calls because they get an extra booking fee or S$4 on top of the fare. So basically the taxis were ignoring us.

Two out of three of the taxis made it to Alliance Francais on time to pick up our tickets but one of the taxis was lost. Elina, Emilie, and Sofia were in that lost taxi. I got a few distressed phone calls and SMS messages from Sofia because the taxi cab driver did not know where he was going and was driving around and around in the rain. The eventuallly made it to the area where we were but a few blocks away. They just really wanted to get out of that taxi. Three of us went to pick them up and bring them back to the theater. We had a quick dinner in the cafe upstairs before settling down to the movie. We were relieved that they made it safe and sound. It’s kind of unsettling to find out that there are crazy people like that in Singapore. The girls said he sounded drunk and was speaking nonsense even though he spoke perfect English to them when they got into the taxi.

As for the movie, it was quite entertaining and a bit strange. It’s basically a full length movie of eighteen five-minute shorts about love in Paris. The shorts were a bit too short for me, I wanted more after each segment but I still enjoyed it. I think it’s worth a second viewing.

It stopped raining by the time we left. Some of us took cabs and some of us took the MRT. We didn’t get home until 11pm by MRT. I have to call the California Board of Pharmacy and UOP tonight to find out the status of my documents. It’s going to be a long night. I think I’m going to take a nap…

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