Just Paris (Day 12 & 13)

On day 12 & 13, we basically roamed around Paris which we didn’t had the luxury to do that on our first visit the previous year. Since the pictures are pretty much self-explanatory, I’ll leave this post as a photo entry. Every single time I get down to editing pictures, I’ll miss the times we spent there. Getting in the nostalgia mood much.

icon-calendar  Day 12

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We were not sure what was this game they were playing. We assumed it to be some kind of a lazy version of short put. So I came back and query Mr. G. As usual, always in doubt, ask Google. I literally typed in “Paris game metal ball” and I was led to ‘Pétanque’. No shit this game originated way before I was born.

We watched like a good 10mins and I still had no idea what were they aiming to achieve. Our assumptions made an ass out of me and u (my friends). Because wikipedia answered our curious minds.

Pétanque (French pronunciation: ​[petɑ̃k]; Occitan: petanca [peˈtaŋkɔ]) is a form of boules where the goal is to throw hollow metal balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a cochonnet (literally “piglet”) or jack, while standing inside a starting circle with both feet on the ground. The game is normally played on hard dirt or gravel, but can also be played on grass, sand or other surfaces. – via. wikipedia

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So now I get it. The smaller orange ball was the target.

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Before the trip, I actually read this article about the old school space invaders game tiled all over Europe. I finally spotted one in the picture below.

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Graffiti artist, Mr. OneTeas ‘The Wack Donald’s Project‘ artwork spotted. And the concept behind was an interesting one.

McDonald’s use Ronald the clown and they made him so friendly and attractive for the children customers,” he says. Describing the piece entitled, “Ronald’s Daughter / My Father Is A Terrorist,” the artist says, “Today we all are scared about terrorism, suspecting everybody around us, but no one is suspecting McDonalds to hurt us. We’ve been conditioned by it because we have grown up with it, and now if you’re looking at the Mc D restaurant world map, you will be surprised that they are everywhere. – source via huffingtonpost

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Twisting legs & waist to complete the maze. This rhymes.

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These beefs so healthy doing their thang at the outdoor gym.

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I cannot believe I’m saying this but A does look like some cute nerd in my square frame glasses.

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The couple managed to convince us to join them in a cruise dinner just to have an experience of it. Which turned out to be really enjoyable even though it wasn’t as atas as i expected, food was quite the average and some noisy tourists at the other tables. The night view from onboard compensates everything else so it was all good.

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One thing all four of us had in common over food choices is that we really do not know how to appreciate foie gras and most likely never will.

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Night scene.

After our cruise dinner, we were back near where the Louvre was so we took a stroll over. Spotted a couple of cyber looking mini vehicles.

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For some fetish reasons maybe, A really likes their pictures sepia and for once, i gave in and edited their lovey dovey picture in that color treatment and of course without a doubt, this picture made it as the wallpaper on her phone lol.

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I cannot be more happy with the outcome of these pictures below. The Olympus EP3 amazes me every time.

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icon-calendar  Day 13

We had a great brunch at Coquelicot which was one of the places to try in E‘s consolidated food list. And we over ordered because we had no idea the portion was going to be humongous. Even the ang mo tourist beside us went wide-eyed when our food was served. She must be thinking these asian girls must be really starving haha.

The cafe was part bakery part cafe so the sitting area wasn’t much and their business was buzzing! Just sitting there waiting for our food, we could smell the aroma of the bread from the bakery shop? We cannot.

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Coquelicot Montmartre
 24 rue des Abbesses, Paris 18e
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There was a flea going on and i love this picture.

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The weather was really kind to us. We had the sunshine yet it was cooling. It was a great day to revisit Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmarte. We had to anyways because the view was unforgettable the first time we visited in this post.

Along the way we saw things that we didn’t see the first time round so i think it’s always ok to go back to a place even within a short period of time. You’ll never know what you might just find like this realistic looking face in the picture below. It looked so real, it felt like someone hid behind.

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A quirky looking street musician with a lovely voice welcoming us. She made us feel less tired climbing those steep flight of steps.

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I remembered complaining about the weather and grey skies when i blogged previously. Now i have my own picture of the cathedral with blue sky backdrop.. oh yeah! Natural lens flare somemore.

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We revisited the Eiffel Tower as well on from a different view this time round, thanks to E. She found an instagrammer who had a shot of the morning view and it looked beautiful. Even though there were some construction work on-going, we still managed to get a shot of it without obstructions… phew!

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The humans posing the “we’ve been here” shots.

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On one of our stops, we took a break at Starbucks and the interior was so different from the ones we have at home or from other outlets. This one below quite unique with the bricks which made the picture I took of the friends looking like a romantic movie poster siol. Love it!

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I’m so far behind with my post I seriously need to get it together. 2 more weeks before my freelance gig ends at the agency and I shall speed things up here so check back soon for my last post on Paris. Peace out!

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