Let Them Eat Cake

For those who are stuck in Paris this summer: I suggest an evening in Versailles to visit Les Grandes Eaux Nocturnes (Fountains Night Show), which takes place every Saturday night from… well, this Saturday (technically, 2 Saturdays ago) up to 7 September. I got tickets for Julien’s birthday and it was a great way to…

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Shaped by Songs

While I was pregnant I constantly listened to the Deftones’ White Pony. The album came out in 2000; I was still in Manila then, and I had the album on repeat every evening on my way home from work, and people in the MRT (metro) would stare at my hugely ridiculous headphones (stare if you…

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Bones

The Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle literally transported me back in time, but not in a particularly good way. The building was musty and the displays were disappointing. Talk about taking the theme way too literally. Surrounded by bones, we made our way up to the second floor of the museum, then walked over to the…

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Somewhere

Sofia Coppola’s latest film Somewhere comes out December 22 and watching the trailer, I don’t know how I’ll be able to wait that long.  I never liked Stephen Dorff but just being in a Sofia Coppola film has endeared him to me. The musical score is by Phoenix as well, so I cannot wait to…

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Personnes

We trekked to the Grand Palais one Sunday to see Christian Boltanski’s Personnes, the third installation in the Monumenta series. Boltanski had scheduled his exhibit to be shown during the coldest time of the year, and then the heating was off as well, so you can imagine how cold and pissed off I was after standing…

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I Love You Phillip Morris

Enorme! I can’t think of a more appropriate word to describe Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor’s latest film. Oh wait, maybe I can. Hilarious. Or Excessive (I mean that in a good way). Or, like the French say, terrible (which doesn’t mean it’s terrible, but the opposite. Go figure.) Yesterday was movie night for Jul and me;…

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