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The Adventure to Paris

Date : Friday, April 28, 2006
Time : 11:33 AM

26th April 2006

Reached Changi Airport by 10:00pm.
I was one of the last few passengers who did the last min checking-in.
Baggage exceeded the 20kg limit by 12.4kg.
The handling officer was kind enough to let me get away. I guess he too was anxious to get his things done as the flight was going to depart in no time.

Didn't mention to many frens of my departure time. I couldn't bear the 'touchy-feely' scene where everyone hugging each other, mumbling words in crying voice as if I am not going to come back anymore.
In fact, I guess I m just too afraid that I might not be able to drag my feet towards the departure gate.

There are so many pp that I cant bear to leave with.
Mum n dad, dd, zico, colleagues and friends. I had to keep reminding myself its only 2 yrs and I will be back every 6 mths.
And now, it was time to say goodbye. I managed to stop my tears from spilling out of the corner of my eyes while walking into the gate.

Hurried towards the direction of Gate C20.
Walked past a duty-free boutique selling sun-glasses.
Oops, forgot to packed in my fav eye-shade.
Hesitated to walk in and one. Too bad...The PA system was announcing the closing of gate.
Hee.. guess I am still quite myself. The forever muddle-head and vain Ms Zee.

11:20pm.AF257. Seat 28G.

I got lucky. My seat was beside two sg gals about my age, probably slightly elder. They are heading to Greece for their backpacking. Three of us were being surrounded by a whole room of French handsomes and beauties. Greece, one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Well..so as Brazil. However, I am just not in the mood to feel the excitement.

A familiar tune got into my ears, French version of "Happi Birthday", an international song. A bunch of teenage French was giving their bday boy a surprise. The joy was contagious. Yet... my uncontrollable tears just rolled off the cheek without any pre-warning. I did not feel the grief, but somehow the emotion found a way to express itself.
Deep down, I tried to ignore the tiny sound regretting the decision made.

27th April 2006

Paris Time: 6:am Singapore Time: 12:00pm
Arrgh... 12 hr flight. My bouncy-juicy butts was now as flat as a sheet of paper.
Alight from the aircraft, woa... the air was freezing. Quickly hopped on the airport shuttle to terminal 2C. So great to receive dd's call. Thanks god, you called at the right moment... It boosted up my morale a bit.

Spent at least 45 mins searching and asking, finally found my way to Gate 5.
The airport officers weren't very frenly but still okie. Not as bad as I expected.
Stood for another 20 mins like an idiot amidst the morning air. Was doing some self-entertainment: blowing breath into the air and watched the foggy smoke formed. Wat a fun, if only I am not just wearing a adidas jacket without anything underneath.

A very kind gentleman pointed to me a shuttle bus that I could have tried before a white minibus stopped in front of me. Checked with the driver and he nodded without even raised his head to look at me.Well.. French are notorious for their snobbishness.Couldn't ask for more, I was relief and quickly settled myself into the cozy seat.

The driver was a smart-looking black man, and he pulled the brake in front of a Building with the name 'Sofitel' on it after 10 mins ride.
I looked at him, puzzled, and he looked back.

"Sofitel. This is it."
"(Worried and shocked)... I want to go to Novotel. Where is Novotel then? I thot you said this bus go to Novotel?"
"No... no... no Novotel. You're confused."
"But I did check with you when I alighted."
"You said Sofitel and this is Sofitel."
I was speechless and lost.
"Alrite.. Then how am I going to .."
"Ok. Which Novotel? There are two. The one near to the airport or.."
"The one close to airport."
"Alrite then. You wait and I can take you there. (smile)
But REM this bus doesn't go to Novotel. Only Sofitel."
"Really?! u will take me there?! Oh Thank God! Thank you sooo much!
Ya.. ya.. I will take note next time"

What a close shave. I nearly ended up in nowhere.
Should I consider myself lucky in this situation then? Geez...

The receptionist @ the hotel isn't very friendly.
An Indian gal who spoke good English thou.
Got to wait for 30 mins before there was room available.
Eight to eight day room.Room 125.

Quickly washed up and finally felt better.
My phone was not working, can only receive call but couldn't call out.
Eventually had to use the hotel phone to call home. It was really great to hear from dad and mum.
The bed was beckoning me.. Dreamland seems extremely sweet after the long flight...

My sweet slumber lasted for an hour. Waken by a devilish headache.
My headache is getting more and more frequent these days. =(
Looked for the watch, 11:45am Paris time. Probably I should go get some food and also painkiller.
I did not have Euros with me. The hotel Cafe should be able to take plastic.
Alan called.. it was really nice to hear a familiar voice from half a world away.

Phew... The sickening headache had subsided to a moderate level that I can still tolerate.
The Hotel crew had ran out of painkiller and I was told to get it at the Terminal.
Anyway, somehow it got better after a fulfilling lunch @ Novotel Cafe.
A omelette and a heavenly hot choc did the miracle. The costs of Euro 12.80 survived me from food deprivation.

Tried to establish an wireless internet connection but unsuccessful.
It is 4:00pm Paris time and there is another 4 hr before check out.
I am going to take a nap again.. zzZZzzz

8pm, the sky is still blue and bright. Took the shuttle bus no.5 to the terminal.

Paris Time:8:54pm Paris Airport.
Its almost 3am in Singapore. Just enter the departure hall. The officer in the departure hall are friendlier than the arrival hall for sure. At least, they dun have the head in the cloud attitude.
Trying hard to find a wireless network while waiting. Not avail again.=( Going to take the flight AF442 at 11:30pm to Rio.
Bye.. Paris..

28th April 2006

Touched down Rio de Janeiro @ 530am in the morning.
After clearing the immigration, I headed straight to the Duty-Free shop.
Uncle Larry had not failed to remind me to get some choc for the gals in my new office.
Hee.. got myself a Retro-design Polo Sunglasses too.

Waited for an hr but there still a sign of my baggage. Just when i thot it was going to take forever, a guy came upon and told me that my luggagge was delayed and I can only get it by tomorrow!!

Facing the beach Icarai, the location of where we stay are pretty nice and windy. well... its kinda convenient too!!Beside the building, there is this Sendas, similar to NTUC that we have in SG. There is a pharmacy opposite the apartment and a park round the corner of the road.

I am really really tired now.. after making myself a bowl of maggi mee..updating this blog.. i guess its time for a good and relaxing sleep finally...

Tciao tciao..

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posted by the little red devil at 11:33 AM | Close-Up Evidence |
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Witness Statement for The Adventure to Paris
I'm glad to read the blog and got to know the nitty-gritty of the journey. I was somehow relieved when i finally got to hear your voice and know that you had reached the city of Rio =) A brave girl, i'm sure that you'll be doing alright, and i'll miss u very much, but not for too long, i shall follow the footstep of yours. Rio is a dangerous place, live safely.

Why cant i navigate to previous post?

Paiseh Paiseh.. i think blogger template dun hv this option. kinda stupid i reckon. hence the only way is to navigate by tag or by monthly archieve. m still lookin' at ways to enhance..

maybe you deleted it when you change the template, my still have that

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