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Monday, January 28, 2008

Sunday, January 27, 2008

d'ici et d'ailleurs

We drove down to Bures-sur-Yvette this afternoon with Myriam for the closing of the expo of the works of her friend Jean-François Guilland - some splendid photos from his world travels. The other photographer, Serge Equilbey, had various type of works - my favorites were his projections of textures onto female forms. See some of his photos on his website here.

The evening saw us over in Bruce's neighborhood to have dinner with his son, Jason and his friend Michelle. Very nice meal (and conversation) at Planet Sushi on Montorgueil.

Afterwards nitecaps (and dessert - why not?!) at Le Tambour where Monsieur André wished Jason "bonne chance" with his first wine bar/restaurant dell'uva (André is up to number 24).

If you find yourself in San Francisco be sure to stop by Jason's place - and help make André's wish come true!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Film, Food and ... Fun

Invited by Claudia to Le Balzac cinema house to see what turned out to be an interesting documentary about Vénus Khoury-Ghata. I had not heard of her before; she is a Lebanese poet and novelist, resident in France since 1973, author of many collections of poems and novels. She was there this morning and after the film she read a few of her poems. It has given me an interest to read her and also to visit Lebanon (especially the northern part).

Afterwards we walked down the Champs-Élysées to rue de Rivoli to visit a new culinary store called 13 à table then lunch at a quite nice tapas resto called Bodega 64. Later a stop by Izrael (for hard-to-find exotic food items) for some provisions (for an upcoming Mexican dinner).

All in all a very relaxing and pleasant "international" day.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Just parking this ...

In 2008 I'll also be throwing "stuff" into my blog about interesting items I come across ... today it is Tony Buzan (himself) who talks a bit about mind mapping so take a look if you don't know (use) it yet:
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