Victoire du 8 mai 1945

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In the spirit of today’s jour férié, here’s a photo of an aunt with her pet dove and one of my favorite WWI poems. Never forget.

Zazie dans le Métro (1960)

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Am making it a point to watch French films more regularly this year. Was a little disappointed to realize Zazie didn’t make it onto the métro but the surprise sighting of my quartier in 1960 (Stalingrad ! Gare de l’Est ! Église Saint-Vincent-de-Paul !) more than made up for it.

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Definitely not a wasted trip but I should have checked if the gallery was open on Sundays.

April already

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Back in Paris and trying to get back into the rhythm of things. I miss hawker fare and my mom’s cooking.

Between Nanyang style and art moderne

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Can’t say I now know Tiong Bahru like the back of my hand but definitely much better than before. Probably best to go on a weekday when it’s calm and quiet sans throngs of camera-toting, café-hopping hipsters.

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