Discovering Paris’ iconic neighbourhoods


New piece up on Singapore Airlines’ SilverKris.com.

Regarde les hommes tomber (1994)


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A very young Mathieu Kassovitz aside, there was so much argot it was hard to follow even with French subtitles. Also didn’t understand why Simon chose to kill Marx over Johnny.

Les quatre cents coups (1959)


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Even though it is a very accessible French New Wave film (admittedly there are quite a few that I either gave up watching or never got around to finishing), I don’t quite get why Les quatre cents coups is considered one of the best French films ever made. I do feel for Antoine who appeared to have been caught in a series of unfortunate events that spun wildly out of his control so my interest is now piqued to catch the other films in François Truffaut’s Antoine Doinel series. As usual, it’s been fascinating trying to recognize the Paris locations — I’d managed to identify Palais de Tokyo, Place de Clichy (Wepler !!), Montmarte and Pigalle. See here for a very detailed roundup of all the Paris locations in the film.

Starting them young


My mom thinks I’m bringing her to museums and art galleries so often she must be bored out of her wits. But look, I think she’s having fun heh.

Padrón peppers

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Otherwise known as pebrots de Padrón in Catalan or pimientos de Padrón in Castilian Spanish. Found them at the market on the day we were due to leave Barcelona and served them up the way I like them — blistered and tossed in salt and olive oil — that very evening in Paris.

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