[SUMMER] Paris, Je T’aime

Chèr Diary,

Sorry for not updating you for a while, but you can’t blame me for that while I’m in Paris. Life in Paris has been fantabulicious despite the 90 degree weather. What I really don’t understand is how the French can manage wearing long-sleeve suits in this weather and still no time to invest in deodorant?

Imagine: It’s 6pm and you’re on the subway to go home for a nice cold shower after a long, hot, sweaty day (because the place you work at or study at probably does not have AC, just because), you have to get into this old subway system where everyone crams into the train trying to do the same, but the difference is instead of deodorant you smell body odor. All different kinds and sorts of body odor, filling up the hot humid summer air. Hashtag my life.

But I still love Paris; I just probably will avoid the summer time from now on. Paris really did not stand out to me this summer. I thought since it’s sales season here, I’d be doing a lot of shopping, but I didn’t realize that all the tourists in the world are thinking the same as me. The amount of tourists that are currently sharing the same air as me in Paris is craymazing.

At this point I really do believe the blood in my body has been replaced by macaroons and Rosé wine (especially Côte de Provence). I’ve been doing 50 sit ups in the morning and at night, but these calories just don’t go away!! Oh well, I regret nothing. As always, I let the pictures say more than my words in my blog posts, so voilà here’s my life. Bisous bisous :*

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This is my classroom in #ParsonsParis. So chic! 

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Ran into my fellow princesses wondering around in Paris! #TheBlondes

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MY LOVE

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Tried to take a selfie with the Eiffel Tour. Failed. 

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Jardin du Luxembourg/Luxembourg Garden

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Waving at the peasants trying to visit my summer abode Versailles 

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Mes amies came all the way to visit me in Paris! #ShoKewt

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LOOK I’M A WHALE BLOWING WATER FROM THE TOP OF MY HEAD

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At the Temple of Love… by myself. #PrincessDiaries

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Bastille Day fireworks by the Eiffel Tour

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My shutter speed was messing up as I needed different settings between the fireworks and the Eiffel Tour, so these pictures are not as great as they should be 😦 I really should take a photography class

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Some afternoon chilling 

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The view from Sacré Coeur 

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Sacré Coeur 

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Street art

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Sing it, boy

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Amazing dinner – red wine, escargots, rare beef ribs. I could get used to this 😉

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Trying out this new app called Vintage Cam for just an usual Paris subway – it’s an amazing app where it makes all your pics look vintage! I’m loving it! Go download it for free!

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Tefik’s birthday present pt. 1Image

Tefik’s birthday present pt. 2 (lol)

Studies here in Paris have been pretty intense as well. I’m currently taking “Introduction to Design and Management” at #ParsonsParis. Wanting to take an intense graphic design class to improve my art direction skills, I was at shock at the first day of school when I learned there will be no Photoshop involved in the class. Instead, this is an philosophical design class where we learn how to visualize and design business plans with S.W.O.T.T. analysis to breakdown each aspects of a company, know what the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, etc. are. To learn a whole business class in 3 weeks is almost impossible, so our class is very project-based, by doing readings on our own with hands-on projects and presentations, critics in class, I feel invincible.

We are now working on our last project, where we create a future-oriented business plan for our entrepreneurial idea with a storyboard of a series of actions of our business. This probably is one of the most valuable classes I’ve taken, and I’m glad I’m taking it in Paris (duh)!

With one week of class/Europe left, I believe the chorus of this song sums up my feelings:

“WORK HARD, PLAY HARD, WORK HARD, PLAY HARD”

Summer has been absolutely incredible, and I am so grateful for all the opportunities I’ve been so lucky to have.

Thanks for reading my beautiful blog, honey boos.

*Kisses on the cheeks*

Bryan “I’m looking at volunteering opportunities in Africa this winter” Eric

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