We’re back in one piece!! And it’s been back to the grind since we got back to the office :p So like I always do, some reminiscing is in order. Though there was hardly any down time, the few moments we managed to catch here and there made this trip memorable. I must say, traveling with Daryl, Shimin and Li Ling are perks of dreaded work trips 🙂
Other than the Monday, which was gloom gloom gloom, the sun came out for the other days and we managed to enjoy the weather as we walked to and fro the Palais.
Yes, this was the gorgeous gorgeous weather that greeted us from Day 2 onwards and it lasted all the way to the day we left 🙂 Most of the day, we were running from stand to stand within the Palais for meetings. I did manage to find a 15minute pocket to enjoy my French fruit tart by the beach and was reminded that Cannes is a sweet spot when you can enjoy it.
Unusually, the water was choppy and there was a visible surf in Cannes. Besides only one other year, I think it was 2004, the Mediterranean sea is always calm.
Back to inside the Palais, Sarah Jessica Parker and Jon Hamm of Mad Man fame were in Cannes for MIPCOM too but for me here’s my favourite celebrity sighting.
That’s B1 from Bananas in Pyjamas!! B2 was right behind him. For everyone, there’s going to be a new animated Bananas in Pyjamas in 2011 🙂 I’m not sure if I should admit this but my heart actually skipped a beat when he looked straight at me and waved :p I wasn’t sure why either. Bananas in Pyjamas isn’t one of my favourite pre school series but I remember living in Perth, eating my breakfast cereal and watching B1 and B2. So seeing them in the flesh brought back the warm fuzzy feeling of a carefree varsity lifestyle :p
I can’t quite believe I’ve been working for like 12years now. Well, 12 years down … errr … hopefully, not much more to go 🙂 Meanwhile, as much as I wasn’t looking forward to yet another work trip to Cannes, it had just enough moments to make it a memorable one. In case I forget, here’s a reminder of the great solo times I get to reflect and appreciate the moment I’m in.
Being in a plane affords you a time to think and that’s where I usually do most of mine … when I’m not sleeping anyway. Yes, some decisions have been made on this trip and let’s see what the rest of 2010 has in store for me. I have a hunch 2011 is going to be a time for change. How big, I’m not sure. I reckon turning 36 seems like a good time for it anyway 🙂
Happy weekend everyone!!