Le 14 Juillet

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Skyfall. I couldn’t believe my eyes.

Fireworks signify hopes and dreams. Endless possibilities, pleasant surprises – just what the world could use right now.

“Fireworks had for her a direct and magical appeal. Their attraction was more complex than that of any other form of art. They had pattern and sequence, colour and sound, brilliance and mobility; they had suspense, surprise, and a faint hint of danger; above all, they had the supreme quality of transience, which puts the keenest edge on beauty and makes it touch some spring in the heart which more enduring excellences cannot reach.”

It’s not all glitz and glamour as for the process but it was worth it. In order to see it to believe it, the hard work involved going into the middle of thousands, from the left side of champ de mars to the right side. Yes, quite possibly ten times more chaotic than Claude Monet’s La Rue Montorgueil. You see familiar Asian faces like Lang Lang and Ray Chen during the show, after all, the theme was ‘Paris accueille le monde’. Was definitely missing out on Ray Chen until I saw his performance.

Also, you gotta buy a bottle of Coke to be eligible for a toilet break.

Here’s to the end of the absolute monarchy, the society of orders and privileges. The world is moving forward, even Eton.

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