OUR LAST SUMMER…IN PARIS

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For quite a while last year, before summer…Rolex & I have been frenzy about Les Miserables (well, he started it all). First, we watched the movie starring Liam Neeson and Uma Thurman, then we would lull ourselves to sleep playing the 10th and 25th anniversary concert where our very own Pinay pride, Lea Salonga played Eponine and Fantine respectively. We only got over the hype (not totally) when we watched the Les Miserables musical at the Queens Theater in West End, London. Lea Salonga is no longer part of the cast but it was still an awesome show (we still want to watch again). Also known as Les Mis or Les Miz, Les Miserables the musical is base on the novel written by Victor Hugo. The first musical adaptation was played in Paris, France.

This photo was taken before the start of the show. Cameras and videos are not allowed. The show was a box-office hit. Almost fully booked during its run. We were lucky to get seats as Rolex would only watch if Jean Valjean is Alfie Boe and not his alternate (maarte!)

Now, Mamma Mia! the musical is in Pnas! Prince of Wales theater is the current venue for Mama Mia in London and I regret not watching it when we where there. Last week, we watched the movie starring Meryl Streep…and now the soundtrack has been playing in the car for quite a while now. My favorite song in the soundtrack is “Thank You for the Music”.

A few days ago, I got an FB message from Rolex:
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The summer air was soft and warm
The feeling right, the Paris night
Did it’s best to please us
And strolling down the Elysee
We had a drink in each cafe
And you
You talked of politics, philosophy and I
Smiled like Mona Lisa
We had our chance
It was a fine and true romance

I can still recall our last summer
I still see it all
Walks along the Seine, laughing in the rain
Our last summer
Memories that remain

We made our way along the river
And we sat down in the grass
By the Eiffel tower
I was so happy we had met
It was the age of no regret
Oh yes
Those crazy years, that was the time
Of the flower-power
But underneath we had a fear of flying
Of getting old, a fear of slowly dying
We took the chance
Like we were dancing our last dance

I can still recall our last summer
I still see it all
In the tourist jam, round the Notre Dame
Our last summer
Walking hand in hand

Paris restaurants
Our last summer
Morning croissants
Living for the day, worries far away
Our last summer
We could laugh and play

I can still recall our last summer
I still see it all
In the tourist jam, round the Notre Dame
Our last summer
Walking hand in hand
Paris restaurants
Our last summer
Morning croissants
We were living for the day, worries far away…
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For a while I was silenced, I was moved back during the times when he was still a hopeless romantic and write poems for me (you wouldn’t believe but yes he does). So I replied, “Hoy, ikaw nag-sulat ani hon?” (those where my exact words and yes I often start my conversation with him with a “HOY” or a “YO” and vice-versa). He didn’t replied and when he fetched me from work, he told me that was a song from the musical Mamma Mia! hahahahahaha! I am still happy, though ABBA wrote it, it was still for me (naks! ang korny!).

The song “Our Last Summer” was released in the year I was born (32 years ago). The lyrics vividly says all our experience in the lovely city of Paris last August 2011. It was our 10th Anniversary (2nd year as married). Paris is truly the City of Lights and Love.

Cheers!

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4 thoughts on “OUR LAST SUMMER…IN PARIS

  1. hahaha…kakilig pod oi…gituyo jud to niya mam elnz na wala gibutang ang title/artist sa song to make it his own and mas special ang effect sa nagbasa…nice one!
    lotis 🙂

  2. hahaha…kakilig pod oi…gituyo jud to niya mam elnz na wala gibutang ang title/artist sa song to make it his own and mas special ang effect sa nagbasa…nice one!
    lotis 🙂

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