Winter break in Paris with the family. We celebrated Christmas and New Year 2007 there. It was fantastic! Second visit to Paris for Aideit and the first for Azzat. We stayed in Alexia. We 'covered' many places in Paris. We went to Eurodisney, Versailles (formerly the de facto capital of the then Kingdom of France and where Chateau Louis XVI is located) and Chantilly (an elegant town and the horse-racing capital of France).
In Paris, we met up with Gael, the young French engineer who used to work with me when I was in Total. Gael is now married and works for Shell LPG France. He had asked us to send Aideit to stay with him and his family during summer 2008 to learn French and as 'groundwork' for Aideit to enter a French university. :you_crazy:
In addition, we met husband and wife team, Jean and Uyen Buis. Uyen, a French-Vietnamese, was my secretary in Total. Uyen and her daughters went with us to Eurodisney. Aideit and Azzat had so much fun there.
And, we managed to meet up with an 'old' friend, Muhammad Khalid, a Malaysian, who is a PhD candidate at Institut d Etudes Politiques de Paris, or commonly known as Sciences Po.
Unfortunately, however, our camera failed us and we lost all of our photographs except the ones that we have posted in this photo log. :-(