A Bimbo, Re-Defined

...a princess's diary...

jeudi, décembre 15, 2005

A simple life : Frankie

So so so many things to tell u all, but so little time to blog !!!



Yesterday, I met one of the most interesting people in my life.







He is a French-greek man, who lives near my office. (imagine Einstein, because he looks exactly like him!) apparently my boss is his friend, so yesterday, we went to eat in his restaurant.



What is so special about him, you ask.


I shall start by his restaurant. His restaurant is a private one. With a sign outside, “copains abord”, nothing more, not even a sign of a name or a restaurant signboard. This is a very shabby restaurant I thought. But why would my boss insist that I eat there before I leave?


And even before we come, my boss has to call Frankie to ask him if we could come. And at first, he wanted to reject us.


So anyway, we stepped in. It is definitely not the usual kind of restaurant that my boss used to go to! I mean. The tables are ad-hoc-ly placed. With chairs around. Not like a proper restaurant that is.



Yuan lai. Frankie’s restaurant only accepts friends. If you are not his friend, you cant enter. Ha. That explains that lack of advertisements on the outside, as in the lack of packaging, or lack of decoration etc. AND u have to call before u come.


Also, you do not get to choose what you want to eat. He chooses what he wants u to eat. He chooses what he wants u to drink. Which wine as the aperitif, which wine with the plat. There is basically no menu. So you will just have to wait and see what he gives u. and what he cooks is basically what he gets from the market in the morning. So the ingredients are extremely fresh and good. Frankie emphasizes that he doesn’t buy his groceries from a supermarket. Only markets, he says.



For lunch time. A small restaurant like frankie’s with 3 tables, is full. With 8 people. 2 pple/2 pple/4 pple. And although there are more places at the bar. Frankie rejected 3 customers whom he doesn’t know! Haha. Dun u find this man so interesting and amazing?



He said, “Laisse moi faire le repas, ce que tu dois faire est tomber amoureuse avec moi.” Very cute and charming ! it means : Let me do the cooking, and what you need to do is to fall in love with me.


Crap but cute. After he took a wine glass; and drink from table to table, and chit chat with all of us. The customers are pleased to offer him wine, he is pleased to offer them a coffee, etc. his friendliness is contagious!


After he asked me, if I have ever touched an artist. And he took my wrist and place my finger on the back of his other hand. And said. Its done, u have touched an artist.


And it goes on and on. And it certainly helps that he thinks that I m very pretty! Ha… Frankie is someone who doesn’t care about $$, and all he wants is to have fun with his friends, etc. he is 70+, and he says that he doesn’t need any money.



At the end, he gave me his number AND his handphone number! And asked me to call him when I m in Singapore.




And u know what? I think I most certainly will.