9 Dec

My ears hurt. The husband says it’s because of the cold. I’ve experienced a few winters already but I’ve never had this sort of pain before. Or maybe it was just because it was really really cold yesterday.

It snowed for 4 hours or more. 100-15 inches of snow in Paris, they reported. When I left the office it was like Apocalypse Now on the street, only whiter. Scrap that, it wasn’t white. It was more slushy grayish black with bits of white here and there. They stopped running the buses a couple of before and people were walking on the street, trying to avoid the slippery side walk. The metro was packed and the trains stopped every 5 minutes or so because they had to cut the electricity for gosh knows what reason.

I got home relatively dry thanks to my Emus only to change into heels and go back out into the cold for an 8:30pm dinner at a posh restaurant. Needless to say, we were 30 minutes late. I think everyone in Paris were late for everything last night. The restaurant was really nice and the food was great. The only bad part was that we had to go back out into the cold, half walk, half run in slush to get the last train home.

In this morning’s news, they reported that a lot of people were stranded on the freeway and had to leave their cars to get to shelter. It took them an hour and a half to drive 5 km. Yikes. This is definitely one time that I’m tankful for the metro system.

Today is a lot better. There’s still slush on the streets and the sidewalks are still slippery but at least it’s not snowing anymore.

I hear it’s 30 degrees in Manila today. Sigh.

view from my desk, after 5 minutes of snow. it snowed for 4 hours.

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