Actress Michelle Yeoh and her fiance, Jean Todd.
Engineering students from Normandy : Quah Li Shern, 21,
Tee Yilie, 22 and Wong Kok Choong, 22
Look who's here? Constance Haslam.
Students "mobbed" Mukhriz Mahathir.
Mukhriz arriving at Pavillon Davphine with his wife, Norzieta.
Malaysian students from across France came to Pavillon
Davphine in Paris to listen to what the Prime Minister had to say.
Arlida Abdullah, 23 (engineering), Sharifah Norazihan Syed Yasin, 22
(Telecom Network) and Nurul Nadhirah Abdullah, 23 (electrical engineering).
Aaah...bored Malaysian journalists...
Malaysia's prospective French language teachers : Pamela
Lanyau, 20, Atiqa Saleh, 20, Shakila Zaki, 21 and Ain Izzaty
I am always fascinated by people who are fluent in foreign languages. To be able to speak languages other than your own, is quite amazing.
Whenever I meet Malaysian students overseas, in countries where English is not the native language, I feel a sense of pride.
These students are usually majoring in engineering, biotechnology and some science fields.
On Sunday (Oct 4), I attended a gathering of Malaysian students at Pavillon Davphine in Paris. They came from across France -- Nice, Bordeaux, Normandy to name a few -- to meet Prime Minister Najib Razak.
As I entered the premises, I could hear the students chatting away -- in Malay, English and French.
I had a chat with some of them. These kids are smart. It's no picnic learning hard stuff in French.
After a session with the Prime Minister, a 1Malaysia Hari Raya open house was held. The organisers prepared food for some 1,000 people.
And, oh, actress Michelle Yeoh and her fiance Jean Todd, were at the open house. They came to give support to the PM's 1Malaysia.
Of course, she got "mobbed". But she's a good sport. So was Monsieur Todd.
I also met an old friend -- Constance Haslam, formerly of RTM. She's been living in Paris with her husband, for some 9 years.