Sunday, March 30, 2008

I met them!


Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I did meet Manu and Smitha, the young couple that moved you - us - so much these days. Where did I meet them? Well, I'm sure you can easily guess from the background of this photo... No wonder Manu did all this for his future wife; she's absolutely adorable. Anyway, they promised they would post something on PDP when they return to DC (that is where they're from), that is today Sunday. I wish them a very happy life - and thank them for the delicious macarons from La maison du chocolat they offered me!

98 comments:

  1. Oh what a wonderful photo of the famous Manu and Smitha!! They look so in love; you really captured them well. Such excitement this will bring on PDP!!!

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  2. I wish them every happiness. You made Paris very special to them and to the hundreds of fans from PDP they now have

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  3. Thanks to you Eric, for facilitating this chapter of their story. Cheers! ~Chuck

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  4. Oh how lovely. As soon as the photo loaded i knew this was them. So romantic, so in love. Happy, smiley and only eyes for each other....ohhhh Eric look what you did to me again!

    Hi Manu and Smitha, wish you many happy, beautiful years together. What a handsome couple you are.

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  5. Me too, Lynn. Who else could it be? A lovely shot of a lovely couple. All the best to the two of you, Manu and Smitha.

    Eric, you're a prince.

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  6. What a beautiful couple!!!! And what a romantic photo!!!!

    Wish Manu and Smitha many many happy years together, may they remain in love like this forever!

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  7. Eric, so you've become a fairy godfather. Great!
    I'm working on my list of dreams yet-to-come-true and will email you as soon as it is ready. But you can start by finding me a handsome french boy to pose with in front of Arc de Triumphe!!!

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  8. What a sweet couple! Best wishes for a happy life together!

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  9. I love this photo because you can tell they are so adorably in love. May they live a very happy life together,

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  10. How concrete it is! Their love irradiates ! WOW...
    Eric, you witness it so well : visible, real, sunny, smiling, obvious...
    Monica, you made me laugh with your "list of dreams yet-to-come-true" and "start by finding me a handsome french boy to pose with in front of Arc de Triumphe".
    Funny and clever :)

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  11. Manu and Smitha congratulations on your engagement! I do hope you'll share more about your trip to Paris with all of us when you get back to DC. We just love your story; and that Eric captured a little bit of it for us. You're big celebrities now!

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  12. Smitha!
    Smitha!
    Smitha!

    (Thanks for the idea, Suzie.) Lovely photo. Absolutely perfect.

    By the way, 36 days...

    phx_cdg: did you put in for the Paris route during 5-14 May period? You promised!

    And, hey, Lucio Crispino, are you up for a gathering? Guille? Who am I forgetting? (I know Michael will party, and Eric if he's not too busy.)

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  13. Hooray - we finally get to see the happy ending, or beginning as it were! Congratulations to the happy couple - wishing you many years of joy and bliss!

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  14. Lovely story. Gorgeous young couple. Merci, Eric.

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  15. Thanks for keeping us updated. Great Post.

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  16. Eiffel T
    Eif..

    er.. wait a minute, I mean

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!

    Best wishes to the happy young (and cute) couple.

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  17. Wonderful!! Smitha is very blessed to have such a man to think so highly of her and do such romantic things for her.

    And Manu and Smitha are very blessed to have such wonderful memories captured by such a friend as you, Eric.

    Blessings on all today!!

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  18. Eric ~ I've been following along with this romantic story. You were so lucky to part of it and did a fabulous job capturing the special moment. Congratulations to Manu and Smitha and to you for a job well done!

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  19. Hey where's Michael? Where's Guille? Where's Eric? I seem to recall Michael inviting the two of them for a drink this weekend. Michael have you stolen Guille?!

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  20. They are such a beautiful couple, I hope their life together will be just as beautiful~~~~

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  21. I'm changing the subject but we can all come back.

    I'm going to try to do what Tall Gary taught us and make a link to this little blurb on The Paris Blog because you all want to read it. It's about the Lady's Hat.

    Hope it works, but if it doesn't: theparisblog.com.

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  22. Jeff: You have no idea how much I'd like to be there in May, but my current semester doesn't wind up until the beginning of June. (I am currently looking at travelling on a round the world ticket, taking in Europe and the US, during the four weeks which straddle the middle of the year.) If, for some reason, this doesn't eventuate, I have a twelve month residency in Paris (2009 or 2010) to look forward to. Perhaps, down the track, we could plan a gathering while I am based in Paris.

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  23. MY best wishes to the lovely couple,and bravo Eric for granting Manu's wish..
    It was a nice romantic week on PdP..

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  24. Hey, what's with The Paris Blog's "comments closed" on their post about the Serero Architect's design?...Cheeky!

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  25. I forgot to mention, scroll down on the Paris blog. There's another piece further along where you can blink to the blogger (The Bold Soul) and comment away.

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  26. What a wonderful picture! They look so wonderfully happy!
    I can only hope that I'll be this happy when I'm in Paris this May...

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  27. We wish them a happy life as well and look forward to hearing their comments on their return home.

    Eric, you had better save some macaroons for Monica. Else you'll be dans le grand ennui.

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  28. Congrats to the lovely couple.Agreee with everyone very sweet and how genuine do they look.

    Great to see the follow up photo, not expecting that, which why i keep coming back here.Not just for Paris, but for the quality of the pics and that littel bit extra thrown in.

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  29. MICHAEL! No I did not forget! June 8-25th I will be there without jetlag and wanted to meet then. If it doesn't work out, I will be in Paris April 3rd,15 and 21st with jetlag. Write me!!!

    I would like to bring a little romance into the blog about how I met Mr.PHX. I went to wait for a LONDON WALK tour at the Embankment underground in London. It said to meet at the Thames side exit, and under the one big hanging tree that is still there was Mr. PHX talking to another WOMAN. I could tell they were waiting for the London Walk and they let me join the conversation.They weren't together, but at the end of Edward Petherbridge's Theaterland Walk, we WERE. If you ever take his tour, he mentions the couple that met on his Walk and eventually got married. MONICA: there is a company affiliated with them called PARIS WALKS. Bon Chance!!!

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  30. Eric - thank you for keeping us up to date with this story. The story of Manu and Smitha has got to be the all-time favorite on your PDP!

    Louis la Vache sends Manu and Smitha his very best wishes and congratulations!

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  31. Perfect - except how about a shot of the ring? Best wishes to Manu & Smitha and thanks for letting us share your happiness.

    "But you can start by finding me a handsome french boy to pose with in front of Arc de Triumphe!!!" Same for me, but make mine a MAN;)

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  32. It's a wonderful story and thanks for sharing it with us.. you're a great guy for making this part of their magic happen!

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  33. P.S. A big Hi back to Petra and Lynn from yesterday's pix.

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  34. As soon as I saw the photograph I knew it was THEM! And of course that she'd said YES. What a handsome couple they are - love where you posed them.

    I wish them the happiest of lives. Made my day, this photo, Eric.

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  35. Amazing what you can accomplish with a camera and a good heart! Congrats to the two! You're helping with the memories, Eric...and getting paid in "macarons" too. Not bad, my man!

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  36. This photo makes for a much more satisfying remembrance for the lucky (for having found each other) "Parisian" couple; and for us who can see more clearly the pair that we would like to send wishes for the greatest happiness (or as time eventually takes its toll on the relationship - the kindest tolerance).

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  37. So, Eric I noticed that they did to you an expensive present from La maison du chocolat!!
    ;))

    You deserved it 100% Eric. We all owe you something for all these moments you offer to us through this blog.
    This one I consider that it was one of the greatest moments of this blog.

    My special and warmest wishes to Manu and Smitha to be always so happy, so in love and always to accomplish all of their wishes.

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  38. Phx that's it.
    If PARIS WALKS doesn't do the trick, I'm heading to London!!!

    Corinne that way I see it, Eric can do just about anything, so it doesn't hurt to try and send him my list...!


    M.Benaut!!! I think Eric totally deserves his macarons, but indeed the mention of it made me crave for some.

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  39. Lynn I guess Michael must be flying over some ocean somewhere... but WHERE is Guille???

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  40. Mon Dieu..the things you will do for Macarons Eric!! LOL!!!

    Very sweet...and you are right, she is adorable. What a happy couple and how kind of you to add to their happiness..."what the world needs now...is L*VE sweet Love..." Merci Dionne...! ;-)

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  41. And now we get a photo of the gorgeous couple, to add to the story - thanks Eric, and I hope they are wonderfully happy together!

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  42. Congratulations to the happy couple and to Eric for being part of their lives and new beginnings. Remember these days Manu and Smitha for they shall get you through the bad days.

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  43. PHX-CDG, I think you mean Jeff. He's the organiser, but I'll be there if I can.

    Guille didn't respond to my request so don't know what's happened to her Monica. Probably out interviewing for your request.

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  44. What a beautiful story!
    Manu and Smitha remind me of two Indian friends of mine, who already are married and live in DC too! Feels like the world is so small all of a sudden...

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  45. Great picture and story today Eric thanks!

    I apologise for this "mass comment" but I could do with your help today over at South Shields Daily Photo. Help promote the rights of photographers!

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  46. Oh wow! What you have done for them is a priceless gift and memory for their future.
    Great photo of Manu and Smitha. How romantic!

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  47. Comment c'est tellement beauuuu!!

    This is so sweet! Sending all my best wishes to the happy couple for their new life together - and what a handsome couple they make too!

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  48. Congratulations and my best wishes for Manu and Smitha!
    And thank you Eric, for making my Sunday morning more romantic.
    :)

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  49. Its been great following this little romance.
    Looks like your fan club would love for you to start a dating agency !

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  50. And did you accept the macarons, Eric (to offer is just to ask if you want a macaron, i'm guessing they gave you some as a gift)?

    Michael said: Remember these days Manu and Smitha for they shall get you through the bad days.

    Now there speaks the words of wisdom and some experience! he he so true i so agree. Let's hope bad days are minimal for this lovely couple.

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  51. Guille is keeping us guessing. I bet she has a lot of work to get ready for the new term.

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  52. Eric, you don't know how many times you've put a smile on my face when I visit PDP. With this Manu and Smitha thing, I have had a very wide grin, and my eyes a little teary.

    Congratulations to them both!

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  53. oh my god it is better than any romantic movie ... it is really moving ... i have tears in my eyes and a lot of hope in my heart too
    thanks eric Agnes

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  54. Je lis tous les jours votre blog mais je ne laisse pas de commentaires. Aujourd'hui, je ne peux pas rester sans écrire un petit mot gentil pour nos deux amoureux ! J'espère qu'ils se souviendront longtemps de ce moment. Ce n'est pas à moi que ce serait arrivé une aventure pareille !! J'aurais adoré !!
    Bon dimanche !

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  55. MANU and SMITHA :*-) So lovely to see you. Your story is beyond romantic and truly inspiring. Thank you for sharing it with us. You look quite handsome and beautiful together. Wishing you the very best! Congratulations!!!

    Eric, you are A-m-a-z-i-n-g! Sending you a virtual {hug} ;)

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  56. I'll add my voice to the masses and say what a lovely couple and congratulations MANU and SMITMA!!!

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  57. Such a lovely couple and lovely story! All the best to the both of you!! :)

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  58. I can't wait to hear more about Manu and Smitha - and the very best wishes to the happy couple. This was such a lovely story you've helped to tell, Eric!

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  59. L'amour toujours l'amour - qu'on cela nous tient pour toujours.
    Ceci est une magnifique histoire d'amour et superbement capture par Eric. If only in today's world we had more of those beautiful stories. Like Edith Piaf songs says "C'est la vie en rose..."

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  60. Que Manu et Smitha soient toujours aussi heureux que sur cette photo. Bravo à eux et à Eric qui était là avec eux, pour eux et pour nous.

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  61. What an interesting arrangement, Eric! I would be glad to do the same for anyone who would be visiting Subang Jaya (hint! hint!). Daily Photo is getting more and more interesting!!!

    Hope there'd be more of similar sweet tales from other DPB-ers to share with us here!!

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  62. Oh this has got to be the most moving blog of all...
    Cant' thank you enough Eric for all the great times I have in your blog...
    You are my hero ;)

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  63. Guille is busy hosting friends. They will be around for 5 days.

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  64. Rose thanks for letting us know where Guille is these days. We really miss our favourite brat!

    ;-)

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  65. What a lovely couple they make. I wish them the best that life has to offer. :)

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  66. Beauutiful couple you are, Manu and Smitha. Wishing you love always!

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  67. if a picture ever said it all, it's this one! John Raines

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  68. Congratulations to them. They are a beautiful couple. Nice shot!

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  69. I love their expressions as they gaze at each other. Another great photo, Eric. Thanks for giving us the next part of the story.
    MZM

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  70. awhh..

    how sweet of manu!!!

    he's so romantic!!
    see how their eyes glisten with love!!!

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  71. Hi All, its Manu !!!

    Smitha and I are back in the US and are missing Paris so very much. We had such an amazing time there, soaking up all the culture and sights it had to offer!

    We just wanted to thank everyone for their kind words, and especially Eric for taking the time to help me make this happen. He really helped me make this engagement as special as it was, and we had a Lovely time meeting him on saturday. Hopefully we can make a trip back very soon!!

    - Manu

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  72. Hi Manu!
    Yay, now we can congratulate you in virtual person! Thank you for sharing your romantic soul with us. I think you inspired and charmed everyone here. Congratulations to you and Smitha. I hope you'll continue to check in here and say hello.

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  73. Beautiful photo of a beautiful young couple. They'll always have Paris!

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  74. That is a beautiful story and how wonderful that you played such an special part in their lives.

    I can't wait to share this with my friends. One more reason to love Paris.

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  75. congratulations and best wishes, Manu and Smitha! we just love your romatic story.

    eric, i'm definitely a fan!

    and thanks to the funny commenters like monica, lynn, petrea, michael: i enjoyed reading your conversations here :-)

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  76. What a lovely, lovely event. It has been so fun to read the story here, Eric. As others have offered, here's to your future Manu and Smitha!

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  77. What a lovely couple. Sure nice to see them up close. they are celebrities now thanks to you and Manu. Elaine Cooke

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  78. What a beautiful couple! How kind of you to take their photos. Its always great to see how kind people are.

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  79. Felicitations, Manu et Smitha!

    Et merci a Eric d'avoir partage cette belle histoire d'amour avec nous ici!

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  80. That Manu is one very romantic 'catch'; lucky Smitha!

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  81. this is great--congratulations to the happy couple and thanks eric for this lovely story--love is a beautiful thing

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  82. Je Taime, Eric. I would especially love to visit Paris in the Spring and tour your French coutrysides!!

    Beautiful!! Just Lovely!

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