Gustave’s diary entry Thursday, 4 February

Bon, hello, you have found the diary of myself, Gustave. I am a singer of the cabaret. With me is my friend Nhar. We are doing a show in New York on Friday, February 5 called Cabaret Terrarium, but we’ve had a hard time getting there. Three days ago, I was stuck in a tree in Switzerland. Two days ago, I was stuck in a snow bank in Kyrgyzstan. Yesterday, I was stuck in the airport in Vladivostok, Siberia. You can read more about the places I was stuck in the diary entries below this one.

Bon. Yesterday, at the airport in Vladivostok, the woman at the ticket counter her name is Olga. She told us we just missed the plane to New York, and they only go once a week. We say Olga, we have to get to New York by Friday, the day after tomorrow. She say what’s your hurry, my friends? I say we have a show to do. It’s called Cabaret Terrarium, it go from Friday, February 5 to Sunday, February 14 at Triskelion Arts in Brooklyn. Here’s a postcard.

She look at the postcard and she say yes of course, you have to be there Friday, you are doing a show. Well in that case I know someone who can help you. My cousin Mischa, he have a company in Shanghai, he always have a good idea.

I say Shanghai? Isn’t that a bit far? Also in the wrong direction?

She say my cousin Mischa, he’s really smart. Also Shanghai is really warm. You guys look cold. Here, you can take my speedboat. It’s quite fast.

So Nhar and myself, we get in the speedboat of Olga and we go to Shanghai. We arrive at sunset. I have never before seen a city so big like Shanghai. We go downtown to the Shanghai World Financial Center, the tallest building in the world outside of Taiwan or Dubai. On the top floor, we find Mischa at the headquarters of his company, Very High Jumping Ninja Ltd.

We say Mischa, your company, Very High Jumping Ninja Ltd., what does it make?

He say, we make suborbital stratospheric passenger jet. We can get you anywhere on the planet in two hours. We have a plan to show the world this new airplane for the Chinese New Year festival next week. Why do you ask?

I say bon, we have to get to New York by Friday for our show, Cabaret Terrarium. I show him the postcard.

He say, why didn’t you say so! Of course, we can fly you to New York. You can go in the morning. You will be a day early, just in case. But don’t tell anybody how you got there. The airplane it’s supposed to be a surprise for next week.

I say thank you so much, Mischa. You have saved our cabaret.

That night, we see the sights of Shanghai. We see Nanjing Road, we see the Yuyuan Garden, and also the Jade Buddha Temple. The next morning, we get in the plane and we go up and up to the edge of the atmosphere. It’s a beautiful planet, the Earth. You have a lot of cloud, ocean, also some land. We go over China, then Korea, then Siberia (we say hello to Olga), and then some ocean, then Siberia again, then Alaska, Canada, and bon, we are over New York. We drop back down into the troposphere. The pilot he can’t land, because then the plane wouldn’t be a surprise for the Chinese New Year, so he eject us with parachute over the city.

Nhar and myself, we land in Forest Hills, Queens. We go to a deli and we say excuse me sir, can you tell us how to get to Triskelion Arts in Williamsburg?

The guy he say, ah, yes. You take the G train. You will have no problems.

So it looks like things they are in the bag. What could go wrong getting from Queens to Brooklyn on the G train? We will write again tomorrow just before the show.

Your friend,
Gustave

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