Thursday, November 02, 2006

Melbourne Part 2 *EDIT:PICS*

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o00Ohhh Melbourne, what a surprise indeed. As stated earlier Tim, Mara and JR surprised me with a birthday trip to Melbourne.

About a month ago Tim told me to get time off work because he said his relatives were coming to Australia from USA, and to make sure that I to bring clothes because we would be staying over at his cousins house.
But those bastards were scheming all that time, planning the Melbourne trip.

I was wondering why Tim and I were at the domestic departure lounge, I thought that was weird. Mara came running out screaming “surprise you’re going to Melbourne!”
I was s0 lost! When I was on the plane and in Melbourne it still hadn’t sunk in.

It was also my cousin’s birthday, so we went to visit her at work without her knowing. She was very surprised too; she had tears in her eyes.

The last time I went to Melbourne I had hay fever hell, but this time round I had rhinocourt! Bless that stuff, I swear it’s a godsend! I ran around trying to find a chemist, I could feel the build up in my nasal; the sniffles and sneezing were brewing…. Damn you hay fever!

I absolutely love Melbourne, but I loath the weather…. It was so erratic and s0 cold! No joke in a span of 15 minutes you get rain, overcast and sunny periods. Luckily I packed a jacket, hoodie and scarf, it saved my life!

Melbourne is awesome, I love the fact that you can walk around the back streets and alley ways and stumble across boutiques and quirky stores. I love how graffiti is pretty much everywhere, not tacky seedy ones that you find around Sydney. You’ll also find stencil graffiti in various shopping centres. Its awesome, they incorporate a lot of street art in stores, just brilliant. I love it how there are so many individual and eccentric people walking around and doing there business. I love how back alleys are filled with cafĂ©’s such as The Block. I love the store Rancho Notorious and St Jeromes on Caledonia Lane; how it incorporates street culture and music. I love St Jeromes because I felt like I was at a New York block party, chilling and listening to good hip hop and loving the derelict setting. I love all the vintage stores; I was in Lola (grandma in tagalog) clothes heaven!

Just seeing all these artistic elements of Melbourne really makes me appreciate that place and art in general. It also makes me want to get all creative. I’m jealous that Tim and Mara can draw. That creative gene skipped me. I saw so many things that inspired me that I want to create, all of which involves drawing. I’m quite annoyed because I can’t draw anything remotely arty if my life depended on it. But I will try my luck.

I will post pics later...

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Meanwhile back in my life in Sydney, I am almost finished Uni for this semester. I have one more assignment due for Advertising: Editorial and Illustration, then I’m done for this year…. 1st semester next year is my last year of Uni then I will graduate…. OMG!!!

But I’m also contemplating on studying again. I have a few prospects in mind. I guess you never stop learning regardless if you’re at school or not.

On the learning front my sister and I are doing sewing classes, even though we already know how to make garments. We had our second class yesterday. I felt like it was a waste of money because we are doing things we already know. There are times where my sister and I just look at each other and thinking “are you serious!” I know it sounds so pompous. But I am starting to appreciate it because it is always good to get back to basics and learn the fundamentals.
Sewing class brings back good memories when I first started sewing for design and tech; fashion design, at high school when I was 13 years old.

2 comments:

Mikey said...

Dude stop rubbing it in hehehe. Man i'm extremely jealous. I haven't been and everyone says so much good stuff about Melbourne. I might surprise myself hahahah one day and take myself to Melbourne hahaha

m a R i a said...

GGOOO for it brutha!!!! i dare you.... double dare you.... PHYSICAL CHALLENGE!!!!LOL!