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23 January 2007 @ 12:49 am
dangers  
of using a shared poota - not knowing the settings or thinking of checking them (for example, something as basic as the volume).

all the usual noises on this poota seem to have been muted so i assumed the volume was always turned down. i'd just clicked on a video - the audio went 'BAM' and reverberated through the entire apartment. at almost 1am.

oops.

today was a lovely day. i found my way to the city myself while audrey and craig were at work, and wandered through the familiar streets all day. i poked around old shops and explored new ones. you know how in movies, the protagonist would go back to his/her old hometown after god-knows-how-many-years and try to find an old landmark that no longer exists? i felt like that today. i tried to find the wellington lee pharmacy at the corner of russell street and little bourke and it wasn't there. went up russell to a little convenience store and asked the little lady at the counter. she answered, "oh? that place has closed a long time ago".

melbourne central has been totally made-over. bigtime. i think i like the old one better. this new building is too... clean. too up-market. looks better architecturally but i feel that it has lost some of its charm. the new shops are also not as interesting as the old ones.

i had a sushi roll for lunch. :) it was prawn and avocado. very yum. 'fast-food-style' sushi counters seem to have popped up everywhere. not a bad thing since their rolls are yummy and healthy. AU$2.20 a pop.

later in the arvo, i was peering at edibles in the myers food hall when i chanced upon an awesome counter absolutely chockers with gourmet pies and quiches. i was already munching on a (not-so-awesome) deep-fried potato cake so i didn't buy any. but i'm definitely gonna get my paws on lots of those soon!

it's pretty darn cold for summer right now. friends have been teasing me about bringing the rain with me from singapore. :p i didn't bring many pairs of shoes, and one pair has been destroyed after i wore them in the rain for 2 days. so i'm down to just one pair of sandals... i hope they hold up. not likely for me to find shoes in my size here. i didn't bring enough warm clothes either, so i'm allowing myself to shop for a coupla cute pieces.

sank my teeth into a pink lady apple again after 4 years. best apples in the world, i reckon. can't wait to move to jean's so i'm nearer to the market and can start living my cosy little life - buying the freshest produce, cooking meals, stuffing my face with the best fruits and gourmet yumyums. not to mention getting my ibook online so i can post pictures!

this is what happens when i can't post pictures - i dribble nonsense non-stop.

:)

good night!
 
 
feelin': excitedexcited
 
 
 
Little Miss Sunshine.tiffanyx on January 22nd, 2007 03:06 pm (UTC)
i love pink lady apples too~ :DDD

sounds like you having a fantastic time there babe!
JV: leaf116drag0nette on January 23rd, 2007 02:19 am (UTC)
i'm having quite a fantastic time, yes. :)
sticker mansilver_crv on January 22nd, 2007 04:55 pm (UTC)
yo! melbourne..!!
have fun!!!
JV: leaf116drag0nette on January 23rd, 2007 02:09 am (UTC)
i will! i am! :D thankyoo!
The Citygent: BuzzGentcitygent on January 22nd, 2007 08:31 pm (UTC)
someone from SG thinks Melly is 'too clean'? Whatever next?
JV: japogothdrag0nette on January 23rd, 2007 02:09 am (UTC)
teehee! not too clean by singapore standards, but too clean by melbourne standards. ;)
.that girl.: going hattygirlwhowaits on January 22nd, 2007 11:30 pm (UTC)
That pharmacy was gone when we were there last year, threw my entire direction sense out of wack.

If you like the Myers Food Hall (which they don't have here blergh) - check out the DJ one? Their mini mudcake is to die for.

Can you tell I'm really jealous right now? xoxo
JV: crochetdrag0nette on January 23rd, 2007 02:08 am (UTC)
don't be jealous! you live so much nearer and when you do come back to visit, it will cost you so much less! :)

will go check out DJ soon! :D

xoxo
.that girl.: cheekygirlwhowaits on January 23rd, 2007 06:13 am (UTC)
It actually costs almost the same, if not slightly cheaper for me to go to Singsing hehe.

Jealous because you're in Koko Black land ;)
JVdrag0nette on January 23rd, 2007 01:31 pm (UTC)
really? that's insane... no cheap domestic flights?
.that girl.: cheekygirlwhowaits on January 23rd, 2007 01:39 pm (UTC)
There is cheap domestic flights. They are not available when I can afford the time to fly >_<

What are you doing online! Enjoy the melbourne night ;) Hope the weather's better on your side than ours, it's humid tonight.
JVdrag0nette on January 24th, 2007 08:27 am (UTC)
it's pretty danm cold here! will still be online pretty much like before to keep track of any work coming in. ok, maybe not as much as before but am still around somewhat. :)
miasmafnork on January 23rd, 2007 12:32 pm (UTC)
Yay! it's awesome to have you back country-side. If you're not doing anything on thursday, have a looksie at my latest post!

*much love*
JVdrag0nette on January 23rd, 2007 01:02 pm (UTC)
whee! hey! i'll catchya there on thursday! :D