Melbourne 9

Another uneventful day. As usual, lunch with Melody, went to the arcade, brought back dinner (Melody isn’t cooking today, her housemate is) and watched television.
I bumped into Jen Kin in Melbourne Uni today. She’s one of my ex-A-levels mates but I don’t really know her well. She asked me to go paint balling with her and my other ex-A-levels mates. She started naming me people who are going. As soon as I heard the name Nic, I was disgusted. I said I would think about it but with the clear intention of not going.

Melbourne 8

Nothing particular happened today. I had lunch with Melody, went to the arcade for 3 hours then met up with Melody in Bluezone (the café we always hang out in the uni) for coffee. We loitered in Bluezone till we were hungry.

I forgot to mention about the little conversation I had with the taxi driver who took me to the rave. He’s a young man of his late 20s from India and also a self admitted troublemaker in his younger days. He used to have a drinking problem which consequently caused him loads of troubles. There was once he was beaten up by a bunch of pimps because he didn’t want to pay for the prostitute’s service.

I asked him about his work. He used to drive the taxi part time but now he’s driving it full time, everyday, 24/7. He wanted to quit his job and have the weekends off but he rebutted himself by saying if he gets the weekend off, he’ll bump into troubles again. He then started talking about drugs. He prefers marijuana than alcohol and his friends was once tricked into buying sleeping pills for ecstasy.

He ended the drugs conversation “drugs are bad!”.


Melbourne 7 A good movie and good food solves problems.

I cooked carbonara for dinner and it turned out well! It’s my second attempt on cooking Carbonara. The first time didn’t turn out well because it was too cheesy. Melody and I had a romantic candle light dinner. We turned off the lights and lighted couple of candles. We ended with strawberries as desserts.

Ben, Wei Chen and I went to a rave yesterday. It wasn’t really good. The club was small and packed and I was still tired from yesterday’s clubbing session. The music was good though.

I made a mistake about the facts of the fight in Hard Kandy. It wasn’t 6 guys charging towards 1 guy but it was a guy charging towards 6 guys! And furthermore, according to the news today, 2 guys were shot outside Hard Kandy,5478,4920662%255E2862,00.html

Melbourne 6

I watched the Signs in Crown before clubbing yesterday. Great cinematography and suspense!
I hate racist. I hate it when whites are rude to Asians. I had this huge bald white guy whom I was blocking his way said to me “Congratulation, you just won the 1st prize in the fuck off competition”. I laughed and replied, “fuck you”.
Hard Kandy was brilliant. The club is located in a basement of a shop with just a small door as an entrance. No one would ever suspect if it were a club on a normal day. Patrons will have to descend a small stair and will be greeted by hard thumping music. Hard Kandy is also well known to be the haven for Melbourne Shufflers. The whites shuffled smoothly to the music while Asians shuffled with great amount of energy following the beat of the music. The huge dance floor is slippery due to the talcum power that Shufflers put. Everyone around me could shuffle. However, the atmosphere wasn’t that great. Every time I club in a western country, everyone was friendly and apologetic. But in Hard Kandy, I hardy see any of those values. Everyone seems to be hostile.
sAsA was there too. Every time I met up with her she’ll usually high on ecstasy. However, this time she was high on acid. She was so fucked that she couldn’t even dance or have a proper conversation with us.
Ben and I shuffled till 5am. As we were about to leave, a fight broke out suddenly. A Vietnamese guy grabbed a bottle and with his friends rushed toward an Asian guy. The guy tried to run away and almost knocked me down. I stood on a corner thinking that the fight will soon be stopped. However, the Vietkongs grabbed the guy and he was struggling madly and worst of all, the struggle was directed towards me! I tried avoiding again. Every thing was in disarray until 2 huge whites started grabbing everyone to stop them. In Melbourne, fights in clubs are not common but it was mostly between Asians. Sometimes the owner of the club got so fed up that they sometimes ban Asians from entering the club.
Ben and I left as soon as the fight stopped. We had Hungry Jacks before heading home.

Melbourne 5

Ben and I are going clubbing at Hard Kandy tonight. Apparently, it’s one of the best clubs around with really good Melbourne Shufflers. That pathetic Ben was so engrossed with that place that he even went to club there alone couple of times. hehe

Melbourne 4

Didn’t do much today. Woke up about 2:30PM and headed straight to the arcade with Ben. We then met up with Wei Chen in DMC records, Chapel st in the evening. He had his spinning session for 2 hours. We walked into a small room just enough to fit a huge turntable and 3 of us. The mixers’ buttons were complicating and even the turntables seem complicating too. We loafed around before headed to the city to meet up with my girlfriend for dinner. Dinner was extremely full. A1’s portion of roast duck rice with egg chiffon was extremely huge! We didn’t even thought of getting dessert after that.

Melbourne 3

It’s been a sociable day. I bumped into 3 of my ex-Alevels mates. Irene, Yean Peng and Joyce didn’t change at all. I spoke to them for a while and promised to have dinner with them tomorrow. I guess Irene will not turn up (she’s always been like that, She always tells people that she’ll call them tomorrow for dinner or something, but she never kept her word!). However, I’ll be having dinner with Ben and Wei Chen instead tomorrow. Sorry girls! hehe

I met a Singaporean in Russell St.’s arcade. We were challenging each other in King Of fighters. He was pretty good but yet he still couldn’t beat me flat (haha!) He told me that the good players usually play on Friday. I guess I’ll see him again on Friday.

Melody brought her Singaporean friend, Gin Li, over for dinner today. Gin Li stays with her aunt but her aunt left for Alice Spring few days ago. According to Melody, Gin Li was terrified of staying alone and inviting her over for dinner might cheer her up. She’s friendly and nice to talk to, unlike Melody’s housemate whom I despise (I better not say more otherwise some loser will be telling her how much I dislike her). After dinner, we sent her home. Her place is just couple of tram stops away. The alley to her place is spooky and her apartment is pretty old. No wonder she was terrified.
11:20PMI just got this from my dad.

This morning Mimi (my tenant) drove your car to college as her car was under repair. She met an accident at Kesas Highway near the Puchong junction. The Satria (my car) was badly damaged but fortunately she was not hurt (saved by the safety belt).

What happened was that while she was travelling at the middle lane of the highway, a speeding car overtook her from the left. This car hit the left front of the Satria, causing the Satria to spin around and hit the divider. The other car overturned and the driver was injured. The front part of the Satria was totally smashed up.

This morning after I got the call from Mimi at about 9 am, I rushed to the scene and arranged for the Tow truck, made report to the police etc. Finally the car was sent to my usual Honda workshop in Old Klang Road for repair. I’ll claim for insurance, but will incur quite some losses from NCB for next few years, and also reduced value from an accident car.


Melbourne 2 chucky’s back

I tried crocodile meat today. One of the eateries in Melbourne uni was selling crocodile sushi. Melody and I bought a piece of it and shared it. The meat was tough and tasted like chicken. It wasn’t really good, and it even has crocodile fat on it!

I met up with 2 of my good friends in Melbourne today. Kwok Hoong didn’t change much; he’s still the talkative and dramatic person I know. We discussed about the psycho in Melbourne. He couldn’t accept the fact that the arse could do such thing. Our discussion didn’t come to a conclusion, he was pretty uneasy about it. We decided to change topic then.

I had dinner with Ben at Chilli Café, Russell St. As usual, we were talking about Melbourne shuffle and the psycho in Melbourne. After dinner, we loitered in the arcade for few hours before heading back home.

Melbourne 1

I realised that everybody has something to learn from regardless of his or her age, physical being or behaviour. Take for example, food. Even the simplest ingredient can make something really taste good. Candy cooked a superb chicken just by boiling the chicken with chicken marinade mixed with water. Furthermore, Esther makes the most unusual but delicious Milo. All she did was just add Milo with cold milk.

In order to get to Melbourne, I had to take a bus to Cootamundra and from there I’ll have to take the train to Melbourne. The bus ride was absolutely brilliant. I had a clear view of the countryside, never ending green fields filled with sheep and cows, green stout hills and cloudy yet brightening sky.

Cootamundra is a small calm, serene and beautiful town. It’s presence dates back to the Victorian era. I was the only Asian on the whole train station. Never once I spoke to anyone, the closest I got was just exchanging smile with a white girl. It was drizzling and unpleasantly cold. I bought myself a piece of pie to keep myself warm.
11:50PMAfter 8 hours of boredom, i finally arrived in Melbourne. It’s bloody cold here!

Canberra 3

I bought a boomerang today. Esther and I were trying it out in the park but despite following all the instructions, it didn’t work! According to the instruction, we are supposed to throw it 45 degrees against the direction of the wind (???). We gave up after numerous tries.

After that, Esther brought me around the park. It has a huge beautiful man-made lake (most of the lakes in Canberra are man-made). Anyone who loves jogging would love to jog around that area. There are also loads of ducks around hence duck feeding is a common sight. We then went for a short bush walking to search for some kangaroos. All we saw was just endless brown grassland. We extended our search to a small forest next to Esther’s hall of residence. It was also fruitless.

After dinner, Esther, Candy and I went for another kangaroo hunting session. After 2 hours of searching, all we got was just couple of rabbits.

We even extended our search to Mount Ainslie. Richie (Esther’s bf) drove us all the way up there. There’s a huge beacon on top of Mt. Ainslie and also few couples making out in their cars. The scenery from Mt. Ainslie is absolutely beautiful. I took couple of pictures of the scenery. We headed to Telstra tower next. While on the way up there, Candy started to tell us a ghost story. According to her, one day, 4 of her friends were driving up to Telstra tower (it’s located up another mountain) to witness a sunrise. Suddenly, the driver saw a middle-aged man jogging and few minutes later, he saw the man again, jogging. The same thing happened over and over again until they reached the top. After getting out from his car, the driver saw someone sitting inside the car when everybody was out from the car. Furthermore, the passengers sitting on the different side from the driver’s seat saw the same thing but the jogging figure was a women. They kept quiet throughout the journey until they reached the top. After listening to the story, all of us refused to get out from the car. We decided to speed back home.
11:45PMI’m leaving Canberra for Melbourne tomorrow.
8:20PMMark told me that he wouldnt want to return to Taiwan because of the military service. According to him, the service will take 2 years and by the time he is out from the military, everything that he have learned in university are outdated.
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6:05PMClubbing was absolutely tiring. We started with couple of beers and vodkas we bought from Wollies (departmental store). I had a 2 bottle of beers, a bottle of Rusky and a pint of Vodka with redbull. I felt like puking throughout the night. shesh. Esther introduced another bunch of friends to me. Mark is from Taiwan, Lawrence is Aussie Chinese, and Alex is Ritchie’s best friend and also Aussie Chinese. Lawrence downed more than 6 bottles of beer, probably to drown his sorrows. We went to this club called Babylon. It has 2 floors, the first floor, filled with absolutely gorgeous girls, plays r&b (which I totally hate). The second floor plays break beats, progressive house and also trance. However, the second floor was almost empty. I guess most of the clubbers went to the rave in ANU (Australian National University). Candy and Alex were in the r&b room all the time while the rest hanged out in the second floor. Mark dances pretty well. He could do the Sydney style dance. The Sydney dance style is pretty much similar to the Brisbane style, even Esther, who has absolutely no idea about any dances said that our dance looks the same. I spend most of my time talking to Mark. Alex was too drunk to talk and Esther was busy dancing. Mark used to study in Sydney and now he’s studying in University of Canberra. He’s in his final years for his course, Multimedia. He seems pretty soft. I even suspected that he was gay. However, Esther said that he has a girlfriend. Oh well, maybe he’s bisexual? hehe. By 3am, we headed home, our legs were as if going to fall off!
Check out the Melbourne Shuffle Video!! Absolutely brilliant!