Saturday, April 23, 2005

'Australian' flies on Toby. Posted by Hello

Three unique things about Aus according to someone from HK (I have been told this little joke by 3 separate people from HK including my cant teacher)
  • Flies
  • Fat people
  • Drunk men-(I presume with this one they mean loud obnoxious drunk men)
I followed a link from a friend last night on msn that said 'LOL look at this .......' only to realise that it was a virus. It then of course send links to all my contacts and everyone who went to the link also got the virus. My friend Dan come to the rescue though with his USB drive full off thousand virus scanners, and other programs like hijack which managed to remove it.

Friday, April 22, 2005

Ok so its just a tiny bit late (31mins) but:

Happy Birthday to you my dear blog.

Its been a great 2 years and I appreciate you being there at all times, day and night when i needed you.

Next year i'll remember on time-I promise!

Thursday, April 21, 2005

My play name tag (and in case you can read Chinese I'm not a Dr.)

Denial is my friend

I have far too much homework to do including a 4,000 word essay which I have been having a little difficulty concentrating on because of the whole dilemma (see below) so I've decide to give denial a try.

On the good news front my computer is back again finally. Which is why I can finally post pics again.

Anyway you won't be hearing from me for a little while because I'm going to study til my brain explodes.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

When good news becomes bad news!

when we are just about to hand in the immigration papers (only took 4 months of preparation)

and then Mr T's boss offers him a great career opportunity- to be a director in 6 months time

Just when I thought I was comfortable in Melbourne again and feeling ok with the decision we made-him moving here. I'm back at the beginning but worse.

Confused only becomes to describe how I feel right now!

I think we are both in positions where we are looking out for the other first-Mr T's still insisting that he's coming to Melb although he has admitted that he is slightly tempted to stay and I'm leaning toward returning. What type of fiance allows the other to miss out on such a great opportunity? Its bad enough that such great news has become bad news and that he can't even enjoy it without thinking about what it means to us.

Friday, April 15, 2005

Late Bright Eyes Review

My friend who was going with me piked at the last minute leaving me with an extra ticket to give away and it was actually a hard task to find someone. My friends either belonged to the group of people who don't appreciate bright eyes, or had plans (ie-a hot date). Thankfully I remembered with only a couple of hours to spare that Claire had just got back from the UK-someone who would actually appreciate the show.

The show was amazing.

I think the Faster Louder review summarises it quite well with the below paragraph:

"It’s hard to talk about an experience I’m still coming to terms with. It feels like I saw a really great movie, Conor Oberst drew us away from reality for two hours. Two hours that may have just changed my life. It’s not very often a band has such an effect on me. Normally I walk away from a gig I’ve loved saying "Wow!", gush for a little while, and then inevitably forget most of the gig in the following weeks. This won’t happen with Bright Eyes."

There was little audience interaction-including no 'its so great to be in ......... (Insert city name)' line that musicians are so fond of-thankfully. He did however tease us by saying he is going to combine a few of the most popular requests we kept screaming for (eg haligh haligh) into a new song-only to play a new completely separate song-bastard!

I went expecting songs from his new album 'Digital Ash in a Digital Urn' only to learn that it was a promotion tour of 'I'm Wide Awake, It's morning' (the folkier one) so he played almost all songs from that album and none from 'Digital Ash in a Digital Urn' which he released at the same time.

I wasn't sure what it would be like sharing a ballad like 'One foot in front of the other' with everyone in the audience-but when he started playing it on his knees I almost forgot everyone around me, he drew me in completely!

He also played a few extra songs including 'when the president talks to god' with unforgettable lyrics and another called 'true blue' with possibly the worst lyrics-which only he could pull off as a great song.

With his greasy hair, eyeshadow and the occasionally spitting (unintentionally) -you would think Connor would be quite unattractive but thats not quite the case. There is something about him, his stage presence/ charisma that I can't even begin to describe!

I walked away from it wanting to quit my masters and concentrate on a music career (playing the drums-which I’m yet to learn how to play).

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Bright Eyes show last night was

Fucking Awesome!

more later...