[St Kilda beach] – V‘s Flickr, 9th Mar ’07
Friday’s an official no-classes day, but I still had to return to campus for the long awaited St Kilda trip. And I went for this one alone, mostly ‘cus V didn’t really like beaches. Well, being part of a couple didn’t mean you had to do everything together, isn’t it? So heck with it.
So I ended up hanging around at the bus stop waiting for the bus, and got to know a couple of other international students. Damn but there really were a lot of postgraduate students over at school.
The Spirit of Tasmania. Not sure what the special part is, but it’s supposed to be a tourist attraction hmmm.
This billboard’s pretty funny, I’ve been wanting to take a picture of it. If you’re kinda myopic and can’t read it, it says, “I James Bradshaw, pledge to steal more material from the Internet.” There’s a few others which are pretty funny, like “pledge to plan more spontaneity” or “pledge to outsource my jokes to India”. Heh heh, crude humor.
Our first stop, Topolinos at Fitzroy Street! Free pizza courtesy of the five bucks we paid for the trip.
Pizza, slurp. Tasty ones, not the frozen shit I buy from supermarkets. I seriously had my fill of pizza and soft drinks over there, it seemed almost like free flow. And there’s just something about the thin metal pans that give it that authentic look.
Next up, we walked our way to the pier nearby, and I took quite a few photographs along the way.
Kitesurfing. This one looks really fun, I’d want to try that sometime.
Walking along the beach, I see a couple of kids playing cricket with their dad on a Friday evening, and I wonder to myself if that ever happens back home. Quality of life is lacking, seriously lacking. This is something that I feel I really want, to be able to have time for my family in future, and not work my arse off just to pay the bills, and have no time for the family totally.
Next stop: Luna Park. Amusement park, complete with the usual rollercoaster, Ferris Wheel, carousel and whatnot. I wasn’t really interested in taking them though, especially when I saw the park attendant standing on the rollercoaster ride. If she could stand and not fly off, the ride probably wasn’t very fun.
We stayed around until late evening, and headed back to school on the bus thereafter. And hell, we even had leftovers from the pizza earlier (thanks to some morons who paid but didn’t turn up) so I brought them over to the photography club event that was still going on at school.
Games, just games. One was to guess whether the olives would sink or swim in vinegar, another was a drinking game where the people up front had to down the red wine/vinegar as fast as they could.
And oh yeah, I came late so I sorta sat down at a table randomly, but my luck was good heh my team won. One disposable underwater camera, woot. Now if only I could go diving.
Moomba Waterfest (link)
Melbourne’s long running community festival featuring rides, activities and entertainment in Birrarung Marr and the Alexandra Gardens and this year also featuring special activities at the Docklands on the Sunday. Highlights include the Birdman Rally at noon on Sunday in Birrarung Marr, water skiing on the Yarra on Sunday afternoon and evening, the Moomba Parade along Swanston street at 11am on Monday and fireworks over the Yarra at 9.30pm on each of of Saturday, Sunday & Monday nights.
Fireworks! And I was there to take the photographs. You’ll see them on the next entry heh heh.
Ayumi playing the Wii!