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Laura tries to remember things.
Punny days of too much heavy music, Japanese things and wanderlust.
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MY ROOM☆彡 2012
Parkway Drive signing
Enter Shikari @ Roundhouse
Kreepsville 666 Taobao haul
Kyary Chokichoki Girls translations
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The annual exactly-a-month-before wishlist is back.
No collage this year, mostly because I don’t really want much for my birthday. Shopping offerings have been very unimpressive as of late, and I’m already freaking out about fitting my stuff in the 23kg weight limit when I fly to Japan.
Wishes mostly rehashed from the previous years.
Apart from #1, my real birthday wishes have already been granted. I’m treating myself to an Osaka trip before school starts with the $$$ I saved from work…and SPOKE TO Y2J OVER THE PHONE LAST WEEK!!!!
Yes, THE Chris Jericho. Interviewed mainly for Fozzy purposes (thanks John!) but couldn’t help but throw in some WWE stuff as a longtime fan from his wrestling days. This is seriously one to tick off the bucketlist - journalistic and childhood dream come true.
This is the first time in a long time my semi-nervous self who talks a little too fast has resurfaced! Won’t spill too much but I’ll update again when it is published :)
Wowowow looks like these photo diaries will actually have been caught up on by the end of the month! Pictures are probably not in order.
The Wonder Years best sum up everything in life at this age, even the weather.
It’s started to get harder to wake up at 6-6.30 for work because mornings are cold! Then it gets sunny and hot and I realize I’ve worn too much while waiting for my train home.
Team brunch at Luxe in Newtown with BUSS3500 group after the most ridiculous “simulation” assessment uni has ever invented. Basically, someone watches you guys talk to each other for 15 minutes and gives each person an individual mark based on that…(=_=)
Slices of uni life: pouring rain on the way to school, and a free Campos Coffee mocha using the Paypal app (they had a free coffee promo day!)
Milk Bar in Redfern’s burgers did not live up to the hype. This was on the way back from picking up my new earphones from the post office. The awful ones that came with my phone finally broke.
"GETS" THIS MONTH - when was the last time I even did a haul post?? Ordered a new phone case because my other one was breaking and didn’t protect the handset from being dropped at all, and scored a Children of Bodom setlist :)
Visited Serena in Burwood again to have dinner at Tea+ and try the Signature Plant Milk Tea (named because it looks like a potted plant with the creamy foam, oreo and… leaf). My taro was not so great, artificial tasting.
New favorite KBBQ in Sydney is 678! They have steamed egg as banchan!!!! Had a huge feast before the BEST MOVIE OF 2014 (big call, but I’m saying it now) X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST!!! Quicksilver (っ´ω`c)♡♡♡
May also involved checking out the Moe’s Tavern pop-up in Wolloomooloo but since I have a handful of photos from that it will probably get its own post!
Thank you for your patience, loveliessss
HOT DAMN WINTER WONDERLAND
Warm melodic hardcore solace on stormy June nights.
Caught the last bit of their set and wish I came earlier. They’re energetic and (pardon the cliche) punchy, sounding somewhere in between Trophy Eyes and Dear Seattle. I promise nothing but good times if you see these guys.
Loved the Landscapes hoodie. Pleasing tunes of melancholy, but execution felt half-hearted in comparison.
DEAR SEATTLE a seriously promising Sydney act of this genre, keep your eyes and ears peeled.
VICES always an exciting live band, consistently hectic.
PERSPECTIVES mic grabs galore. It was nice to finally see this band in their element, at a club show they were headlining. Vibes amplified.
Laid back acoustic song for a lazy post.
Meals in my neighborhood (Redfern). Tripod Cafe, Cafe Ella and the cafe next to the kebab shop.
Unsuccessful attempts at photographing bats on the way to the Hi-Fi.
Curing the common cold and flu symptoms
Clever design by a talented duo. (Check them out please)
An exercise in patience.
Worthwhile reward. Cheers to three years of Free Cone Day!
De-stress // test out the smart TV. I also watched Pan’s Labyrinth.
Shiny new keyboard! Freaked out when mine started malfunctioning just before the Easter weekend. Luckily managed to get it changed the following day!
Hazuki’s kakigori (mine is the pink strawberry!)
Christopher’s Cake Shop
Sara rules! Easter chocolates!
Sydney’s #1 ramen lives up to expectations. You go, Ryo’s Noodles! Thank you Mana & Lune!
(We were so lucky! Waited about 10-15 minutes, and once we were seated, a long queue started forming outside)
A variety of occasions. The last of which was notable because I actually meant to tick off fried rice on the menu but I didn’t read properly (or got lazy, it was a Chinese menu OK GIVE ME A BREAK)
Attended my most anticipated show of the year (keen since ‘13 yeah!) the night before my first exam and I think it gave me good luck - the questions turned out to be exactly as predicted hohoho. But let’s not dwell on that, it’s time to talk about a wonderful night!
A review of this is supposed to be out in PULP later this year too but I don’t know what month yet :c
OSLOW // super humble, gracious, pleasant sounding but lacking that little oomph/bit of star quality. see ‘em again in a few months to judge!
BALANCE AND COMPOSURE // all (ok maybe like half) the kids were here for these guys. american drawl over buzzy guitars singing about so many feelings. i tore you apart in my head won ‘em (and me too) over.
LA DISPUTE // oh boy so stoked. JORDAN DREYER IS KING! his tambourine don’t stop shakin’ and he throws himself all over the stage emotively ranting the eloquently depicted tales and conversations in that polarizing spoken word style. breathed not sighs of relief but drew short breaths of over excitement when the setlist turned out to be completely different from the previous show’s aka MORE SOMEWHERE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE RIVER BETWEEN VEGA AND ALTAIR. lost my shit to andria and drove it to non existence soon after. all our bruised bodies… left hearts shrinking and king park as an encore need no description.
"CAN I STILL GET INTO HEAVEN IF I KILL MYSELF?"
lovely, one of my favorite shows this year. unfortunately what was not so lovely were 2 things the venue did wrong (it’s usually one of my faves):
1) for the first time ever they forced us to cloak our bags before entering. this is probably because LD were selling totes.
2) the security were power tripping, being worse than rude but abusive throwing kids over the barrier and HEY BEATING SOMEONE UP. not cool. you’re supposed to be there to protect people.
that’s all for now folks!!!!!!!!
p.s. the blues fans encountered on the way home were also uncool. but LD was more than enough to make the night a good one.