July 31, 2011
Argh for some reason the vignetting on these snaps turned out excessive and quite horrible but I loved this house so I wanted to post them anyways. It's a family friends house of ours that is just in the north of Perth, it has the most lovely 60's feel to it. I want my house to look something like this when I grow up!
Uni goes back not tomorrow but the next day. I'm quite excited for this as I feel I've gone into a bit of an intellectual slump. Also, I get to see all my friends at Uni that I don't generally see in the holidays! I'm 150 pages down into Submarine and finding it hilarious. I really wish I read it when I was a little bit younger as the awkward moments in the book would have related very well to my 15 year old self, but alas I guess I'm still an awkward weird girl now.
July 29, 2011
"People die all the time. Life is a lot more fragile than we think. So you should treat others in a way that leaves no regrets. Fairly, and if posible, sincerely. It's too easy not to make the effort, then weep and wring your hands after the person dies."- Dance Dance Dance, Haruki Murakami
Just finished this novel and I'm not entirely sure what I think about it, I think I'll let it sit for a while but I adored the character of the thirteen year old girl, Yuki. Man, I wish I was that cool when I was thirteen.
July 27, 2011
Just before Melbourne my best friend Viv and her housemates had a garage sale selling all of their old clothes to make money for some more. There were some pretty good finds sourced from the good sammies of the upper north, south and east aswell as old pieces that had been altered to suit. It was a success and they should be having another one sometime soon, I'll let you guys know the details when they are released!
(source; google images)
The stand-out international film from the film festival I was volunteering at last weekend. Unfortunately this just happened to be screening the same night as On the Bright Side Festival that I had tickets too, therefore didn't see it.
On the Bright Side is the Perth equivalent to the annual Splendor in the Grass festival, except much smaller without many of the big bands (such as Regina Spektor, Coldplay and Kanye which I'm pretty much dying on the inside because I can't see them). It was amazing. I arrived just in time to see Warpaint kick off, I'd previously seen them at the Laneway festival earlier in the year and they were just as good the second time. Next up was James Blake. He was amazing and adorable all in one with his mellow dubstep translating more effectively onstage than I thought it would. The Grates really impressed me with their stage presence. The Kills were after, however my hunger couldn't last another couple of sets (there wasn't really another break til about 10pm that night and I hadn't eaten a thing all day) so I skipped them and then watched Tame Impala from the back. I normally like supporting local acts, but Tame Impala already have a pretty strong support base here, I've seen them at almost every festival they've been at this year and I'm not a huge fan of their music. We pushed our way quickly to the front for Modest Mouse which, in all honesty, were another disappointment. They didn't play crowd-pleasers, and considering their music is pretty hit and miss the audience didn't get as into it and I did (rather embarrassingly I must admit). They ended with The View, which didn't seem like the right ending song. But I was too buzzed for The Hives to really care. And boy, they were truly amazing. They are just the band with the most stage presence and allure. They interacted with the audience, made it into a proper show. The guitarist was oh-so-adorable and the entire band were just really incredible. One of the best live shows I think I've seen in quite some time (I usually do say this after every band I see, but this was different).
Anyways, I'll be seeing Submarine as soon as it is released in the general cinemas. I'd like to get a copy of the novel first and give it a go. The entire score is composed by the Artic Monkeys lead singer Alex Turner so I'll probably give that a listen too before I watch it. Hopefully I'll be able to hold out or I'll just cave in and watch my downloaded version -_-
July 24, 2011
July 21, 2011
For my good friend Ella's birthday the trio headed into Northbridge and had lunch at this cute little café called Little Willies. I've noticed that since the small bar license has been approved many cool cute little bars and cafés have been opening up in small laneways around Perth and whatnot. There are so many new places to check out. Perth is really starting to look like a cool modern city! As much as I love traveling, i'll always love Perth for it's small town charm and clean streets. There's nothing quite like it.
July 20, 2011
At the moment I'm in the middle of uni holidays, so I've taken up both a few extra shifts at work and also I'm volunteering at the Revelations Film Festival screening over the next week at the Astor Theater in Mt Lawley. I've had fun these holidays, but I must admit the few days after Melbourne I went a little bit crazy with not much to do and no uni to stress about. There's another week and a half of holidays so I shall try and do the things that I never have time to do, that means uploading prints!
Here's some snaps from when I visited Malaysia for my cousins wedding in the middle of May. I didn't manage to take too many shots because I was too busy shopping and enjoying food (that's a lie, I spent most of it behind a computer trying to get all my assignments completed). But these are the first prints I've uploaded from my Nikon F65 film camera given to me by my uncle in January. They turned out wonderfully and I can't wait to take more on the next roll. The first set developed weren't too good (out of focus, off-centre etc) but I'm slowly getting the hang of it. I'm also using a lens intended for my digital camera, which results in slight vignetting in some of the photos shot in lower lighting. It's cool in some photos, but in others it just looks like I'm trying too hard, when in actual fact I'm just too poor to buy a proper lens that fits my camera. Oh wells, this is the beginning of all the snaps to come!
Oh also, sorry my writing in this post is a little incoherent, I'm exhausted. Sleep time.
July 15, 2011
I'm currently refreshing my uni results page for it to come out. Apparently they have, but the server is down. Argh.
"About being happy? That's not the most important thing. People don't write sonnets about being compatible, or novels about shared life goals and stimulating conversation. The great loves are the crazy ones, and I'm not a fool"
July 13, 2011
I moved house about 6 months ago and have yet to take some snaps, so here they are! It's much more spacious then my old room and its lovely and light in the afternoon. Urghh I've been home a week since Melbourne and I just can't find anything to do. I can't stand those people who say that they're bored all the time because only boring people say that they're bored... but these holidays just seem to be going by so slowly. It's bizarre that I spent a good 8 months last year doing nothing but do nothing and I didn't seem to get bored once. Oh well, uni timetable is done. Fingers crossed on a three day uni week, wooot! And it starts in 2 and a bit weeks. I think once it starts I won't really be complaining much longer.
One thing that I have managed to do these holidays is become completely obsessed with all forms of trashy high school television shows. At the moment it's Pretty Little Liars. It's so terrible, but I've always dreamed of having my very own Ezra...
I have 3 rolls of film from Melbourne in line to be developed and scan so once they are I will slowly start uploading and spilling the deets.
For the first ten days of the uni break I went to Melbourne with my two best friends Viv and Sarah. We spent ridiculous amounts of money of photobooth snaps amongst other things. Here's a taster.