“Brother please bro”
On Friday I was a pretty awful friend and dragged Tristan out to see Lime Cordiale even though his sinuses were bunged up. I got him to try a place called Wok On Inn and he had some sweet chili chicken noodles with cashews. I didn’t order anything because I wasn’t hungry and I just had a latte. The waitress gave us two forks; I guess she thought we were sharing. (I would have scoffed down half the noodles if I was actually hungry though, bwahaha.)
Lime Cordiale were magnificent, though, as usual. I was photographing on the night and a girl at the front said to me, “Who are these guys and why won’t they fuck me?” I was amused, but I just said, “Lime Cordiale!” and shrugged.
After bursting through all my shots of the opening bands within the first few songs (gotta get used to only having the first three songs, because larger venues will be more strict like that), I went to the back of the crowd on the couch to join Tristan so he would still have company. Back when I went to my first concerts, it would be about going to the front, getting up there and staying there, the whole show, no questions asked. These days, not just as a photographer but as a general attendee, it’s sometimes nice to not be right up the front, and to enjoy the view and the sound from the back or even off to the side. Also, more dancing room. ;)
On Saturday I went through my photos as usual. I was photographing for two blogs, but I eventually got my photos up on Tone Deaf and Casual Band Blogger, and I had to split the photos into two different sets. Still, a much better (and easier) feat than photographing two gigs in one night.
On Sunday I had lunch with my university group friends, and it was nice to catch up and talk about things outside of our group work. We had yum cha, and it was a shame two of our group members couldn’t come along. One had to take care of her children, and the other was the one who had been so, so keen on yum cha throughout the entire semester — he was so excited about it all the time! — but he unfortunately had some family things to deal with. Another of our group members will be returning home (overseas) at the end of the year so we will be having a farewell dinner in December. The good thing is that we can all make it on that day, so it should be a lovely time.
Admittedly we had a whole heap of problems with our project, and I had a lot of trouble, and we probably got irked at each other at some point, but they’re good people. Sometimes people just don’t work well in groups, but will get along just fine outside of work. :)
It’s been raining quite a bit in Sydney, which is odd, but I suppose the cold temperature is a little bit helpful in that it’ll be cold when I go to Hong Kong and Japan next month. I am super keen and super excited. James and I have been planning our travels in Japan as well.
I will end with an amusing story of a guy who got the wrong number and texted me at around midnight the other day. My phone was on “Do Not Disturb” so I didn’t see that this guy had phoned me three times in a row and texted me, until I decided to check my phone for something else.
The text message read:
Oi I’ve got a 60 dollar tickit on me bra swap ya that for the bag ??
I was quite confused but I ignored the message and continued working, and later I received another message and some more phone calls that I had missed. The message read:
If your awake nd ya lub me should stash that thing outside somewhere for me nd I’ll fix ya up mornin brother i swear, please?………… definitely not?
Please??? Lol inbox me brother please bro
Even though I deduced that this guy was trying to get his hands on some drugs, I found his desperateness quite amusing. I think… I think the funniest part was his “brother please bro”. Imagining someone saying that in real life just makes me smirk. XD
Seriously though. Line of the year.