Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Way, Way Back


 The Way, Way Back is a funny and poignant coming-of-age story of 14-year-old Duncan’s (Liam James) summer vacation with his mother, Pam (Toni Collette), her overbearing boyfriend, Trent (Steve Carell), and his daughter, Steph (Zoe Levin). Having a rough time fitting in, the introverted Duncan finds an unexpected friend in gregarious Owen (Sam Rockwell), manager of the Water Wizz water park. Through his funny, clandestine friendship with Owen, Duncan slowly opens up and begins to finally find his place in the world—all during a summer he will never forget.

Thank you Nuffnang and Studiocanal for hosting the advance screening of The Way, Way Back !!! It has been awhile since we have had the chance to watch a new movie in the cinema. Oh yea, watching this movie in the director suite at Hoyts Melbourne Central definitely added some points for more enjoyment. *chang ching*

See who being pampered with comfy seat !

Overall, this is a heartwarming story. I found the movie to be something that everyone could relate to, especially a introvert person like myself. I always believe that it's okay to feel awkward with people that I don't really know, most of the time I will keep quiet and listen to other people's conversations. I try but I need to push myself harder to overcome it. However, in some moments, I will meet the right person to open up myself to and find the place where I belong.

The movie will begin screening on August 1st, 2013. I personally think that everyone should try to watch this movie!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Gertrude Street Projection Festival 2013

 " In 2013, the Gertrude Street Projection Festival celebrates its sixth year of staging inner Melbourne's most visible and free large scale arts festival. Stroll through the illuminated outdoor gallery as buildings and landmarks come alive with art and the visions of talented video and multimedia projection artists. "

Projection 19 - 28th July 2013
EACH NIGHT 6pm - Midnight. FREE event. 

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This is one of my favourite projections throughout the whole night. 
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Thinking ahead that I won't be free on this weekend, I invited DC to have a look to this festival at Gertrude Street, Fitzroy. This scale of event wasn't large compared to White Night (which I should start editing the photos and post it here), but still, I enjoyed looking something different compare the normal days of walking. Instead of passing through the street with plain boring walls and ignoring what are surrounding with us, this time around we was walking slowly along the street and observing what else this festival was offering us to see. There were total 37 sites to see but I think we probably missed out few of them as we were not too keen to check all of the art. By the way, thanks for the free popcorns! Something that I wasn't expecting but it did warm me up for this cold night.


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Australian Rainbow Trout Farm

Fresh fish to be eaten on the spot?! Yes, we went to Australian Rainbow Trout Farm after not-so-tiring 1000 steps walk at Mount Dandenong.

From Mount Dandenong to Australian Rainbow Trout Farm, it took us about 20 minutes drive to reach there. But it will be an hour drive from Melbourne city though.

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Entrance fee covers the use of park facilities, fishing rods and bait, and assistance with catching your fish if necessary. If you own fishing gear, just bring it along and use yours! That's what my friends did.

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Don't worry about cleaning the fish. There will be staffs who help you to do so. Easy! All we need to prepare is utensils and ingredients to grill the fish like herbs, lemons and based on individual preferences. No doubt, the freshness and the taste of the fish was sooo delicious!

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Ivan. Edward . 

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We came with a group of 20. To be honest, I did not truly experience of catching a fish from the pond. It's really easy to catch a fish within 30 seconds!  Imagine if each 20 of us catch a fish, I'm pretty sure we have to bring it back home. On that day, we "bought" 10 fishes and frankly, we unable to finish it ! Speaking of the portion of fish, it was so big and two people might be hardly to finish it! Alright, we had sausages and buns beforehand. That's pretty much explained why we can't finish one fish by ourselves. While on another side of area, the fish cost cheaper but it's extremely difficult to get one. We have tried for half an hour but we got nothing in the end. Well, at least now I know how to use fishing rod !

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