Friday, November 20, 2009

Some Screen Shots For Your Viewing Pleasure

Dailybooth Fail-Whale

My Whitley review on Fasterlouder and I'm also on the 'Hot Author' list. Yay for me



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Monday, November 16, 2009

I stuffed up my sleeping pattern so bad :(

Hello Dad. Yes, hi. As you are my only regular reader I thought it be only polite of me to address you in a blog :)

I am officially on Summer Holidays now! I have no idea when I'm getting results for my units... Murdoch is having a strike or something and withholding results until they get a pay rise. Fair enough I'd say, all power to them.

I've been busy these past couple of weeks; by my standards. Yes the average person may only need two days to complete 3 assignments, study for 2 tests, 1 exam and also churn out a 500 word gig review but alas, I work at the same pace it takes for the polar icecaps to melt. Oh wait...did I say gig review? Now I know you are asking: "Why isn't it on here Steff?" Well dad, because it is here on on Fasterlouder.com.au

I have some very good memories that were born at Amplifier Bar. 25/10/2009 Meeting KRIS ROE from The Ataris. I actually spoke words to the man himself, and I still haven't washed my shirt because it smells like his sweat. Just simply amazing. The only band I still listen to from the age of 12 came to Perth and I touched my highschool hero, don't tell me to wash my shirt.

And the other memory was born on Friday night; my first FasterLouder assignment, reviewing Whitley@Amps. I was on "the list" and I brought Claire as my +1. I'm just gonna come out and say what I mean, I felt really cool.

Here is a babyporridge style photo dump:





Monday, November 2, 2009

Birthday Wishlist

My birthday is coming up soon. Woot woot. Time to be completely be materialistic and think of things I would like to receive or give to myself...
1. Burberry The Beat


2. Photoshop for Mac


3. Betsey Johnson Dress

4. A book on how to use (play) a ukulele
5. $195, 494, 747 Into my paypal account would be nice :)


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

THE ATARIS: Return to Perth

Sunday 25th October brought punk rockers into the intimate Amplifier Bar in Perth to see The Ataris (USA) since their last Australian tour in 2003. From humble beginnings in the mid 90's, The Ataris were propelled to the top of Australian charts with the commercial release of So Long, Astoria (Sony: 2003). A huge gap after touring like machines and a flip over in band members lead to a gutsy release of Welcome the Night (Isola: 2007), a collection of beautifully dreary and ambient songs none of which appeared on the set list.

Supporting acts included Stealing O'Neal, a pop rock band from Melbourne, "market trend rockers" with their skinny jeans, loafers and fast paced tunes. The performance lacked impact and delivered predictability. The vocals were overpowered by the instruments as the set began to sound like a half hour song with 20 second breaks every 3.45 minutes. The young guns were undoubtedly energetic and friendly, bringing the small crowd to life with the catchy track, Chin Up Baby.

When The Ataris came out, it was obvious this is what everyone had been waiting for. A crowd I can only describe as 'diverse' packed closer to the front cheering for a band they loved in high school. Front man Kris Roe expressed such genuine gratitude and appreciation for his fans and continuously thanked the venue for having them perform. And perform they did. As a three piece the sound was well balanced, heaps of energy to carry the fast paced tracks and steady with ballads. Roe worked hard and played passionately, giving it his all with his vocal range and his signature, left handed, upside down strings guitar playing.

Lighting the fire with Unopened Letter the the World and several more songs from the So Long, Astoria album including Boys of Summer, a Don Henley cover Roe claimed they would never play at another show. A real treat for some hardcore fans when they played Anderson from the very first album in 1997: Anywhere But Here and a handful of other nostalgic songs I.O.U. One Galaxy, Your Boyfriend Sucks, 1*15*96, Summerwind and San Dimas High School Football Rules.



The Ataris are really, too kind. Letting a drunk birthday boy jump up on stage, slur words to In This Diary before multiple stage dives with his friends throughout the night and thinning out the mosh pit. Poor Form, sir, Poor Form indeed. Roe tried to conceal signs of irritation and let it slide, but it was obvious this guy was being a complete nuisance and should stick to sing star in a sound proof room.

Props to the guitarist of Stealing O'Neal for taking the term "rock out-with your cock out" in a very literal and M15+ context. Overall a very punk rock experience; nudity, stage dives and waking up with bruises.

Looking forward to the album on 2012! (ETA)

Friday, October 23, 2009

I lost my Le Specs at One Movement!

I'm not really going to bother much with words for this entry. Allow my pictures and subtitles to tell the story...

These two pictures sum up my life. Murdoch uni + Proof of Age card = Free V + Free Concert ticket



THIS IS PERTH


Fefe Dobson = Amazing performer. Real treat :)


I Heart Hiroshima - Excellent indie dance rock. Early in the day and a small crowd, severely underrated. Awesome!


Meiko - Such a cute dress! Hilarious this one. She sang a song about hotdogs and afterward I felt a little peckish. Guess what I got... a cheesy hotdog. As I bit into it the cheese splat on my nose. Embarrassing and painful :/


Props to the drummer from Little Red! Smiled throughout the whole set



Day one outfit. Hanging with the Jess :)


Day two outfit. Bumped into Michaela :)


Overall the two day fest was AWESOME fun despite the hot weather on Saturday and all the bugs and getting hot cheese on my nose and losing my sunglasses ...
I am on the hunt for cosmic string 08804011 Biatch... if anyone finds then let me know

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Lucidity, my fancy word for ramblings

I am currently listening to THE SMITHS while trying to multitask like a true woman, studying for my Consumer Behaviour mid term exam. It is most exciting studying the ins and outs (hehe) of the materialistic and ego centric culture we live in. Why do people need all this stuff? Because they believe that buying certain products and being seen using these products will enhance their persona, their projection on to the world. Should I reference that? Screw you. It's not plagerism, simply creative regurgitation.

Now, I must admit, using all these different sizes and fonts in the one blog makes my writing look a whole lot more interesting, my words cannot stand on their own two feet (if words had feet) without a bit of eye candy, yeah you like that don't you?

Mother calls for my attention, to come to dinner but I'd rather sit at my computer and write because I am a writer and I think I am ladida, hoity toity above you all with my words smart arse remarks. haha, my mum actually says that. Love eet.

My door is left ajar;
The smell of cooked meat is wafting into my room,
And my body trembles.
HUNGER
It hones on me like a plague;
Calling out to me,
A sizzle, a clinker of plates
I cannot fight it,
I get out of my seat
Leave my Mac
and bid you all adieu
adieu to you and you and you

Friday, October 9, 2009

My heart on the line...

For those of you who don't know, I have been trying to get onto lookbook.nu for some time now, and after some shameless begging and persistence...Steff finally got an invite!

I have actually just posted my first look and I'm quite nervous about the community reaction; because it is my deepest longing to be liked by strangers on the internet! Or in this case "hyped" and featured in the hot looks category.

The following picture I am about to post here is an open invitation to JUDGE ME. Do it, it will satisfy your soul and make you dream of fruity mentos:


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Saturday, October 3, 2009

unshaked hands and feelings

I am feeling tired. I am feeling wired. I am feeling pins and needles from having my legs crossed. I am feeling warm. I am also feeling cold.

I feel how desperate people are for attention, some form of recognition that they are have a significant existence. I can't stop thinking about this customer I had today... She basically threatened to complain about unprofessional comments I allegedly made about her as she walked away from the counter in the middle of a transaction. She then went on this huge spiel about her aunt working in admin and how she didn't need this shit cause this was the first outing in 2 weeks following a death.

At the time I just stood there and took it, I was caught completely off guard. I really do sympathize for her though with what she's going through and everything, but bringing up her emotional status is unnecessary when you are telling someone they did something wrong. I'm not going to deny what I did and I am not going to accept what she says as truth, in all honesty it had zero significance to me and whatever has been done cannot be changed. I believe she is just sensitive and perhaps a little paranoid and obviously not communicating her feelings with family and friends...lack of this activity could lead to a public outburst or a heavy unloading to a complete stranger. Water off a ducks back.

Question(s). Did my lack of butt-kiss reaction mean I am an insensitive person? I just said to her that I'm sorry she feels this way, but however did not apologise for the act. What's the worse that could happen from this event? What did she expect from confronting me? Did I deliver?

I'm feeling a huge strain being nice to people who essentially treat you like a servant they shipped over from a third world country. Why do I waste my positive energy on people who will not change their poor attitudes because they are not having the retail therapy experience they were looking forward to? I'm seeing all these Negative Nancys everywhere I go, bringing people down with their poor attitudes towards life because they feel they have low self-esteem. I want to help but at the same time I can't let myself get sucked dry.

I'm going to regenerate now (sleep) so I can bring forth my positive attitude to work tomorrow.

Peace and Love
Don't forget to be awesome :)

Monday, September 28, 2009

The Perth Parklife

I can't really taste anything, my nose is prickly and I think my lungs are filling up with mucus. The constant sneezing is making me think I may be coming down with something... But never the less, I am here to provide some entertainment (or lack there of) for my one and only reader, my father. Hi dad, get back to work! Neglecting my uni assignments seem to have been the only option this week when I prioritize earning some $$ and working on my social life. Cracking open a book has never given me a cold so it's safe to say I'm not allergic to paper, just the thought of hard work is enough to repel me toward more contagious activities.

I went to Parklife yesterday, 8 hours of electro beats and rave music including acts:

The weather was so good and so were those $12 cocktails which just tasted like non alcoholic juice, but never the less, quenched the thirst factor the Black Smirnoffs did not. Some notable performances of the day would include ART VS SCIENCE, energetic and engaging as always.





LITTLE BOOTS was so sweet in her little Topshop outfit:




I didn't get any good photos from LA ROUX, I listened to her from the Red Rooster stand as I was in a 100 person cue for fatty food which would make me even more dehydrated. She is AMAZING live! She sang In For The Kill and Bullet Proof and it was absolutely flawless. I'm hoping she comes back to Perth someday so I can see a fraction of her wacky hair.

METRIC was static with their electric anthems:

And in the end, myself and a couple of mates ended up at the front centre stage for TIGA:

Overall it was a good day, I wouldn't go so far as to say "awesome", I'd say it was epically okay. Major oxymoron there for ya.

Here are some more happy snaps of me and some flesh friends:

Monday, September 21, 2009

Boycotting Twitter

Firstly, still can't believe people ask me what Twitter is. Please, people of Perth, IT IS A HUGE PART OF POPULAR CULTURE NOW - it's not just a network for geeks and self obsessed B, C and D list celebrities anymore like it was a year ago.

I love the idea of Twitter being a huge database for unnecessary status updates (tweets) and @replies and RTs and #topics and followers (stalkers). Technology has just been such a revolutionary aid of stalking people at any given moment of the day. Ever since I have started using Twitter, I have been blogging a lot less. Tweets are under 160 characters so that doesn't leave a lot of room for expression and further detail of what could potentially be a good story. Essentially, Twitter has brought out the ADHD kid in me. Once I tweet it, I'm done on the subject, I don't blog about it like ye ol' dayzes.

Now, I am aware it may be hard fighting the urge to inform my 22 followers what I am doing at any given moment of the day, and yes it may be possible that I will go crawling back to Twitter like a thirsty camel in the Sahara. But it must be done if I am serious about getting back into the swing of things of steffbloggery. I just made up a word containing my name, and yes it does mean I am egotistic, so egotistic in fact I think this sentence has earned the right to stand alone in this blog and not hide behind the limitations of brackets.

Link to my twitter account in the side bar, you can keep checking here to see I have kept my word, or if you would like to see what I have been doing for the past few months. Now, I am not going to actually delete my Twitter account because that defeats the purpose of me showing my will power. I am demonstrating my will power by having the resources but not actually using them.

Who is with me here?

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Blast From The Past!

I was reading through some of my older blogs and I came across this one I thought was quite funny. Dating back from March 2008, my fixation with candy and strangers:

"My photography lecture was ....interesting. The lecturer left us to watch a documentary and she never came back...

When I caught the bus home it was peak hour so I decided to wait for the next bus that wouldn't be so squished. There was a lady next to me thinking the same thing. She offered me candy. Now...as a child I was always told never to accept candy from strangers...so I don't. I'm missing out aren't I? Seriously man. She was loaded with junk food. Chocolate, chips mmmmm chocolate chips. Tempting...but I already had a stick of gum in my mouth so I pleasantly declined. well.. at least I hope I pleasantly declined."


Look at what I have been reduced to, posting scraps from the past like this, I should be ashamed of myself.



I'll give you a lollipop if you don't complain ;)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Dialects @ School

My mum took this photo this morning. Made my day!



I went to the Elephant and Wheelbarrow once and I saw that they had a red telephone booth..if only it were blue...

Monday, August 24, 2009

Mother Me

Um, so...how do I start this?
I walk past a kindergarten when I catch the bus to go to University; I love seeing the kids swinging from the monkey bars and running around with their friends (probably because I never had any at that age). Today this little girl wearing a pink shirt and purple pants ran right up to the gate and I thought "aww how cute" well, that was until she shouted at me:

"Are you somebody's mummy?!"

Awesome. I hate kids. Do I look like I mother? Gah, hand me some FreezeFrame! I walked away. I wanted to ask her how she came to that conclusion but her teacher was watching like a hawk. Plus I wouldn't encourage children to talk to strangers... unless of course they had candy. Perhaps I should have offered her some fruity mentos I had in my bag, but like I said, her teacher was watching like a hawk.



In other news...
Tomorrow tickets go on sale for The Ataris! I'm so stoked man. Last time they came I was 12 and I have been a fan ever since. I grew up with them so I'd say they have definitely changed my life :) haha how cheesy. I love cheese.

That's all for now

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Art vs Science @ Norfolk Basement 19/08/09



I wasn't sure how the humble Norfolk Basement, Fremantle would handle all that energy from Sydney three piece electro band ART VS SCIENCE.
Let me tell you, it was a lot like the popping a mentos in a bottle of coke; the coke being Norfolk, the mentos being ART VS SCIENCE and the grade five scientist being me... Imagine screwing the lid back on and looking at that brown sugary stuff bubbling and causing a riot in a plastic deathtrap. In other words, it went OFF!



Triple J have picked many a well grown crop from the their Unearthed website and the structure of their act is quite simple: They play, you dance. For those who don't own the album yet *cough*, you might be familiar with "Parlez Vous Francais? Flippers and Hollywood" I can only describe them as high energy, upbeat and exciting; these guys just use their instruments so effectively you'll be too in the mood to dance to notice how cheesy they instruct you and your flippers to get down.

They are ART VERSES SCIENCE


Nothing much else to say really.. I really enjoyed the show, it was such a workout and the boys were really engaging. I should probably get their album and clean my white sneakers I wore to the show... Or maybe I should just let go of the fact they used to be white and accept they are now grey?

Thoughts?

Saturday, August 1, 2009

There were DOVES @ The Capitol


How can I possible go to sleep after seeing one of my favourite bands? DOVES played at The Capitol, Perth, only a few hours ago and I want to write this while I still have the fresh buzz.

This the first concert I have been to on my own and despite the fact that I absolutely love DOVES, I started the night off feeling a little awkward. As I waited in line I couldn't help but notice I was surrounded by mostly more mature aged fans, the security guy didn't even ask me for ID! (Although I am almost 19, I have been told I still look as youthful a as 16 year old)

Pushing my way toward the stage, I was thankful for my familiarity with the place when a older gentleman asked me where the toilets were. THE MIDDLE EAST is probably the best support act I have ever seen/heard. I have heard "Blood" and "The Darkest Side" spun on Triple J, but seeing them live is definitely an experience in itself. Their sound is very unique, think Band of Horses meets Sigur Ros, gentle post rock and indie sounds, very surreal and spacey. The dude's voice is just hauntingly beautiful - a definite must see at Norfolk Basement, Fremantle Sunday night



When Jimi Goodwin came out from the little red curtains, I thought my heart would explode. What an amazing voice! When he played a solo acoustic "Northenden" I was absolutely hypnotized. I don't think I have ever been to a show when I wasn't shoved around all night by some crazy drunk fan. Civilized people at concerts are quite new to me so if anyone is reading this that was there earlier tonight, thank you very much for not spilling your drink on me or bruising my feet!

.DOVES played a few favourites from the older albums, "There Goes The Fear, Rise, Last Broadcast, Here it comes, The Cedar Room, Almost forgot Myself, Snowden" and everyone went nuts for "Back and White Town"

I really enjoy Kingdom of Rust, there are some excellent tracks on it like "Birds flew backwards and Winter Hill" but if you are just getting into the band, DO NOT pick up this album first. Go and listen to Lost Souls and Some Cities. DOVES albums are like a series of books, you could read them out of order if you wish...but it's just best not to.

I had an amazing time dancing my myself to a amazingly magnificent band but I dissapointed myself in my inability to score any band crap after the show.

until next time folks


Sunday, July 26, 2009

It's 'cause I'm Asian!

Heya! Long time no blogging haha. I can't believe the semester holidays are nearly over! Basically all I have been doing is working at [insert place of employment] and going out with buddies and workmates. As it should be yeah? sadly no road trip or camping adventure due to the crappy weather and swine flu in the air. Woe is me indeed.

I think I am in need of a new hair style. In light of this thought I decided to abuse google image and check out a million hairstyles that might suit my fancy. I type in "hair styles" into the search engine ... thousands and thousands of lovely girls with pretty hair graced the face of my computer screen. But hey, how do I even know that these styles will suit me? So I typed in "Asian hair styles"...yes, I thought to myself: I should make this my home page.

I shall post some lovely pictures of Asian girls with pretty hair cuts ..





gah! I want her hair but how does she get it wavy? Asians don't have wavy hair!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Oh, Hi!



I added this photo to my dailybooth about an hour ago. Oh yeah, I'd admit my sense of humor is quite bad and badly illustrated (but so is your mum) and I will not apologise for it. I met the sales target today at work :)

In other news, there really is nothing going on with me. This semester break I'll be working when I can so I can satisfy my need to buy cds, concert tickets, brain slushy things at The Newport and the occasional expensive piece of clothing. At the mo' electronic/techo stuff floats my boat; like Van She Tech, Grafton Primary, Little Boots, La Roux and Art vs Science. It's the only sort of music that me and my buddy Vivienne agree on.



That's a very attractive photo for your viewing pleasure. Taken at The Rise on friday night. We have been bbfls since we were four....nawww..I'll try and find a good photo of us together in my backyard lol.

Lookbook.nu has me hooked, there's something about clothing on non-celebrities that is so inspiring. Nobody ever smiles in their photos but I guess the cool people don't show their teeth *shrug* I'm really into blazers and navy blue for this winter season. Totally opaque stockings are great in deep purple, grey and navy blue. Gold or brass buttons on coats really make a good feature, the same with gold and brass coloured jewelry. Small bags are funny, I have 2 which I switch from all the time, I never fit all the things I need in them but they just look so good with the right outfits (anything not frumpy). Oversize shirts/billowy tops and dresses with opaque stockings and boots are seriously for ftw. I wear it to work in all black...very comfortable.

haha, I sound like I know something about fashion. I need a smack in the face.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Maximo Park's Quicken The Heart


Just simply, I like their old stuff better than their new stuff. It doesn't have the same energy or intensity as their older records, most of the tracks seem to blend into each other rather than having their own sound like on A Certain Trigger and Our Earthly Pleasures

The thing is, they set out to make music exciting on their early albums and now they have decided to direct their sound toward more gentle ballads which sound a little short of awkward and out of place on a Maximo Park album

There are some good Maximo Park-y tracks on here like Wraithlike, In Another World, Let's Get Clinical, Overland- West Of Suez and Tales Of The Semi-Detatched.

I'd like to map your body out/inch by inch/north to south/and I am free for circumnavigation
. These are probably my favourite lyrics of the album so far; the lyrics on this album are good but lacking the fresh spark.

I find myself actually detesting a song- The Penultimate Clinch really doesn't work for me. The lyrics are too fumbled for my liking and the guitar riff sounds too much like Love Will Tear Us Apart by Joy Division.

Overall 6.5 SteffSTARS


Hopefully it will grow on me as I listen on, these are just my first impressions and I really do like this band (They are one of my top five) and I hope hope hope will come to Perth and play a show or two





Out

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Creepy Internet people

The first thought is that I'm going to talk about creepy old men preying on young girls right?

No, I am not going to talk about Miley Cyrus and her partnerhwhateveerhisnameis...


(Taken by force, without permission from some website)


... although he does look like a criminal in this photo don't you think?

Everyday people can be creepy internet people. Take for example that girl that sat across the room in Economics class. It could have been years since you last saw her, but she could have only seen you a few hours ago from when you posted new photos on Facebook. She could know what you were going last week from your status updates. She could be mentally working out if you have any close mutual friends at this very moment. This feels a tad impersonal, lets call her Jane.

Ok, so Jane goes out with the girlfriends and watches a romantic/drama/comedy thing and she kinds herself transfixed upon the lead male. When she gets home she rushes to her computer and Googles him. 1,334,748 pages come up in 0.02 seconds, where do you look first? Most celebrities these days have some form of networking sites which they personally post on; Myspace, Facebook, Youtube, Twitter... people are becoming more easily accessible whether you are a celebrity or not.

Post it, view it, comment it, like it, favourite it, share it, rate it, subscribe, follow, @reply, tag me, poke me, add me...

Networking sites encourage creepy internet people? Yes indeedy. We are in an Information Age, there is a vast amount of information being churned out by everyday users, most of this useless, self indulgent material that really has no weight of value...but we crave it don't we? To be an expert at something, anything. You could easily be a expert in Steffology if you go to the links ----->>


I'll come clean, I admit to being a creepy internet person.


But I always stay within the law ;-)



**********edit*************


I can't believe Miley is back with Nick Jonas. Way to ruin my life slut!

Bob Evans @ The Fly By Night



Six people make up the entire front row. Avid fans obviously, staking out a position close enough to extend an arm and touch the legs of unsuspecting musicians.

The rest of the audience takes a more relaxed approach, siting on the sticky wooden floor while sipping at a drink or chatting at the bar with friends. After all, it's only 8:30pm as special guest Steve Poltz takes the stage. Who is this guy? He looked like he should have been playing a banjo in the Massachusetts barn filled with line dancers. Soon enough, I was hypnotized by his deep voice and American accent. He told a brilliant, outrageous, hilarious story about himself and Jewel; a story that one would comment "only in America..." Steve Poltz just gives off such incredible magnetising energy, the crowd were hanging off every word he said.

I must confess at this point that I never watched Nottinghill, so when he played his famous ballad I didn't recognise it at all... and I don't think I can say I'm a fan of the song, man, sorry. The highlight of Poltz's set would have to be the childrens story he wrote based around a creepy man with green teeth and a sewing machine. It was very Rohl Dahl'esque, a sign that the man is most definitely mad (only artists can get away with being mad).


At last the long awaited Bob Evans enters, carrying a guitar with a Shins sticker and christmas lights outlining the body, held down with duct tape. I have all his albums but this is the first time I have see him play live. It was great, he seemed so magnificently humble as he played.



The tour is called "Goodnight, Bullcreek! Hello Australia" but I was just hoping that he would play a couple of songs from the Suburban Songbook record. To my delight, he played 9/12 songs including my personal favourite, Darlin' Won't You Come?.

The songs from the Goodnight, Bullcreek! sound a thousand times better live than they do on a CD. Thanks to the live band, the sound is harder and more defined, Pasha Bulker, Your Love, We're A Mess, Nuthin's Gonna Tear Me Away From You, It's A Beginning got the crowd bopping up and down, even some older women pushed in front of me to surrender their bodies to the music. It was funny at the time but truly, a beautiful sight.

Evans pulls up a girl from the crowd, sits her on a stool as someone hands her a glass of wine and a bunch of yellow flowers. Power Of Speech, a seductive jazz number on the record is altered to *insert name here* (I have forgotten her name, sorry). I was very jealous, haha.















I enjoyed myself, I'll definitely pay money to see Bob Evans again


:-)

Until next time, yo

Saturday, May 16, 2009

NO Daylight Savings in Western Australia...what?

Time is a man made concept and we will manipulate it if we like!

Well done Western Australia. Once again we have managed to steer away from progress by voting "No" for daylight savings.

Thank goodness! I hate having to remember to turn my clock back and forth an hour, oh and those dark mornings are dreadful. Would somebody please, put the children in bed at 9pm even though it is still light outside. One hour is just such an inconvenience even the cows can tell you that...

I find people always complain about not having more time. Wouldn't daylight savings be part of the solution? Summertime is popularised by culture to be this season of boundless memories of fun with friends and family. The extra hour gives us more time after work does it not?

Businesses in retail, finance and hospitality in Western Australia really shouldn't have to be 3 hours behind the other states. This is bad for the state economy especially since we rely heavily on the Eastern States for alot of business.

"Yes" brings opportunity. But as we have demonstrated today, WA rejects opportunity.


Boo

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

B-b-blog

I"m terrible with recognising voices...it also doesn't help when all that comes up on my mobile screen is a random 8-10 digit number. I should really stop being lazy and either memorise everyone's home number or at least input it in my phone right?

So the other day this happens to me:

My phone rings with my End of Fashion version of Hanging on the Telephone. Oh shit. It's a home number.
"Hello..?"
"Hi Steff, how are yyyoooouuuu? I haven't seen you in aaaaages"
"Yeah, I know. We should catch up sometime [pause] Sorry, who is this?"

It was one of my friends since year one. I'm such a bad friend. I'm always in mid-conversation when I ask who I'm talking to. It's like I pretend to know who it is so I don't look like a complete douchebag of a friend...as the conversation progresses, so does my douchebaggery. Admitting that you can't recognise a good friend's voice is like forgetting their birthday. It comes once a year, every year at the same time; you have a 1/365 chance in getting it right!



In other news, I'm going through all of communitychannel's old videos. It's a slow process but I'm getting there. It's eating all my bandwidth but it's so worth it 'cause Natalie Tran is def. my Australian Asian Idol.

I'm still dailyboothing 37 pictures later

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Wiping Out Vanity - Thanks Transperth!

I don't mind public transport, I use it all the time. Occasionally Transperth will (epic) fail me with late running services and violent bus drivers but I get over it within the next minute or so.

I got off at my usual stop, Bullcreek train station, and saw that my bus would not come for the next 10 minutes. So I went to the bathroom to use the facilities (I really, really had to pee!) and as I was washing my hands, I looked up to see my reflection but all I could see were the clean white tiles in front of my face.

Where is the mirror?! Did someone decide that public transport patrons do not have the need to improve self image? I don't know about you but I like to at least glance at myself before leaving the bathroom, you know, spare the next poor soul who has to look at me with my hair out of place and my chapped lips.

The bathroom signs can be read by blind people, I agree, blind people do not need mirrors. Bathrooms need mirrors. Every public toilet I have entered, I have always seen a mirror.

Transperth need to step up their game.
In terms of providing clean and sufficient hygiene facilities and regular maintenance, going to take a piss isn't such a dreaded experience. A mirror would definitely complete the washroom experience.


I rate Bullcreek Trainstation Toilets 8/10 SteffSTARS * * * * * * * *