For the most of Sunday I stayed at home, had the generous sleep-in and all. Do you know what my brother does? He is a genius. On days that he can afford to sleep in he sets his alarm as if he needs to wake up at 7AM so he can experience the longing for more sleep and then goes back to sleep! I think I'll start copying him.
On Saturday I found out that Japanese Wallpaper was playing at the Royal Croquet Club on Saturday night… Was hoping to go with Dean but that fell through and the friends I asked couldn't be bothered. I was close to going solo but my dad was at the tennis so agreed to join me. Yay!
Looking sharp in his tennis attire.
I'd recently gotten into Japanese Wallpaper through Soundcloud, I thought he was a producer but he sung during his set which was a pleasant surprise. In his recordings he features different vocalists:
Such a talent and at only 17 years old, definitely one to watch! Breathe In was in the soundtrack for Zach Braff's, "Wish I Was Here" if it sounds familiar. I think my dad and I stood next to his parents, so cute.
Monday was Australia Day, so a public holiday. Dean was back in Melbourne after spending a week in Adelaide. We decided to check out The Kettle Black… One of Melbourne's most hyped up cafes. I had wallaby meat on my scrambled eggs… Wallaby on Australia Day… I got it because I was told it was their most popular hot dish on their menu, it was very underwhelming though… Dean's pulled pork eggs benedict was tastier but nothing special… I think considering the hype and the fact that we waited 20 mins for a table, it was pretty disappointing.
After lunch we were thinking of things we could do and Dean suggested visiting the Exxopolis by Architecture of Air which was up for Summersalt. I sussed out their Instagram and found out that it's free entry for people with 1000+ followers on Instagram, yay (smart marketing)! When the middle aged lady at the ticket box saw Dean's 2000+ followers she went, "Oooh~ look at you and your followers". Not sure if she was taking the piss.
Exxopolis is what they referred to as a "Luminarium", like an Aquarium but with light and air… And because it was Australia Day, they had a special ambient Australian soundtrack playing inside. We waited in line for a while but it was good because I'd rather wait than it be crowded inside.
It was such a cool experience! Wish we could have stayed longer than the 20 minutes allowed just to relax.
Australia Day decorations…
I wanted to have the special edition Messina ice cream at The Royal Croquet Club so went for a second time. We ended up sharing a jug of Pimm's and having a savoury bite too.
That shredded beef and kimchi on seasoned fries was so good! From a Vietnamese food truck.
We walked past these pretties on the way back to the car!
Me not helping while Dean cleans his car… They were playing the top 2 of the Hottest 100 and I didn't want to miss it! So glad that Chet Faker got the top position, with my favourite song of his too! Much, much deserved.