Wednesdays at Queen Victoria Night Market.

After a whirlwind of a week long adventures in Melbourne and in Adelaide, I’m (trying) to settle into the comfort of my 4 walls at home. Barely 8 hours since I’ve been awake and I’m turning into a restless monster. I’m glad to be off for another adventure in less than 30 hours. So for now, I’ll start doing up posts of my adventures in Australia to relive the moments again.

It’s Wednesday today and if you are in Melbourne, Queen Victoria Night Market is the place to be! Running every Wednesday until 25th March 2015 (excluding Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve) from 5pm to 10pm, this market offers more than just food. From jewellery to collectors items to fabrics, QV market has it all – to offer something exciting to almost everyone.

Numerous food stalls to choose from.

 Amazing Sangarias with red/white wine for AUD 8.

photo 1Live music to soak into the atmosphere of the market.

 

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5 reasons why Rockstar is my favouritest bollywood movie of 2011.

1.  Ranbir Kapoor’s acting. From an actor who starred in Wake Up Sid and Anjaana Anjaani, Ranbir’s acting in Rockstar is just mind-blowing. He seems to have grown so much and portrayed the right amount of depth to his character splendidly. Other than Amir Khan, I don’t see any other actor pulling of the character, Jordan. New-found respect for Ranbir after Rockstar.

2. The plot to be honest isn’t fantastic but the cinematography by Anil Mehta was stunning. From the beautiful set locations in Kashmir and Prague to capturing Jordan’s and Heer’s love madness, escapades and then Heer’s illness. I was truly impressed. After all, he shot Lagaan, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Veer Zaara and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, so, I shouldn’t be that surprised right?

3. A true musical journey. I’m not going to be doing justice if I sing praises about A.R. Rahman’s Oscar winning musical talents, would I? I will just let the songs blow you away like they do to me each time I hear it. Mohit Chauhan’s voice literally is honey.

Apologies I couldn’t locate a proper video of the song! Ranbir’s boy face will do for now 😉

My top 3 songs specifically in this order.

4. Imtiaz Ali’s direction. The beautiful ending with the montage of Jordan’s and Heer’s moments together. Jordan letting the memories of Heer envelope him with the crowd cheering him on.

5. The fact Nargis Fakhri can’t act, further makes Ranbir’s acting shine so much more. Which kind of leads me back to reason #1. In a weird way, she kind of fits the sickly, dying character, Heer.

Currently.

The post below has been inspired by Danielle so I take no credit for the idea.

Reading: Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve read this but I’m re-reading this again and then gonna get started on Committed. I still can’t decide if I prefer EPL the book or the movie starring Julia Roberts. If my house was burning down, this would definitely be one of the books I’ll save. Followed by Perks of being a wallflower and then Mitch Albom’s books. Tuesdays with Morrie is my favourite.

Watching/listening to: Adele’s royal albert hall performance.

I might have already watched this 48.65 times but I just cannot get enough of this. I used to enjoy her music on it’s own but after this concert of hers, no prizes for guessing the latest addition to my bucket list. TO WATCH HER CONCERT LIVE! Her personality just shines through so brilliantly with her little anecdotes before every song, jokes and laughter. She doesn’t wear a mask or try and hide her real self from her audience. It’s almost rare to find such a celebrity/artiste these days isn’t it? Tell me which other celebrity can remark “I’m such a emotional wreck” and laugh off her tears after rendering “Someone like you” – her famous break-up record from her album 21!

Buying this album was such a perfect start to my year. Adele is such a vocal goddess. Please check this concert out if you haven’t, I assure you best 99 mins and 19 seconds ever spent.

Working on: All the things I’ve started on this week alone. OMG!

The highlight would be this – The Smart Local. As the name suggests it’s a broader version of Hungrygowhere. You can find reviews of anything and everything available in Singapore here. Helpful site for both locals and foreigners. Do check them out!

Also, working on my bucket list for Australia. Listography is such an awesome page for you to collate all your bucket lists and tick them off as and when you complete them. How cool is that?!

Thinking about: To swim twice before Monday. Travel plans for this year.

Anticipating: I need to get my hands on a couple of books. Times seems to have ran out of all the books I’ve wanted. Boohoo! Buying books in Singapore has become a pain and hassle after the closing of Borders and Page One. We just have Times, MPH and Kinokuniya left. Popular doesn’t really count, does it? Have I missed any other bookstore out?

1. The lazy millionaire by Marc Fisher.

2. Looking for Alaska by John Green.

I might just settle for Amazon. Pfft.

Feel free to do your own “currently” post. You might just have as much fun as I did. Have a great weekend, lovely people!

P.S. I’m new to this, so I’d appreciate all the love I can get. Merci beaucoup.