Friday, 26 March 2010

Lady GaGa - Monster Ball 2010

She ate my ate... she at-at-ate my heart...

Cheers!! To the best concert I've ever been to. Ever. Period.

It had style, it had oomphed... and GaGa gave us her all... she loves her little monsters!

She opened the concert with Dance in the Dark... techno style...quickly moving on to Glitter and Grease (a new song perchance?)

She also performed Vanity, a song which she wrote 4 years ago...

She performed a lot of songs from her first album (EP Album)... including Money Honey, The Fame (Which is what she's playing here in her red outfit), Lovegame, Beautiful Dirty Rich and of course the two songs that made her what she is today... Just Dance and Pokerface...

She knew exactly how to play the crowd... and gave a tribute to one loyal (stalker) fan who had been to every concert since Lady GaGa's touchdown in Australia...

That's the Disco Stick, which she played with, with the crowd...

All the props and videos were brand new, totally different from her first major performance in Australia (being the opening Act for the Pussycat Dolls)

Announced for her Gay Boys to get up and with it.. for Boys Boys Boys

When she performed Lovegame, she demanded that all the boys please to

She told her fans, "That no other Pop star in this world will ever love you as much as I do!"

She performed a beautiful rendition of Brown Eyes and Speechless on the piano

She dressed up as a fairy for So Happy I Could Die...

And, Hey! Isn't that Cousin It??!!!... Nope.. it's just GaGa performing Monster!

During one of her narratives, she did a full twirl and collapsed on the floor, demanding that we Love her MORE!! Because if not, like Tinkerbell, she would die!

And then told us, she would never forget the day when Beyonce called her! Performing Telephone...

Look at that bum!!!!!!!!!

She got back up and performed Alejandro

As her encore... she came out and demanded that we all show her our Teeth!

She sang Paparazzi dressed in a Tinkerbell do... one of the most normal looking outfits she had on that night.

She finished the concert with Bad Romance... and the crowd.. the mad mad costumed dressed crowd went mad and erupted on the floor!

I never wanted the night to end! Goodbye for now GaGa... "you've been very very bad... very bad GaGa!"

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Seven Seeds @ 114 Berkeley Street, North Melbourne

Sisterly love knows no bounds... The same blood runs through their veins... Quiet and a boring facade she shows...

Seven Seeds... quaint Big Sister of Brother Baba Budan

A cute coffee plant grows in their grounds

Beautifully knitted lamp shades...

Menus kept in old artillery/ammo casings ^_^

Bicycles kept alligned on a wall... I think I've come home!!

Breakfast seems to be the main reason why people are here, and yes, the great coffee as well.. (mind you, we stepped in here at about 2pm on a Sunday!)

The Boy and Cousin A being wimps to coffee ordered a Mocha (and complained that it was still too much coffee! What fools!!!)

I was boring, but I love their Latte... just as good as BBB =)

Aunty Ev (Please don't kill me... I love you!)... had freshly brewed coffee from the clover machine (BBB has one too)...

Every day it's a different bean that gets the honour of being in the clover machine... I can't remember what Ev had tho... it was very good though.. I remember it was a single origin coffee.. so =)

Seven seeds source green coffee from around the world and concentrate on Estate, Micro lot and Single Origin coffees (

Overall Food Rating: - (I didn't eat there this time round, visit was purely for the coffee.. next time ;>)
Cafe ambiance: 9/10
Value for money: 9/10

114 Berkley St, Carlton

Tel: 9347 8664

Monday - Saturday : 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday : 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM



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Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Brother Baba Budan

Smells of great coffee drifts out onto the Little Bourke Street between Queen and Elizabeth every morning I walk pass...

The beauty and elegance of freshly roasted and brewed coffee beans asails my mind and drives me to their front steps...

Visions of chairs falling on my impending head does not deter my path, indeed, it drives me on with andrenaline and excitement of the danger hanging above my head

Beautiful people, who make great coffee, what else can one lonely soul in the big city ask for?

Ahhh.... fine silken bitter liquid.. how I long for thee!!

Overall Food Rating: -
Cafe ambiance: 9/10 (Everyone is friendly and shares a table out at the front =)
Value for money: 9/10

359 Little Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000

Tel: 03 9606 0449


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Saturday, 20 March 2010

Singing the night away with the Naked Chef...

(We were entertained by Jamie's guests band, the Wonderbrass!)

Ahhhh... Jamie Jamie Jamie.. where do I begin... we knew we were in for a treat, but we didn't how the night would start. First up, we went there with our tickets for the Floor seats.. 6 row's from the stage... close enough to jump up and down and get chosen to try, sing, dance, get freebies from the Naked Chef...

And then, Ticketek made a big boo boo... they "accidentally" refunded our tickets and then SOLD our tickets to someone else!!!!! Before I could tear the house down, the marketing manager who was there quickly made a pre-emptive attack (sensing danger!)...

She gave us new Free Tickets.. (But the SEATS were no where near where we should have been, it was front row seats at the side of the arena)... and she said to give her a call should we want to see any other show in Rod Laver or HiSense Arena and she'll get us the tickets for free!

(The man himself)

Mr. Oliver came out with a Bang!!

He started cooking straight away! First up was a Bacon, Spinach, Scallop dish occasionally cooked with drumsticks (whilst he was drumming).

(Some weirdo who was chosen to go up on stage...)

No where near satisfied by the strange counter offer, we took it and through out the night I felt an overwhelming sense of lost... my emotions were torn between rage and joy... very confusing... It was a fun night (would have been more FUN, if I had my original seats, but I digress)...

(The Rotolo)

Then he ploughed on, cooking a Rotolo of Spinach, Squash (Pumpkin) and Ricotta... a dish which made him what he is today... his very first dish which caught him on camera by a chance whilst working at the famous River cafe.

(The Pizza)

And then he did a stint to prove himself right, and called Pizza Hut and placed an order.... and went on to making a really quick Salami Pizza from scratch... obviously, his pizza was completed before the delivery was made.. although the poor delivery guy was brough on stage (in shock)... and given free signed Jamie cookbooks for being a sport! Images and video clips of Jamie's "

Pass it on" campaign were shown and talked about whilst he made Parmesan Chicken Breasts with Crispy Posh Ham

I reckon the 2 best dishes which he presented that night were the Mechoui Lamb with carrot and orange salad and the Chocolate Nemesis (which was cooked on stage by his students, chef's/member's of the original Fifteen Melbourne, Vanessa and Ashley (you can see I'm a big fan of Jamie!)

Unfortunately, I can't post many picture's up here as he moves around way too much, and thus I can only post the clips up. And the night ain't over til the Naked one sings... Lamb Curry!!! I loved it from the last show and he did again this time round!! Yayyy!!

Friday, 19 March 2010

Oui Oui!! Ooh La La...

(Old picture from: SMH)

OMG! OMG!... Sudden heart palpitations... sweaty palms... butterflies in my tummy...

I just saw the teaser trailer for Masterchef 2010.... Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

And that is all I wanted to say...

I'll post up some Jamie pictures tomorrow... been languid lately

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Harry's On the Esplanade

Let's try Harry's on the Esplanade!

One Tuesday morning (it was the morning of Melbourne Cup, hence a public holiday!)... the Boy announced, "Wake up, and let's go!"... and being groggy from sleep, I didn't ask where we were going... and when I asked, apparently we were going to Eastland shopping centre... wtf

Obviously not, when we reached our destination (of the very cold and windy esplanade at Phillip Island), I was surprised and thrilled... the Boy is a romantic after all!!

He went to the back of the car, opened the boot and therein I saw, my cable knit sweater and warm winter jacket, packets of chips, cookies and drinks... He had packed a picnic to be had on a boat on the Tasmanian waters...

UNFORTUNATELY, this being Victoria, the weather forecast being erratic as usual, provided us with extremely choppy waters and an "unseaworthy" day...

Fortunately, he had a Plan B! Which was to go and visit "Amaze 'n' Things", a fun family puzzle house and mini golf place (which might come up in another post)...

Pan Fried Local Sting Ray Wings
On Ratatouille with Kipfler Potatoes $25.80

For lunch, he drove back down to the Esplanade and promptly (and confidently) walked into Harry's On the Esplanade with a huge grin on his face...

Seared Bass Strait Scallops
on a Chervil Sauce with Koo Wee Rup Asparagus with a Glass of Cockfighters Ghost Sauvignon Blanc $24.50

After lunch, we continued our exploration of Phillip Island by visiting the "Nobbies Centre"... but because of the bad weather, there wasn't any seals to be seen...

But, I had an extremely fun and surprising day... and came home with this fella!

Overall Food Rating: 8/10 (Food was delicious and extremely fresh! Pricing was also much kinder to the wallet than other fancy restaurants you might find at Port Melb or Southbank... however, the drive down here might deter people from coming here)
Restaurant ambiance: 9/10 (You can't beat dining next to the seaside! Staff were very friendly as well)
Value for money: 7/10


Upper Level 17 The Esplanade
Cowes Phillip Island
Victoria 3922

Reservations: 03 5952 6226


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