Melbourne Day 8: Harbourtown + Skydeck

We shopped at Harbourtown today. Some sort of factory outlet too. Good deals from Springfield, Levis and a few other stores, up to 70%.

Bought a few things including a luggage bag to haul back all her shopping items. Had lunch at Chillipadi Grill House. Good halal food.


Melbourne Day 5: Penguins

We took the Mornington Peninsula and Philips Island Tour today. It was just the 2 of us. Greg picked us up. We were joining another group later so, to pass time, he brought us the Gunnamatta Beach. (Gunnamatta means Sand Hill).

We joined the rest of tour group and proceeded with the tour.

They took us to the Moonlit Sanctuary.

G’day g’day, how ya goin’, what d’ya know, well strike a light
G’day g’day, and how ya go-o-o-in’
Just say g’day g’day g’day and you’ll be right

Melbourne Day 2: Queen Victoria Market

After the lengthy overnight journey from Singapore & Pearl Jam euphoric concert the previous night, naturally we had trouble waking up this morning. It was noon by the time we saw the light. We took the tram from Flinders this time around and head off to the famous Queen Victoria Market. The weather was slightly cold today. It looked like some Pasar Tani thing but it was damn clean. We walked the whole QVM, wet & dry, vintage, souvenirs, groceries, live chickens with their eggs, vegetables, pasta, cheese and more cheese and a variant of vegetables. They looked very fresh, and they even displayed the egg yolks. I had one thing in mind. The hot doughnuts.

It was OMG indeed. Suger coated with jam embedded in it. Blissful indeed. .

Melbourne Day 1: Arrival + Pearl Jam Tour 2009

Day 2: Melbourne Arrival + Etihad Stadium
We finally arrived in Melbourne. Took the Airport Shuttle bus. Melbourne was having a dry spell. The grasses are all brown. Very dry indeed. At Southern Cross Station, we transferred to a mini bus to take us to Victoria Hotel. They upgraded us to a bigger room. 1 Queen Bed and another Single bed. Spacious…indeed and with the overnight stopover at Perth, the bed was welcoming.

Getting ready for Pearl Jam Live at Etihad Stadium.
We stepped out of the lobby & guess what? It was raining! Lots of people were caught off guard.
Most people are in T-shirt, tank tops, shorts, typical Pasir Ris beach summer dressing.

We walked along Bourke Street. I know there’s a halal restoran somewhere around. An Indonesian one. I had rice with cooked vegetables & beef rendang. It was like SGD$5. Gulps.

We walked up to the tram stop and proceed to Etihad Stadium.

We had brought our e-tickets, printed with bar codes. Bought some PJ tour T-shirts. The PJs onesie were cute. and we are ready to Rock n Roll with Pearl Jam. Awesome! Little did we expect we will be there from 5:30pm to midnight. Eddie and brothers started from 8:30pm. We were dead tired by midnight and when we left, they were still rocking. As we made our

Setlist for Pearl Jam Melbourne 2009.