Monday, Melbourne On My Mind

Missing Melbourne Monday

I’m officially suffering from Post-Holiday Syndrome. You know you have it when you can feel the sea breeze in your face while sorting through your vacation pictures (in my case, there are 3,000). I knew this would happen and I saw it coming. And the fact that today is a Monday is actually making me feel worst. Why oh why can’t I have the life of the Paris Hiltons of the world?

Today I’m missing Melbourne. I miss waking up to a great plate of breakfast and a good cuppa coffee. I miss watching Melbournians get on with their daily lives just as much as I miss exploring the city’s hidden gems. And as much as I love my KL, I’m missing Melbourne today.

The week we arrived, we were told that the temperature took a sudden plummet. And while the mercury nosedived, Melbourne’s cultural scene starts to heat up, with art and theater taking center stage. Romance and adventures enveloped the city as love blossoms in the sidewalk cafes, among its aged Victorian-era street scape and Manhattan-styled skyscrapers. Much like it’s (in)famous 4-seasons-in-a-day weather, Melbourne keeps evolving beyond its structured grid and there is always a surprise waiting at every corner from the moment we landed. Be it an intriguing sculpture, a side-alley cafe, an artsy poster, a graffiti wall, a building or just an interesting face. They may be just artsy-sh*t but they sure breathe life and character into this city!

For the next few posts, I’ll break down some of my trip’s highlights with you. Stick around, you might start thinking of your next caffeine fix down under.

13 Responses to Monday, Melbourne On My Mind
  1. thenomadGourmand
    June 22, 2009 | 1:01 am

    ohh..poor lilmonkey.. mon's are the worst aint they… some Nasi lemak to cheer u up perhaps??

  2. Keropok Man
    June 22, 2009 | 1:51 am

    can't wait to see the photos of Melb.

    things my mates and i used to do include going around the city and suburbs ordering the same burger from Hungry Jacks trying to see which outlet does it the best! LOL…

  3. fatboybakes
    June 22, 2009 | 2:31 am

    i can imagine….even i missed perth when i got back… and that was like dullsville! its the air aitelyu. I NEED A HOLIDDDAYYYYY!

  4. CUMI & CIKI
    June 22, 2009 | 2:48 am

    fantastic man.. sigh.. what i miss most is always the sights and sounds and smells first! when i look back at pictures.. its like.. lurveeee.. i need a holiday!

  5. little miss kechik
    June 22, 2009 | 3:02 am

    oh man. i so need a holiday. but since they've declared melbourne capital of the swine flu.. maybe not. *LOL*

  6. PureGlutton
    June 22, 2009 | 3:47 am

    I miss Melbourne too *sniffle sniffle*

  7. thule a.k.a leo
    June 22, 2009 | 7:05 am

    everyone needs a holiday… including me :)

    Ah… feels like going for one now. Anyway, I assume that Great Ocean Road is in one of your itinerary??? Hope to see great pictures soon.

    Welcome back!!! Back to reality.. lol!

  8. CUMI & CIKI
    June 22, 2009 | 8:25 am

    faster! next post next post!

  9. Life for Beginners
    June 22, 2009 | 2:52 pm

    I know how you feel… I'm still missing Bath and Edinburgh and all my friends in the UK. :(

    We wanna go back!

  10. qwazymonkey
    June 22, 2009 | 3:01 pm

    TNG: Luckily for me, I've got my Char Siu fix! :)

    Keropokman: Things we do when we were young! Will post up my pics bit by bit. Still sorting them out.

    FBB: Yeah man…it's in the ayer,, eh…ayer!

    C&C: Just my thoughts exactly

    Pureglutton: LOL, don't we all?
    CikKechik: Actually, takde ape-ape when you're there one. Not a soul had the flu!

    Thule: Bro, of cos that was part and parcel of the trip! Watch this space soon.

    C&C: Wait, wait…Kambing, Kambing

    LFB: But yer going on a holiday again d!

  11. Keropok Man
    June 22, 2009 | 3:15 pm

    yes, things we did. too bad we did not have digital cameras then. or else we would have photos of Hungry Jacks burgers from all over Melbourne. LOL…

  12. Lyrical Lemongrass
    June 23, 2009 | 3:52 am

    Beautiful picture of melb you've painted there. *sigh* Holidays are nice, I suppose, but there's no place like home.

  13. qwazymonkey
    June 23, 2009 | 4:30 pm

    Keropokman: If those Hungry Jack's walls can talk!

    LL: If you click your heels and repeat saying that 3-times, you'll be back home sleeping in no time!