Thursday, November 15, 2007

Just a short and sweet post..

Contrary to people belief's, Adelaide is indeed a city in its own right, in Australia. I have been used to the blank expression and the clueless nodding whenever i mention that i study in Adelaide and its about time i do something to correct this misconception that it is some "ulu" place and Melbourne and Sydney are not the only cities in Australia.

Over the years, it has grown beautifully and gracefully, just like wine. The effects are subtle but it show signs of encouragement.

People joke that Adelaide is "officially" a city when Starbucks finally opened their first branch in Rundle Mall. Then another friend said that i can finally settle down in Adelaide because Hugo Boss decided to open a boutique down at Grenfell Street.

The fact remains, as much as i like Adelaide due to the days in university, i dont see myself back there to work. Well, its abit too slow and serene, brilliant when you need to unwind but horrible for you to get yourself in the pumping mood to work. Definitely a place for me to retire.

Again contrary to what people would believe, this is not a painting or a computer generated photo, this was a heavily edited overexposed picture. Kind of cool isnt? A picture taken on King William Street. People take jogs and walks along the Torrens River before they go to work. Life that i want to enjoy, but not now i guess.

Melbourne and Sydney, will you fare better when i visit?

10 comments:

tigerfish said...

Hv never been to Adelaide but I know it's rated as one of the most beautiful or liveable (forgot which one!) cities in the world.

I love Tasmania!

Angie Tan said...

I studied in Melbourne.

It's a great city to live in with the cosmopolitan and yet homely culture at the same time.

Anyway, it is not as fast paced as Sydney which resembles KL in some manner.

In Melbourne, you can get a balance of work and play. Not too bad to consider as future green grass. ;-)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

tigerfish: haha isit? its liveable la i suppose..

angie: yeah i suppose so..but i do like how clean cut sydney is as opposed to a more cloudy n murky melbourne..but well who knows..

Anonymous said...

Melbourne is the place to be :)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

anon: sigh lets hope so..

Anonymous said...

Melbourne is the place to be but I wonder if it's the place to be for food.

6 years I've been there and only few places have gotten the stamp of approval from my friends and I.

Korean restaurants have been the best so far.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

anon: r u serious?? man you have a very hard to please palate..

Anonymous said...

LOL it's either that or Singapore food is hard to beat OR that we are just looking in the wrong places!!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

anon: im sorry..Singaporean food is meant to suck big time unless u r looking at fine dining..not from my experience though

Anonymous said...

Singaporean food is meant to suck big time?! Man where have you been eating?! Our hawker food is so good!