February 2004 Archives
It now looks like I'm going to be in Melbourne for a little while longer. I might even get to see the Grand Prix, which is on the first weekend in March. I've been assured that I'll be able to hear it from most places within the city, even if I can't see it.
It's not cheap, Melbourne, although that may be because of the overall weakness of the HK Dollar against the AUD.
Haven't done many touristy things, as I'm not a good tourist and I haven't had much free time, but I have managed to get some souvenirs.
Melbourne's pretty nice, with a very European in feel in many ways. The architecture is nice and there's a great feeling of space even in the City Centre.
It's hard bloody work being in Melbourne, mate! For a start, they haven't got any decent beer in the fridge, only light beer. This is not the country we were promised! After twelve hour days for the last week, they could at least have had some decent beer in the fridge. We may have to head out for more, as we've finished what few beers there were.
Update: We're still in the office, a 10:35pm. The lights have gone out in the cricket ground (India vs Australia), there's no beer left in the fridge, and the model appears to be slightly closer to convergence. I've removed all references to beer goggles etc from the various files that my colleague put in. I may take my tie off, if I can stand the excitement. We plan to hit the pubs some time soon. Honest. I fear my colleague has been woken up by the sugar in the beer. We may have to start on the wine in the fridge soon.
Further update: left the office at about 11:30pm, and had a few beers and a kebab in Chapel Street.
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