I went out to watch Shame at Palace Verona Cinema in Paddington a couple of nights ago with the girls!! It was my first time to meet Kelly, who was on a student exchange program to Korea for the past year (and I only came to Sydney last year, so naturally, yeah). I had heard so much about her from the other girls so it didn’t really feel like I was meeting her for the first time, but she was way cooler than I could have imagined! Can’t wait to get to hang out with her more.
Apart from that, oh yeah, the film. I LOVED it. I don’t know if people have issues with these sort of films, or maybe some would just say it doesn’t make sense. But I feel like I could really relate to the characters in different ways. I wouldn’t want to spoil the movie for any of you so wouldn’t talk much about the plot here, but because we all have issues and different ways of dealing with them, I could just feel the pain, the emotions toward self, others and the world. Oh, and not to forget, the great casting. I loved Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan in it – their expressions, not just from dialogue, but their face to the way they stand and even a single movement of the brow was so true and real. One film I’d definitely want to watch again at home, alone.
After the movie, we went down to Hunky Dory Social Club for a late dinner. Well, I couldn’t really eat (ordered a cocktail though) because of this dietary issue that I’ve been having, and I don’t know if it’s because of that but it makes me nauseous and unable to sleep when I eat late at night.
Guess what this is…it is not a picture book…
Their menu! Pretty cool isn’t it?
The middle cocktail was mine – the Highland Swig! Really refreshing, with honey dew, lemon and lychee.
This was Austvina’s, but it looked to good I hate to show it here! Tiramisu with coffee and biscuits, probably short bread.
Not much lighting, but you can see how there literally weren’t anyone left by the time we left…I think it was about 11:30? We actually stayed longer than this couple who were on a date. It was so much fun chatting with the girls, we completely lost track of time. Oops. I was damn sleepy on the car back home (thanks so much for giving us a lift, Julz!!), probably also because I’m not used to taking alcohol that often. But even the ride was fun! Gee, when do we ever go out of things to talk about? Anyway, it was a great night and I’m so looking forward to getting together with them again soon!