Trip Start Oct 29, 2006
135Trip End Jul 09, 2009
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Guess what, Yve decided to live in Freo, just like that.
Freo is fantastic, it's this little oasis layed back in the middle of a city. It's a place where free spirits can be. And I want to be...
Of course the moment I moved, guess what. I attended parties again! God I love this place! Still no job, but a hell of a good time.
Tom is helping me out part-time job wise. I'm working at his place, called Kulcha, which is a really cool little location in which venues from music artists take place. It's quite small, which is awesome cause you can actually talk to most of the people including the artists themselves. The crew is gorgeous and there goes Yve being a bartender again.
As I might have written earlier, I had this crazy idea of going back to Europe by boat, well I think I might have found somebody who wants to sail all the way up there! It sounds pretty amazing and very adventurous, I like it. I hope I can find out more about the whole thing and wouldn't that be the best freaking way to end a travel like that?!
13.2.09 Been on a Vampire and lobster B-52 party. Good dancing again!!! House party's like that are simply the best!!
16.2.09 Got to meet a really funky Irish guy, Damian, who introduced me to the words dumpster diving and seagleing. He reminds me a lot of the main character of - Into the wild - he's a hell lot of fun!
Actually they sounded very close to Placebo, I never really noticed that.
Isn't it amazing how close I could get with my camera without paying a single cent of entry ;p
Later on that evening,
Dave inspired me to
do a little photo story,
which basically doesn't need
any explanation of words
...the chapters tell it all..
So the job problem is kinda solved. A Tavern took me in, bar tending and bottleshoping ;) I'm getting to know all the alcoholics in town now ;)
And I noticed at a birthday party that almost everyone on a table of 9 had a different nationality. It was one of the best get-togethers. I'm gonna miss that free thinking..
05.03.09 The Cat Empire
I would have enjoyed this free concert definitely more if it wouldn't have been Damien's last day...To be back at the place where we saw Death Cab for Cutie together kinda did hurt..Don't get me wrong the Cat Empire makes awesome music and after Hanneke and Iain rocked up, I could concentrate a bit more on it too. It's just that it feels like something slipped through my fingers and I had not even the slightest chance of catching it and I knew that right from the start. Freedom is not there to be caught or it wouldn't be freedom.. good-bye Damien. I'm sure you'll do great in discovering all those magic little worlds out there.I still can't believe I found your bag in the Coles bin, your bin. I kept the shell as a memory and a magic moment of dumpster diving experiences.
07.03.09 Tony's Birthday party
I didn't actually know that I knew so many people in Freo. But somehow everybody I knew showed up at this particular party and I didn't even know the host. The coolest thing was that I'm sorta knowing two different age groups, the ones close to twenty and the ones closer to thirty. I'm sort of a mix between both and the fun part was that some of them met that night and I could watch the Freo network live expanding. ;) They say if there is normally 5 degrees of separation between people, it's 1.5 in Freo. And that's sooo true, hey that basically means I should know John Buttler personally ;) God, I love this place! Even though I do miss my little Irish boy...
16.03.09 FERN - Soup Kitchen
18.03.09 So called Coincidences..
No wonder the water out of my blue Jin bottle tastes so good!So I reckon our whole universe turns more or less around water. Water is probably the most essential thing out there. I mean look at us, we are 80% water as well, no wonder it affects us.
And the colors, yeah those colors won't let me go, ever.. apparently I'm yellow with a bit green and some spots of red... oh yeah oh yeah your skin and bones, turn into something beautiful... and it was all yellow ;) and just coincidentally I painted my car in exactly those colors...
So now the big question is do we make things up and then they happen, because we want them to happen or have things always been like that and we simply never took notice. One of the little experiments from that night was, think about your favorite number. Mine is two. The more I started thinking about two, the more things I noticed with 2. There were two chairs on the veranda, my number plate contains a 2. I'm born in 1982 and the 12 in December contains another 2. I could see the Muzz Buzz sign, which has a double zz, twice the same letter and that even doubled. And that's only the beginning, I could continue. So am I making that up, or am I starting to realize something?
Apparently I should do one more experiment. Take food for 8 days and go somewhere where you won't meet a single soul. No books, no music, just you and nature. Apparently you'll continuously feel worse each day until you reach around day 7 and you'll experience your highest high. I gotta try that some time. So far I made it only to a max. of 2 days by myself and yeah I gotta admit the second day was already really lonely.
So but back to coincidences, I don't know why I ate dope butter for dinner. I guess just because the other one was too hard and I was convinced that it wouldn't work anyway since I burned the whole show pretty badly. Well as a matter of fact it did work approximately 4 hours later totally unexpected. Josh told me to put on some music that I like, I put Angus and Julia Stone on, more or less because it was at the top of my play list and I wasn't capable of scrolling a lot...anyway that band does remind me of Bengy, who decided to burst my bubble a month ago and exchanged me for a new toy. I'm pretty impressed that I managed to answer the phone, but when I heard Bengy's drunken voice on the other side, I thought reality is playing some very strange jokes with me..Oh and I won a bet ;) his relationship did last only one month, just exactly as I predicted it. Hehe how quaint.Still can't believe he called me after all that bullshit..I gotta admit he's got some balls. I'm pretty sure he hasn't found that letter I wrote him yet though ;) after that he'd probably wanna have a go at me, but I'll be so not listening.
Josh was offline during that conversation and I thought he went to bed, but once I started to read his profile, he came on again. Alright maybe I'm just over interpreting shit into things, but funny coincidences isn't it...!!!
Ah and to add one more thing, my dear Katl sent me a link of Jason Mraz's journal, I started reading with fascination and that's what I found, fitting this topic:
"When you live your life with an appreciation of coincidences and their meanings, you connect with the underlying field of infinite possibilities." Deepak Chopra
22.03.09 Iain is moving in!
Yahoo! We've got a new room mate! Iain is moving in the front room and sort of replacing Maria. Man our furniture possessions almost tripled ;) I still can't believe we transported a washing machine and a fridge. Besides that's the coolest fridge I've seen in a very long time!! Giftgruen Alter!!! And the little island in the kitchen got extended. I should make some pictures to give you an idea. I love this place, it just gets better and better.
It's kinda funny, since we're all working and living together now ;) well we should better have a housewarming party soon!
God it's crazy if I compare my lifestyle to the typical German way of living. I'm working about 3 days a week for usually not more than 4 to 5 hours a day. Hey and guess what, that pays my rent ;) No stress whatsoever and I keep feeling it's weekend every day. I'm living in this gorgeous house with gorgeous room mates and a real social network. It's a big happy hippo family and I'm wondering if I could live this lifestyle forever. I still wonder what it's actually all about. Do I have to have a career for anybody just because it's sort of expected? Maybe I do want a career, but honestly I'm not too sure about that. Isn't it more about just living in some sort of harmony with yourself and your surrounding?
Little anecdote from work:
I served a small glass of wine, with 1 cm of space to the rim. A lady complained that her glass was too full. So she'd rather spend those 7 dollars on less wine for the sake of having a half filled glass??? I loved Sarah's response, "Welcome to hospitality, baby!"
28.03.09 Celebrating the "last" summer weekend
This whole day doesn't really need any explanation, the pictures tell it all. Life was beautiful!
31.03.09 Rottenest Island
Travel tip: If you buy a ticket and you wanna take your bike with you, take the left office, they are a bit cheaper. But be prepared, it's expensive. I paid 63.- that was with a bike and extended return.
06.04.09 My last Soupi
When I mentioned the boat voyage, Roxanne gave me this tip to get drunk with the captain before you go on board. Well I did that and I'm pretty sure I'll be fine ;)
09.04.09 Spontaneous random drinking session
10.04.09 Serpentine Falls
Tom organized another little getaway adventure. We went down to the Serpentine Falls for a day and enjoyed nature for a bit. Eventually we ended up doing this little photo shooting, it was just the perfect scenery for stuff like that. ;)
13.04.09 Ice skating in Cockburn
Sam reminded me that there is still something out there in this world that's called ICE. And I couldn't believe I didn't forget how to skate on it. God it was so much fun! Compared to Germany they spiced the session up with a little basic lesson on how to skate and ended up with tagging games. Those were the best spent 17 + 4bucks in a long time!! If you're in the area, do it! Thanks so much Sam for taking me!!!
16.04.09 Yve's Good-Bye-Party
It's official, I'm going and to make it even more official you gotta throw a party, don't ya?! Well, I did and I couldn't believe I actually invited about 50 people to come. FIFTY!!! Do you know how long it's been since I was in a position to be able to do that?! I reckon about 6 years ago.. and that after only staying here for 4 month. So if people ask me about the differences to Germany, well there's one!
It felt like finally celebrating my 18. birthday, since I never did that properly anyway. Little Yve got quite a bit drunk from a bottle of port that Anthony donated and had an amazing time letting people sign on her new raincoat (thanks to Hanneke n Shaun). The coolest thing about throwing your own party is that you actually know most of the faces. And guess what, I was actually wearing a little bit of make-up which didn't happen since the Birdsville Races, I guess.
We just had it all ;) Sam made a fire and helped me preparing two big hippie mashes, Bec n Sean played guitar, Ant brought an old flair, which made the brightest and fanciest mess in the backyard possible, Sam brought disco lights and my new bargained ipod docking station over and Tony & Wes had the fire show going. And to top it up I didn't even have to spent the night alone ;) thanks Olly..
Well I had the time of my life in Freo! Thank you all for making it what it was, a new little home to which I might return one day, cause there's just no place like home..
I truly love this place with its people!
Thank you! I'm gonna miss you..
.."This is just good-bye for now.." .. (Eddie Vedders)
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Where I stayed
my own little room, can you believe it..