If with your friends you always spend hours talking about your current favourites — film, book, music, theatre, exhibitions etc. — then this new series is for you… because when everything is new around you the best thing you can do is searching for something you can relate to.
Music to my ears
I am cheating here a bit, since I have been into this song for a couple of weeks now starting and finishing the day with it… and I am sure I am not the only one 😀 Wake Me Up, by Swedish producer and DJ Avicii, has been peaking at number one in 40 countries since it was released in June 2013. His upcoming debut album, ‘True’, is said to be released this September. So much looking forward to it!
Before moving to Australia I heard a lot about GOMA — Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art — as it is one of H’s favourite spots in Brisbane. So this week I cannot wait to have my first exhibition experience and visit ‘My Country, I Still Call Australia Home: Contemporary Art from Black Australia’. The unique exhibit is the Gallery’s largest exhibition of contemporary art by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to date.
Understanding the Australian everyday language is an art of its own, which requires loads of practice. For example these days when in the arvo we go to a barbie I tend to get the question if I am a vejjo since I stay away from snags. Luckily I came across a site which helps me to solve some of the mysteries of the new words, so instead of having confused expressions all the time I just have to look here.
When nature comes to town
The surprise of the week was that the 14 of August is a regional public holiday, celebrating Ekka, the annual agricultural show of Queensland. Bonus day here we come J