30×30

30 lots of 30 things in the year after I turn 30 (technically my 31st year). Pretty simple idea; let’s see how long I can stick with it. And no, I won’t bore you with every detail… or will I?

(A longer explanation here)

1) Restaurants/Eateries – 1) Cantina 663, Beaufort St, Highgate ($120); 2) Goreng2, Walcott St, Highgate ($30); 3) The Burger Bistro, Shafto Lane, CBD ($16). 4) Cori Anna, William St, Northbridge ($20); 5) Rosemount Hotel, Angove St, North Perth ($13.5); 6) Istanbul Kitchen, Fitzgerald St, North Perth ($9.50); 7) Mustang Bar, Lake St, Northbridge ($12.5) 8 ) Ellington Jazz Bar, Beaufort St, Northbridge ($51.0); 9) City Garden Chinese Restaurant ($53.5); 10) Brisbane Hotel, Brisbane St, Highgate ($0.0); 11) Jun Japanese Restaurant, Upper Hay St, CBD; 12) The Moon Cafe, William St, Northbridge; 13) The Flying Taco, Angove St, North Perth; 14) The Country Road Cafe, CBD; 15) Queens Hotel, Beaufort St, Highgate; 16) The Fig, 6th Ave, Inglewood; 17) Melbourne Hotel, Hay St, CBD; 18) Warung Enak, Hanoman St, Ubud; 19) Kafe, Hanoman St, Ubud; 20) Ibu Rai, Monkey Forest St, Ubud; 21) Biba Beach, Gili Air, Lombok; 22) Scallywags, Gili Air, Lombok; 23) Chill Out Cafe, Gili Air, Lombok; 24) Warung Muslim, Gili Air, Lombok; 25) Santay, Gili Air, Lombok; 26) Segara, Kuta Beach, Bali; 27) Zapata’s, Fremantle; 28) Mela’s Indian Restaurant, William St, Northbridge; 29) The German Club (Brisbane), Vulture St, Wollongabba; 30) Indian Namaste, Saigon.
2) New Beers – 1) Alhambra Reserva 1925 ($9.5); 2) Monteith’s Golden Lager (5.0%); 3) Delerium Tremens (8.0%); 4) Beer Lao; 5) Vale Ale (4.5%); 6) Vale Dry (4.5%); 7) Pepperjack Hand Crafted Ale (4.7%) 8 ) Knappstein Reserve Lager (5.6%); 9) Quilmes Cerveza Cristal (4.9%); 10) Velkopopovicky Kozel Premium (4.8%); 11) Trumer Pils; 12) Castello Lager; 13) Budejovick√Ĺ Budvar; 14) Matso’s Smokey Bishop; 15) St Arnou Pilsener (4.5%); 16) Lord Nelson Brewery Three Sheets Pale Ale (4.9%); 17) Mountain Goat Steam Ale (4.5%); 18) White Rabbit White Ale; 19) Storm Amber Ale (Bali); 20) Storm Pale Ale (Bali); 21) Bintang Pilsener (Bali); 22) Storm Bronze Ale (Bali); 23) Cave Creek Chilli Beer (4.2%); 24) Bohemia (from Mexico); 25) Duff Beer (4.7%); 26) Tiger (Malaysia); 27) Saigon Lager (Vietnam); 28) Saigon Export (Vietnam);
3) Bars/Hotels – 1) The Bird, William St, Northbridge ($31, $100); 2) Rosemount Hotel, Angove St, North Perth ($37.50, $18.0, $43.4); 3) Mustang Bar, Lake St, Northbridge ($23.4, ~$40); 4) Ellington Jazz Club, Beaufort St, Northbridge (~$110); 5) The Moon Cafe, William St, Northbridge; 6) Subiaco Lions Bar, Medibank Stadium, Leederville ($50.0); 7) Oxford Hotel, Oxford St, Mt Hawthorn; 8 ) Brisbane Hotel, Brisbane St, Highgate; 9) 1907, Queen St, CBD; 10) Helvetica, Howard St, CBD; 11) The Greenhouse, St Georges Tce, CBD; 12) Ezra Pound, Northbridge; 13) The Queens Hotel, Beaufort St, Highgate; 14) J.B. O’Reilly’s, Cambridge St, West Leederville; 15) The Saint, Barnes Rd, Innaloo; 16) The Bakery, James St, Northbridge; 17) The Pig and Whistle, Riverside, Brisbane; 18) The Caxton, Caxton St, Brisbane; 19) The Royal Exchange, Toowong; 20) The Melbourne Hotel, Melbourne St, West End; 21) Gilhooley’s, Albert St, Brisbane CBD; 22) The German Club (Brisbane), Wollongabba; 23) Tunes Hotel, Kuala Lumpur; 24) Boston Sports Bar 1, Saigon;
4) Short Films – 1) Rain on Asbestos;
5) Statue –
6) Poems –
7) Songs – Raindrops in May (18/6/11)
8 ) New Meals – 1) Marinara with tomato based sauce; 2) Beef and Vegetable (non-slow-cooked) Stew; 3) Stuffed Zucchini Squash; 4) Vege Sausages, Roast Beets and veges and sauteed garlic, butter beetroot leaves; 5) Vege Club Sandwich; 6) 10 Vege Lasagne; 7) Facon (Fake Bacon) and Eggs;
9) Beaches – 1) Brighton Beach; 2) Scarborough Beach; 3) Contatio’s; 4) Floreat Beach; 5) Dawesville Cut; 6) Bartlett’s Beach, Bonny Hills; 7) Rainbow Beach, Bonny Hills;
10) Towns – 1) Ubud, Bali; 2) Padangbai, Bali;
11) New Things – 1) My first movie-making experience; 2) A whole soccer team yellow- or red-carded; 3) Haircut by Headlamp; 4) WAFL Game – West Perth V East Perth, 6/6/11; 5) First iTunes Purchases – Angry Birds App, City and Colour Album; 6) Indonesia; 7) Elephant Ride, Taro, Bali; 8) Scuba Dive; 9) DIY Bicycle Repairs (brake pads x4); 10) Full Mower Oil Change; 11) Vietnam;
12) Coffees/Coffee Shops – 1) Mill St Cafe, CBD; 2) 33 Degrees South, North Perth; 3) Milkd, North Perth; 4) Lowdown, CBD; 5) Oxford 130, Oxford St, Leederville; 6) ~~~~, Perth Domestic Airport; 7) Schmears, St Georges Tce, CBD; 8) MadLilly, London Court, CBD; 9) Caffissimo ABC, East Perth; 10) Zekka, King St, CBD; 11) Kafe, Hanoman Rd, Ubud; 12) Manta Dive, Gili Air; 13) Globe, Mill St, CBD; 14) Gelatino, Scarborough Beachfront; 15) Cino’s, CBD; 16)
13) Films – 1) Hobo with a Shotgun; 2) Rubber; 3) Shark Attack 3: Megalodon; 4) Office Space; 5) Inglourious Basterds; 6) 200 mph; 7) In Brugge; 8) 18 Year Old Virgin; 9) The Grind; 10) Good Will Hunting; 11) Shutter Island;
14) Theatre –
15) Concerts – 1) Jack, George and Phil @The Bird (26/5/11); 2) Assorted DJs @The Bird (4/6/11); 3) Amrit Sidhu @Ellington Jazz Club (4/6/11) 4) Lowrider @ The Bird (11/6/11); 5) Assorted Artists, Songs for the Dalai Lama @ Burswood Dome (19/06/11); 6) Meg McInerny @Ellington Jazz Club (25/06/11);
16) Albums – 1) Lowrider, Round the World; 2) The Fleet Foxes, Helplessness Blues; 3) Joelistics, ; 4) Lowrider, ; 5) City and Colour, ;
17) Sunset Pics –
18) Friends’ Suggestions –
19) Postcards –
20) Arty Photos –
21) Books – 1) The Power of One, Bryce Courtenay; 2) The Third Man (and The Fallen Idol), Graham Greene; 3) The Angry Ladybird;
22) Observations on Life –
23) Haikus – 1) Rain on Asbestos;
24) New Foods – 1) Persimmon; 2) Caramelo de Coca;3) Zucchini Squash, 4) Snake Fruit; 5) Roasted Beets; 6) Vegetarian Sausages; 7) Facon (Fake Bacon); 8) Tempe; 9) Lotus (Heart and Stems) 10)
25) Odd Purchases – 1) Leo bought me a Persimmon as an ‘Odd Purchase’ request; 2) An 8 1/2 foot Mal built in 1989 for $50;
26) Sports/Pastimes – 1) Lawn Bowls (Barefoot) 21/05/11; 2) Golf ball Hampers 21/5/11; 3) Basketball 22/05/11; 4) Cycling (every day); 5) Scrabble vs Storm (W), Simon and Leo (31/5/11); 6) German Wooden Puzzles (8/6/11) 7) Snorkelling (Gili Air); 8) Scuba Diving (Gili Air); 9) Rosemount Hotel Quiz Night (Sporadic Tuesdays); 10) Surfing (well, attempting to)
27) Charitable Acts – 1) MS Step Up ($40) 19/5/11; 2) Below the Line ($20) 20/5/11; 3) Big Issue ($5) #381, 25/5/11; 4) Helping friends move from the other side of town 25/5/11; 5) Salvo’s Winter Appeal ($10), 4/6/11; 6) Joondalup U16s Girls AFL raffle ($2), 6/6/11; 7) Unicef East Somalia Drought Appeal ($40), 28/7/11; 8) Swapping seats on Perth-Brisbane flight; 9) Driving fellow flyer to Hotel after he left wallet in Perth;
28) 30 Days of Vegetarian – Done and Done!
29) 30 Days of Yoga –
30) 30 Days of 6am Starts –

Cost Summary – ??

3 thoughts on “30×30

  1. Jackie Mcintosh says:

    Sounds a fun idea. Will give you focus for the year and maybe compensate for any lack of novelty in your government job, especially as you hate being bored. Look forward to reading what you discover. Mum

  2. Will says:

    Suggestions huh?

    30 consecutive heart attack hills!!

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