Lessons in Sydney weather: when in doubt, carry a cardigan. I should've carried an extra layer, despite how very warm it was in the afternoon. Rookie mistake. My cold - bacterial - has become worse despite getting better during the week. This semester has been a nightmare for my health.
October is Sydney Good Food month, and Hyde Park has been rolled out into an exorbitantly overpriced Asian street food market. Two dollars for a tiny dumpling. Seven dollars for a steamed bun. I don't know if prices have gone up or in the three years since my last visit, I've forgotten how expensive it was. One simply goes for the atmosphere, because it's not great street food either. I think another way of calling the Noodle Night Market is Asian food made accessible
for white people.
After my friend bought her $7.00 pork belly bun, it was the hunt for the ramen/rice burger .
Not much quality control. My $13.50 miso tofu rice burger was in three broken pieces. There was piece of lettuce dripping in oil, a piece of oily, soggy tofu the size of a matchbox - and oily chunks of deep-fried rice. The best part was the watermelon.
Afterwards it was to see David Villa play in the A-League for Melbourne City. He's only signed on for ten matches and will be in Sydney for two away ones. The very fervent Sydney FC supporting grandma next to me asked twice who my friend and I were supporting - "Uh, just came to watch David Villa." If I've got to be honest: watching Sydney FC and Melbourne City play at times was just plain embarrassing. I nearly fell asleep during the first half of the match. I spent most of the first half debating whether I could run to the other side of the stadium to get some closer photos of Villa while he was warming up or sitting on the bench, but decided the logistics of doing so was too hard.
Sydney Cove. The atmosphere was pretty cool. And then the Melbourne City side. Hah.
David Villa! My bae ever since the 2006 World Cup.
The little kid in front of us spent spent the entire match playing the Minions game. 'How is he so good?' 'He must come to a lot of Sydney FC matches.' But kids and technology!
Came for Villa. Came for Villa to score. Villa scored. That satisfaction.