We arrived on teh 15th and since i screwed up with our flat here we had to stay teh first night in some hotel around teh corner which was allright though. On teh 16th we could finally move into our pad here which is def. better than teh one in Sydney because it's cheaper, larger and has 2 decent bedrooms - only downside is that it's a little bit moar far from teh beach but after 10mins walk you are there no biggie. We staying in St Kilda here and this suburb has defintitely an interesting fucked-up vibe which i like alot. You see all kind of different people on teh street ranging from tourists, surfers, backpacker, bums and hookers. Also funny is that we are basically living 100m away from teh street prostituion hotspot of Melbourne which we realized after seeing those girls grinding street corners in their heels during bright daylight - kinda clueless though which guy takes their services bc they all heavily on meth from wat they look like...
All in all i like Melbourne def. alot moar than Sydney bc it doesn't seem that crazily overregulated which guarantees moar personal freedom - here for example there are no signs that forbid alcohol at teh beach and i can drink my corona out of teh bottle... Very important point for me is always the nightlife which is way better here as well. (almost a joke to compare nightlife here to Sydney haha).
|Living room of teh current flat|
|St Kilda beach|
|View from restaurant at teh beach|
So after we arrived we kept a low profile the first couple of days until friday where we went out with two fellow australian grinders. Unfortunately we learned the hard way that it's not easy to get into a club after midnight with four completely different dressed guys. Had some fun though anyways i would say. Next day me and my roomie went out alone and started in the Crown Casino (biggest casino in teh southern hemisphere) where the Aussie Millions just had started. Casino itself was insanely busy as well, ok, maybe normal for a saturday. We checked out the both clubs in teh casino which were fairly boring in my opinion that we moved on to a more fucked up place with the beautiful name "Tramp". This was some electro basement club as you would imagine it. Went busy pretty late but i liked it alot bc this was like the first time this year i heard good music.
|In front of teh Crown|
Next couple of days was back to teh office until i managed to ebay some tickets for Australian Open quarter final of Roger Federer and Jo Tsonga. If I would've been clever enough to buy them beginning of teh month it would've been around 140 per ticket, 3hours b4 teh match we paid 325 per ticket. Anyways, teh seats were well worth it:
Since watching possibly 5 hours of tennis might get boring i decided to put some money on teh line before. Official odds were like 5:1 with Federer as a favorite so i offered teh same odds on 2+2 and Facebook but got bashed heavily at 2+2 for giving such ridiculous odds. 5 minutes b4 teh game i got action though from a swedish mate who was part of teh group in Brazil last year so that it was my 1500$ vs his 300$. In retrospect prolly not teh best bet i ever made but my heartbeat was over 140 from that moment str8 for 5 hours and i prolly was louder in teh end of teh match than teh 6 frenchkids behind us combined. Everything worked out as you know so i was effectively paying 25$ for 5th-row seats in a sick Australian Open match :)
After this great success i decided it's time to bet some more money on teh last 2 games so that i opened an account with mybet and deposited 300euros which i split on Federer winning his semifinal and Djoko winning teh championchip. In retrospect prolly should've bet all on Djoko but afterwards it's always easy to say. Made 14Euro out of those 2 bets which is almost two beers though so no need to complain...
Last friday my malta roomie arrived in Melbourne as well and brought shitty weather with him as usual. We went out this evening with his sister in Brunswick (supercool suburb for barhopping) who is a local here so that we saw some stuff we wouldn't have seen otherwise. Were grinding some pretty amazing bars and clubs, everyone on his own very special with a very unique vibe - liked it alot. We also managed to go to Revolver upstairs in teh end and given all teh bad things i heard beforehand i loved it. Superdark technoclub which is opened nonstop from friday til sunday afternoon - what moar can u ask for?
|Teh tripping house, where they had pizza for 4$ in teh backyard|
|Bombing on teh way to teh next place|
Saturday was Australia day and weather was unfortunately still shit. Given my slight hangover i decided not to start at 10am like originally planned and rather get some moar sleep and start in teh afternoon. We started as a pretty big group and went to a couple of places before finding teh final destination which was a club called Warehouse. Fair to say that was teh best chickwise i have seen so far down under. Was prolly age related though bc teh oldest girls in there were maybe 21 and as we all know until that age most of them look fit.
Would've expected something different from Strya day though. In teh end this was just a normal night out were u started drinking a little bit earlier than usual. I would've imagined something moar like a carnival day were teh whole city is drinking and out on teh street all day...
Since saturday i wasn't doing too much besides hitting teh gym, running and grinding. Regarding fitness i'm back doing alot of cardio in order to get a visit from Mr. Sixpack at teh Gold Coast one day. It's pretty amazing for running here down at teh promenade - you always have enough space compared to Malta in summer and temperature in teh evening is quite good also. Hitting gym quite frequently as well (managed to get 2weeks membership in Fitness First for 4.95$ instead of paying 20$ everytime i go) and changed nutrition so that i don't eat pizza and pasta anymoar and moar fish and chicken instead. Should show results quite soon if everything goes well. Deadline for being shredded is Future Music Festival Brisbane in March - definitely looking forward to this one:
Future Music Festival Brisbane
I think that's a good overview what happend teh last 14days and in 2days our plane leaves to teh Gold Coast were we will move into teh sick Broadbeach Villa - really looking forward. Also realized that teh Casino and one of teh best nightclubs there is only 500m from our home which might possibly be dangerous but we'll see what happens.
Pokerwise i'm quite happy with teh volume i managed to put in (100k hands so far) but not so much with teh actual results. Was running pretty shit in Sydney but last couple of days things seem to get better again. Haven't checked results teh entire month so was quite surprised to see i'm only up 4k$ without rakeback which is not good considering teh money i spend here on living. On teh brightside i'm up around 8ish with rakeback while i started last year in Thailand with +/-0 so it's not uncommon for me to start teh year slow...
|January garph so far|
That's all 200 and for me too run breakeven for 60k hands alot of shit has to happen bc i cannot remember many hands i would play differently... But yeah, once again, this is poker, one month u hit everything, get paid everytime, win every flip, etc and another month fish keep owning u constantly. Games are fairly good so i'm not too worried. Only thing which sucks here is that it's really hard to put in any volume if you want to have a somehow normal schedule. Peaktimes here are between 1:00 and 15:00 and i don't plan to sleep from 16:00 until midnight. Therefore you unfortunately miss alot of good games and possibly play at times where there are just not many bums around which makes it hard to put in serious volume. Playing superlong sessions is also no real solution bc my game decreases significantly after moar than 2-3 hours playing straight. Honestly no clue yet how i handle this time difference, for now i just hope to run better at teh Gold Coast that i'm not forced to go over teh high volume approach.
That's it for now, Peaze out!
Also decided from this blog on to give recommendations for all kinds of stuff: books i recently read, electronics, nutrion, etc. Motivation for that is obv. too make some money with that blog on teh one hand but also to give some recommendations of stuff you might like as well. So for teh case you hate affiliates and advertising like i do or think i have already enough money you can stop reading now and wait for teh next update.
If you looking for interesting books though or wanna know how you can massively improve your travel setup you might want to continue reading.
Since I'm a big fan of successful people and their biographies i end up with such books alot. 2 i just finished during teh last 2 weeks i will present here.
First book is of Florian Homm, one of germanys first hedgefond managers who managed to accumulate over 300million dollars and than lost over 90% of it back. He's basically telling his version of teh story and seems to be quite an intelligent and interesting baller. This is like teh perfect book for a long flight or a day at teh beach:
Kopf Geld Jagd
German Kindle Edition:
Kopf Geld Jagd
English Kindle Edition:
Another book I just finished couple of days ago is teh biography of Rolf Eden, one of germanys oldest playboys. Teh guy has 7 kids with 7 different wifes and his current gf is in her 20s while he is 82. Guy pretty much lived that life and was like teh biggest nightclub owner in Berlin back in teh days. Was a very nice read and this guy has very interesting perspective towards life, highly recommended... This booked is called "Immer nur Glück gehabt" which means something like "Always ran lucky..."
German Hard Cover:
Immer nur Glück gehabt
German Kindle Edition:
Immer nur Glück gehabt
The Big Eden
Book doesn't seem to be translated in any other languages even though it would be a good read for sure.
Last but not least no book but a travel screen. Last year when i was travelling South America I only had my 17" Laptop with me. While this is allright and you get along if you stack your tables it's still difficult with teh lobby and Tracker and Ninja and whatsoever so i started searching last year for something where i could "park" all other software besides my poker tables on. By then i didn't even know such travel screens are existing until i found that one on amazon - def. one of my best investments in case of poker. The thing works just with USB, has a resolution of 1366*768, is 14" big and fits easily in to any suitcase or handluggage. Was definitely a nice and much needed addition to my 18" Alienware!