Well go check em out!
Would you believe that I went to Sarawak in January 2015 and I haven't uploaded these videos to YouTube?
Well go check em out!
"GOOD NEWS PEOPLE" I have found a room to rent in Sydney where I don't have to share it with other people. Its a low price with a good landlord and best of all I will have my own privacy.
2016 has been the year of BED SURFING! I am yet to "COUCH SURF" overseas. So far I have slept in 31 different beds in Australia, Malaysia, UK, Czech Republic, Poland, Macedonia, Cambodia and Thailand. I have stayed in 10 hostel.
But I have only had a room to myself like 11 times in these 31 different bed.
I have spent the past week house sitting and to be honest house sitting is so much cooler than couch surfing and even living in a HOSTEL.
So I am continuing on living independently and not having to live with my Mother. I am proud to say that I do have an awesome relationship with my Mother, but I am just not the person who wanted to live at home. My Mother has moved to a really dull area of Western Sydney that is a long and winding trip from Central to visit.
So to keep with my encouragement. No Man or Woman over 30 should be still at home living with your parents. Its just not cool. I know an Immigrant Prick from Chile who 52 now and hes still living in his mothers house in Western Sydney. I understand some people at that age want to care for their elderly parents. But its just so not cool.
For laughs, this is how I pack my bag!
Right now I have been back in Sydney for more than 24 hours. My trip up last month was just too quick as I had to be back in Melbourne for work
So I left Melbourne after 8 weeks and I ended up back in Sydney this week. I have been house sitting with my Mum and even though I am on good terms with my Mother, I just want to go out and rent a room ASAP.
Because NO MAN AT 30 SHOULD BE LIVING WITH HIS MUM. For a week of Holiday away from the shitholes of work YEAH. But you got to find somewhere to pay rent.
People think I got sick cause I lived in a shared room with 7 other people. BULLSHIT! If you lived in a shared house, but have your own room. You are going to get sick from people who don’t even live in your house.
I got sick 2 weeks ago because of a flatmate but I didn’t chuck a spaz and blame him. It was just Melbourne early spring weather was just making me feel low.
I have to go find a room to rent until the 5th of November. After that day I’ll be seeing my mates Bastardizer, Hellbringer and Bane Of Isildur support D666. Then I have to go overseas to Asia and Europe for some time.
So if you all have been reading my blog in the past 10 days and wondering what with me post everyday. Well its because I have been doing Natalie Sisson 10 day blog challenge.
This has made me take time out of my boring life with the flu and make my life exciting for once and for all. In the past 10 days I have spoken about:
What I want to achieve in the future
How I am going to live in London
Ways that can stop me from sexual distractions
How I am going to be working class
When is the right time to do a gig review
In the past 10 days I have also brought a plane ticket to Hong Kong so I can celebrate my 31st Birthday somewhere in Asia. I was supposed to visit Manila and Hong Kong in May 2016, but the Metal Church concert in London made me get back to UK life so I wouldn't miss it
My favorite Blog Post would have had to be about procrastination and overwhelm. Its those two things that stops people right in the tracks and it's why allot of people just give up on blogging https://www.overlandmetalhead.com/blog/how-do-i-beat-procrastination-and-overwhelm
So the past 10 days have really been an awakening. I am proud to say that Natalie Sisson is now one of my heros of travel as she has been to a few more nations than I have been and she knows how to live abroad.
For the future I do promise to write on this blog every week no matter how positive or negative the post may be. Stick around and you will be seeing allot more of me overseas in the next few months. I just hope that I keep well until I get to Hong Kong in November.
IMAGINE MYSELF ON A 1 MONTH WORKING HOLIDAY
Day 9 Challenge: Imagine you are on a long holiday in Portugal
Ok stop right there Natalie! I have never been to Portugal in my life, I do want to go someday but It’s hard for me to picture visiting Lisbon as the only thing I know about the city is this memorial to all the Portuguese who died fighting in Africa during the 60’s and 70’s.
So let's think about a city that I have visited so many times, I know where all the sights are and I know it all In my head: LONDON
Now allot of you people have notice in the last few years that I have had a huge resentment for London. Reason being too many expats go over to live there, they spend a fuckload of money on rent and costs and they never really stay there for good.
Plus they have a habit of talking shit about other cities in England like: Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, and Sheffield
I have recently grown to like London. On my last day in the UK I spent all of that day just walking around central London carrying my backpack. When I left London I told myself that If I ever went back I would reside in a London HOSTEL for a whole month.
So let’s say In November I am going to move back to the UK and work in London for a month. I will do my best to source out the best room to rent in the whole of greater London.
I have just spent the last 2 months living in a dormitory bedroom with 7 other people in a bedroom. This is a home and not a hostel. So I don’t really want to have 30 days in a Hostel. So I just hope to find myself a bedsit or box room wherever the hell it may be.
Once I have an address in London I can tell my BANK where I live, I can claim unemployment benefits and I can put my new address on my resume.
So with a resume in hand I plan to apply for any jobs that are to do with Food Running in London and once I get the job I will just work full time.
So it means I have like a 35-40 hour working week. I would spend most of my morning doing shopping before work and then after work it maybe darkness over London I would go out and see some nightlife.
All 3 concerts I have been to in London were held on a Tuesday and Thursday night. So I would do my best not to work these nights as I would preferred to work weekends.
Every day in my London life. I will always do some long walk to keep me fit. If it’s a walk all over Hyde Park or following the Thames in Central London, I’ll walk until my feet get sore
In case I get tired of London prices. I can always take a bus to Birmingham and do my shopping there. You can grab a bargain at the markets near the Bullring Mall
I do want to one day buy a property overseas. I will have one somewhere in the UK and then one in a less developed country like Armenia. I think in my opinion that I will be buying an Armenian house way before I get a British house,
Day 8 challenge: CHOOSING YOUR ADVENTURE
So I just spent 80 days away from Australia in 2016. I left 22nd April 2016 and I returned 12th July 2016. In that 80 days away the majority of my time overseas was spent inside the UK Common Travel Zone.
If I am residing in the UK and living anywhere in: England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey. Then I am off the road and not really traveling. If I wasn’t a citizen of the UK, then I guess this would all be considered traveling.
This was my longest time OVERSEAS. It was an extra 31 days longer than what I did last year.
According to my Calculations I spent 1 Day in Vietnam, 1 Day in Laos, 2 days in Cambodia, 1/2 Day in Myanmar, 6 days in Thailand, 9 days in Malaysia, 2 days in Czech Republic, 2 days in Poland and ½ a day in Ukraine. So in total I had only 24 days outside of the UK on the 80 days away from OZ.
The exciting thing I am going to tell you all is that I am going to go overseas again in November. It means I will spend the rest of 2016 away from Australia and have Christmas Day in England and NYE/NYD in Scotland.
I am going to head to Hong Kong in November where I will be able to leap into other Asian nations that I have never been to.
I am running out of countries in Southeast Asia and North East Asia to visit. I still got: Philippines, Hong Kong, Macau, Republic of Korea, DPR Korea, Taiwan, Japan and Mongolia to visit. But if I go through China then I have bigger fish to fry in CENTRAL ASIA.
The important thing is that I have bagged a bargain of a flight to get to Hong Kong. I won’t tell you how much it was, but it was cheaper than a return flight to New Zealand LOL
So I need to have another 2 week JAUNT in Asia before I go back to the UK and push my way back into boring UK Life. That I will probably last longer than my 50+ days I had in the UK.
Before I go overseas I’m going to see my mates band BASTARDIZER and HELLBRINGER support D666 in Sydney. I have only seen the Bastard and bringer of hell once in 2016.
In October I am split about deciding if I should see Queensryche in Sydney or Scorpions in Melbourne. I saw both bands in Europe in the last 5 years and if I don’t go to either gig, then I am not really missing out on anything
I got some amazing work offers coming up, once I move back to Sydney this week. But I am going to have to drop everything once early November comes around.
To start things off with. I don’t like being a perfectionist. I am still waiting on someone to point out a spelling error or a wrong fact on my website.
But so far only mistake have been raised up and that was Bill Morgan who told me, he cracking a joke on stage about Bastardizer firing Jackson King for wearing and Anthrax shirt, when I thought it was Chris that said it.
If I have made a spelling mistake on my website. I am going to notice it RIGHT AFTER THE PAGE GOES LIVE. I’m not going to notice it when I am typing in words onto my website.
Yes I do hate criticism, but my only response is that I am a retard that may have a low IQ but I got the memory of an elephant with the balls to travel on my own.
I have learnt from 13 years in adulthood that men have higher sex drive than women as the male body produce more testosterone than the female body.
You can get a man’s attention just by using the word “SEX”. But also men tend to persist for sex to women when both Men and Women should be doing their jobs and daily tasks.
I am going to tell you 2 stories that are similar and surprisingly enough, they happened on back to back Fridays
[ONE FRIDAY AFTER ANOTHER]
So it was 12th of June 2015. It was 4 weeks till I was to take a leave of absence from my job at a Catholic Function Centre.
Knowing that I was going to be away from Australia for some time, I realized how bad I am going to miss seeing a lady friends of mine for casual sex.
So that day I went to work and I thought it was going to be a short shift, but it just became longer and longer as the day gone by.
By lunchtime I was texting a mature lady asking to see her at 5pm. She said yes. After this text had happened I started walking around a Catholic environment with a bulging erection and all I wanted to do was to have SEX.
I had to stay back at work to clean up after a group as they had just walked out and I had so many things to get through, it just wasn’t funny. The group were flip floppers because the night before they were going to go out for dinner, but decide to stay inside the centre and order take away Indian Food.
I ended up having my meeting with this woman postponed till 5.30pm as she needed some time. This gave me enough time to get out of work and hit the hills. By the time I got to the ladies apartment I was having a rough time getting the lift to go up to her place.
The next week I had a horrible Friday at work with a group that kept on complaining about crap like cold coffee. I was just kicking myself that I didn’t leave this urn on for an hour or so. But then nobody realized that there was a 24/7 hot water urn.
Throughout the day I was texting an old woman I haven’t seen in months and I arranged to see her at night. I had to postpone my meeting with her until 7pm because I was made to stay back and set up for a Baptism meal for Sunday and worst of all my boss cancelled my Saturday work because there was only 7 women attending and she wanted the CHEF to bring out all the food.
So I ended up leaving work later and getting out to this woman’s unit on time. I was grateful that I got to see this lady friend of mine, but sad that I had to leave Australia in 3 weeks’ time.
The horrible thing about these 2 Friday’s in a row is that I didn’t go home after work and plan stuff out. By the time I got home on Friday 12th of June 2015 I was obtaining an Australian Federal Police CERT in case I had to show someone in the UK that I was a good boy for a job.
At the time in my life I didn’t want to go home and spend Friday night at my Mum’s house in Western Sydney. So I went out on Fridays and that causes me to procrastination and overwhelm me from what I had to do online and how I did my packing.
If you are a single guy then the worst thing that can distract you from your work is SOCIAL MEDIA and PORN.
Both things always tend to cross paths as there are some whores you may be following on TWITTER. But once you are reading Twitter and a boob pic comes up, then you’re probably going to waste 5 minutes JERKING OFF over it, (IF YOU ARE WORKING FROM HOME!).
[ELIMINATE ALL DISTRACTIONS]
When I say that it means to remove anything that can distract you from your work. If you are writing something big on MS WORD, I would advise you not to have an Internet Browser window open in the background as this may stop you from typing on MS WORD and start you from looking at stupid things
If you have a messenger system that rings every time a message comes through, chances are this will annoy you and it will make you check that email or read that lame tweet.
[USE ANOTHER PC]
So your computer may be filled with Games and tools that can Procrastination you. My advice is to find a public PC in a library where you can go there to write your documents and then send them in email or save it to a USB drive
[ALWAYS GO FROM WORK TO HOME WITHOUT ANY STOP OFFS]
In life we are all going to work to earn money, get paid and put food in our fridge. But when we get home we have to clean up our house, fix and repair things, put children to bed, make love to our spouse.
But there are things that are making us go from Work > PUB > Home when it should be WORK >HOME
If you go from Work to Home you can get many things done and maybe still have time to go to the pub on a Monday night.
[The Single Man’s UPLIFTING PLAN]
If you are single like me and if you go from WORK > HOME without stopping off for alcohol, sex, recreation, dancing etc then you’re basically got to get more things done at home and you will save some money.
You’re Alcohol, Sex life, recreations and dancing should be reserved for Saturday night. Friday night shouldn’t always be: Let your hair down, get a rad BJ and drink a 6 pack of cider. FRIDAY night’s should be about staying at home, working on your business plans, futures plans and travel plans
[LIBRARY IS A SANCTUARY]
I keep saying this to people but even though the Library has better PC’s than your shitty laptop it should also be noted that it’s a place to get away from distractions. What is the worst enemy of Libraries? IT’S OUTSIDE NOISE!
It’s a common stereotype for a Librarian to tell people to shut up and I applaud any Librarian that has to raise her voice and kick someone out.
You don’t want to hear construction noises when you’re at Melbourne State Library so go there between 9 to 9 when you can hardly hear what’s going on outside
So to end this blog post let's stick to 3 main KEY FACTORS
* Go from Work to Home on Weekdays
*Only have MS WORD open when writing
*Run to the Library to avoid construction noises and distractions
In my case I will not go out for sex unless it is a DAY OFF WORK on a Sunday. This is so I can meet my religious friends in the morning and then be doing dirty deeds by mid-afternoon.
[Day 6 of 10DBC] FINDING YOUR TRIBE
In March 2014 I started giving up helping out at stupid St. Michael’s Catholic Church Youth Groups and I started writing this website/blog. I had already create a Geocities website that went somewhere when I was 18 and then I made movies with Lego until I was 22 and stuck in a boring dishwasher job.
I was inspired to create Overland Metalhead, not because of Heavy Metal music or my time spent in Heavy Metal festival camping. I was inspired to write more about travel thanks to Jonny Blair of “Don’t Stop Living”.
Jonny Blair went through allot in 9 years of travel. Even though I have only been traveling casually since April 2010, it’s Jonny Blair that got me back out there traveling after 17 months off the road.
I had the opportunity to meet Jonny Blair on the 30th of April 2016. This was before he retired from Full Time traveling. I asked him what would be the best advice for Income and he said “JUST TAKE A JOB AND NOT GIVE A RATS ARSE ABOUT THE JOB OR THE CAREER PATHWAY”
“ALWAYS BE AFTER THE MONEY NO MATTER HOW SHIT THE JOB IS” ~Jonny Blair
Graham Hughes was the first man to travel to every country without flying. It took him around 4 years to complete the trip. He set 2 Guinness world records while doing so, even though it cost him his long term GIRLFRIEND
If I could meet Graham Hughes I would ask him
Johnny Ward is a traveling Irishman who can inspire anyone to give up the "9 to 5 lifestyle" and just travel. I mean who want’s to spend the rest of their life working in an office or kitchen. I DON’T
I have spoken to Johnny Ward on Facebook a few times and its mainly to do with VISA’s for different countries, But if I am going to visit Bangkok one day, meet Jonny Ward and buy him 2 Chang Beers. I would ask him
Now I saw Joanna Lumley at the Melbourne premier of “Absolutely Fabulous” and it made a grown man cry. Even though I didn’t get to say HI to her, I still believe that one day I could bump into her in the UK.
Watching the AB FAB movie, did inspire me to want to move back to the UK and deal with their system of bullshit and long waiting times.
So if I was to have a meeting with Ms Lumley I would ask her the following 2 questions
On the 19th of February 2016 was an epic day for me. I had sex with an old lady, I updated my website from the Library, I did a short shift at work for an amazing group, I went out to see DEAF TO ALL BUT METAL to give some money to Taint and Grim Smith AND I got a 30 GBP ticket to see King Diamond in London.
I was browsing the internet on that day when I found out that King Diamond had just announced his only UK tour date for 2016. He was to play the entire Abigail album from start to finish in London.
I have been a fan of King Diamond since I was 22, I remember buying a King Diamond and Mercyful Fate patches when I was that young.
King Diamond taught me all about Satanism and how it’s not really that evil compared to all the sick things Catholic Priests have done to children in the last 100 years. I remember watching a King Diamond interview [In Danish] on YouTube where he argues his faith on Danish TV next to a bearded Christian creep.
King said to the Christian Jackass on page 89 of the satanic bible. Under no circumstances ever would a real Satanist ever sacrifice a child or an Animal. As the Satanic law # 9 DO NOT HARM LITTLE CHILDREN.
I find the church of Satan teaching as a lot smarter than the bible. I like the 11th law when it say: When walking in open territory, bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask him to stop. If he does not stop, destroy him.
THIS MEANS When I am walking out in public DO NOT BOTHER ME by asking for charity donation or change. Otherwise I may kick the shit out of you if you keep pestering me.
I left Australia on the 22nd of April 2016. I had to live in the UK for 2 months in order to see King Diamond. Those 2 months waiting for that one concert were pretty painful especially when I had gotten a house to rent in Smethwick but I ended up walking out in early May over my xenophobic outburst.
But in the 2 months living in the UK and waiting for King Diamond, I just wanted to leave the UK and just go traveling in Europe and the world. There were times I just wanted to fly from London to Cairns to be with my Father again, but if I had MISSED the King Diamond London concert, I would forever kick myself for missing it. Just like the time when I was in Europe weeks before Crimson Glory did a short tour of Europe and I decided to go to Iran and India.
Another problem I had with waiting for the King Diamond concert is the fact that I couldn’t choose to pick up my ticket until the last day. I had arranged for my King Diamond ticket to be posted to my Cousin in Guernsey and then he would post it to my Uncle Keith in Middlesbrough.
My ticket never arrived in Middlesbrough. So the Dad before the concert I had to sit on the phone waiting from numbers 18 to 1 in a Q just so I could speak to the ticket operator and ask to collect my ticket from the box office.
On the 21st of June 2016 I travelled down south from Middlesbrough to London. I had just spent the past 2 and a bit weeks living in North Yorkshire with a cousin just waiting for this day to happen.
I left Middlesbrough around 10am and got to London at like 5pm in the afternoon. I stayed at Smart Camden Inn Hostel for the night. I got a 6 bedroom dorm but the horrible thing is I was awoken at 7am due to construction that is happening all over Camden Town.
I waited like 30 minutes in line to pick up my ticket from the box office. I didn’t have to wait this long when I saw Metal Church at Underworld a month ago.
My ticket only gave me access to the top balcony. So I had to be sitting down for most of the concert.
Angel Witch came on around 7.30pm and performed a set of classic such as: “White Witch”, “Angel Witch”, “Baphomet” and “Angel of Death”
It had been like 5 years since I last saw Angel Witch at Hellfest 2011. Kevin Heybourne never wants to put Angel Witch to rest even though he has been the only constant member since 1977. Angel Witch have broken up and reformed twice over the last 30 years.
I have only ever listened to the first Angel Witch record and I kind of hate seeing all their satanic themes when they are trying to be like Venom. I mean Venom is a pure satanic band, Angel Witch just use Satan as a prop.
Once Angel Witch got off the stage. The stage was set for King Diamond. My mates have seen THE KING a few times in Europe and he has a really awesome stage setup consisting of stair cases, pentagrams, inverted crucifix.
King Diamond opened up the show with the intro to “Them” “Out from the Asylum” Over the PA you can hear about a young lady telling her children about their Mentally Ill Grandma who has been let out of the Asylum.
On stage an old lady is wheeled out on stage to resemble the intro song.
“Welcome Home’ is blared out as King starts singing towards Grandma. It’s a really nice song to start up the night. As King Diamond is singing I can’t help but singing along as well. The thing I like about Power Metal concert is people do their best to sing pretty high like the King
I was impressed with King Diamond pulling the Grandma out of the chair
Sleepless Nights is from 1989 “Conspiracy”. It was the last album with Micky Dee on Drums and it was released at the end of the 1980’s when the Black Metal movement went north to Norway.
It was time for some early King Diamond music. So off King Diamond’s 1986 debut LP “Fatal Portrait” comes “Halloween”. But before that King welcomes us all to the concert. He tells us all every single night on stage is like “Halloween”
The inverted Crucifix on stage start glowing in a yellow tone to resemble the colours of the “Fatal Portrait”
King Diamond isn’t just the star of the show. I was so surprised to see Andy LaRocque on guitar and King Diamond’s wife Livia singing in the background.
Everyone started chanting “King Diamond” after “Halloween”
“Eye of the Witch” from “The Eye”. It came out in 1990 and it was one of the last classic King Diamond albums before he changed to Metal Blade.
Fists are raised in the air as King Diamond encourages us all to sing. King just turned 60 a few days ago and I am really pleased that his chops are up to 100% especially his singing.
It was time to hear some Mercyful Fate as the band started playing “Melissa”. If you don’t own the first 2 Mercyful Fate records then you can’t really progress to a King Diamond fan.
Throughout the song “Melissa” there was an enactment of a lady getting burnt on stage. No they didn’t burn her alive, they just did a resemblance of a witch getting burned back in the medieval times.
The horrific thing about seeing a witch burn on stage, it was a fucking priest that lit the flame. I remember back in the old days King Diamond used to sing to a SKULL called Melissa, but then some cunt stole the King’s famous skull.
King asks us if we are feeling alright. He says that was from 1983 and it was time for 1984.
“Come to the Sabbath” off Mercyful Fate 1984 release “Don’t Break the Oath”
After 6 songs from 1980’s King Diamond and Mercyful Fate it was time for tonight’s main event. ABIGAL.
“FUNERAL” is the opening track of the album as a white coffin is wheeled in on stage. King Diamond explains to us all about the passing of Abigail on the 7th July 1777 and that seven silver spikes are to be nailed into her coffin.
King Diamond pulls out a rag doll from the coffin as he explains his actions as they are louder than words. The coffin is taken off stage as King Diamond launches into “Arrival”
Abigail is one of King Diamond’s most unique Concept album. It’s based in 1777 when Count La'Fey has thrown his unfaithful pregnant wife killing her instantly. He cremated her body but mummifies the stillborn baby for future use.
Fast forward to 1845 a couple Miriam Natias and Jonathan La'Fey want to move into a mansion Jonathan has inherited. But 7 horseman warn the couple that they must not move into the haunted mansion as 18 will become 9.
The first night the couple spend in the mansion, Jonathan meets the ghost of Count La'Fey. He shows the casket of Abigail and warns Jonathan that unless he kills his wife Miriam, Abigail will be reborn by her.
Jonathan and Miriam are spooked by Omen. Bells toll at the church without a bell ringer, flowers die and let off an awful stench, the couple discover the table has been set for 3 more people with an empty cradle that neither one of them has brought along.
Miriam becomes pregnant the next day as Jonathan realized the family ghost has spoken.
Abigail is reborn but as Miriam gives birth she dies, Jonathan wishes he had killed Miriam or committed exorcism on his wife to prevent this tragedy.
The Seven Horsemen return to the mansion to discover Abigail eating something weird in sarcophagus. The Seven Horsemen take Abigail out to a chapel where the 7 spikes are inserted into her coffin so she can no longer possessed and impregnate another woman’s spirit.
For what you hear at the start of the album is what basically happens to Abigail at the end.
At the end of “Black Horsemen” the album “Abigail” has been completed from Start to Finish. King Diamond walks across the stage as everyone at the O2 gives him a standing ovation for what he has done for us tonight.
I actually ended up crying a bit during that concert. 4 years ago I met “Denial of God” front man Ustumallagam at Headbangers Open Air. He told me that if I was to ever see King Diamond LIVE, I would have to see him in Denmark.
Because when a grown man from Denmark see King Diamond (in his own country), it can make him cry.
I waited 4 months and 2 days to see King Diamond from the time I brought my ticket till this present night. I kind of regret coming over to the UK in April and having to move from relative’s house to relative’s house. Just so I could see King Diamond live.
I mean I latterly could have just stayed in Australia until June and then fly over for King Diamond’s Concert, but in doing that I would have also missed out on seeing Metal Church.
I will be forever grateful that I saw King Diamond live even though I had to live in the UK for 54 days just to see the King.
When I left the UK to visit Prague in May 2016, I didn’t feel like I wanted to return to the UK for King Diamond. I had gotten so pissed off at all the EU immigrant Pricks who denied me the chance to work as a waiter at Black Boys Inn.
In my UK life I have to live in a town called Birmingham and I have to wait around for things and waiting to see King Diamond live for 2 months will be one of the biggest achievement in my expat life abroad.
[FREEDOM PLAN BLOG CHALLENGE DAY 5]
I live in a dull environment. I am in a shared house with 9 other people. I shared a dormitory bedroom with 7 other blokes.
On some days it can be the best place to work on this website. On weekdays I would rather be putting my office skills to work inside the library.
Everyone knows by now that my LAPTOP needs to run on power as I can’t be bothered replacing its battery. So off to the local Library I go to edit my website, tweak a few things up online.
Once my 2 hours are up I feel like I have accomplished a few thing when on my mind I might be telling myself to check my business email, pay off those fees on my account and just make sure I have something new on my website
PUBLISHING BLOG POSTS ARE A PAIN IN THE ARSE
Updating my blog on my website is a pain in the arse. Sometimes when I click NEW POST or EDIT DRAFT POST, I just open up a new can of worms with an empty blog post or I am mistakenly in another old blog post when I don’t need to read it.
It’s a dumb idea for me to type up a new blog post on Weebly, because something bad could happen while writing and it's either my blog post hasn’t be saved or it's been saved and not published.
If I write out my blog post on MS WORD and do CUT & PASTE into Weebly, then I have just saved myself marginal errors because I have already drawn up the TEXT BOX and the PHOTO BOX. It’s like I am ready to roll.
WRITING BOOKS MEANS I HAVE TO HAVE THINK BACK SESSION
I did start writing a third Volume of “Journal of a Metalhead” but somewhere down the line I am stopping myself from wanting to write. When I am writing about my 3rd overseas trip from July/August 2012,
I need to think back to what I was doing at Headbangers Open Air and how I felt when certain bands were singing different songs.
So I need to have listening session of certain albums to remind myself of what I heard overseas and how I like that song.
But every day of the book I must think back to what I was doing 4 years ago and how I felt at 26.
I was probably angry at the time because I wasn’t chasing after my UK life dream, or I had fallen out with a New Zealander cousin or I got mad at a friend or I swore at someone in India.
If I can get a day’s journal entry done then all I am doing is just counting up the days till when my book is finished and I can sell it
SCROLLING OLD PAGES IS LIKE RIDING A NEVER ENDING WAVE
Each different page on my website may have different text and size format to my recent on. I may have created a crappy lower case title on a page back in 2014, but it has taken me until 2016 to sit down and go through every page.
I go through pages like a fine tooth comb, trying to find errors, spelling mistakes and outdated information. So if I have already written a page about Indonesia, but I end up going there next week. I then have to update the Indonesia country page on my website to let everyone know that I have been back there recent.
Visa requirements change at the drop of a hat. My websites getting thousands of people trying to do visa query on google. If I told you that in 2011 a Western Citizen could visit Morocco for 90 days, well chances are that 90 days is still a law intact.
Unlike how one time I went to Indonesia and it only cost me $10 for a 7 day VOA, than 2 years later it was $35 for a 30 day VOA. Now it’s visa free entry for most citizens
SOCIAL MEDIA TALK UP
Every day I feel like I got to post something on my Facebook page just to gain attention. I may be eating a nice tub of ice cream or a wicked meal in an Afghan restaurants and all what I want to do is just tell people by taking a photograph of the Ice Cream Tub while promoting the brand on Facebook.
I am surprisingly bringing in New LIKES to my page a few times a month all because I have told the world about an event that has got something to do with music. But I am always going to throw down $7 on the table in the help that I can get more LIKES or BOOK SALES
Life is tough, 2 years ago I only had fanbase of 40 Facebook like and 3 YouTube subscribers. Now I got 11 YouTube Subscribers and 168 Facebook likes
There are some days that I am too lazy to check Twitter because all I am going to see are boobs pic from past and future flares of mine and that is going to distract me.
If I can say anything on Twitter it’s going to be about giving a thumbs up to something on YouTube.
[Day 4] Unlocking Your Superpowers
THE MEMORY OF AN ELEPHANT
A lot of people have told me that I think like an Elephant. It’s just that I have a habit of remembering thing and even having to remind people about them.
It’s like when I have reunions with my Primary School friends I can remember so many funny events, they don’t even remember that happened.
Day in day out I got to remind my ever so getting older parents about what they have to do for the day. Such as have a heart tablet. Even when I am KM’s away from my father in Cairns, I can still remind him about what he needs to do in his life.
ALWAYS AHEAD OF TIME
You may have heard of Drummers Gene Hoglan and Michael Sweet. Both men play in Heavy Metal bands and they have nicknames like ‘THE ATOMIC CLOCK” for Gene and “The Timekeeper” for Michael Sweet.
I myself am the “ALWAYS AHEAD OF TIME GUY”. It just means that I always tend to be early to meeting and job but never later. What would you rather be: 5 minutes late for work or 1 hour early?
When I lived in Western Sydney I would always give myself 3 hours to get from home to work. This is so anything in my way wouldn’t delay me.
NEVER GIVES UP ON TRYING
You all know by now that I have lived in the UK and came back to OZ two times within a 12 month period. I never stop thinking about life in the UK. It was better than Australia. I would stay in the UK, if I didn’t have problems related to being bored living in the city.
After I move to a city like Birmingham, if I can’t get a job ASAP, I lose motivation on living in the UK and instead of just waiting for that blood test in Bearwood, I would rather just go out and travel somewhere in the world.
But I am not the person who puts my British Passport in a safe where I can’t remember the combination. If I did that, it would mean that I have given up living in the UK
Life takes years for things to happen. It took me 12 years to stop listening to shitty music, 7 years to become a Bartender, 5 years to become a Waiter, 25 years to get a British Passport, 24 years to leave the continent I grew up on.
CHASING UP AFTER THINGS
If I had a bad experience at McDonald’s where my Hot Cakes have been given to me COLD. Then I am going to be the man who goes to the front counter and tells the staff how shit and false advertisement this meal is.
I am the one who is always going to complain about the tiniest of things. So if someone has forgotten something for me, then I am going to chase up after them. I never forget bad service and BAD SERVICE need to be written about in reviews.
I have said this once or twice, but I am a working class man. I say this to impress people when I am out hunting for a room to rent in Sydney. Why? It’s because Landlord need tenant who are working so they can pay the rent on time.
I haven’t had a full time job in 3 years, so I kind of see myself as a lazy morning person. When I go to bed late at night I set my alarm for 10am. Reason being I just see 8 am and 9 am starts as just dull and boring.
When I was employed at a function centre there were times I would have to get myself out of bed at 6am for a 7am start. Days when I had to walk to work it would mean 5am starts. Since I left that job in April 2016, I got 101 reason to sleep in.
When I get up at 10am the important thing for me is to get my medications into me ASAP so I don’t start the day feeling lousy and shit. that’s what happens when I don’t take my medication on time.
BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS
Breakfast consists of a few slices of bread (that have been lightly toasted in a sandwich maker grill), a packet of instant oats, cheese, tomatoes and caffeine.
YOU GOT TO GET OUT OF THE HOUSE!
I aim to be out of the house before 11am because I am not that kind of person who wants to stay at home. Unless it is a rainy day and I don’t want to go out and get sick.
Shopping is what I do every day. I just go down to the local Woolworths and buy whatever is on special. I am always hoping to score 2L of Ice Coffee at a low fucking price along with whatever fancy vegetables that have been marked down.
THE LIBRARY COMPUTER IS MY BEST FRIEND
Since my laptop tends to stuff up from time to time, I always spend a lot of time on Library Computers. Their PC may have WINDOWS XP but at least they do a good job when I need to go update my website and browse the internet.
My childhood library in Western Sydney only allowed me to use a computer for 2 hours a day. If I go to the State Library in Melbourne I can bring in my laptop and use their Wi-Fi for free right up until closing time at 9pm on weekdays
WHEN I AM WORKING
So, when I am on the job being a Food and Beverage attendant my work tends to last me 6 hours a day. When I had my old job in Sydney I would be very grateful to have a 7 hour shift on a weekend or a 6 hour working day between Monday to Friday
DESTRESSING ON FRIDAY NIGHTS
So I might have had the worst Friday with so many wankers at work or I may have to stay back until 4pm to clean up. If I can be proactive on my phone, I can have a fun Friday night visiting a female friend of mine as it's a huge down time to get laid on Friday Nights after hard day of dealing with people.
Back in January 2012 on this one day I went out to The Rock’s in the Sydney to pick up my Olivia Newton-John ticket, travelled to Riverwood to see my Goddaughter before going back to Baulkham Hills and seeing an old mate who work at Gloria Jeans.
I just had to do all of these things in one day because I couldn’t see myself going to the city one day then Riverwood the next. I would rather visit both Riverwood and The City in the one day.
I always tend to be out and about at night time. I am either trying new foods at markets or I am doing my best in buying something healthy for dinner.
NIGHT OWL RESEARCHER
From 7pm to 2am. I spent allot of time: reading, researching, writing and doing all BIZ things on the internet. Even when it's 1am in the morning I can’t sleep as I can’t stop thinking about future travel. So there is me reading up on what a Philippines Passport stamp looks like or what time is the cheapest flight to Hong Kong.
I only stay up till 2am if I have nothing big on the next morning. When I have meetings to go to at 11am they do make me get out of bed early as possible so I make them on time.
8 years ago I had a really bad life style. I had a Full Time Dishwashing job at "Tequila's on Main".
My life was shit, I had no social life, Mondays and Tuesdays were my weekends.
I used to get home from work in 2008 around 11pm. I would stay up until 4am just doing things on my computers. I would sleep until 2pm when I realized that I had to be back at work at 4pm that day and my life was just so BAD I was a ticking time bomb and I knew if I didn’t quit this job in March 2009 I would be DEAD A.S.A.P
The problems I had in 2008 tend to affect people who are shift workers. I also believe that SHIFT WORKERS tend to have less of a social life as they are spending the oddest hours of the day SLEEPING.
I had no time for animation back in 2008 so I gave it up. Now days I can find the time to write things when I don’t have a writer’s block or I just know there are articles that need to be put online ASAP for others to read.
When I live in Australia, I am missing out on seeing a handful of Heavy Metal bands. The reason being? I AM NOT IN EUROPE.
If I can pull myself out of the Australian Hellhole, I will basically end up in Europe with many chances to see any band I want. I canceled a trip to Manila in May 2016 so I could be living in the UK in time for the Metal Church show in London.
Metal Church and King Diamond will probably never come to Australia in their lifetime. So it’s up to Overland Metalhead to get overseas and be at these gigs.
I just don’t want to be stuck in Melbourne living in a shared house (with tenants who are pigs) and cleaning Private School’s Kitchen’s when I should be renting a room in Birmingham and traveling up and down the UK motorway to see whatever Metal band I desire.
Having a clean house is a happy thing. But when you are one of 9 other men who share a 3 bedroom house in North Melbourne, things can get so damn messy. But if your not the one who makes the mess, then you don't have to deal with it. But you have to deal with these PIGS DAY IN DAY OUT.
When all you really wish you could be is to live in a house with a landlord and just be a human who clean up after himself.
I spent 17 long months in Sydney doing nothing about TRAVEL. There was Heavy Metal gig’s involved, but I was staying in Sydney for so long I forgot about all the pleasure of leaving Australia, going to another country, paying large amount of money for a visa and the joy of being in Asia.
17 months without travel would lead for me to go overseas three times during the course of 2015 and in doing so I would learn about freedom.
That 2 day trip to Port Moresby in 2015 was all about getting out of cleaning my Dad’s unit in Cairns with BLEACH into exploring a new nation that I had never been to. Two days of FUN in Papua New Guinea was better than staying home in Sydney waiting to return to work or spending more time with my Father.
In May 2015 I was having a sour relationship with my Mother, my lady boss gave me no work for a week, and I was trying my hardest to rent a room in Sydney. But then nobody in Sydney was giving me the chance to rent a room. So I decided I would go back to living in the UK.
I booked the cheapest flights to KLIA2 and Heathrow on Air Asia and London and I arrived back in the UK on the 13th of July 2015.
I was independent, I wasn’t living with my mother, I could find a better job and best of all I landed my own room in Birmingham in a 2 bedroom house with a guy that gave me a chance.
But at the end of August 2015 I grew sad because: nobody in Birmingham was giving me a job, I got sworn at by Chef’s at a University (just for asking for more Ravioli), I was tired of waiting for my NHS & NI numbers and I wanted to repair my relationship with my mother.
BUT I LOST MY FREEDOM AND INDEPENDENCE by going home.
I had to move back with my mother and brother as I wasn’t free enough to rent a room in Sydney.
I returned to the lady boss who yet again gave me no work for a week. By the end of January 2016 there was no work for 3 week. I had to travel to Cairns and Melbourne in this time frame so I could be free and not bored at home (with my annoying family) waiting for work in Sydney.
I left Australia again on the 22nd of April 2016 because of a few things
1) I didn’t want to live with my wanker brother
2) I didn’t want to be in Sydney when my Mum’s house was sold
3) Mum didn't approve of me wanting to move down the road and spend $200 a week on rent
4) I no longer wanted to work in that religious function centre in Sydney
5) I just wanted to be free and independent again
So since that day I have been free from my annoying middle aged brother, I am now living independently, I have hardly seen my Mother in 2016,I spent 80 days overseas in 2016 and I have been RENTING in Melbourne, so it makes me free again.
But what would make me independent even more is to go back to Birmingham, rent a room in a 2 bedroom house with a British Landlord and just get a job to prop me up so I don’t have to live off the taxpayer.
After a few months of hard work in the UK and I may end up visiting every nation in Europe without the need of flying!
To me it’s a matter of action over thought. One day you will get so bored in your life of living in Melbourne, Sydney, New York, London that you will just buy a ticket to anywhere in the world and just come back to your base when ready.
This is what got me back to Prague in May 2016 as well as my side trip to Auschwitz (before I got sick with the flu and had to return to the UK and live with my Cousin in Loftus).
I’m a guy who wants his freedom, I don’t want to be that dickhead who washes dishes to pay for rent and food. So I find better FOOD RUNNING jobs to do.
But in all the times of living in a city I will just get so bored of walking the same streets every day that it’s no longer fun to live there anymore after maybe one month.
I left the UK on the day BREXIT won the vote. Even though I was sad to leave the UK again I was happy that I was flying back to South East Asia so I could put Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand on the map after I missed out on seeing them in January 2015.
When I return to the UK I will base myself in London so I can basically do any job that is in my grabs. I don’t care if I am living in Camden and my job is in Kent. It’s just as long as I got a hostel to live in and a job to go to that is all that matters with me.
Living in the UK to me is the Freedom Lifestyle. I am free enough to earn the best currency in the world and being “LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION”, I CAN go to wherever the hell I want. All just for being a UK resident with citizenship papers.
Since there is no Uzbek embassy in Canberra. It would meaning having to fly to Kuala Lumpur and spend a whole week or two waiting for an Uzbekistan visa in a city that I have been to 8 times.
When I live in Birmingham I can get the 5am bus to London and be at Holland Park with my Visa Application and passport ready to be submitted. I can then spend the rest of my day looking around London (AGAIN) before I get on the bus back to Birmingham.
At the end of the day I am the one who is doing the travel, the living abroad and I am paying for all of this. I want the freedom to live in the UK and go where ever I want so I don't have to go back to living in Australia and working as a shitty Kitchen Porter.
If I said it once in 2014 that I would NEVER BE A DISHWASHER AGAIN, I could basically say the same thing again but just stick to my guns. When I want to run away from Australia, I have to be the guy that's got to find the place to rent so I don't have to spent 8 weeks going from house to house without a fixed address in the UK
"UPPER AND HIGHER TO NEXT LEVEL" is what I used to say when I was 20 years old making a 15 minute lego movie about a tower with many levels.
Well living in the UK (AND STAYING PUT THERE) is the NEXT LEVEL.
I've got a nightmare to remember, I'll never be the same.
What began as laughter so soon would turn to pain~ Dream Theater
I’m not that kind of person who likes to talk about his medical condition. You may have all noticed the medical bracelet on my right wrist or the countless times I have been sick while traveling or the large amount of medication in my bag.
The important thing is I am a living and breathing traveling human being and this nearly all came to an abrupt end last week.
The past 2 weeks in Melbourne have been someone of the worst. It was great to get back to Sydney on the 18th of August 2016 even if the visit to town was only 24 hours. But as soon as I got back on the train to Melbourne Southern Cross I knew I wanted to be back in Sydney instead of living in Melbourne
Job Service Provider Douchebags
With my lack of work in Melbourne I was worried that my wanker Job Service Provider would make me WORK FOR THE DOLE. I just don’t understand that I should have to do a “WORK FOR THE DOLE” activity when I just spent 80 days outside of Australia.
The anger of having to work as a Kitchenhand, the furious of losing 23 hours of work a week, the pain of having to snap at someone on the job and walk out, the way I BARK at Job Service Australia for being dipshits have all lead this to my health scare
Sunday 4th September 2016.
I came down with the cold and flu. I was coughing and spitting out mucus as well as blowing my nose all the time. I started to get aches in my joints. A walk to the shops to grab food was a Marathon to me.
Monday 5th September 2016.
I spent all day in bed resting. Bed rest was like the only thing that would help me get rid of this cold and flu. By days end I was having diarrhea as well.
Tuesday 6th September 2016.
I put enough willpower to go out and visit Doctor Dedu. She is a really fucking hopeless Doctor from Sri Lanka. As a matter of fact the whole medical centre is a time bomb that’s waiting to blow up and have all the Health Authorities go after this place.
This dipshit Doctor couldn’t give me the right dosage of my Cortate medication. I always get 3 bottles of Cortate a repeat. This stupid cow couldn’t read that my Sydney Doctor’s gives me 3 bottles a repeat.
Now at this appointment Dr.DeDu has given me 2 antibiotics to stop diarrhea and vomiting. MY FLU IS MY MAIN SOURCE OF PROBLEMS. When Doctors find you have a Flu they should treat that first before your diarrhea and vomiting.
There are countless over the counter medicines to buy that stop diarrhea and vomiting as well as the Gastro Bug. But I have both THE FLU & THE GASTRO
Throughout Tuesday 6th of September 2016. I keep throwing up, every time I take some water or liquid beverage. When I threw up I didn’t notice that I was expelling my medications, but I did realize that my tongue was full of thrush and I had no appetite.
I did try to eat a piece of bread, but I too chucked that up. After taking my Anti-Vomiting Anti-Diarrhea medications something stupid started happening as soon as I closed my eyes.
I would see visual around me. I could see the bed mattress above me be full of colour, I could see some disgusting things when I closed my eyes. I was hallucinating and I haven’t done that since I had a Vomiting Bug back in 2009.
Wednesday 7th September 2016.
I knew this day was going to be my last if I didn't act sooner. I didn’t want to wait around for my heart to stop and then to die. It had been 20 years since I was last in hospital for the same reasons.
I travelled down to Melbourne Royal North Shore hospital. I got myself seen ASAP as my case was an emergency. Since my body hasn’t had its proper dosage of Cortate, I needed to have a Hydrocortisone injection to keep me alive.
As I laid on the operating table I had a nurse come into insert an IV drip fluid. I was severely dehydrated and I required 2 bags of IV fluids over the space of about 8 hours. The important thing was when the Doctor gave me a Hydrocortisone Injection. I started to feel much better.
I had a fun time talking to all the different Doctors and Nurses that walked in and out during my time on the table. It was fun to tell them how much I hate all the Eastern European Immigrants in UK that are taking my job.
The dryness of my mouth was gone, my penis was going to become alive again, I was going to be able to eat and drink without vomiting soon.
I was transferred to the ward and given my own private wash room to use. This was because I had an Infectious disease. I had to give a sample of my stool to check for diarrhea or any dangerous bacteria living in my bowel.
My bowel movements went back to normal and I was able to eat a low fat dinner. I couldn’t eat the minced beef crap, but I ate all the vegetables.
Doctors and Nurses would come check up on me every 30 minute to check my pulse, to see how my IV fluids are and my general wellbeing.
Thursday 8th September 2016
I had a low fat breakfast the next morning. I was service Weet-Bix for my cereal. I have always hated Weet-Bix since I was a child. So I just ate the Wheat Block with the help of some hot tea and it was easy done it.
I was discharged from hospital around 12pm. I wanted to spend another night in hospital so I could watch the funny people on Goggle Box. But I had to go back home and rest. I went to the shops to buy some Hydralyte. It’s the rehydration fluid you need to rehydrate yourself after being sick.
Friday 9th of September 2016
I had to deal with that moron at Job Service Australia. I was feeling sick and I just didn’t want to be in her office. All I wanted to do was return to Sydney and find another room to rent and not have to deal with these wankers.
There was no point in me doing any work in Melbourne, there was no point looking for a job or even doing a trial for a new job. I just want to go back to Sydney and work for the same business I worked for that treated me so much nicer.
There is a silver lining in this tale. Not only did I dodge the Grim Reaper to live another day, but I now know what is right to put in my mouth. So later down the track I don’t get another HEALTH PROBLEM.
I am going to spend the next week just resting, not doing any labour work whatsoever until I am healthy again.
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