ANZAC parade 2017

ANZAC Ex-Service People
Tomorrow is ANZAC Day which is a national day of remembrance in all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. Also, the day is to honor Australian and New Zealanders soldiers took part in the operations at Gallipoli on 25th April 1915.

Tomorrow from 10am to noon, a ANZAC parade will be held in Brisbane City (From Adelaide Street, Brisbane City, near City Hall ) . The Australia defence force and ex-service men and women will be a part of the parade. Moreover, this year is the 102nd year of ANZAC. This parade will be very meaningful.

Easter is coming. IKEA will have a Swedish Style Buffet in their Australia stores to celebrate this at 5:30 to 7:30 pm,13th April 2017. The ticket price is a bargain. The adult is $19.99, Children (5 years old to 12 years) is $10.99, the children under five are free. Moreover, if you are IKEA Family or IKEA Business member, the price is $14.99.
Although this Swedish Style Buffet offers mainly meat balls, smoked salmon, cakes and sparking cider, they are similar what IKEA offers nomrally, but the price is only a bit higher than a normal dinner, then you can have as much as you want during these two hours. That is still a good value deal!

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Tomorrow, this will be the date for AFL Women Final.  To make the people easier getting the venue, this Saturday, all South East Queensland Translink will be free this Saturday, from 12:01 am to 11:59 pm 25/03. All services from Translink, including AirTrain Service does not require touch on/off GoCard or purchase any ticket. That is so great! Enjoy Free public transport day tomorrow!

For details, please visit translink website

Sunnybank Plaza

 

Tomorrow(18/3), Sunnybank Plaza will have a one day sale. The most of the shops will have some bargain offers such as OSIM will have $100 off on their handheld massager and W Cosmetics will have 200% off storewide.

However, the most attractive feature of this one day sale, their super 10 minute specials, which is a kind of flash mob deal. Some stores will have some special on a particular time, and these specials will only last for 10 minutes. I like tomorrow 12:30 pm, ChaTime will have a buy one get one free offer, and at 3 pm Gloria Jeans will have all drinks half price.

Please do not miss that!

Address:

Cnr Mains Rd & McCullough St,
SUNNYBANK,
QLD 4109

 

Yuen's Market@CalamvaleRecently, Yuen’s Market opened a new branch in Calamvale Marketplace. Finally, I had a chance to visit this Asian grocery store at the early of this week.
This store is smaller than others branches of Yuen’s Market, much smaller than the one in Sunnybank, that is a kind of “express” version of Yuen’s Market, there are only a few rows of shelves. However, you can find the Asian vegetables, instances noodles, Asian frozen food, and snacks, even there are some fresh fillets to sell. Of course, if I need to do my grocery shopping for my dinner, I will go to Sunnybank, there are more choices. If I need to buy one or two things only, I will go to this store, because that is closer than my home. Also, I was in there around 7pm, this store was still opening for business. I think this store will close around 8pm. That is quite convenient, so that is a good things for who live in Calamvale.

 

Address:

Corner Beaudesert & Nottingham Roads
Calamvale,
QLD 4116

Garden City

Today is 15th of the first month in Lunar Calendar.  That is Festival of Lanterns. In Chinese tradition, we will go to a Night market. This year, Westfield Garden City will follow this Chinese tradition. There will be an Asian night market in Town Square from 4 pm to 9 pm today.  However, the stalls are from 8 Street in Garden City, will they provide some unique dishes for tonight only? Anyway, having in an open space will be a bit of little. Moreover, at 5pm, there will be Lion Dance performance. Thus, if you will be in Garden City this afternoon, you can come to Town Square for this event.

20% off storewide in Hanaro Mart

Yesterday, I was in Time Square. I saw the Korean Grocery Store is running a promotion for Chinese New Year, 20% off store wide. I read the information in the store; this promotion will apply to all branches until 29/01. That is great! Tomorrow, I will go to Hanaro Mart at Calamvale Central. I want to buy some snacks!

Lunar New Year Coming

Chinese New Year

A few days, when I did my grocery shopping at Coles, I saw the gift box for Lunar New Year(Chinese New Year) were sold in there. Is Lunar New Year coming? Thus, I did a google search. I found this Saturday,28/01, is Lunar New Year. Then my next question is any celebrations in Brisbane. Well, Google gave the answer too.
Of course, there will be a lot of celebrations in Sunnybank Plaza where is a hub of the Chinese community. From today to 29/01, every morning 10:30 am, there will be a Lion Dance (with Kung Fu demonstrations during the weekends) in front of Hoyts cinema. Also, 29/01 3 pm, there will be a dragon dance in the food court.
This year, Westfield Garden City joined the celebration of Chinese New year. There will be some celebration activities during 27/01(5 pm – 6:30 pm) and 28/01(4:30 pm – 8 pm) Of course, the activities included Lion Dance which is a “must-have” performance for Chinese new year. Moreover, at 7:30pm, 28/01(the Chinese new year day), there will have fireworks too. Please do not miss that!

FireworksThere will be a fireworks display in Southbank tomorrow again. This times is for Australia Day. The fireworks display will start at 7:30 pm tomorrow.
According to my experiences during past years, there were a lot of people attended, but there were much less number of people than New Year Fireworks. We were not very keen to take the photo of fireworks, so we did not want to be in the front row. Every year, we went there around 6:30 pm – 7 pm. I think that will be easier and more comfortable to watch this fireworks display.
I think if you have time, you should go there, that is worth to be a part of Australia Day if you live in Australia.

Black Ink Coffee

 

I worked in Brisbane Technology Park for a while. During last year, there are a few of new buildings too. I believe there are quite a fair amount of people work in there. However, there are no enough choices of Coffee Resturant. Fortunately, the new building at 4 Clunies Ross Ct has a new Coffee Shop, black ink coffee.

Black Ink Coffee
I like there; the atmosphere is quite modern and comfortable. Their coffee is not too bad. Also, they serve breakfast and lunch. I think that is a good place to meet some clients.

 

 

 

Address: Ground Floor, 4 Clunies Ross Ct , Eight Miles Plain Qld 4113

Trading Hours: Mon- Fri 6am – 3pm