In the southside of Brisbane, there are a lot of shopping centers that have Santa for children photo taking. But the major of them are not free of charge. There is a free one. Tomorrow, from 5 pm to 8pm, Sunnybank Hills Shopping Town will be Santa and his closest friends for photo taking. Moreover, there will be a little parade from level 2 near Lincraft to outside Best & Less at Level 4. Then they will be settled in there for photo taking.
At King George Square, a 22m Christmas tree has setup, and the lord mayor will be officially light the Christmas tree at 6:30 tonight. This giant Christmas tree is the landmark of the Brisbane Christmas event, which will be setup at King George Square every year. Therefore, after the lighting ceremony, a series of Christmas celebrations officially started for Brisbane. For all Brisbane Christmas celebrations, please see the Brisbane city council website. If you are going to the night shopping at City tonight, it is worth to check it out.
Now is only a month away from Christmas. In Australia, a lot of shopping centers already has set up the decorations for Christmas. A lot of them even hired Santa. That is a kind of unofficial custom to take your kid to have a photo with Santa. I took my daughter to do that last two years, that is an excellent way to leave a memory for her when she grew up. For some larger shopping centers, for example, the shopping center near us, Garden City, they set up a little Santa Village that looks beautiful. Christmas is around the corner. That is good to check out any fun activities for your kids. Well, as a Christian, I am more keen to wish everyone can know the true meaning behind Christmas.
The Calamvale central side is getting more and more prosperous. After opening the Taiwanese Style Bubble tea shop, recently, there are a new Taiwanese Style Resturant. Moreover, that is quite popular. I tried to have lunch there last week, but unfortunately, there are too many people! Even the staff told us that the waiting time was almost one hour, so the results did not go there to eat. Perhaps because their price is very reasonable, a fried chicken or fried ribs bento box will be just $12 , and there is $1 extra for the winter melon tea, so it is very attractive.Also It is a new opening, so there is long queues. I hope that after these two weeks, I try to go there because, in the circle of friends, some of them are saying they are good, some of them are saying they are average. I really want to find the truth by myself
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Yesterday, after the church service, we went to the Garden City Food court for lunch. I saw all drinks in Boba Chicken at the food court are half-priced, included all bubble tea and fruit tea! For the regular size drink, that is only about $2.5, for large size, that is only about $3.20. What’s a good deal! Finally, I bought a large size of bubble milk tea with pearl for $3.20. If I bought it from the other shop, that would cost around $7. However, they did not list out when this offer will be ended.
I got the email from Translink to let me know from Monday 18th November for four consecutive Mondays:
Monday 18 November
During these days, all passengers do need to tap their go card or buy any paper ticket, just get on train All CityTrain included AirTrain will provide free travel. If I have time during these Mondays, I will try to go to City by Train. I have not been Brisbane for a few months
Yesterday, in China, there is a Single day which is a day for mega sale across the country’s online stores. In Australia, there is a similar online sales event calls ClickFrenzy, which From 6pm AEDT tonight to the next day 7pm AEDT. Same as the overseas, some major online stores will have a fast sale on their selected products during the time, such as Myer, IKEA, Sheridan and BIGW to promote online shopping. Those participated stores are from computer stores to department stores and houseware. There are more than dozen stores.Almost every things are covered. I need to check it out tonight 6pm, I wish I can find some good stuff!
Yesterday, I went to Woolworths for my weekly grocery shopping. I found the Personalized Coke got a half-price discount. That is good. I think that it is worth to discover whether there is your name. Also, that is even better to check your friends’ or family members’ names. That is an excellent choice for budget Christmas Presents.
The first thing I noticed when walking into Moge Tee at Runcorn Plaza was their extensive menu of drinks. This is not your average bubble milk tea shop. While they still offer classic milk tea with bubbles, they offer a lot of specialty drinks with unique flavors you won’t find elsewhere. I ended up ordering the honey milk tea with pearls, and it was absolutely delicious. The honey flavor came through but didn’t overpower the entire drink. It also added the perfect hint of sweetness. I would highly recommend trying something different from classic milk tea to get the full Moge Tee experience. Some other popular drink choices here include the Crème Brûlée milk tea, brown sugar milk tea, and milk teas topped with cheese foam. You can try endless combinations and never get bored.
Moge Tee also lets you customize your drink by choosing the percentage of sugar to add (0%, 30%, 50%, 70% or 100%). You have complete control over the sweetness of your drink, which is great for me because I don’t like my drinks to be overly sweet. The interior of Moge Tee is small but comfortable. The décor is bright and welcoming, with window seating for people who want to stay and enjoy their bubble tea in the shop. Bubble tea is a hot trend in Brisbane right now, and bubble tea shops are popping up all over the place. However, Moge Tee stands out from the crowd as one of the best, authentic bubble tea shops in Brisbane. It’s highly worth a visit (or two).
Today, I drove along Mains Road; I saw some Jacaranda trees are blooming. The whole tree turned Purple. That is charming. That reminds me now is the Jacaranda Blooming season. Late October to November, in Queensland and Northern NSW have a lot of blooming Jacaranda. There are a lot of good spots to watch Purple Jacaranda. The first spot is the place near UQ Lakes. Last year, I visited there and took some photo of Jacaranda. The second spot is in Botanic Garden. There are a few. The other good spot is Grafton, where is a Northern NSW regional town. Also, there are a few streets where have planted Jacaranda Trees. There are some purple trees and I heard in the town, there are several big Jacaranda Trees. Besides, from Now to 3rd Nov, Jacaranda Festival is held in Grafton. The town has a lot of activities related with Jacaranda. In additional, Grafton is a historical town. Someone recommended there is an old church is worth to live. However, please be aware Grafton is about 5 hours driving distance from Brisbane. For us, those people live in Brisbane; that doesn’t sound like a spot as a day trip, and Currently, that is Jacaranda Festival period. That is not easy to find an accommodation. The second best option is Coffs Harbour where is about an hour driving distance. There are a few more choices of motel too.
If you think that is too far, there is a Jacaranda Festival in Goodna too this weekend too.Although there are only a few Jacaranda trees, there is more easy to access for us.