A few days ago, I opened my gallery in my photo. I found the photo I took during the 4th anniversary of 8 street. I think that is worth to blog about it. After our church service, we went to the garden city for lunch. That was great. I ordered ramen from Ikkairo ramen. Although that is a discounted $8 lunch, that was still a full-size ramen same as usual and with a small coke too. Also, the ramen was still tasted good. Lastly, there were more people than usual, but that is not too crowded, and I did not need to queue a long time for ordering. That was a happy lunch for $8
Today, IKEA started their Clearance sale until this Sunday(21/10). There are 400 products on sale and at least 40%off.
Thus, tonight, we went there. That was not very fun. I spent half an hour on the queue for ordering our dinner. Fortunately, after this hard work for queuing. We found a set of baby bed sheets for $10. It looks “high end” and just for $10.
If they are considering to move to a new home, I think we can get more bargain deals than us.
I saw $399 for a three-seat soda, $99 bookshelf and $119 for a desk. They sound a good deal too. I have not much time to shop tonight, so I think I should miss a lot, there should be more good deals rather than just I mentioned above.
I think that is worth to go to their store and check out any good stuff for you if you consider moving to a new home and renovation. Well, If you are just looking for buying some new dining tableware or some towels, just some homeware, there may be not many choices for you.
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A few days ago, I was in Sunnybank Hills Shopping Center. I saw there was a poster about Taiwan Festival. I have been to this Festival for a few times, I am keen to attend this year too! This year, this festival will take place at the rooftop car park at Sunnybank Hills Shopping Center where is a good location. There are a lot of car parks and closed to us too! I love to be there his year. According to the poster, there will be a street market where they can have some Taiwanese food. Moreover, there will be some Taiwanese culture performance too. At both nights of the festival, there will be fireworks too! The most important part is a free entry!
Sunnybank Hills Shoppingtown
661 Compton Rd,
12/10/18 4:30pm to 9:30pm
13/10/18 11:00am to 9:30pm
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Yesterday, we went to Brisbane City for watching RiverFire 2018 around 5:30pm. Firstly, I booked a parking spot at City. Unfortunately, even I booked the parking spot, after I entered the car park, there were all full. Finally, I found a parking spot at QUT, and it is not too costly. For the weekend parking is $10 per day. Next year, I have to plan better, and I need to make sure we really really can get a parking spot. Then We walked to bicentennial bikeway just next to the river. That is not closed to the river, and I saw there was already a crowd to wait for watching the RiverFire 2018.
At 7:04pm, EA-18 has a flyover the river, then the fireworks started. There was magnificent. There were a lot of fireworks, that is 15 minutes long non-stop fireworks. Moreover, some fireworks got the sound effect, has “weeee” “weee” sound! That was interesting. Also, this year, it has a new feature. I saw there were two jet ski driving across the river and it fired some fireworks too! The fireworks are not just on the sky, over the water too!
Lastly, the bicentennial bikeway is a vantage point to watch the fireworks. However, there is too close to the platform at the middle river where is all fireworks fired from. Thus, that is very very noisy. I highly recommend not staying in there if you have kids or even with a baby. That is too noisy for them.
In conclusion, the Fireworks is excellent, that is my fault. I did not arrange the parking well and end up we went to the place not suitable for us who was with a toddler. As a result, this times is not an enjoyable experience for us this year.
Last night, I went to city for watching CelebrateBrisbane River of Light, which is a light show in Southbank. At 9.30pm, the show started. The water fountain spray water like dancing, then there are a number of the spotlights flashing at the same time too. According to their official website, there is some rainbow light too. Maybe, I watched that in the city, that is too far away, I did not any laser at all.
Please be aware there are two nights of the show left! Please do not miss that!
This Saturday, Brisbane Festival 2018 will be officially ended. That is the time for the most significant event of this festival, Brisbane Riverfire, as the course event. It will start this Saturday at 7:05 pm. At the time, there will be a ton of colorful fireworks at the River to light up Brisbane.
This event is not about Fire Works; There will be aerial displays from defense force at Southbank, not many other opportunities you can see the fighter jets from RAAF
According to the official website of Brisbane Festival, the timetable listed as the below:
2:45 pm – C 17A Globemaster flypast
4:10 pm – Roulettes Aerobatic Display
5:30 pm – EA-18G Growler flypast
7:04 pm – EA-18G Growler flypast
7:05 pm – Fireworks display commences
EA-18G is the latest RAAF fighter jet. Moreover, besides of US, Australia is the only one country equipped this kind of jet. So, watching those jets is a must-do activity for Brisbane Festival! Also, tomorrow will be pre-event practices of those jets too, please be aware that, if you are a fan of flighter jet.
I believe this event is worth to go! Thus Many people will go to Southbank for this. Then, the best way to there is using public transport. Translink will have extra services for this event! There will be special shuffle bus for this event. They will run every 8 minutes between 4 pm to 7 pm from:
shuttle 999S runs all busway stations from Eight Mile Plains to South Bank
Shuttle 4 runs between all stops via Old Cleveland Rd and busway, then express from Gabba to Ann Street
Shuttle 6 runs between all stops and busway stations from Chermside to Woolloongabba
In the past, we like la casamia a lot. I got a lot of friends like their cake. My friends told their chief was in a five-star hotel in Hong Kong, so their cakes are tasting similar to those ones from those high end hotels. Unfortunately, they closed a few years ago. But I found out they are re-opened again in our Brisbane Southside. They located near Runcorn Train Station, that is still very close to us, but for some reasons, they changed their brand to Brisbane Dessert and Cake.
Two weeks ago, we went to their shop for afternoon tea. Their store is not very big, but very comfortable. Also, their cakes were great. I had a slice of Cheese Cake and Chocolate Vanilla Brulee. First of all, they looked very great, like an art piece. That sounds high end. The most important, they tasted awesome. The cheesecake is very cheesy. And I loved the Chocolate Vanilla Brulee a lot! I like that kind of sweet!
Besides of cakes, I bumped into some sisters from our Church. They recommended their coffee too. However, I already had a cup of coffee beforehand, I have not a chance to try. I must try it next times.
That is a must go cake shop!
Tue to Sunday
1pm to 10pm
Shop 3/957 Beenleigh Rd, Runcorn Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 4113
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Today is Mid-autumnm festival which is a notable festival of Chinese culture. I know Melbourne and Sydney, there are some weekend markets and lions dances. In Brisbane, there was a weekend market for this in China Town, but that is a far away from us who live in Southside of Brisbane. For us, I bought some moon cakes which is the traditional food for this festival to share with Brothers and Sisters in our church last night. This is to follow to the tradition. In the tradition, we will have mooncake with our family and watching the full moon. In Brisbane, we chose to with the Brothers and Sisters in our church. They are our closest “family members” in Brisbane. Last night is great, the mooncakes are great, they made in Australia, but those tasted “Chinse”.
I bought those from BeardTop for $9.80. Besides the mooncakes, I had some lanterns too.
We had some great time for Mid-autumn festival. I wish every one to have an enjoyable time with your family or friends during Mid-autumnm festival.
P.S. If you like Mooncakes, after Mid-autumnm festival, most of the Chinese grocery stores will have a huge discount for the mid-autumn festival to clear their stocks!
There are a lot of activities in this area this month. In Brisbane, We have Brisbane Festival. Also in Toowoomba which is about one and half hour driving distance, there is also a significant event happening. This is The Carnival of Flowers, which held from 21st to 30th September.
First of all, I need to recommend you visit the private gardens of the Chronicle Garden Competition and I think that is a must-do event. Many passionate locals turned their private gardens into stunning floral showpiece . to participate in this competition. Those gardens are gorgeous, and some yards are big, like a small botanic garden. For the detailed address of those gardens, you need to buy the 21st Septemeber of The Chronicle which is available in most of the local newsagent in Toowoomba. And if you would like to spend a bit, there are some bus tours ($35 Adult, $30 concession) to take you to those gardens, Toowoomba Visitor Information Center will have more information about this.
Besides, there is a giant carnival and flower show in queens park. It is the primary site of this activity. There will be a lot of beautiful flowers and some live music too.
Besides queens park and those private gardens, the USQ Japanese garden is also a must-do place. There are too many flowers in full bloom, stunning.That is an Authentic Japanese Graden. If you read those photo I took in there; you cannot imagine that in Toowoomba, not in Japan.
If you have time, you can also participate in the Grand Central Floral Parade on 22nd September at 3 pm. By then, there are dozens of flowery floats will parade near Queens Park.
Please do not miss the Picnic Point. There are not too many blooming flowers to enjoy, but there is beautiful scenery. Where you can take a panoramic view of Toowoomba.
I believe that this will be suitable for your whole family, that will be the best activity for you this weekend.
After Baby bounce and toyrus closed down, that sounds fewer choices of baby goods for us. Fortunately, we found a baby goods retail store has moved from the Gold Coast to Brisbane. That is Bady and Toddler Town. A few weeks ago, I have visited there. The store is not very small. They got most of the major brands, such as Safety 1st, Infa Secure, and iCandy. For our product ranges, they covered the most baby products, such as cot, parms, and Bottles & Starter Sets. Lastly, I saw their price tag sounds similar to other stores. Previously, I bought two toddler chair form their online store. I will visit their underwood if they need to buy some things for my daughter.
80 Kingston Rd Underwood