ANZAC parade 2019

ANZAC parade

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. The people across Australia will stop to mark this day. 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 1pm, an ANZAC parade will be held in Brisbane City (From Adelaide Street, Brisbane City, near City Hall). The Australia defense force and ex-service men and women will be a part of the parade. This parade will be significant for every Australian.

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Of course, Good Friday is going to a Good Friday service to remember Jesus Christ’s crucifixion. Beside that, there is nothing to do, and all stores will close . However, there are other activities. From 8 am to 7:30 am tomorrow, there will be the Bluewater Festival in Shorncliffe, where there are market stalls and farm animals, and there are also some rides. There will be a fireworks display in the evening. Also, it is free admission. That is an activity suitable for your whole family!

Big Gun Restaurant used to be the place where we often go to Yum cha. However, more than a year ago, it was closed but recently I discovered that it had been reopened and had a new owner and was renamed the new Big Gun Restaurant. In fact, there is not much choice for Yum Cha near our home, so its reopening is good news. Because it reopened, we tried it out a week ago.
The time we went was around lunch there are already a few customers, so the atmosphere is good. Well, for food, it is not bad. My favorite is their shrimp dumplings, which skin are also thin and slippery.

In addition, it was good to hear their Chinese BBQ dishes, and they specially invited a roasting master named “Joe Ge”. So that day I ordered a dish of BBQ pork and tried it. The taste was very good. The pork skin is very crispy!
In summary, this Yum Cha is good, I believe I will go there again

Shop 7, Big Gun Shopping Center,

2922-2926 Logan Road, Underwood QLD 4119

Tel: 07-32198868

Fax:07-3219 8863

The Gold Coast is famous for sunshine and the beach. The sand in there is good, very fine. Thus, many children love to play sand at the beach. Beside of this purpose, it can be used to make sculptures. The Sand Safari Arts Festival is now held on the shores of Surfers Paradise until February 24, during which time more than a dozen of giant sand sculptures will be exhibited, all of which are lifelike. A few special ones. When you go to Surfers Paradise, it is worth seeing.

There is a good program this Saturday, although it is already 12th of the first month in the lunar calendar, Sunnybank Plaza has a New Year party. We are in Australia now, there is not a big deal! The New Year party is from 4 pm to 9 pm this Saturday (February 16) at the rooftop car park on the side of the cinema. During the event, there will be a few cultural performances at the stage such as lion dance and K-Pop dance. Also, according to their online information, there will be many children’s activities, such as face painting and making small lanterns. Also, many restaurants have also launched special foods, such as MOS Burger has Easy Cheesy Burger + Iced Peach Tea for $8.88. More importantly, there are fireworks display at 8.15 pm. This is worth to consider to go to this event. Please refer to the conference website for details.

Starbucks Happy Hour

From now until February 17th, Starbucks will have a 50% discount on all Frappuccino every day from 4pm to 5pm. If you are a member, you can start enjoying this offer at 3pm. Today, I also use this offer, $3.20 to drink a cup of Espresso Frappuccino, a cup of frozen coffee, so I can stay cool.

Espresso Frappuccino

This Tuesday is the Lunar New Year. Although the number of Chinese in Brisbane is less than those in Sydney and Melbourne, it has a few celebrations for Chinese New Year. In some Chinese shops, they put some Chinese New Year Decoration in their storefront. Also, some shopping malls and Brisbane Council have some Chinese New Year’s celebrations event. Of course, the most important Chinese mall, Sunnybank Plaza. There will be lion dances every day from 10.30 am for the next seven days, starting from Monday. Besides, the garden city will have more fireworks at 8 pm on 7th February. Also, the Brisbane City Council will hold a Chinese New Year event at the China Town at 4 pm on 9th February, including the dragon dance performance. We have full-on Chinese New Year!

Australian Day Firework

Firework 2013@Southbank
This Saturday is the Australian Day, the Australian National Day. We have the opportunity to see fireworks , which will be on the Brisbane river at 7:30 in the evening. Of course, the best place to watch is the Culture Forecourt in Southbank, and the experience based on previous years is not too many people to watch, so I think this firework is worth seeing. Of course, even this is not too many people to watch, but it is more convenient to use public transportation.

Firework 2019

Christmas Fireworks

If you mention New Year’s fireworks in Australia, of course, everyone will think of New Year’s fireworks in Sydney, because this is the largest in Australia, and fireworks on the famous landmark, harbour bridge, they are spectacular, so everyone are especially familiar.
However, there are also New Year’s fireworks in major cities across Australia! Also, we have New Year’s Eve fireworks in Brisbane, and we will have two sessions of fireworks on the Brisbane river! The first session will start at 8:30 pm on December 31. This game is called Family Fun Fireworks. It is mainly for families with small children. You can go home early to make it easier for children to sleep. The other, of course, is the one that started at 0:00 on New Year’s Day. It is relatively more significant, and more people watch it, so the atmosphere is better. If you can, I would recommend you to see this. Besides, the best vintage point to watch will be South Bank, followed by the North Quarry or riverside in the city.
Finally, I want to remind everyone. According to the experience of previous years, there are many people watching fireworks. So I suggest everyone use public transport! Moreover, all bus, train and citycat ferry services will be free from 8 pm on the 31st to 5:30 am on New Year’s Day! Detailed information can be involved in Translink.


On our Calamvale suburb, it seems that there are fewer fast food restaurants. However, when I went to the Calamvale Marketplace a few days ago, I found out that there was a new KFC, with the Drive-Thru service too, it was effortless for us to buy fast food! You don’t have to go out of Sunnybank or go to Brown Plains. For us, even that is more convenient, we can walk to buy KFC!

Calamvale Marketplace

2605 Beaudesert Road,
QLD, 4116

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