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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Boxing Day Sales Tomorrow

Brisbane City Christmas

In Australia, the biggest sale event during the year is on the Boxing Day. In the tradition, most of the people are already a lot of money for buying the Christmas Presents. Thus, the shops will start sales on 26/12, the first date after Christmas, to boost the customers spending again!
I heard about the major cities of Australia, there are some people will start to line up in front of the stores tonight and wait for their opening. They wish to get the best deals tomorrow. Well, We are in the age of online shopping, a lot of major department stores’ website, such as Myer, Target, and UNIQLO already have started the sales. You can sit back and relax in front of the computer, just place the orders and wait for the delivery.
But if you decide to do your boxing date shopping in person, that won’t have easy parking, you need to prepare more time for looking for a parking spot

In Australian, people like to buy Christmas gifts for family and friends, Therefore, to facilitate everyone’s shopping, many shopping malls have extended their opening hours. The Garden City Shopping mall where is near our home also extended their opening hours this week. Both Tuesday and Friday are open until 9:00, and even open until midnight on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. Also, on the 23rd, there was a fireworks show at the town of Town Square at 10:00 on Sunday night. It also sounds very exciting, but according to our previous years’ experience, not all stores are trading until the mid-night, only major chain stores, such as Myer, Target, and BigW, are open for the whole extended trading hours.
If you want to shop, check the opening hours of the major shopping malls near you. I believe it is similar to Garden city.

4KQ Christmas lights

Runner-Up Christmas Lights @ Algester

In Brisbane, a lot of passionated households setup Christmas lightings and decorations in their own garden, turn it into a Christmas theme park! Some of them joined the competition from 4 KQ radio. The winner’s garden city looks very beautiful. I went to 1 st runner-up of this year in Algester. It seemed impressive! There is a Christmas tree made by LED lights.

LED Christmas Tree@ Algester

Moreover, there is some “man-made” snow. It gave you of White Christmas! Please note that, the “man-made” snows will fall on your head, you may need to take a shower afterward. 

Man-Made Snow

Besides of lightings, there are some inflated Christmas decorations. The family must spend a lot of efforts on this. I think that is worth to check out whether there is a winner at nearby you. That is worth to pay a trip for visiting.

Chicken Congee@Landmark
Yam Cha as breakfast, that is a kind of Cantonese traditional. However, because there are not many Chinese in Brisbane. The market is not big enough, so as far as I know, there is no restaurant offers Yam cha before 11am.
Recently, the situation is changed. Last Wednesday, after I did a tour of the pre-prep school for my daughter. We went to Sunnybank plaza for breakfast around 9.30am. I found Landmark restaurant has already opened for business. They opened weekdays from 8 am to 11am and serving breakfast. Moreover, if you pay your bills before 11am, They won’t charge for tea. It saves you a few dollars per person. Besides, there is a breakfast combo deal from 8am to 10.30pm, that included a bowl of congee and Steamed Vermicelli Roll or Boa for $9.8. That is value for money. On that, we had two combo deals, including two bowls of chicken congee, Steamed Vermicelli Roll, BBQ Bao,
BBQ Pork Bao

Steamed Vermicelli Roll
and extra dim sim. That cost only $24.90. We finished that after 11pm, I was so full, I only had a few pieces of biscuit as my lunch.


Shop 101,
Sunnybank Plaza Shopping Centre,
358 Mains Road,
QLD 4109
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Black Friday Sales@Brisbane
In the United States, Black Friday sales are on this weekend, it happens every year for a while, and many big department stores will have some good deals on this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. This year, I have received emails from many Australian online stores, such as Amazon, which has black Friday sales. This afternoon, when I had lunch in Carindale, I found that there were a lot of shops, such as cotton on and JB HiFi, which had significant price cuts, up to 70% off. That is another event to attract us to spend more!

Click Frenzy - Online Stores Sales

Source:Open Clip ArtUsing Under Public Domain Attribution

In the US, there is Cyber Monday, In China, there is a Single day. In Australia, there is a similar online sales event calls ClickFrenzy, which From 7pm AEDT Tomorrow 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, Big W, Woolworths, Sheridan and Chemist Warehouse to promote online shopping. Those participated stores are from computer stores to supermarket and houseware. Almost every things are covered. I need to check it out tomorrow 7pm, I wish I can find some good stuff!

For the further details, please check their website.


Tonkotsu Ramen
Last Friday, I went to Carindale for picking up a work computer. After the pickup, I had lunch in there. This times, I tried a ramen restaurant, Shinobi Ramen. I read their reviews online, and they are very positive. Thus, I chose to have my lunch there. I arrived there before noon. That was not too crowded, but there were already a few people sitting in. Then I ordered Tonkotsu Ramen for $13.90. That is a bit expensive. Other Ramen places only cost around $12 with a free extra noodle, but I don’t think this restaurant offers this.
After the wait for 10 minutes, my ramen arrived. There are a few ingredients including Chashu, Japanese Spring Onion, Marinated Sliced Egg, Nori, and Kikurage. That is not too small portion. The most important is the taste. It tasted very good. The soup is very good, I just drank them all. In addition, their noodle is very fresh! I love it. However, the portion can be bigger for this price, then it will be more reasonable!
Shinobi Ramen
Besides, the restaurant looks nice and clean! I had a comfortable lunch!
If I go to Westfield Carindale, I will have this ramen again!
K104 1151 Creek Rd,
Westfield Carindale
QLD 4152
(At Glasshouse)

Opening Hours:
Monday – Wednesday 11:00AM – 8:00PM

Thursday – Saturday 11:00AM – 9:00PM

Sunday 11:00AM – 6:00PM

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black pepper sauce chicken fillet spaghetti
There is a “new” Hong Kong style fusion restaurant, Your personal chef, opened in Sunnybank plaza a few months ago. Now, it became a popular choice for lunch after the Sunday service. The primary reason is their lunch special. You can use a Hong Kong style fusion rice, noodle or pasta, such as my favorite dish, black pepper sauce chicken fillet spaghetti. There are around 20 different choices of meals. Most of them are just for$7.8. Moreover, you can have a Hong Kong style special drink with an extra $2. Lastly, and their atmosphere is very comfortable and fresh. I like there.

Sunnybank Plaza,
358 Mains Rd & McCullough St,
QLD 4109
Telephone:07-3423 8188
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