Taiwan Festival Week 2014

Taiwan Festival Week 2014 is coming. This will be held during 1st September ,2014 to 6th September,2014.  This is a week long festival. Moreover, this year, this festival will take place in four shopping centers, Sunnybank Plaza, Sunnypark, Calamvale Central and Sunnybank Hills Shopping center, rather than a single venue like the past years.

According to the information provided by their promotion team,  there will be a lot of performances, such as Loin Dances and Magic Show.For the further details , please go to their website.  Moreover, Taiwan Film Festival  will be held in Hoyts Cinema, Sunnybank Plaza Shopping Centre. In addition, during the festival, some shops in those four shopping centers will offer some discount! Lastly, tomorrow, at Calamvale Central underground carpark, a hawker style night market will be held at there. I heard there will be a lot of traditional Taiwanese food!

That sounds interesting! I may spend some effort to experience this festival!
Calamvale central
662 Compton Rd, Calamvale QLD 4116

Sannybank Plaza

358 Mains Rd, Sunnybank QLD 4109



Sunnybank QLD 4109

Sunnybank Hills Shopping Town

661 Compton Road, Sunnybank Hills QLD 4109

Strawberry SeasonCurrently, Brisbane and surrounding areas are in a Strawberry Season now! I think that is the time for strawberry picking. There are some strawberry farms in Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast which are good for this activity. I believe you and your family can enjoy a whole day in there.

Besides, there are many fruit shops around put their strawberry on specials for that season! Yesterday, I bought a pack of strawberry for 70 cents in a fruit shop at Carindale. Such a good deal. Please check it out in your local fruit  shop. Don’t miss out this opportunity!



One of important features in EKKA is animals.You can meet farm animals in a short distance.

Firstly, there is an exhibition of sheep. I think they are the winners of some competitions.   All of them looks very pretty



If you think that is not close enough with animals, you can go to RACQ Animal Nursery at EKKA.  You can feed some sheep in there.


Besides of sheep, EKKA has a lot of cows.


Well, I did not stay too long time. I don’t like their smell.

In addition, there are some horses too.


Moreover, there is an exhibition for poultry, I saw  various kind of hen and pigeons, and even birds I don’t know their name.


Please don’t miss it, EKKA will end tomorrow!

Tasty EKKA

EKKA is not just about animals.  There are a lot of tasty food!

Firstly, I must talk about strawberry ice cream which is the most famous food in EKKA. Some of my friends said you can only have it in EKKA.

That is a kind of very special ice cream. At the most top level, there is a whole strawberry. Next strawberry ice cream is under placed under that.  Then there are some sliced  strawberry inside the cup. Finally, at lowest level,  vanilla ice cream is placed at the base. It tasted different in each level. That is very very tasty.

strawberry ice cream@EKKA

Please remember this hut, You can buy this kind of icecream for $5 each and there is always people lining up.

strawberry ice cream hut@EKKA

Secondly, I wish to recommend Cheese Toastie at the Woolworths Fresh Food Pavilion. It is only $ 2 each. Tasty toast with cream cheese. I love it. I saw a few people bought that too!

Cheese Taostie@EKKA

In addition,a lot of tasting booths is located at  Woolworths Fresh Food Pavilion. We’ tired some fruit in there!

tasting booths@EKKA

I loved the food in EKKA.

EKKA will end this sunday, please don’t miss it!

EKKA 2014

EKKA 2014EKKA is a major event in Brisbane. Actually, this is an annual agricultural show in Brisbane and has more 100 years history.The first EKKA held in 1876.

Of course, I did not miss that. I went there yesterday. I had a fun day in there. I saw there were a lot of people, I guess they were enjoying it too!

Firstly, I enjoyed the horse show a  lot. They performed some “house dance”.House Show @EKKA

We went to the stables to have a closer look  to horses.



Not Only horses, there are some other animals.


You can feed some sheep too!

Secondly, the most attractive feature is the showbags which contains commercial merchandise. These merchandise will have much higher value than the price tag of a showbag. I bought a food magazine showbag. That was only $10.


It has a magazine, salad sauce,coffee, tea bags, curry and pasta. That was very value for money.

There was not just about shopping. At 5pm, there will be a night show, such as horse racing, singer performance and super cars show. At 7.35pm there will be a firework performance.P1120262

Lastly,  there are some rides too! But they are not free. Each ride costs about $8-12.

Rides @EKKA

If you don’t like that many excitements, you can have some games in the stalls. Maybe, you can win some dolls from there.

However, normally, they costs $5.


Wow, I had a lot of fun in there. Even if you need to pay $29 for adult ,$22 for Concession and $18 for child,(If you are RACQ memeber, you can get 15%), that is still value for money!



$5.99 Bento Lunch Box @ Half Time Tea Bar

Last Monday, I have tried a special lunch box at  Half Time Tea Bar in Market Square. That is very value for money! It only costs $5.99. Although its size is not very big, it is big enough as a lunch box.  It has  braised pork, half of  a sausage, a few slices of tofu, half of  an egg, vegetables, beans and rice. Well we can have meat, vegetables, and a variety of side dishes. That is not bad for $5.99.

The most important things is its taste. It is not bad at all. I only paid $5.99.  I think its quality can be considerable as a “good” for $5.99.

If you are lazy to make your own lunch and do not want to spend too much on that, I think this bento box is a good option for you!



Shop 17, Market Square Shopping Centre,
Corner of McCullough St and Mains Road
QLD 4109

Tel:07- 3219 660