Cache Cache Cafe & Bar

Brisbane is getting more people living, especially on Saturday last week. The Cyber weekend sales were on, so the major shopping malls are crowded with people, so it is not easy to find a place to have coffee and chat with friends! Fortunately, My friend found a good place, Cache Cache Cafe and Bar in Rochedale Village. That mall has not any big department stores in this mall, even Kmart. There is a supermarket, Coles, so not many people will shop in this mall. Moreover, the mall has a big car park. Finding a parking spot in there is an easy job

Furthermore, the shop has been open for at most two years, so the decoration is relatively new, and the environment is quiet and comfortable. The coffee is not too bad, I have taro cake too, and it tastes good, and I feel delighted.
Rochedale Village
329 Gardner Rd,
QLD 4123
Phone: 07-3341 5355

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You can avoid mainstream society when you live in Australia. I recalled that when I was in university, except for using English in the classes in university and doing homework, I still used Cantonese most of the time. The people who I knew were either international students from Hong Kong or immigrants from Hong Kong. I rent Hong Kong TV dramas in the Sunnybank for watching TV, and the news I read was from Hong Kong’s online newspapers. When I was young, I only had to see a Cantonese-speaking doctor for minor illnesses. So there is no need to contact the mainstream society. But, of course, I still know some small things, such as bus and train schedules are very sparse, I need to watch the timetable to wait for the bus and chase the bus when I was late. That was already my most profound understanding when I was just an international student

Using fountain pens is a niche hobby in Brisbane, but I enjoy the feeling of writing. However, many fountain pen supplies can be found on the market. For example, this Pilot’s Kakuno fountain pen can be found in the stationery chain store, Officeworks. And it only cost $20, including ink cartridge, and made in Japan. That is very valuable for money.

Moreover, the writing is smooth, and the pen body has a variety of colors to choose from, so many female fountain pen users like to use this pen. In addition, the pen body is made of plastic, which is lightweight and polygonal, which is very ergonomic,. That is very suitable for writing during the whole day. The only downside is that there is only a medium-sized nib available in Officeworks. If you are looking for a different size nib, you need to buy it from another online store, which costs a few dollars more.

Supplementary information: If you want to use bottled ink, you need to buy a converter. Because the Pilot uses its proprietary ink supply system, you can use the Pilot CON-40 ink converter. It can be found in some online stationery stores and eBay.

I love Hong Kong-style cuisine, of course, mainly because of my homesickness. In addition, I also like pragmatism and its “CAN Do” spirit. For example, Hong Kong-style milk tea is derived from English-style milk tea. In the past, Hong Kong’s economy was still underdeveloped, and the general public was not very wealthy. If you want to use authentic tea and fresh milk to make an English-style milk tea, most people would be afforded to drink it. In those days, the Hong Kong-style food stalls did not insist on authenticity, any behind the scene philosophy. They just looked for some low-priced substitutes, such as some low-priced mixed teas and canned evaporated milk. In the end, they created some things that look like English milk tea but are very affordable. In fact, in my impression, the Hong Kong-style cuisine I have eaten is not exquisite at all. In Brisbane, someone uses the spirit of Hong Kong-style cuisine to make food. The tastes of Hong Kong-style cuisine that are not “authentic” are very different. On the contrary, they will be more similar to localized Chinese food such as lemon chicken. It is easy to make, and it “seems” to be a Hong Kong-style tea meal.