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From today to 28th September, we have a major annual event held in Brisbane, Brisbane Festival. There are different activities in the Brisbane districts, please check their website for further details. However, the most of events are held in their main stage at culture forecourt.

The most attractive event is Light of River which is a lazer show at the Brisbane River. There were similar events in the past years. Almost every year, I went out to Brisbane City to watch. In this year, the event will be held every night (except Monday) 6.15pm,8pm,9pm from 6 Sept to 28 Sept. The vintage point for this event is Culture forecourt at Southbank.

Lastly, please do not the closing event of Brisbane Festival, Riverfire at 7pm on 28th Sept.

Gold Coast Show

This times is my weekend recommendation is Gold coast show. It is from Friday to Sunday, at Broadwater Parklands. I would call it, the Gold Coast version of Ekka, a giant carnival. Thus, there are farm animals for kids, camel rides on the beach and music shows, and even Showbags. Almost everything EKKA has, there will be too, just smaller. Also, it is a fireworks show at 7 o’clock on Sunday and 8 pm on Friday and Saturday. The most important thing about the “Little” EKKA is free admission(However, you may need to pay the parking)! So I believe it will be suitable for everyone in your family!

date:30-8-2019 To 1-9-2019

Time: 9am to 9pm

Venue: board water parkland

Free to Entry

EKKA 2019

EKKA 2014

From tomorrow to 18/8, EKKA will be held in RNA showground. This is the largest agriculture show in queensland. Thus,  there are a number of corp and animals!

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Besides of these, that sounds like carnival. It got some rides and some live performances at night!

Rides @EKKA

Another signature item of EKKA is  showbag which is a bag contains commercial merchandise. These merchandise will have much higher value than the price tag of a showbag. 

Also, there are some must-eat food at EKKA. The first one is 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

Secondly, I wish to recommend Tasty toast with cream cheese. I love it. That is very tasty creamy!

Cheese Taostie@EKKA

Another signature item of EKKA is  showbag which is a bag contains commercial merchandise. These merchandise will have much higher value than the price tag of a showbag. 

Showbag

Please do not miss that!

Night Noodle Markets 2015

From today to 4th August, it is the Night Noodle Markets again. You can go to the cultural forecourt of the South Bank every night to “sweep the streets” and taste Asian street food. During the period, there were more than 20 Asian restaurants stalled there, such as:

Filipino skewers – Hoy Pinoy, there is a big charcoal stove to do skewers!

Hoy Pinoy
Charcoal grills

And Flying Noodles, Chu the Phat, Calabang, Wok Master, May’s Malaysian Hawker, etc.

Of course, it will not be just about “food” , there will be some live music performances too.

I believe that this year’s night market will be quite exciting!

However, according to the experience of previous years, the amount of food they sold is not too significant. If you want to eat enough, each person will spend almost $20, and please remember your bank card, only accept the card, not cash.

Free admission

time:

Monday – Wednesday : 5.00pm – 9.00pm
Thursday & Friday : 5.00pm – 10.00pm
Saturday :4.00pm – 10.00pm
Sunday : 4.00pm – 9.00pm

Location: South Bank, cultural forecourt

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Coles Little Shop 2

 coles shopping trolley - little shop

Last year, the little shop event in Coles was very successful. I had a lot of friends who were crazy about it; they were trying to get every mini-collectibles. The 2nd series of Little Shop has started now. Same as last year, if you spend more than $30 in Coles or Coles Express, even with Fuel, you get a mini-collectible toy, such as mini-peanuts butter, mini-bread roll, mini-toothpaste. We are not crazy about that, but we are keen on that. This year, even we bought a little toy coles shopping trolley for holding the mini-collectibles. Are you keen on that too?

 coles shopping trolley - little shop
Sunset Grill Bar
Sunnybank Community & Sports Club

Usually, my dearest dad takes mother and me for our once weekly dinners out every Sunday. However, I told dad that I couldn’t have dinner out with him tomorrow night because Origin Two was happening! Would he please take mother and me out for dinner tonight instead? Dad said yes!

We live around ten minutes away from The Sunnybank Sports and Community Club. Aside from pokie machines there’s also a restaurant tucked deep within the building. The meals there are reasonably priced and the serving sizes are decent, leaving you satiated, if not full, after your meal. Dad prefers ordering two meals for three people.

There are nightly specials; since we often visit there Sunday, we know the Sunday special is a roast.

Tonight the two special dishes($15 each) were stir fry chicken with rice and fried vermicelli with beef. Perfect; we didn’t even need to check out the menu and just ordered those two specials for us.

Usually we all just drink water but suddenly tonight dad orders himself a Jim Bean Whisky and Cola! Mother and I both sneak sips from the bottle~

Our food arrives promptly and we all tuck in. Somewhere in the distance, applause can be heard; there’s live entertainment tonight!

The Sunnybank Sports and Community Club hires decent chefs because the white rice we were served tonight was soft and delicious. Often, when Westerners attempt to cook rice with a saucepan, the rice comes out hard and crunchy, eww!

Perhaps we’ll come back here for dinner again after the mighty Maroons have taken out the Origin series!

Notes:
Kid Free – Monday to Thursday – Get a free kid mealm,purchasing a main meal from the a la carte menu
$9 Roast Dinner on Sunday

Address:
Sunset Bargrill
Sunnybank Community and Sports Club
 470 McCullough St,
Sunnybank
QLD 4109

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Free Ice Skating at Indooroopilly

These two weeks

Now is the school holiday period, so there are several activities for children around Brisbane. Last Sunday, we went to the ice skating at Indooroopilly Shopping Center. In the 1 level, near coles, they set up a small ice rink with real ice! Although that is small, they offer all kinds of gears included skates, and that is free of charge. Also, even your kids is too young to do skating, they can sit on kangaroo trolley to skate.
Because that is free of charge, you are offered a 15-minutes session in the rink. The purpose of this event is to allow the kids to try skating.
Lastly, this event will be ended on this Sunday. However, all online pre-booked sessions are booked out. You need to try the walk-in session 10am-4pm (or 10am-8pm on Thursdays). You will be allocated the next available timeslot on that day. This event is top-rated, so I suggest you go to try on the weekday.

SkatingAt Festival(Winter Festival)

Now is the winter time in Brisbane, but the lowest degree in Winter time is just only around 7-8 degree. Thus, we cannot see the snow at all.
However, you can go to SkatingAt Festival to have a snowy winter.
From this Friday to 14 July 2019, a giant ice rink and ice slide have setup in King George Square. I believe you can skate in there. But you need to pay the entry fee, Adult $28, Children (5 to 13-year-old) $20.(Buy online~5% off).
Also, there are some food trucks next to the ice rink. They offer some hot foods, which is the best for the cozy winter.
That sounds cool, I think you should not miss this event.

Sunnybank $2 Food Trail Summer 2016

This Saturaday, Sunnybank Plaza and Sunny Park will hold Sunnybank $2 Food Trail again,this event will be held occasionally during these recent years . Today, from 2 pm to 8 pm, around a lot of participated restaurants across those two shopping centers will offer $2 tasting plates. Besides, the ranges of the dish on the offers have wide range of choices, such as Chinese, Japanese, Hong Kong Style, Vietnamese, Korean and Taiwanese styles. Also, because we are in the Summer, this times, some restaurants will offer chilled desserts and they mentioned some other new mini tasting dish. According to their website, this event is only about food; there will be some live entertainments too, such as live performance from
local musicians and traditional roaming lion dancers . This year, they will have a dedicated Kids Zone. There will be face painting, board games and colouring-in. I think the kids will have fun too!
For the further details, please visit their website and download their event map.

Date:22/06/2019(Sat)
Time:2-8pm
Venue:Sunnybank Plaza and Sunny Park

DFO EOFY Sales

DFO Brisbane

These days are the period of EOYF sales, DFO and Harbour Town have significant price reductions. Some friends said that most of the goods in Harbour Town are half price. However, in fact, we had been to Harbour Town a few weeks ago. At that time, there were already a lot of goods at half price, so there was nothing new.

And we went to DFO today, there are many people there, and it is not easy to find a parking space. I want to find a place to eat there, and there is no place! As for the discounted products, there are generally 30% to half price. For example, 25% off further storewide at New Balance

New Balance Outlet

Puma has 40% off storewide

Pumpa Outlet

And of course I have the harvest, all the Strandbag suitcases are half price. I spent $159 to buy a large size American Tourister suitcase! DFO EOFY sale price last tomorrow!

American Tourister suitcase