Chanoyu Japanese infused cafe

Because we have an annual pass for Sea World, we go to South port, which is close to Sea World a lot. Recently, we went there again, but that was a Sunday. Many restaurants in this area, especially Japanese restaurants, are closed on Sundays. So a friend introduced a Japanese-style coffee shop that would be open on Sundays to us, and I checked their Facebook page. It turns out that many friends have also visited it so that it will be famous, so I went there to try it.
The store is located in a small shopping street, just on the side of a park, so it can be said to be a low profile shop. In fact, the store is not low key at all. It is well known in the Asian circle of Gold Coast, and I saw some people buying takeaway coffee, we arrived around noon, and many people were already sitting for lunch.


As for the food, I just thought of omelet rice, which looks well, tastes good, the eggs are slippery, and the rice is fried well, which is very attractive. As for the wife, she just ordered wagyu soup and rice, and the appearance is beautiful.

wagyu soup and rice
As for the drinks, the most popular is matcha tea, and mine is the matcha espresso. Of course, it is very fragrant, and the appearance is first-class.

matcha espresso
There are also children’s meals, such as sushi and french fries. Although it should be nothing special, it looks quite good, and my kid really likes it.


There is one more option in my list of restaurants in South port, and if you want to have a drink and a meal, the laundry fee is about 20 dollars per person.

Address

shop 1 / 19 Alicia st, Southport

Tel07-55322442

Opening Hours:

Tue-Sun 7am – 2pm

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My car has been used for more than ten years, and I use it every day, so that is the time to consider getting a replacement. A new car is always more reliable and safe. Now, Electric Cars are starting to have more options. In addition, the Queensland government will start to provide a 3,000 subsidy for Electric Cars priced below $58,000 in July. I’ve thought about switching to Electric Cars again.
As far as I’m concerned, changing Electric Cars is just a matter of economics. The cheapest trams cost 40,000 dollars to nearly 50,000 dollars, which is more than 10,000 dollars more expensive than the average Japanese car. Even if my solar panel can provide enough electricity for the vehicle, the 10,000 dollars may not be more than the fuel used during the life span of a car. And the government subsidy is only 3,000 dollars, and it must be on the car priced below$ 58,000, and there are not many choices. Generally, the better electric car costs nearly $60,000, and there is no subsidy.
Furthermore, although the tram does not have a gearbox and an internal combustion engine, the structure is relatively simple, and maintenance will be relatively cheap. But it is always a real car, shock absorbers, wheels. These consumables still need to be replaced regularly. So there will be savings in maintenance, but not much.
In addition, the general electric car is heavier than the gasoline car, so it should be more energy-intensive.
Summarizing these economic considerations, I will switch to a general gasoline car.

Before, it was mentioned that buying takeaways in Yuanbao as Chinese New Year’s meal. So I ordered takeout there during the Chinese new year. Of course, it was a big festival, so I ordered takeout first in the afternoon and prepared it at the convenience food store. I especially chose a steamed Barramundi!

 

First of all, this steamed Barramundi, this steamed fish is the main feature of this meal, I really can’t do it myself.
The meat is tender and smooth, and the standard in Hong Kong restaurants is similar. It turns out that the style of Taiwanese steamed fish and Cantonese steamed fish is the same.

The second dish is the Sauteed Chicken with Sesame Oil, Soy Sauce, and Rice Wine. This dish has a very fragrant Melaleuca taste. The wine taste is not heavy, but it still has the aroma of a wine.

This New Year’s meal is satisfying, with fish and meat.

15-16/663 Beenleigh Rd,
Sunnybank Hills
QLD 4109

Tel:(07) 3323 360

Business Hours: Mon: Closed

Tue- Sun

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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Automatic recycling machines

In the past one or two years, our Queensland also promoted the beverage can recycling program. As a result, each beverage container can be returned to the designated location to get 10 cents, and it can be fully automatic. However, this kind of automatic recycling point is not many before.
But today, I went to the garden city and found that there are several automatic recycling machines. You can directly put plastic bottles into that machine, which deposit the recycled money into your container for changes account, or you can generateWoolworths shopping vouchers with the same amount to be recycled. Garden City is our main shopping mall, and these automatic recycling machines are located on the side of the parking lot of Officeworks. There are plenty of parking spaces, that is so easy to parking.

Lindt Iced Mocha

When I go to Harbour Town, I must go to the Lindt Chocolate Specialty Store. Of course, I don’t buy chocolate, I like the mocha there. I find it more appealing than the chocolate there, especially on a hot day. Order a cup of iced mocha, which has fragrant coffee, and Lindt chocolate-flavored ice cream balls, which is smooth and relaxing

Address 147-189 Brisbane Rd, Biggera Waters QLD 4216

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When the weather is better, that is an excellent chance to go out. Before, there was a new wave of epidemic peaks and flooding in Brisbane, so I didn’t go to places far away for several weeks. Therefore, I went to Longan Garden on Sunday a few weeks before. There are longan farms around the Sunshine Coast and Gold coast, and we went to the Narangba Longan Garden on the North Lakes side, which is about a 45-minute drive from the city center. Generally speaking, the longan harvest season is from March to April, so this longan garden is open to the public, but not every week. So everyone should keep an eye on their Facebook.

We just happened to have a longan harvest and saw that their Facebook said it was open to the public. We accommodate a time to go as soon as possible because all the longan can be plucked within a week or two, and it will have to wait until the next season.
Under normal circumstances, there is an admission fee of one dollar per adult. Fortunately, since the longan was picked for the public a few weeks ago, there are not many longans left, so the garden has waived the admission fee.


Since it was already more than 11 o’clock when we arrived, it had been more than two hours since the park opened, and most of the eyes had been removed. This is because we finally saw the longan in the corner of the garden. It turns out that longan hangs on the tree like this, and it turns out that the longan tree is only about the height of an adult. So it’s easy to pick up. Some longan trees are relatively short. Even children can pick it, so children like it. For the adult, you can slowly choose the good ones. As a result, I picked 1.5 kilograms, so I only need to pay ten dollars per kilogram. Although the price is similar to the market, it is more umami than the ones outside. I bought 1.5 kilograms, and only three of them were bad.


In addition, there are more dragon fruit trees in the park, which can be picked. It is also the first time that I have seen dragon fruit trees. It turned out to be like this. However, we arrived too late, all the dragon fruit had been picked, but some dragon fruit was for sale at the door.

Also, I would like to remind everyone. It’s is a farm. Therefore, there will be a lot of mosquitoes. Everyone should remember to have anti mosquitoes spray.And Brisbane is still hot in March and April, so use sun oil and a hat, and add a lot of water. Pay attention to having a lot of water. AFor s for tools, a pair of scissors is good enough. The farm can lend it to visitors for a deposit of ten dollars. Finally, the day after we left, all the longan have been smashed and should be harvested in the next season. But it was delicious so we will definitely go back next year.

Address:

359 Raynbird Rd, Narangba QLD 4504 Continue Reading

During the flood in Brisbane, many people were affected by the flood and even lost their homes and lives. Many areas are still flooded. But I’m sorry, I feel old, and I think it’s a little dangerous to take pictures in a flooded area. So I just checked around my house to see if it was affected. Fortunately, we are far away the riverside, and nothing was affected for the time being, but there was some mud on the road, and some sections of the road were washed away by the flood.

Everything else is normal, and there are many vehicles on the road, and the grass is dry.

The only thing is that there seems to be some shortage of goods in the supermarket, and there is a panic buy,

but this time, no one is rushing for toilet paper.

Brisbane Floods 2022

Brisbane had three days of non-stop heavy rain, finally clearing up today. However, it was similar to the flooding in 2011. Rocklea, Southbank, oxley and the city were all flooded. Of course, it seemed that the water was shallow, and everyone made preparations early and left early to evacuate.
However, many boats moored on the river were washed away, and the boat even damaged the dock of the city cat. Moreover, the production of water purification facilities was stopped due to heavy rain. Everyone went to the supermarket to buy all distilled water, and everyone was afraid of flooding on the road, so they had no supplies to supermarkets, and they also bought other necessities. I saw that there was no bread in the supermarket!

And 1,5000 households were flooded, schools were closed for two days, and a lot of roads were still closed.

Since a year ago, a friend introduced us to a Taiwanese restaurant in pinelands, Yuanbao, for dinner. After tasting it, I thought it was very delicious, so we had celebrations and Chinese New Year meals recently, so I ordered takeout twice there.

First of all, of course, the most famous one there, Fried Boneless Duck Taro with Vegetable Puree, when I was waiting for takeout, I saw almost every table e ordering this dish, and I believe it is really the signature dish there. The first time I ate it, I thought it was very delicious. It was crispy, crispy in the mouth, and soft in the inside. The duck meat was rich in flavor. However, be sure to eat it while it’s still hot, buy it out the next time, and freeze it a little, it won’t be so crispy.

The second dish was sweet and sour pork without fried powder. There is still pineapple and sweet and sour, very appetizing, and very fragrant.

The last thing is that when the vegetables are fried with minced garlic, they are not too greasy and fragrant. Although they are similar to the ones I bought, they are much better fried, and the heat and control are better than mine, which is attractive and attractive.

For this dinner, I ordered three pieces of food, which cost about 60 dollars. However, the amount is good, and some can be leftover for lunch the next day, and the taste is even better.

Address: Pinelands Plaza,
15-16/663 Beenleigh Rd,
Sunnybank Hills
QLD 4109

Tel:(07) 3323 360

Business Hours: Mon: Closed

Tue- Sun

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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Recently I listened to a radio program about I.T. professionals in Hong Kong, and there are T.V. dramas in Hong Kong with the theme of I.T professionals. These make me also want to talk about my Australian I.T. career here. Unfortunately, I have never worked in the Hong Kong I.T. industry as a Hong Kong local employee, so everything is based on what I have seen and heard in Australia.
First of all, of course, to talk about appearance, some people say: “people are not wearing a suit.” But, of course, in the past two decades, it is only a chance to wear a suit, most of them only wear a shirt and trousers (Business casual). However, most of the Brisbane office workers wear it like this. Sometimes they also wear trousers with the company Polo shirt. This does not mean we do not care about what we wear, but it shows the vitality of our industry.
Secondly, some say i.t. people are the first choice to be laid off when any company considers cutting costs. Then, if you are doing internal i.t, you will be laid off because your department is “cost center.” But if your company relies on I.T. to make money, such as fintech or professional services, the impact will be minimal. No one wants to fire anyone can make money.
Of course, there are many people who also think that i.t. people are not good at communicating with people. But I do have meetings from time to time, and i.t. companies generally focus on teamwork, so communication skills are also one of the necessary skills in our industry. Even some companies believe communication skills are more important than programming skills because technology can be learned quickly, and communication skills cannot be learned in a moment.
Every industry has some strange people and crazy things, and they can be exaggerated and made into episodes.