Clean up for my garden

Garden Clean up
Minor projects needed to be done in the garden before, so the workers removed some small trees before they started the work. In fact, it took half an hour every week for 6 months, I was trying to clean them out, but there was little progress. Finally, the workers used a soil piler for half an hour, and even the roots were completely removed. There is something that need to be done by professional labor. Without them, even if the miscellaneous trees are cleared away, they will regenerate, and the roots must always be cleared away, or the tree will be killed with poison.

Howard Smith Wharves
I finally went to Howard smith wharves for a walk earlier. In my memory, when I was working in the valley more than ten years ago, there were some old warehouses there. However, in 2018, this protected historical building was revitalised and became an entertainment district with a Boutique Hotel and mid-to-high-end restaurants. That day, I had lunch at the gecra Greek restaurant in the afternoon. The food was good. The blue sky and the river view, and the food scenery were already good. However, at more than 30 degrees at noon, it was muggy.
Brisbane Riverside
We ate lunch until dusk, then moved to felons for drinks. This is another riverside bar under the Story bridge.
While watching the bridge at sunset, I have another espresso martini, which sounds cool.
espresso martini
When I left, I saw a restaurant called “Stanley”. A few special ones.

I was talking with my colleagues today that technology has changed now. I recall using Java in college. Now that C# and TypeScript have been used, we have used Server/Clients. Now, everything is in the cloud. However, I suddenly remembered the classic textbook Design Patterns, from my college days (more than 20 years ago). Technology has really changed, and it has changed a lot, but it is basically based on the same theory, and the Design Patterns in the book are used today.

I have been doing programming for about 20 years. Whether technology changes or signs of progress, I can adapt to it because the basic has not changed. If the basic has changed, and I have reached middle age, I really don’t know what to do to respond the changes

When I was a child in Hong Kong, I saw other friends having birthday parties at McDonald’s. I believe that friends of our generation who grew up in Hong Kong in their forties, this is our childhood dream.

In Brisbane, of course, there are many children cafes, children’s indoor playgrounds where can hold birthday parties . However, you can go to the park to celebrate a birthday is also a very popular choice. When the children are playing in the playground in the park, the host will find a gazebo for the guests to sit in, and prepare snacks and drinks to entertain their guests. Of course there will be party bags for the guest, and birthday cakes. There are all must-have elements for a birthday party. Now, Brisbane people are getting rich, and some people will hire people to do some face painting and rent some animal-shaped balloons, all of which are quite grand. However, if you want to choose a popular park, you go to there very early for getting a spot

JW Marriott Buffet

JW Marriott
During the epidemic, the buffet was stopped, and then it was reopened after a few months. They are all just distributed by the staff to the guests, not self-serve, not a real buffet, and a friend once said that it would take time to queue up to get the food, so there is no interest in eating. Later, of course, with the gradual acceptance of the epidemic, the buffet also returned to being entirely self-service, but we always felt it was not too safe. I felt confident recently, and there was on school vacation, so I took this opportunity to eat a buffet. as one of the holiday activities.
I also went to the Gold Coast Marriott for a buffet a few years ago, and I wasn’t impressed. Now, visit again to see if the level can be maintained.
JW Marriott

Marriott is also one of the top luxury hotels on Gold Coast, so the lobby is all stylish, and it seems that it has just been renovated.
(The last visit was a few years ago). Now, the lobby has been renovated very modern retro style, very extravagant. As for the restaurant, it is also newly renovated and has a very high-end feel. The seats are pretty spacious and comfortable. And it’s quite peaceful.

Of course, I want to talk about the food there, there are a lot of rich, mainly for the seafood area, cooked food, bread, fruit area, and dessert area.

First of all, I have to say my favorite seafood area, there are shrimp, raw fish, Bugs and oysters, as well as sushi. In fact, in terms of the Australian level, this level is already good, and we also see employees refilling from time to time, so they are all good. The family ate several prawns, they looked big and fresh, and the family said they tasted good. I have to save the empty stomach for my favorite sashimi and oysters. The sashimi only has salmon, although it is not thickly cut or has any special knife skills, but it is still fresh. I also like oysters, not super plump, but the oysters are always in morgan seafood, I always prefer this kind of sea flavor. 

Also, there is sushi there too, but only a few and the standard is just average. Of course, other cooked foods, such as roasted pork, are also very popular. I saw that almost every customer has them. I have tried some of them, and they are all good.

The crispy skin is more enjoyable. There are Noodles, chips, fried rice, steamed fish, etc. This area has also everything.
I just like their spaghetti, very “creamy” and springy. Of course, kids are addicted to fries.

Of course, there are other areas, such as the bread and fruit area, although nothing special, the area is not very large. Mayb,e I am not a bread person, I felt the bread area is not attractive, and the fruit area is fresh.

Another highlight is the dessert area and of course the ice cream area, and you can put all kinds of candies on it. Other desserts are very attractive, there are many cakes, and tiramisu all attractive, and the coffee aroma is strong.

Speaking of coffee, does the buffet also include coffee? However, if the coffee machine brews it, you can ask a waiter to bring it to you. This kind of coffee is already included.

As for service, Marriott certainly has good service. The waiters are polite, and an average waiter serves about three people.

As for the price, it is $119 for adults/$59 for children for an hour and a half. There are seafood and five-star hotels buffet. The price is very fair
Address:158 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
Every Friday and Saturday 5:30pm
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Area 51 is Australia's largest family entertainment centre
Area 51 is Australia’s largest family entertainment centre and it’s located right in Underwood. It’s very close to my house, and many of my friends have been there too. Because their business was really good when they first started, it is said that many settings require an hour-long queue. So I haven’t been there until a few weeks ago when there was a friend’s birthday party, and I had the opportunity to go.
Maybe it’s not too crowded because it’s been open for a while.
children's Main Playground,

In fact, I understand why I like it so much. First of all, there is mainly a three-layer children’s Main Playground, where there are slides and wave pools, which are suitable for children aged three to seven and are very popular.
trampoline area
There is also a trampoline area, where children can jump around, suitable for children over four years old. There are many other settings, including a two-story Sky Ropes, rock climbing, tennis courts, ice skating rink. The equipment is very complete. Of course there’s a zipline, which is a staple there.
Sky Ropes
rock climbing

rock climbing
More importantly, there are coffee shops and restaurants, where children can play and adults can drink coffee and have some free time.
As for the fee, it is not very expensive, the children’s rope net area is two hours, and if on Saturdays and Sundays, the children’s rope net array is $20 for 1 hour and $40 for 2 hours, and the more advanced rope net array is $25 and 2 hours for 1 hour. $40.
Address:51 Kingston Rd, Underwood QLD 4119
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Taro’s Ramen-South Brisbane

I went to Westend earlier, and I had the opportunity to try another restaurant here, so I went to Taro’s Ramen for lunch.

Taro Ramen should be the earliest generation of ramen shops in Brisbane. In my memory, as early as in my college days around 2003, they had already opened in the city, and my classmates said that the ramen there is very delicious. Later, I also had the opportunity to eat ramen there, which was a good impression, but it was many years ago.
This time I visited their west end branch, which is located between Southbank and Westend, so you can get off at the bus stop at the Culture center, which is very convenient.
Taro's Ramen-South Brisbane
The decoration is neat, and each table has iPads to order food, which is very convenient.
tonkotsu ramen($18.50)
First of all, I ordered the tonkotsu ramen, calls the treasure of their shop, their soup base is very flavorful and creamy, which is what I like, and the noodles are very chewy. My wife ordered the Shoyu Ramen and it was also good. The soup base was fragrant, and the noodles very chewy too. I like them all. That is a bit sad, no free extra ramen, $3 per bowl.
Japanese Gyoza
Of course, there are also some Japanese Gyoza that children like, they are all attractive and delicious.

To sum up, if there is a chance, you can find there for lunch, and you will definitely go there. Unfortunately, there is no branch in the south, and I don’t know when there will be another chance.
Business Hours: 7 Days 12–2pm, 5:30–8pm
Address :154 Melbourne Street,
South Brisbane
QLD 4101
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Since the epidemic began, it has been a long time since I left the city.

However, when I had the opportunity to visit the city earlier. I found a lot of changes here, such as a new coles local. Before, I have heard of this new Coles brand, mainly high-end and some local brands. This time, I have really had the opportunity to visit the one at Adelaide Street in person.

The storefront is bright and spacious, the furnishings of the goods are more stylish, and all the refrigerators have doors, giving people a clean feeling. However, the price of the goods seems to be similar to that of the other branches, but I can’t see the half-price specials. But there are some non-alcoholic gins that don’t seem to be found in other coles.

In my previous blog posts, I said that the Newnham Hotel is a great place to meet friends. Recently, I also attended another friend’s dinner party at Club Southside.
It was a Saturday night, so the parking lot was almost full during peak hours, and the inside was almost full, so you really needed to book a table to suit you.

Once inside, the restaurant decorations are grand, and the seating is wide. It’s much better than Newnham Hotel, so it feels good. And they all sit comfortably and have a sense of space. After sitting down, look at the menu. It is not expensive, a main course of more than $20, and the children’s meal is only $10. In Brisbane, it is very reasonable.

Chicken Schnitzel
I ordered Chicken Schnitzel, and it was the same as last time I ordered at Newnham Hotel, so to compare, and again it’s hard to go wrong. Back to the topic, the food is all okay, and it’s all a few crispy. And maybe the environment is better, so I think the taste is better than that of the Newnham Hotel.
Fish & Chips

Another selling point is the children’s meal, although it is not buy one get one free, but if you are a member, it is only$10. Furthermore, the portion is quite large, which is almost the same as an adult meal. And if it is a friend under the age of twelve, a cup of ice cream will be given. As for the taste, the children ordered Fish & Chips, and the children will definitely say that this food is delicious.
If you are a member, you can save $5 per meal, and the membership fee is $5 a year, so as long as you order one meal or more, you can “earn” the membership fee back.

To sum up, this dinner is really good, the environment is quite comfortable, and you can sit there for two or three hours, and the food is also okay.

76 Mount Gravatt – Capalaba Rd
Upper Mount Gravatt 4006

I went to Pinelands plaza for lunch the other day. D’s Sizzling HouseD's Sizzling House is closed for good.I used to have dinner there from time to time when they were in Little Taipei more than 20 years ago. I still remember that there are sizzling steaks, toasts, and drinks for about $10, which are affordable. However, not anymore. In the past two years, Sunny Seoul and Haoke are closed. Garden city has changed its name and is no longer Garden city anymore. During this time, friends will gradually become strangers.I feel like getting old. That sounds like my era is near to be ended.