This Friday(03/09/2016), Brisbane Festival will begin. This festival will be a month long, end on 24/9. There will be a number of theater and music programs across Brisbane for this festival. For the detailed schedules, please check out their website.
However, the key note event will be in Culture Forecourt in south bank. The forecourt will be transformed a place calls “ARCADIA”. In there,two giant tents,‘Magic Mirrors’ and ‘Aurora’, is setup. Inside, there will be music, cabaret and comedy talent performance during the day and night.
Also, at Arcadia, there will be a giant 3D street art which is a 3D wall and floor illusion.
The most attractive event will be sunsuper riverfire on 24/9 7pm at the southbank. Also, before the fireworks, there will be some air shows from Air force!/
Yesterday, I went to Harbour Town in Gold Coast for shopping. I found there are a lot of stores are on sales, such as $5 T-Shirt in Cotton-on and Extra 25% off for VIP member in Sheridan. The most attractive discount was in Adidas. That was 50% off storewide! I bought a pair of sport shoes for $49! What’s a bargain! Moreover, I bought a t-shirt for running for $14, that was a good deal too.
According what I saw in the store, there were no information about how long this 50% off offer lasts. But I found a lot of goods were out of stocks and some items had stocks, but I did not find my size. Moreover, there was a long queue in front of cashier. I spent more than 30 minutes in the queue. So, if you want to check this 50% off offer, please consider these!
Tomorrow, 27/8, Sunnybank Plaza will have a one day sale event. A lot of shops in Sunnybank will have some special offers, such as Buy a standard coffee get one free offer in Shingle Inn and $9.90 Fish & Chips with a can of soft drink in Sunni Cafe. Also, during the day, there will be some snap special offers. These will only last for 10 minutes at the scheduled time. At 12:30 noon, Chatime will have buy one get one free offer on their drinks.
I remember last year, Sunnybank Plaza had that sort of one day sale event. I was in there too, that wasn’t too bad at all. The only things I felt bad about was spending too much on the queue of getting that buy one get one free offer in Chatime. Thus, if you have some free time, that is worth to have a look. For further details, please visit their website.
Thor 3 is filming in Village Roadshow Studios, Gold Coast. Also, this week, the film crew drove up to Brisbane CBD to take some film shots. The site is near Mary and Margret Street. This afternoon, I and my wife was in City for an appointment. Thus, we took this opportunity to go this site. We did not see any super stars, such as Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston. We saw the crowd of fans at the street and some film crew members were working for film preparation. I thought that would be a long wait for the stars coming. Also, the crew members were very nice, I saw them gave a number of bottled waters to the crowd. At the end, we spent five minutes in there, then we went home. If you want to see them to film the movie, I think that is still possible, I checked the Mains Road website, there will be some road closures for this film until 31 August.
Recently, I need to be in Brisbane City a lot for my work. Almost every times, I passed King George Square on my way to work. I found there were a lot of events in there. I saw a street market in there for a few times. There were a few stalls for selling fruits and vegetables. Even tonight, I was in there too. There was a street night market. A few street food stalls were in there, some of them were selling pasta and pizza, even some chinese cuisine too! Also, I heard there will be a Korean Culture Festival tomorrow from 10am to 4pm. I believe there is some events every day!
Last Friday, I got a letter about Australian Census. Next Tuesday(9th August, 2016) is the census night. Every one in Australia, included oversea students, visitors, residents, is required to fill in the census information. If you do not do that, you will receive a fine. This year, you can fill the census form online via this website at the census night, you should already receive a letter from Australian Bureau of Statistic. There is a PIN and you need to enter the PIN to the website, then you can do the census form. If you do not want to do that online please call 1300 820 275 for requesting a paper form.
Last week, we had a very warm winter. During afternoon, there was up to 28 degree and also there was a quite humid too. That made the most early of morning during last week was very foggy. I was able to see the car just in front of mine. I even could not see the traffic light around three cars away of me. I also heard some flights are delayed last week, because of the foggy weather. That is good, this morning, when I got up the cold weather is back, the foggy morning should not appear, however, this sort of weather is so easy to get a cold!
Last Sunday, I was with a church group. We were looking for a place where was a suitable for a lunch meeting. We wish to find a place with good coffee and not very busy. Finally, we picked the Flying Pepper in Lifestyle center at Rochedale Estate.
I remember there was a coffee shop in Lifestyle, but it did not have a regular opening hours. Last year, I was in there for a couple times, but I have not seen it opening at all. That is a good news, that coffee shop is changed the management early this year, it calls Flying Pepper. I went there around noon on Sunday, there were around ten customers, not very busy. still plenty of tables available which is good for a lunch meeting. Moreover, the staff is very friendly and helpful. The menu contains some usual of items in a coffee shop such as Egg Benedict, fish & chips, also they have some Asian Favors, such as Sushi and Curry Rice. That is good for us. Lastly, they have great coffee too.
End up, we had around 8 people in there. We ordered some lunch and coffee, plus we stayed in there about two hours.
120 Kate Circuit,
Monday: 9am – 3:30pm
Wednesday to Friday: 9am – 3:30pm/ 5:30pm – 8:30pm