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Brisbane Festival 2016 is coming


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!/

I think you should not miss out this event!

Adidas Gold Coast Outlet – 50% off storewide

Adidas Sport Shoes


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!


147-189 Brisbane Road
Biggera Waters
QLD 4216


Sunnybank Plaza -one day sale @ Tomorrow

A lot of people were lining up in front of Chatime

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.


Sunnybank Plaza,

Cnr Mains Rd & McCullough St


Queensland 4109

Thor Filming – Brisbane

Thor Filming - BrisbaneThor 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.

Events in King George Square

King George Square

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!

EKKA starts tomorrow

EKKA 2014

From tomorrow to 15/8, EKKA will be held in RNA showground. This is the largest agriculture show in queensland. Thus,  there are a number of corp and animals!


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. 



Please do not miss that!



Australian Census 2016

Australia Census 2016

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.

Night Noodle Markets 2016 Visit


Early of this year, I visited Night Noodle Markets at Southbank.  There were a fair amount  of people in there, even there was a queue waiting to come in before 5pm.

After the entry, there is a outing setting where has a lot of paper cranes. That looks pretty.


Also, there is a half sphere shaped bar.


That looks quite fancy.

This year, we have old favor menu such Hoy Pinoy, Melbourne ,making Filipino street bbq skewers and Japanese Style Pizza, Okonomi.


This year, two skewers will sell $12.

Japanese Style Pizza

Japanese Style Pizza, Okonomi.

Also , this year,the signature food is Watermelon Strawberry Cake!


Well, the queue is too long, I gave up, I did not tried, but a lot of people bought that.

This event only has a few days left, the last date is 31/7! Please don’t miss that!

Fee: Free
Opening Hours:
20/7/2016 to 31/7/2016
Weekdays:5pm til late
Weekends:4pm til late

Where: Cultural Forecourt, South Bank

Foggy Brisbane

Foggy Brisbane

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!

Flying Pepper@Rochedale Estate

Flying PepperLast 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.

Address:Lifestyle Centre,
120 Kate Circuit,
QLD 4123
Tel:07-3423 0040
Opening Hours:

Monday: 9am – 3:30pm

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday to Friday: 9am – 3:30pm/ 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Saturday:  7:30am-4:00pm/5:30pm- 9pm

Sunday: 7:30am-4:00pm