Brisbane Festival – Sunsuper Riverbreakfast

Yet another long due post, this time about one Brisbane Festival event that took place a day after QBE Riverfire. Sunsuper Riverbreakfast is a free breakfast event for Brisbanites and visitors to enjoy at Goodwill Bridge. The brekky is sponsored by Alliance Française Brisbane and hence the Fench breakfast offerings.

On that day, I had just attended the 8am mass at St Stephen’s Cathedral (yes, thanks to Brisbane Transport two additional services on Sunday & public holiday morning passing through my current suburb). I was aware of this event since I got the Brisbane Festival booklet. So after the mass, I walked to QUT Gardens Point campus looking for Goodwill Bridge. I was lost for a while though, circling around Old Government House instead. But in the end, I managed to get to Goodwill Bridge.

The Goodwill Bridge was guarded by a private security officer. And the queues were already long. Most of the ‘breakfast-seekers’ could speak French, I guess members or students of the main sponsor. The volunteers put cheese, strawberries, croissant and I forgot the rest (due to the old nature of this post). You could take apples and yoghurts (Vaalia brand) separately in another queue.

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A snap of the free brekky

As the Goodwill Bridge became more and more crowded, I decided to eat my brekky at South Bank Parklands ‘dead’ food court area. It tasted good (since it’s free!). You could also take a bottle of sprinkle water from the Mater Hill end of the bridge. Unfortunately, I didn’t take and anyway even if I took it I would regret it because I don’t really like sprinkle water. I got a sprinkle water for another Brisbane Festival event, West End Live.

That was not the first time though I got free brekky (I think there is another post on free brekky in this blog). Another free brekky event was Channel Seven ACT Kids appeal at Central Station offered free brekky as well with Channel Seven Brisbane personalities (Rod, Kay, Shane, Pat and John).

Well, I definitely am looking forward to more free brekky events be it for charity or just for the sake of fun. But for now, corn flakes will be my staple breakfast. Enjoy your day, have a great weekend! 😀

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Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day

On Tuesday, 21 April 2009, American ice cream chain Ben & Jerry organised Free Cone Day to everybody in Singapore. They gave out free cone ice cream in 6 different outlets islandwide.

Some of the ice cream flavours were:

-Chocolate

-Chocolate Macadamia

-Coffe Coffee Buzz Buzz Buzz

-Vanilla

Actually, on that day I had a remedial class that lasted till 4.30 pm at school. But I forced myself to go because this is only happening once in a year. Some of my friends are interested to participate in this event but in the end they did not go because of various reasons.

Here is my report on the event, I guess it’s the journey:

Traffic Situation

This was the traffic situation that day

MacPherson MRT

MacPherson MRT station, next to my school. I heard it’s opening next year

Paya Lebar MRT
Paya Lebar MRT station that evening

Iklan di MRT

Attractive advertisement aboard the carriage train promoting Carls Jr. Sorry for the blur image.

Ben & Jerry - Coffee Coffee Buzz Buzz Buzz

I opted for Coffe Coffee Buzz Buzz

More on this:

I went to Ben &Jerry stall at Raffles City Mall in City Hall area. The queue was long and most of them are students (junior colleges mostly) and I was served by girls in yellow t-shirts (they are not a PAD demonstrators for sure). It took about 10-15 minutes to get to the booth.

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