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4 Apr

Chillin in Summer Brisbane | Australia

It’s winter in Northern Hemisphere, however, now it’s summer with breeze in Australia, Southern Hemisphere. It was my first time to be at the Eagle Street Pier looking at the Story Bridge with blue lights across the river.

儘管現在是北半球的冬天,位在南半球的澳洲則是天氣晴朗且氣候溫和的夏季,故事大橋在夜裡襯托了它美麗的藍色光芒,閃耀動人。

 

 

 

Eagle Street Pier

 

 

It’s winter in Northern Hemisphere, however, now it’s summer with breeze in Australia, Southern Hemisphere. I rarely flew to Brisbane but I did appreciate for some little surprises showed up in my layover for almost every time. This time, I  was intend to only stay in the Hotel and did nothing but saw the pictures of the gorgeous Story Bridge at night in a tour guild book from my hotel room unexpectedly so that I invited two girls to have a dinner with me in a fancy restaurant at the pier. So, it was my first time to be at the Eagle Street Pier looking at the Story Bridge with blue stone lights across the river. Happy Girls’ night at Jade Buddha Bar and Kitchen with such a beautiful night view. Good Night Brisbane.

儘管現在是北半球的冬天,位在南半球的澳洲則是天氣晴朗且氣候溫和的夏季。很少來布里斯本的我,常常想要宅在飯店的原訂計劃總是會被打亂,所以只要每次能體驗一些新鮮事都會很開心。無意間翻到當地旅遊書介紹夜景餐廳,兩位女孩們二話不說就陪我來。澳洲的公開場所非常重視dress code,這是我覺得跟很多國家不一樣的地方,也為此買了一雙超美的香檳金高跟鞋。

這家 Jade Buddha Bar and Kitchen位在鷹街碼頭旁 (Eagle Street Pier),餐廳裡的氣氛也很棒,儘管只是晚餐時間,澳洲女生每個都盛裝出席像是要參加派對一般,聽著音樂,喝點小酒,點了澳洲牛肉漢堡,女孩們不知不覺聊了一個晚上,故事大橋在夜裡襯托了它美麗的藍色光芒,閃耀動人,晚安了,布里斯本。

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Jimmy’s on the Mall 1982

 

 

I’ve been to Brisbane for couple of times. Finally, I got the chance to experience this restaurant decorated like a tree house in the forest on the Queen street, and I just started to know the popular local Australian coffee is called Flat White.

來了布里斯本幾次,終於進來這間經過很多次,位在皇后街市中心街道上如樹屋般的森林餐廳,也現在才知道澳洲特有的咖啡稱作Flat White,是Cappuccino和Latte的混合體。

 

Inchcolm Boutique Hotel Brisbane

 

 

Well…this is my first time to eat such delicate dishes in my life. My colleague and I would like to go to Jamie Oliver’s Restaurant at first, but someone recommended us to have a lunch or dinner in this Inchcolm Boutique Hotel Brisbane. We ordered small plates and main course. Hammed pork jowl, Apple, honey, mustard and hickory. How delicious they are! But just a little bit cost a lot.  Anyway, we were here!

內部充滿英倫風的典雅飯店。這大概是我目前吃過最精緻的餐點,一盤主菜薄薄的就要30澳幣,豬腳肉切片以及清爽的蘋果片,搭上蜂蜜、芥末和山核桃,我們吃了第一口瞪大了眼,在舌尖裡的味道超級無敵美味,終於跨越了只吃韓式料理的行程。坐在窗邊的一對銀髮老夫妻在享用美食的同時,太太看著窗外對先生說:天氣真好,我們等等去散散步吧!好甜蜜的畫面。

 

 

GOMA (Art Gallery of Modern Art)

 

 

It seems like I were in the world of Monsters, Inc. We just visited GOMA (Art Gallery of Modern Art), Queensland Art Gallery. The summer in Brisbane is neither hot nor cold, and I found so many beautiful dresses in the shops, especially my favourite Bohemia Style. This season is perfect to visit Great Barrier Reefs as well.

現代美術館內的展覽充滿著創意與驚奇,彷彿身在怪獸電力公司的世界,看完一系列的作品展出以及吃了美味的午餐之後,才發現原來這大家口中無聊的城市,這幾天原來也可以過得很充實,宅在飯店也是(誤)。不熱也不冷的澳洲夏天,第一次這季節來到布里斯本,又可以穿我最愛的波希米亞夏服,記得之前衝大堡礁的時候是7月的冬天,如果是這季節去就更棒了。

 

 

In-flight Story part.1

 

I rarely take pictures with passengers in my flights unless they are super stars. This time I would like to share with you guys neither travel nor fashion, but my flying story in my last flight from Brisbane to Taipei.

After boarding, the father of this young lady “Kanya” walking toward to me with a cautious face and said in a strong Australian accent : “My daughter will have a Birthday in 45 min. (After 12:00 a.m) Could you do something or anything else can surprise her? I will appreciate your help.” “Really? Today’s flight are really full, but I would inform our colleagues of they can do something.” The father twinkled his eye and left. After take off, of course we were so busy to do the routine procedures and I saw my watch, there were still 20 min left.

Most colleagues were so busy preparing the meals or too shy to sing a birthday song in front of the crowed people. So they are kindly refused. What can I do? I know the birthday is the most special day for a kid, especially at the first day of her life journey. We don’t have any Birthday Gifts like that in our plane. However, I wrote something in a tiny birthday card with our logo. I took a small chocolate ice cream cup from Business class in the small pater bag.

At 12 o’clock, the father twinkled his eye to make a sign when I approached to their seats. One sweet colleague came with me. We said Happy Birthday and song without caring other people watching. Little girl was so shy at first but with a lovely smile on her face from her heart.

Her bigger sister and brother looked so happy as well. The father gave us a thumb up with a satisfied smile as well. Doing little things really are kind of mercy. The Family said goodbye so friendly after leaving the aircraft. This was my first time to sing a birthday song to my little passenger. Sorry guys. It was too rush so that there is no video. Sharing you this photo with a sweet girl and wish her all the best.

布里斯本-台北的班機,登機後,澳洲爸爸小心翼翼地走向我,再過45分鐘(整點)就是他小女兒的生日,希望能給她一些驚喜,什麼都好。這是我第一次唱生日快樂歌給飛機上的小客人,因為我知道生日對一個小朋友而言,是一件多麼重要的事,尤其在她的長旅途的第一天。每次經過她身邊,她都會用害羞的笑容看著我,最後她離開時帶著開心的臉龐,相信這趟旅行應該讓她充滿難忘的回憶。

 

 

In-flight story part.2

 

Staying in the Hotel for almost 2 days without actually going out to the city centre, but I felt so comfortable writing my blog and arranging the photos. That’s right, it doesn’t like what I normally did in my layover to explore all the time. Sometimes I have to balance the budget and listen to my body. After taking enough rest before the flight, I love this turn-around flight today from Brisbane – Auckland. Passengers were so nice and gave me so much feedbacks! I think that’s why I love this job not only for traveling benefits.

One thing very interesting is that, it is now summer in Auckland as well, but we felt so cold actually after the ground staff opening the door. While staying in the aircraft waiting for the ground preparation finished, all of us used the blanket to cover our body. The ground staff laughed and said: “ The weather today is pretty nice than any other day!” Now I understand it is still cooler in New Zealand even in summer.

在布里斯本飯店宅了快兩天,好希望這裡就是我臺灣的房間,陽光照進落地窗,同時寫文整理照片好舒服,很不像平常在外站的我沒錯,但有時候還是要在玩樂與體力,當然還有金錢上做取捨。睡飽之後飛奧克蘭心情真好,這段來回的紐澳客人都好熱情,只是一個小小的服務,都會用非常誠摯的眼神和口氣說Thank you very much!

奧克蘭下午雖然有陽光,但地停開門後冷風迅速灌進整個客艙,讓大家趕緊把毛毯包裹在身上。我向地勤確認紐西蘭現在是夏天嗎?他們說對,我說可是現在(14度)好冷啊!他們一陣竊笑地說:「今天天氣已經算不錯了!」原來紐西蘭夏天呼吸到的空氣是涼爽的。

See you next time, Brisbane.

布里斯本,下次再見。

 

 

Love,

 

 

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A girl who loves Fashion, Travel, Photography or anything Beautiful. She can speak Mandarin, English and German. She started to create her own personal blog website GWANMIA.com in order to keep recording her amazing stories and share her passions. Follow @gwanmia and give her more feedbacks if you like it!

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