November 15, 2013 by tvo320
Today was a jam packed day with a fun festival, outdoor film, and a surprise birthday party! I went to the Containveral Festival (CF) where shipping containers turn into retail spaces, performances spaces, and food vendor spaces! Being next to the water, the location was great in Northshore Hamilton and so creative with cool art, film, and music over three weekends. On this particular weekend, CF was also hosting Brisbane International Film Festival’s screening of The Spectacular Now (USA) which I was going to see. The film is a coming of age story of a senior high school student, Sutter who meets a quiet and nerdy girl named Aimee. I don’t want to share too much more so you’ll see it. I really enjoyed it with my gal pals. We could bring our own dinner and enjoy a fun outdoor film in great weather. When the festival finishes, the space will turn into the Eat Street Market (ESM) where you can eat international cuisine, shop local, and listen to great music. ESM is only open on the weekend, Friday and Saturday evenings from 4.00pm to 10.00pm. I highly recommend it and can’t wait to go back!
After the film, we headed over to my friend Diego’s place to surprise our dear friend Corey. Corey thought that he was cooking dinner with Diego. Little did he know that his nearest and dearest friends were hiding in the bathroom and living room waiting for his arrival! I can’t remember a time that I went into a bathroom with 15 other people just to surprise someone. 😉 He had no idea and the look on his face was priceless. Corey has a zest for life and is very passionate about health, teaching, and continuous personal growth. He loves to read and we have shared books that have really helped us in our leadership methodology and mindset. His motto is “Life is Fun!” and we definitely brought some fun into his life on his special day. We had a great time together drinking sangria before heading to the Met for a great night of dancing! Happy Birthday Corrado! Hope that you’ll never forget this special birthday in Straya. The rest of our fun life photos can be found here!