(I mean, late-night packing and insomnia don't make for a particularly great experience either.)
The flight was short however, and relatively punctual considering the minimal departure delay of ten minutes. The Boeing pulled in shortly after 10 AM PST, with Vancity welcoming us with typically grey, overcast skies and a light drizzle.
Nature Republic had apparently made their debut into the import product-based shopping centre three months ago, joining Tony Moly on the second floor, another store that had popped up following the K-beauty invasion.
Bubble Waffle Cafe is a food court favourite that's managed to endure years of handling the lunch hour rush. Despite their lengthy lineups and sometimes inconsistent egg waffle batter (the degree of crispiness varies), it still remains to be my preferred spot for a noodle soup and iced Hong Kong Milk Tea combo.
The quality of the cream puffs have undeniably maintained uniformity since their opening date: the exterior boasted crisp and aromatic properties, while the fillings were smooth, creamy, and bursting with flavour. Original was a sweet vanilla, Green Tea was an airy take almost reminiscent of green tea frozen yogurt, and Black Tea was lovely and extra fragrant. They were the exact definition of pure indulgence, all without the buttery heaviness and unnecessarily sickening aftertaste commonly experienced post-consumption of Western-styled baked goods.