In March, I witnessed West Coast-like dreariness, steadfast showers, sudden snowfall, and above-seasonal temperatures - all in a period of under five weeks. Mother Nature's unpredictability wrecked havoc on overall well-being (as well as my jacket dry cleaning schedule). Just as I was about to thank my down coats for another season of snow, the flurries hit, and the mercury dropped once again.
The national event convinces many Canadians to support the (once-)local coffee franchise in spite of their regular orders and shop preferences, myself included. On more than once occassion, I put forth the effort to include a Timmy's run into my day, even while possessing complete access to a collection of brewing equipment and materials at home.
The newly-introduced Dark Roast was bland and watery; the Chocolate Chip cookie was too thin and sugary, therefore rendering it unsatisfactory. And no, I didn't win anything either.
I believed myself to be more than generous enough after yielding to another purchase, and then another after RUTR failed me again. But regardless of the location of purchase, it was all positively revolting. Hot Chocolate should be renamed to "Synthetic Sugar Syrup Drink", for there was no milk, no chocolate, nor any traces of cocoa powder.
The Sourcream Glazed donut was the final straw. The circular mounds had definitely shrank in both depth and width since last year's prize redemption time, but I simply waved that off and proceeded to sink my teeth into the glazed specimen. One bite in, I found myself gagging at the extreme sweetness, but continued to chew anyways. Quickly gulping the chunk down with a swig of water, I took my second bite, only to overwhelmed with an even stronger punch of sugar on sugar. Instead of a chewy, satisfying donut, it seemed that I was merely eating spoonfuls of sugar.
The piece was regurgitated. The paper bag was tossed.
Tim Horton's is forever off the grid.
After a semi-successful run with The Face Shop's CC Long Lasting Cushion (it dried up so rapidly to the point where application became impossible), I was in desperate need of a solution. For the sake of timeliness, I couldn't afford to order a specific product online.
I took my chances of the existing inventory at Multi Brand, eventually purchasing the Ampoule Cushion on impulse for approximately two times its online retail price. Ugh, so much for skillful planning.
Scent-sensitive users take care: the underlying foundation retains a touch of floral. This aspect doesn't bother me at all; rather, it is the yellow cast from an improper shade choice ("4 - Ginger") that irks me with each application.
Hands down, this is my favourite Tea of the Month yet! I've likely purchased at least one cup per week.
5) A flaming pan of Dakgalbi from Joons
8) Studying visuals, including my teal tumbler from DAVIDsTEA and a not-so-flaky Chocolate Croissant from the campus cafeteria
9) Frankenfrap and Almond Croissant from Starbucks (Who, in the right mind, would add peach lemonade to a Frappuccino instead of peppermint syrup?? Oh I digress.)
11) Phenomenal meals from The Poke Box
12) The resulting image from a spotty GO bus window
15) Various meals ingested throughout the month.
My previous purchases amounted to enough Vicinity points to redeems a smoothie of my choice, so I concluded my Square One run with a sweet, milky Coconut Smoothie and a Mango Banana Smoothie (the $3.99 Daily Special). Both were tasty and satisfying, though while real fruit had evidently been blended within the icy drinks, the ingredient list was not exempt from fillers, flavour powders, and sugar syrups. Either way, I was content that the flavours were not compromised with artificial additions.
And to supplement my previous comments toward Su&Shi Burrito, the merging of the two food court stalls is official (and likely implemented by the crew behind spring rolls).
21) UB coming to rescue my sanity when essentially everything in life amounts to an unbelievable amount of stress and mental instability - 진영 아, 너없이 못살아 ♡.