"It's a part of the calendar." I had answered matter-of-factly. Though, in reality, I hadn't ever pondered this topic, but merely accepted it as a recurring event that would rear its head every four years.
Superseding the unexpectedly long evening was a gloomy work-from-home instance, that later unfolded into an unavoidable round of errands.
I opted to swap my regular order of egg noodles for flat, rice noodles instead this time. The short strands were plump and spongy - an indication of being overcooked. Other elements, such as tender cubes of beef brisket and springy fish dace balls, remained consistent.
At the east side of First Canadian Place, just before entering the connecting tunnel to Scotia Plaza, was the popular roastery/café's artificial shrubbery-decked storefronts. Featured as the Seasonal Special was the Cascara Cardamom Latte - a five-dollar creation fusing fragrant spices with consistently smooth espresso. The first sip delivered a distinct observation: a profile suppressed of its potential by lack of sweetener; three quick pumps of the syrup bottle amended this dilemma. Many beverages can be enjoyed unsweetened, but it is important to note that Thai Tea, HK Milk Tea, and spice-infused varieties (like Chai) ought to be adhere to their advocated doses.