Over the years, I've observed my affection to reside less with idols and their overdone concepts and broken melodies. Instead, I've turned to calmer tracks, placing emphasis on sound, delivery, and lyric over merely performance. Moreover, the idols that I fell in love with - and still love to this day - have respectively evolved into musicians and artists in their own right, taking an active approach to the creative process.
- Sephora and LCBO (as well as a dental clinic and cannabis store) had opened its doors in the Bay Concourse
- Matcha Lattes were re-introduced to the York Concourse McDonald's
- Decathlon's highly-anticipated concept store had opened for retail matters, Click & Collect services for online orders, and bike tune-up services
But, of course, the 504 was a short turn that concluded at Church Street. Alighting the next one while catching upon Woo Young Woo led me to missing my stop, then trekking back to Queen from Dundas and Broadview.
What's worse, a sliver of white lined the adjacent strands of hair - hair that I had just washed and tinted the night prior and styled before my departure! I was provided assistance in the form of Kleenex and gentle wiping. We both agreed that, at the very least, it hadn't landed directly on my unshielded scalp, or on the cotton elements of my ensemble.
An exceptionally thin beef patty was fitted between mayo-style sauce, shredded lettuce, and a plush potato bun, arguably as fluffy as McDonald's, but not nearly as sweet. The portion was meager, yet adequate enough to curb hunger and sustain strength for the GA journey.
Bathrooms were located at the foot on a narrow staircase. In fact, the steep corridor was so narrow that two-way traffic could not occur simultaneously. The stalls were roomier and, surprisingly, cleaner than those of The Opera House Grill & Patio, which many of us in the queue had visited prior to entering.
Of course, I wasn't the only one to be amazed. The girls to my right were overheard exclaiming, "Oh, he's cute!", while those behind me debated his relationship status, urging one another to pose their burning inquiry: "Are you single???". Even the Thai ahgase fell victim to his charms.
Room for Two has been on repeat for me since its discovery on Spotify, and I was more than thrilled to see the artist in person. He didn't end up performing the track, but garnered greater interest with several unreleased tunes and an impeccably smooth tone. Occasional footwork and effortless enunciation earned additional points.
"Who?" I peered in the direction of her gaze, puzzled.
"The other guy!" She repeated, "in the denim jacket. Do you see?"
Quite frankly, I couldn't. Not until I shifted towards her that I caught a glimpse of her line of sight.
If I hadn't misheard him, the unreleased tracks are "coming (to Spotify) soon", with a debut scheduled for early 2023 (!!!).