1. Cherry blossoms had been blooming earlier in the month, though the trees were soon ridden of the beautiful, baby pink petals when strong winds and heavy rainfall hit mid-May.
3. Kim Soo Hyun's poster was spotted at The Face Shop in Square One; I had stopped to take a photo beside it, and was somehow offered one of my own!
5. It's been a long time since I stopped for Presotea in Square One - the main reason being that I can find better quality bubble tea (and much better service) elsewhere. Presotea is part of a chain of businesses that offer Vicinity points; upon showing the guy at the cashier, who was later discovered to assume a manager-like status, my purple Vicinity card obtained from Chatime, I was bluntly told that "We are Presotea, not Chatime.". In return, I replied that I understood this very well, but as both businesses were still used Vicinity, the card could also be used at this shop. His reply was nothing but the snatching of my card and the addition of one point.
A large Earl Grey Milk Tea with Grass Jelly was ordered, however we received one with tapioca instead. Not only did the manager provide us with an expression highly unfitting for any paying customer when we informed him of his mistake, an annoyed grunt could also be heard as he grudgingly snatched back the cup to add the grass jelly. "There you go!", an angry voice called out as the tea was slapped back onto the counter. Never again, Presotea, never again shall I return. Your courteous attitude has the left the most striking impression in my mind.
10. Donning my construction site gear for the first time rendered my completely ecstatic, despite much sleep deprivation.
17. A car painted completely in gold chrome was spotted whizzing past as we exited.
In order to exit from the platform, one can either climb two, rather steep, flights of stairs and walk through a tunnel to the parking building. From there, elevators can utilized to reach the desired floor, including the ground floor for access to the bus loop.
Alternatively, commuters can also walk past the stairs and down through a short tunnel that emerges on the other side of the track; this enables easy access to the parking lot.
Leaving the lot was a complete nightmare though: as there was only one main path, a massive amount of congestion had resulted from impatient drivers eager to leave the parking lot all at once and regional and local buses trying to enter/exit. I don't think the widening of the path would be too great of a fix, as this would sacrifice the number of parking spaces available, but adding an alternative pathway to Rathburn/Creditview may be a plausible solution.
See you in June!