So here's the entry for Day 2, written on Day 6.
At the top of my list of places to go to, Crystal Mall was probably ranked as the most important mall to go to while I had to go to while I was here. Being the kind person that he is, my uncle drove me and my grandparents all the way to Burnaby, uttering not one complaint as we slowly edged through the insane amount of traffic nor when we had to go up five levels of parking before we could find a spot.
As it was around lunchtime, we decided to grab lunch first before exploring. (Well, before I explored anyway.)
After scouring the food court for something small (since I really wasn't that hungry after a 10 o'clock breakfast), I decided to settle for an Asian club sandwich.
And what, you may ask, is an Asian club sandwich? Well, it is a sandwich you will definitely NEVER want to try in your lifetime. One made with extremely oily leftover pieces of chicken pan-fried to ickiness, salty and sloppy omelettes that were probably made by adding 4 tablespoons of oil to the pan in addition to the egg mixture itself, a quarter slice of tomato and the teensiest bit of lettuce I've ever seen in my life (green bits remain unfound) sandwiched between slices of chemically-bleached white bread that were first toasted then had about 5 tablespoons of butter slathered on top of them - in short, a health-foodie's worst nightmare.
Needless to say, my stomach felt pretty wacky after ingesting half of that foul-tasting monster of a sandwich that stripped my shopping funds of $5.65. But the afternoon following lunch was pretty good. Heck, it almost made consumption of the oil-abundant sandwich worth it. ALMOST.
Since I was determined to hunt down a couple Korean beauty products and K-Pop goods, my relatives left me to wander the mall on my own while they chilled on the benches.
- First Stop: Everyday Gifts, aka my fave place to find amazing K-Pop deals and my only source of Etude House products.
Upon stepping in, I was already welcomed by a semi-recent pre-recorded performance of BTOB playing in the shop window. Advancing inward, I began to flip through all the K-Pop goodies they had, but was quite disappointed when not a single B.A.P, nor EXO, poster could be located. Rounding the shelf though, I discovered an EXO-K mini poster and a GINORMOUS object with B.A.P on the front. It was the Recording Take 3 Photobook! And selling for only $30 too! (YesAsia sells this for a whopping $50 USD!!)
I grudgingly put it back down and made my way towards the makeup counter.
SHINee's MiniME fragrances were undeniably cute though - especially for a sucker for cute packaging like me. (Though I do think that the Harajuku Lovers' packaging was cuter; it was 3D as well.) After taking a whiff of all of them, I narrowed my favourite down to Taemin's Miss Sunshine, a fresh, light and girly scent.
I also bought a hand cream from Nature Republic, a T.O.P folder for one of my friends, a passport case, and a card holder case.
Proceeded to finish off the mall-walk with an uber refreshing cup of no-sugar-added watermelon-coconut milk! =3
Apparently it was ranked the Top 3rd drink from The Little Coffee Shop cafe.
All in all, it was a fun night (minus the fact that part of my nail tore off) and we went to a cafe afterwards for drinks and chatting.