In a routine errand day, we went to Megamall to get Jaycelle’s custom-made rubber stamp and of course, Bryce’s visit to the toy store.
The plan was for Jaycelle and Bryce to head there first and after work, I would follow. It was a walking distance of only 2 km. from the office to the mall.
There at Toy Kingdom, I met with Jaycelle and Bryce. As usual, Bryce had his wide-eyed expression with all the different toy sections inside the store. At his age of three and a half, he was still satisfied playing with the toys in their unopened packaging. Most of the time we would leave toy stores empty-handed—but not today.
We bought the cheapest X-Shot toy gun because of all the tissue cores lying around the house. Apart from serving as blank canvases for Bryce’s artworks, we thought of stacking and “bunging” (read: hitting) them with foam bullets.
Nothing can be more draining than walking in great lengths in a big mall. We hit up our Booky app to see restaurants that we liked. Jaycelle had her mind set on Sizzlin’ Steak. There was no available seat in sight when we got there. Good thing that I asked a waiter if he could seat us three—because he suggested that we sit at Teriyaki Boy which was just by the side.
After getting our stomachs full and fully-charging our willpower to do another round of malling, we checked out HSBC for their credit card promos and dropped by Watson’s for Jaycelle’s errand.
Bryce and I went outside Watson’s to check out his brand new toy gun. There we tested how powerful the projectile was. I was surprised how far the bullet flew. It was perfect for the tissue cores and other things that we could shoot.
By 9 p.m., we were sure we wanted to go home already when Jaycelle remembered she wanted to get some pastries from Tous Les Jours. It was an hour past the time that they put the products on sale—she was worried that all the good varieties were already plucked out. Luckily, she still got some good ones—especially the one stuffed with cream cheese—which are our favorite.
To cap off our errand at the mall, we dropped by the grocery to replenish our stocks (also to get lost in their confusing isles). Exactly at the checkout counter, Bryce gave in and dozed off. It was a long and tiring and productive day, indeed.