Things have been so full on since I got back from Australia.
Work has just been hectic, what with events and a Midnight Launch for Battlefield 3. Pretty nice Midnight Launch as well. I had a DJ and everything! Small turn out, but everyone there was a GC so its all good.
This week was a 6 day week (Day 6 is about to begin)
I can’t wait til today is over so I can just chill with my Owey.
I still have this damned chest infection. I can’t seem to shake it. Probably due to stress and not resting.
I went to city mall after work yesterday to check it out. It just opened for the first time yesterday. The only part open is the side of Cashel Mall that my store used to be on. It’s so hard to believe how different it is, when walking down there I can actually still imagine all the old stores that used to be there (pre Earthquake)
It’s a really nice part of town now, filled with all kinds of ritzy shops. A lot of high end fashion stores.
It still makes me kinda sad though. There’s a clothing store and a Cafe where my store used to be. I wanted to get a photo yesterday but it was way too packed.
Where The Bog used to be is now a car park =(
Dimitris is still standing for now, but not operating. I think their building’s fate depends on the building they’re backed up on.
I miss Cathedral Square and Hereford street. These massive changes are going to take some getting used to.
I read in the newspaper that Sol Square is relatively unscathed, and they want to reopen as soon as possible.
That would certainly be nice.
It did irritate me a little that there were a handful of Occupy Christchurch protesters there, going on about how the rich should share their money with the poor (because it’s such a high end shopping centre now). Couldn’t they leave it alone?
Christchurch is trying to get back on it’s feet and I think it’s really great to see that they’ve put a lot of effort into it, and gotten some shops in that will bring some revenue into the city’s economy