Eat this, feel great (right?)
I’m back in Sweden after 3,5 intensive days in Berlin hanging out with fellow Swedes working all over the world. I had a fun experience when I went with a fellow China-based colleague to visit Berlin’s famous mall “Ka De We” that’s supposed to be “huge” and “massive.” We entered the mall and walked around for a bit, until I couldn’t help myself for any longer: “They call this huge? This is peanuts!”
I’ve obviously been damaged by 4 years in China. Still, I remember the first time I went to Beijing (spring 2006) and a Chinese friend took me to one of the world’s largest malls, located in the outskirts of Beijing. The mall was so large that it took almost 30 minutes to walk around it! My friend told me that if you visited every shop in the mall, staying for a mere 5 minutes in each shop, it would take you more than one week. Now that’s big everyone! However, hands up to Ka De We still, as it had a fantastic deli section, turning me into a mad woman on a (chocolate) shopping spree. How’s a bar of 100% (that’s right!) chocolate for instance? Me and a fellow choco-holic managed to convince ourselves that 100% chocolate actually cannot be bad for us, but rather, the more we eat, the healthier (although maybe not thinner?) we’ll get. A moment later I stepped out of Ka De We, asking myself what on earth had just gotten into me, and made me spend 20 euros on chocolate –thinking it’s going to be good for me? Oh well.
I’ll now spend a few days in Sweden (as a national holiday in China is coming up, tomorrow’s China’s national day –good timing of this trip I must say!) before I go back to my dear Shangers. Running is definitely on the agenda, especially after consuming all of my "healthy chocolate." It's beautiful over here at the moment. Blue skies, a shining sun, and fresh, crisp autumn air. Ahhh, heaven. Amazing that I didn't learn how to appreciate this until I moved away from here.