You talk like Marlene Dietrich And you dance like Zizi Jeanmaire Your clothes are all made by Balmain And there’s diamonds and pearls in your hair, yes, there are ..
– From ‘Where Do You Go To My Lovely’ by Peter Sarstedt (1969)
It was crowded on the streets and in the stores today.
As Easter weekend goes, Friday was a Sunday (and German stores close on Sundays), today is Saturday, with tomorrow Sunday— and Monday another Sunday.
The highlight of my day was to rub shoulders with Berlin’s upper crust at KaDeWe.
KaDeWe is Kaufhaus Des Westens, ‘Department Store of the West’, second in size only to Harrods in London.
The eateries on the top floor include an oyster bar— and I’m sure I would have found caviar if I looked for it.
I did not need new tennis shoes right now, but I bought two more pairs from my local tennis store, nonetheless (Avanti Sports on NE 45th St).
I really don’t want them to go bust, because they string my tennis racquets. Besides, these Adidas shoes are shockingly hard to find anywhere online. They are regularly sold out at the Adidas store itself, as well.
I ordered another Banana Republic sweater online.
This one fits me very well, and it’s a keeper.
Sweater in fine merino wool, with pockets and hidden full-length zipper. I could choose between grey and black. Grey is neutral and versatile. Black is much more formal and powerful and (to me), just does not go as well with earthy colors.
So .. what was I up to Thursday? Had my hair cut, had my ‘chompers checked’ (well, cleaned and checked) at the dentist, with the next one already scheduled for September. The hygienist that was assigned to me talked non-stop, and of course I just say hmm and hm-mm. She volunteered to clean the Seattle Zoo’s gorilla’s teeth as well but said several other volunteers were already lining up ! I also bought up two new short-sleeve shirts for work, trying to make sure they are dressy enough. I’m not used to wearing short sleeves for work, but it’s going to become uncomfortably hot and humid in Daya Bay very soon.
So how about modeling a nice Puma shirt I got in Hong Kong? (only US$20). Like it? I have always liked the jumping puma logo. The best part is the clothing labels that come with it .. ‘Designed and constructed for the fit and comfort of the Asian body .. evidently I have an extra-large Asian body !
And then the little advisements on the red label : Love Your Neighbor/ Eat More Greens/ Cheer Up It Might Never Happen/ Wash This When Dirty : )