Suddenly I’m in Paris and Barcelona again. This time it’s for work.

I’ve heard of the sales seasons in Europe long time ago, and I didn’t think I’d have a chance to experience it. Now I’m here… shopped a bit (happily). The big word of “SOLDES” is everywhere in Paris, and I could feel the whole city was excited by the huge discounts. All the women were out hunting for their favourite items. What a scene!

And I’m now back to Barcelona again… during the World Cup final! But again, watching the FIFA game in Barcelona is actually a bit strange – because of the Catalyna and Spain tension lately. I’m not sure how many people in Barcelona actually wants Spain to win. What a complex feeling. Yesterday, one day before the FIFA final, there is a huge demonstration downtown BCN, urging for independence. Every country has its own problem – just like the Chinese saying that “every family has its own story”. This time, I’m living in a different area – rather than close to the hardcore touristy area of Passeig de Gracia, I’m near Placa de Francesa Maria. The feeling is actually quite different – comparable to the downtown-uptown feeling.

But every time I’m in BCN, it seems there are still things that I haven’t seen/tried before. The local districts/communities, the summer drinks, different beaches… I was in the middle of the Gay Pride Parade in Sitges this weekend! But I always wonder why the Pride Parade is always like that… people dressing up strangely, role-playing and SM, etc.

Meeting and work on Monday, then heading back to Shanghai Tuesday morning. It seems life is too short. Enjoy every moment.

One thought on “Suddenly

  1. It’s always role-playing and SM because just the goods don’t excite them… they can just take off their own pants and see the goods.

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