Why not?

30 06 2015

It might be (it is) not the best coffee of the world, but it’s a place that saved me from depression in Longgang during my last period in China, and therefore I have lots of respect for Starbucks.

So why not killing some time before practice in one shop close to Karlin dojo?


And like in China, the time goes by relaxing, looking around at the people walking past and the local beauties inside and outside the place, hoping maybe to struck a word or two with one of them and get a contact (for what use, even I still am not sure… but like in China, a contact is always good, and can lead to something..).

But knowing I’m not that good at picking up girls (ahhh always easier for any girl to pick up boys! That’s not fair 😉 ), I always come prepared, equipped with a good book:


Last update: it might be a worldwide Starbucks rule, but in so many different places for some cosmic reasons the prettiest Starbucks working girl is always the one most effectively hidden behind the coffee machines and counter top things. Is there a tactic so people will come back trying to sit in different places or staying longer and consuming more hoping the girl would eventually move? Hope to date such a girl and get an answer one day in the future….

New book, new drink, same place

16 05 2013


I can’t actually say “same old place”, because even if I am again enjoying Starbucks drink and a Murakami book in one of my usual places in Hangzhou, it has changed a lot since last time I was here!

I started reading Murakami book about running, maybe to find some inspiration for doing something very healthy that I totally dislike. Or maybe just because I would read an essay about eating crap if it was written by Haruki san!

For a change I’m drinking a frappuccino even if I will take also a double espresso soon, because the weather demands it: continuous heavy rain, probably since a couple of days ago!


Yeah, the place is quite different from.. 6 months ago or so.. I don’t really like it now. They made it more modern looking, more functional (at the table there are a few extra power plugs) but I think it is much colder than before (and I don’t mean the air condition!).

That’s life probably… Everything aims to be practical losing on the way some warm feelings. Or maybe I’m just getting old.

The answer in a couple of hours: practice and it’s about 6 months (last time here) since the last session I taught, with the exception of a class in my home town in Italy.. At least tonight I can speak English: easier!!