Yesterday was the end (at least for me) of 2 weeks full of new places and people. We went to Bochum to the Bermuda3eck, stopped at two places to have a drink and to play foosball and ended in a bar, where you could dance. It was really crowded and in the beginning the music was not that good, but I had fun to dance with the people I started to like more and more during the last two weeks.
This post is dedicated to the lady, which requested more posts. This is what I wear today to go around town with my university's freshmen. It is raining, but surprisingly warm so I hope they will have fun while solving riddles and searching places. If I am in the mood I will document their quest or maybe even help them.
The other day my brother, my sister and me went to a DRK secondhand shop, which is located in the Seestraße 55, 13347 Berlin. As you may know I love Kilo-Secondhand shops. My favourite ones raised the price per kilo, that's why I searched for alternate shops and I found this one.
DRK stands for Deutsches Rotes Kreuz (German Red Cross). They get the clothes from donations and are financing their projects from the sale's profit.
Inside the shop there is a kilo and a fixed price section for clothes and you can search through cupboards of old books.
The shop is a little bit unorganized as you are used to at second hand shops, but they created little corners, where they are displaying accessoires etc. and fashion posters are hanging on the wall. It is decorated heartily.
I found a red top and a black velvet pencil skirt for 5 €. I can only recommand it to you to stop buy and have a look.
After the shop we went to Schraders to have dinner. It is located in the Malplaquetstr. 16b in
13347 Berlin. So if you ever happen to be hungry in Wedding stop by. They make really delicious food.
And then something magical happend. For years and years I was and am complaining that there are no gumball machines any more, where you can buy rings. I never got one as I was a child, but was dreaming about it. So my search went on and on and on this day we found one!
Strangely they are not as they have been packed in plastic balls, so I am not sure if they are there by chance. Besides we tried it and didn't get one. But one day I will come with a lot of change and will get my ring.
The other day my brother showed me this music video.
It is the newest song from Macklemore, an american rapper/hip hop artist, and his producer Ryan Lewis.
In it's biography it is said: "Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ music is distinct for channeling
cultural moments and refreshingly self-aware testimony through candid
lyricism and expertly crafted composition. [...]
acklemore’s freshman release in 2005, Language of My World, featured
production by Rhymesayer’s Budo and was well-received by circles who
noted Macklemore’s fresh perspective and a striking balance of insight
and levity. After several subsequent years of artistic stagnation and
frustration due to substance abuse, Macklemore made a commitment to
sobriety with a newfound, more intrinsic dedication to his music. The
catalyst to this change was establishing a partnership and ongoing
collaboration with Ryan Lewis, an accomplished, consummate artist in
design, photography, and production, who also acts as Macklemore’s
As it is about thrift shops in general (and Goodwill in particular) and I am a huge fan of second hand clothes, I thought I'd share it with you. I think it's a good song, which shows that you don't have to buy new (as in new fabricated) clothes to create a good look. Besides buying second hand can be cheap and it is environmentally friendly.
Actually, I wish there would be stores like Goodwill in Germany. The only ones, which I can think of to be similar to it, are charity shops like HUMANA or DRK secondhand shops. But it's rare to find clothes for 99 Cent there. Or did you make other experiences?
(quote taken from https://www.facebook.com/Macklemore/info)
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