Beirut & Boxing Day MadnessDecember 27th, 2009
I’m a lil bit disgusted buy the consumer greed that runs rampant through the crowds on boxing day, but I can’t say much about it this year as I myself had to dive into the throng headfirst. Usually I sleep through most of the day following Christmas, so maybe I’m just not desensitized to it? I had a good excuse though; leaving the country for two weeks starting tomorrow left me no choice but to brave the mall-chaos and plead with sales girls to let me do a couple exchanges while I picked up last minute essentials like batteries, foundation …and a couple skirts and tops that were such a good deal I’d be crazy not to pass them up. *blush*
They call it Boxingday Madness for a reason, the crush of my fellow bargain hunters was so thick I could barely move at times! My girlfriend and I expertly weaved our way in and out of the congestion like the seasoned shoppers we both are, but even still this was not a place to be if you were in a hurry (which I was) and we had to take frequent breaks outside to cool off and regain our composure. The day was hot and intense, I think we both walked off our Christmas dinner and then some, but we survived with noone getting too agressive and the general atmosphere was rushed but pleasant. Overall a surprisingly enjoyable experience, but the icing on the cake was my last stop. A big name electronics store that was so suffocating with shoppers you couldnt move unless you took ‘side roads’ meaning random deserted isles and circled around til you closed in on what you wanted. I almost lost my mind trying to find a Middle East compatible power adapter for my hair iron.. but finally a nice sales guy not only helped me but rang me up at one of those little stations, and in doing so let me cut in front of a good 20 people in line. (I didn’t realize there was a line when I asked him for help it was too crowded) Big thanks to my gf and the angel sales guy if you’re reading this you saved my day and my sanity!!! xx
It’s 10pm, I leave for Beirut, Lebanon at 2pm tomorrow and as usual I’m rushing around doing last minute things. I’m about 75% packed but I still have a whole list of things to do before I take off. My boy and I are playing at Citrus nightclub in downtown Beirut this New Years Eve, its going to be magical!!. My first overseas gig! =)
I will of course take many photos to share with all of you, but I may be a little out of touch for the next two weeks, I have no idea what kind of internet access I’ll have out there.
Here’s the flyer…
xoxo <3 Koko Bliss