Waking up early makes sense.
90 minutes later – it is still early.
7.30 is not the best time to travel.
A trip to the city takes twice as long as usual.
I wake up once again to the thin rain and tall SOHO building with German consulate buried somewhere in the 8th floor.
Health code green.
Elevator to 8th.
Mobile phone into a safety box #47.
Why not #46?
Thank you for your kind help.
Thin rain and swarms of office plankton hurrying to work armed with large black umbrellas.
Black umbrellas everywhere.
Portman Ritz Carlton is in 3 min walk.
Did I really want to take a cab?
What is poached?
Ah, ok. Yes poached please
Does it include coffee?
One cappuccino please.
Hey love. Arrived. See you in a sec.
My friend joins me.
She looks fresh.
– How often do you take time to think about business strategy?
Global goals of your company.
What has to go? What has to be developed further?
– Way too seldom.
Daily operations take all attention.
– Same here.
There is an important activity I want to delegate.
I need a person who has a talent to make a well fitting beautiful garments from mediocre or bluntly ugly drawings.
A talent like this is a rare find.
– Yes. Same here.
Our head designer breaks his head about assistant designers not being able to take the lead in a project.
– So does he come up with all concepts?
– Yes. He does.
– Hm. I am sure there is a way to recruit who I need.
Clarity action: 1) write a standard operating procedure for prototyping.
2) Allocate people to it.
– See you soon!
– See ya!
– No, I have no appointment.
Is Sam around?
I would love to get a haircut.
– Sam? Can you please come down? There is a client for you. No she doesn’t have an appointment.
He’ll be with you in a sec.
I could have slept till 12.
So much fun instead.
– Coffee? Tee? Lemon water?
– Lemon water please.
– It’s been long time.
– Yes. Same cut please.
– Thank you, Sam.
I see you, well… in half a year.
I want to buy this top on Nanjing Lu.
I want to go to bank on Huai Hai Lu.
14.30 in the bus.
Ticket – CNY 6.
I take a nap.
– Excuse me? Is it your bag?
– Oh. Yes. Thank you!
Almost forgot my new top in the bus.
New concrete paved road.
Gentle scent of tiny white petals swirling in the air… kissing me goodbye… until I am back again.