Wednesday, 7 August 2013

"Knowledge is for sharing. And so are strawberries." Frozen Joghurt @ Wonderpots in Berlin

 During my Europe tour, I went to Berlin and Potsdam to stay with - you probably guessed it - Berlin girl! During one of the days we went to WONDERPOTS, a cafe that sells the healthiest ice cream I know - and by far one of the most delicious organic ones: frozen joghurt with all imaginable fruits and sweets *_* AMAZING.

We went twice, once to their cafe in Berlin-Mitte (lovely atmosphere, quite spacious compared to the other stores)

Georgenstraße, S-Bahnbogen 194
close to the train station Friedrichstr.

and the other time to their cafe in Berlin-Charlottenburg

Hardenbergplatz 2
close to Zoologischer Garten

There are three Wonderpot stores in Berlin, the third one is at the Alexa shopping centre at Alexander Platz.

Berlin girl enjoying her wonderpot <3 Miss you hun!!!

It is THE BEST during warm spring and hot summer days, even if the weather was rather chilly with a bit of sun on the day we went there, the taste really made up for it. 

As a coffee lover, I had to try their espresso which was lovely as well. I'll definitely return when I visit Berlin next time!

My simple choice this time:

Friday, 2 August 2013

Trying to be happy by accumulating possessions is like...

We live in a your-worth-is-what-and-how-much-u-consume world, a fact that I get reminded day by day, not only here in Brazil, but whereever I go. Although it comes to extremes here, with neighbour ladies remembering that I was wearing the same t-shirt on two Sundays of the monthy.

Wow, something I wouldn t really have taken notice myself. It made me aware that a lot of women (not only here) are trapped in the lie that you should only wear most things once - or at least should be seen with it only once. Luckily I was educated in a different way and quite enjoy wearing the same t-shirt - I even have favourites that I wore when I was 15 years old and (lucky that my body almost didn t change since then) still wear today. Same with TV, furniture, name it!

But why worrying about all that? It saves so much money and time to just keep the stuff to its basics, less maintenance work, less time working and more free time to do things instead of accummulating possessions in order to throw them away when the new bigger and better "trend" comes up. It is probably one of the main things that keep people in the debt and credit card trap spending money on clothes each month, being unable to save money and eating low quality food instead... to name just one of the side effects of over-consumerism. To then watch TV while you are eating the low quality food and hear how you are not worth anything if you don t buy (so and so) - which a lot of the TV ads will make very clear. So you then have a go at your maybe even two jobs to get stuff you don t want, again, spend your free time shopping what you don t need then to relax start watching TV, get told you are not good enough if you don t buy so and so - vicious circle....

"Trying to be happy by accumulating possessions is like 
trying to satisfy hunger by taping sandwiches all over your body." 

George Carlin

Why not just be happy with what you already have?