Good bye shopping malls
This is me at 6 pm in one of Sydney’s biggest shopping malls. It’s empty and everything except for Woolworths is closed. The thing I miss about Europe that most shops, restaurants and cafes are open till late or even 24/7. Sydney is much better in these terms than say, Brisbane where life stops after 7pm during the week. Seriously I do not understand how people who are working full time are supposed to go shopping or even banking if everything closes at 5pm (!?!). Additionally if you feel like eating at say 4 pm, it is difficult to find a restaurant that would serve you. Their kitchen hours are strictly 12-2pm for lunch and 6-9pm for dinner. I remember wondering through New Farm searching for a restaurant that would serve dinner after 9:30pm.
The situation is worse with shops. During my corporate days in the CBD I had to run around like a maniac during my lunch break trying to fit my shopping adventures into a mere 30 minutes. But what if you are working and living far away from shops? You either go shopping during one allocated late night shopping or on a weekend. Obviously, that is one major reason increasing numbers of people are turning to online shopping. It is much more convenient, you can literally do it any time. No battling for expensive parking spaces, no time wasted in traffic and on top of all of that it is much cheaper.
So hello to online shopping and good bye shopping malls!
p.s. The lipstick I am wearing is a present from my friend Anna. See dear? Finally I made a use of it :) Matching fluoro pink lips and shoes.