sunny days city
As I’ve mentioned before, our neighborhood is primarily furniture showrooms. Possibly fake furniture showrooms. Though maybe it was just the one huge warehouse that emptied quickly and whose windows were sealed with concrete blocks shortly after I arrived. . .
Things maybe be changing in our quiet corner, however. A place called Sunny Days City has risen from construction rubble. Practically overnight a new mall sprung up between our tower area and Yishan Road station, and we now have the typical combo of H&M, Gap, Haagendaaz, MUJI, and soon, Carrefour, within walking distance. It feels a little strange; we are not used to such retail activity. On the plus side, I can easily escape to the quiet oasis of MUJI, and we’ve found Twizzlers at Carrefour before, which–ask anyone in my family–I am genetically programmed to enjoy. I wonder what it means for the rest of the neighborhood, if some of the furniture showrooms will change over to retail, waking the sleepy vibe. I’ll keep you posted.
Here’s a night-time glimpse of the glow of Sunny Days City, as seen from the 30th floor, and a couple more up close.