Who Else Does Their Christmas Shopping Exclusively at SEWA?


My brother started it. He would run out the day before Christmas and buy everyone in the family a mug with flowers on it or a tea light holder. (At least SEWA is better than the Happy Markt on Amerlingstrasse) You know, anything that cost more than 2 Euro was simply too much.

I prided myself on spending a lot of time thinking about gifts and getting everyone something nice. Unfortunately this year, due to the stress of final exams and an unexpected shortage of money in my account, I’ve had to go the SEWA route as well. I avoided the SEWA on Mariahilferstrasse which is almost always inevitably crowded and it’s so easy to knock something over with big winter coats, by going to the one on Josefstaedterstrasse. Not so crowded although they selection was smaller. Look forward to candles and incense underneath the tree!

You know they’ve also got disco balls…

2 Comments so far

  1. Philipp (unregistered) on December 21st, 2005 @ 8:15 pm

    Well, I dunno.. on one hand, they have the kind of weird stuff that always makes a good gift, on the other side, I’m not that fond of their owner, Sri Chinmoy.

  2. Alejandro (unregistered) on December 22nd, 2005 @ 6:20 pm

    He’s the owner? What do people see in him? I went to his free, much-publicized, solo, ad-libbed concert this year and sat through two painful hours of it just to see how many of the 3000 people would leave before the end. At least half of them did. I’ve never had so much fun and suffered so much at the same time. His guitar playing makes you want to get up on stage and whack him with it, and his cat-fight violin playing makes your insides bleed. I swear there must be nail-marks on every one of the 3000 seats in the hall from when he played his opening note.

    Sorry. Off topic. Anything Chinmoy-related still makes me want to both laugh, cry and bash my head against a wall. SEWA, Christmas shopping, incense. Carry on.

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