I usually choose to come to the mall only if there is a need. I prefer to come on weekdays and during working hours. It’s more relaxed, not crowded, plenty of parking spaces available, and no need to queue. I rarely have the desire to go to the mall or other crowded places just to window shop or pass the time when there’s no work to do. I sometimes wonder about babies brought to the mall, because in my mind, the bustling crowds at the mall can potentially spread unhealthy air for the baby 😊
Usually, I go to the mall to just hang out, while waiting for Vivian to finish school 🤭😬. Coincidentally, Vivian, my youngest daughter’s school is located near Summarecon Mall in Bekasi. Sometimes I purposely have lunch at the food court in the mall, while working or doing my school assignments, before heading to Vivian’s school.
On weekdays during working hours, the atmosphere in the mall tends to be quiet. When buying clothes or going to a restaurant, the atmosphere is more relaxed. It’s also good as an occasional change, as a part of light refreshment, hehehe…
Additionally, the mall provides a variety of options for shopping, dining, and entertainment. I often find that it’s a one-stop destination for my needs, whether it’s for groceries, clothing, or even a quick haircut. The mall is also a convenient place to meet friends and family, as there are plenty of seating areas and cafes to relax in.
However, I do acknowledge the negative aspects of malls, such as the over-consumption and commercialism it promotes. It’s important to be mindful of our spending and not get caught up in the hype of buying unnecessary items.
I think that the mall serves a purpose in providing a convenient and enjoyable environment for people. While it’s not always my first choice, I find that it can be a good place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Just like with anything, it’s important to strike a balance and not overdo it.