This is what happens when your friends take over your calendar for a week

As you can see, my calendar was full of quirky, interesting happenings. A week full of superdays.

Why do we need superdays?

The creation of superdays

Almost 14 hours of events per day
Swing dance busking at Alexanderplatz in Berlin -> Quite a challenge
The task was to re-create my house in Berlin in Second Life. I was such a noob and got stuck in bed with a parrot attached to my forehead
Building a new bed when the first event of that day was ‘wake and bake’ in a video chat with your girlfriend -> Haaaard!
Horseback riding and cuddling of a horse-sized dog!
One for my favorites. I had to find someone with the same name as I on Facebook, reenact their profile picture and then befriend them. It freaks them out!

The Superdays

More than 50km all over Berlin, and that was just the first day! (Note the 1.8km in a swan styled boat)
  • Complimenting strangers: super hard ⇒ Compliment friends: super rewarding
  • I was touched by my friends’ efforts in preparing my tasks.
  • The filled calendar left me very very very tired at some point.
  • Cultural differences 1: I couldn’t do one of the events because you can‘t go to a Berlin techno club on a Friday night at 10pm (party-going people only get out of bed then! ;). You also can‘t use mobile phones in clubs or take videos or Facebook live. So that doesn‘t work like it could maybe work over in San Francisco.
  • Cultural differences 2: Handing peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to homeless people at 2am doesn‘t work in Berlin. Firstly, they sleep at 2am. Secondly, Berlin has little concentration of the homeless in one place (unlike in San Francisco where they line up tents in a street).

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I like curiosity, dancing, friends, lakes, monkeys and a few other things…

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Stephan Gabler

Stephan Gabler

I like curiosity, dancing, friends, lakes, monkeys and a few other things…

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