June 23, 2019

I moved to Hong Kong

Hello, I moved to Hong Kong in April and it's been an adventure so far. I haven't had a ton of free time to explore, but I have gone out of my way to buy season passes to both Hong Kong Disneyland and Ocean Park, to see the pandas. Priorities. During the week I work (a lot) and on the weekends I work (a lot) and also try to catch up on sleep and reading. Right now I'm slowly working my way through Tina Brown's The Vanity Fair Diaries 1983-1992, which I picked up because the book starts off with Tina Brown leaving Tatler UK after it's sold to Conde Nast in the 1980s. It's great.

Since April we've been on a handful of trips—to a dinner party in Shanghai, to Los Angeles and New York to meet with digital design agencies. Hopefully I'll be able to get to Singapore, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Malaysia this fall.

After properly getting settled—I'll probably feel more grounded in the next few months—I'd like to make time to do some fun things I miss doing on the side, again, like YouTube videos and weekend trips and... making friends? It's not easy to make friends in your 40s—especially when you're looking for like-minded people you might have something in common with abroad. Maybe I can import some of my friends in the meantime. I'm feeling very unsettled-in at the moment, but I think that's normal, living in a short-term let and getting ramped up at work and all that.