Musings in the Dark: June 2015



Well Dilettantes...I have one more week before I leave Shanghai.  I admit to being sad, as I love this city of random-assness and hard-working natives.  I also admit to becoming spoiled as fuck within the past two years.  Labor is cheap and everybody's on their hustle, so I found myself with a tailor, a housekeeper (called "ayi"), and of course, Trey.

Good Lord, Imma miss that man.  I can't even think about how painful it's going to be to leave him behind...

I will be Stateside for two months and then I'll be heading on to my next destination...Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  Riyadh is about as different from Shanghai as air is from earth.  It isn't a tourist destination and it certainly doesn't cater to the single diva lifestyle, but that's okay.  I am there to work and to obtain specialized training and experience so that I can get the job I really want...either in South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore or Malaysia. Yes, I fully intend to return to the Far East within a couple of years (unless something absolutely unheard-of, unplanned-for, and ridiculously amazing happens).  I love it over here in this part of the world.  I can easily see myself staying here for the next 20 or so years.

What's good about where I'm going is that traveling is just as easy as it is over here.  Europe and North Africa are not far away, and there's Oman (which I've heard fantastic things about), and of course, Dubai...where I fully intend to spend Christmas.

I have not been diligent in protecting my writing time and I will rectify that.  I have so much on my mind, and I recently binge-watched Empire and thus have LOTS to say about that hot entertaining mess of a show.  Please bear with me, as I'm obviously going to be going through some changes over the next six months.  New country, new job, new responsibilities...culture shock.  And I will do my best to report on as much as I can, as there will be plenty to share.

More to come!