I continue to walk the streets of Shanghai and snap the odd photo with my iPhone. I really don’t have much time to be a tourist or even a drunken expat. I go to the gym, I work, I study or at least try to study for the Level 2 CFA® exam. Somedays I just have no energy left, my days off are the only times I get much studying done.
I think for April and May I will have to become even more anti-social. I’ve already given up tv, guitar, gaming, but I think blogging and probably almost my entire ‘social life’ such as it is will be put on hold. Hopefully all my sacrifices eventually pay off, I really have not benefitted from all the studying I did for my MBA nor the CFA program.
This will probably be my last post for a month or two unless something momentous happens. I might go to Beijing to see an old classmate, but then again that might have to wait until June. Come June I will reevaluate my life at the very least I’ll make some changes and have a little fun, but I might have to do something even more drastic or life-changing, because my life has not gone well the last ten years. I just can not get ahead working my current job, it is time consuming, tiring, and you are merely a disposable cog in a giant machine, easily replaceable by another naive American.
As always there are more photos on Flickr, the best of which will likely end up in my China album. The weather is getting warmer so my winter coat was useful for maybe two months, but other parts of China are still cold. In Shanghai it is shorts and skirts season at least on the good days. There seems to be an abundance of ever more petite women in Shanghai, especially when I take the metro. Tonight the violinist on Line 2 played “Smooth Criminal” so I gave him a tenner at the Brits would say. Haven’t seen many amazons but I am apparently keeping an eye out for a coworker who likes his women with a larger than average derrière.