No, this isn’t about Shopgirl. Some of you may have noticed I’ve been a bit quiet of late, ever since my Qing Ming Hong Kong trip in fact. There’s no special reason other than the usual lull that hits every blogger from time to time. In my defense, this blog has already outlived Shopgirl (although she’s back, well, sort of), Swiss James, Dingle, SHE In China and many more, so don’t give me a hard time!
I am going to of course, have a moan about the lack of comments as well, which contributes to my waning of enthusiasm. If you’ve never blogged, you may not know that it’s the readers’ comments that provide the motivation to continue. Without comments, it’s just some sad guy talking to himself, whereas with a healthy contribution from a few, or many, loyal readers, the blog comes alive and there’s a real sense of community. So if you’re one of those lurkers who never contribute, speak up or you may find that your daily dose of WoAi swiftly evaporates.
There’s a lot of catching up to do. Hong Kong was as it always was. Sheer joy. Don’t ask me what I did there. By now, you all know the drill – eat, shop, eat, shop and if there’s time to spare, catch up with some family.
On the topic of shopping, once a firm WoAi favourite, Superdry has now got a store in Hong Kong (on Nathan Road in Tsim Sha Tsui). Four years ago I would have rushed in and bought out the store, but times have changed and I’ve moved on. I didn’t even go inside! I ended up buying most of my clothes from Armani Exchange, not because I’m crazy about the brand, but just because their stuff seemed to fit me better than most other brands. But also because they had a crazy promotion so every time I bought something, I got a voucher to use on my next purchase!
And then the inevitable, but thankfully short lived depression, as I had to leave HK and return to the mainland. It started at HK airport waiting to board for Shanghai with this lovely man who decided to cut his nails and scatter all the clippings on the carpeted floor just in front of me.
But it’s spring in Shanghai, so it’s no time to be depressed. It is amazing how much difference the weather can make to my mood. After a long winter that has finally passed, we’re now enjoying what must be the best time of the year. Autumn is similar in terms of temperature, but the difference is we all know winter is just around the corner which makes it slightly less enjoyable. If only spring could last forever.
Well, that’s quite enough for today. Assuming his visa arrives today, my baby bro (Entourage reference!) will be boarding tomorrow for two weeks of hard core partying in Shanghai. I’m excited but slightly nervous that the visa doesn’t make it in time, so let’s not dwell on this till we know for certain!