It’s Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong

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Last night, I took a chance on a movie that popped up on my Netflix home page called It’s Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong (Emily Ting, 2015). The synopsis sounded Before Sunriseesque and I’m a sucker for a good “right place, wrong time” kind of romance. I’m also a sucker for films about travelers or ex-pats. In this case, the story centers on Americans in Hong Kong. I consume these tales, even the fictional ones, with a sense of admiration and jealousy. They give me inspiration to keep adding money into my travel fund.

Coincidentally, I had been thinking a lot lately about my week in Hong Kong which kicked off eight months of international travel back in the summer of 2014. While I enjoyed my time there enough while I was there, the more I look back, the more I appreciate it. It may have been my favorite big city I visited during my entire trip. For all the tall buildings, sea of people in the street, and oppressive humidity, I felt comfortable there almost immediately. The energy was somehow simultaneously busy and calm. I look forward to visiting again one day.

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Long Story Short

I haven’t updated in a while. I’m doing quite well but I’ve been busy and a lot has happened! Let’s go to the bullets.

  • I left Mexico 10 days earlier than expected. I didn’t make it to Sayulita and Puerto Vallarta. Due to some drug cartel violence and blockades around Guadalajara, I decided to cut my trip short and head home. I think I was pretty much ready at that point anyway.
  • I stopped in Los Angeles on the way to visit friends.
  • I flew home!
  • I started applying for jobs while I was still in Mexico. I lined up a few interviews pretty quickly, including one a few hours after my flight got in.
  • One of those interviews worked out and as of a week ago, I am back among the employed.
  • I bought a nice used car.
  • I am enjoying the amenities of Northern California: great wine, cheese, every kind of cuisine, and my own bed.

I would like to get back to this blog eventually and write about something other than hostels and bus rides but for now, I’m letting myself relax. I hope everyone out there (all five of you who read this) is having a nice day as well.