S is for Shanghai

Spent the weekend in Shanghai, and I have to admit, I liked it more than I expected to. I have never been one to really enjoy cities, and going to a mega city like Shanghai was rather daunting. D had a work engagement over the weekend, and I just went along to provide company. To be honest, I knew he would be busy and we’d be spending a lot of time in the hotel, so I took the chance to take a break from this work melee I’ve been going through. It’s been a stressful quarter.

Shanghai is female in my mind– Sultry Sexy Sinful ShangHai. It pulses with passion and sex. There’s something seedy about Shanghai, that I cannot quite explain; that undercurrent of lust and seduction. If I had to picture her. She’ll be dressed in a cheongsam, lips painted, hair perfectly coiffed, and a cigarette balanced delicately and deliberately in her perfectly manicured hands.

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Caught up with an old friend– it was like the years we spent apart never happened. We shared secrets and laughter; there’s an old familiar comfort of meeting an old connection that was never really lost.

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She brought us to this old-school gentle men’s club with wall to wall whiskey shelves and leather backed chairs; much like a movie set from the past. Dimly lit, low murmured conversations, I loved it.

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Food in Shanghai was out of this world: close enough in taste to our local palette, fast paced servings, photo-menus for the language-impaired.

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Made a new friend in D’s colleague, and we went to a beautiful ancient water town an hour out from the city.

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It was a good break, despite the bad timing; and I got to spend some time with my favourite person. We even did period dress up!

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I totally dig this look

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