The last entry of pictures pretty accurately depicted my first few weeks in Shanghai; lots of eating and non-stop clubbing. I was this close to naming that entry "Comfortable." Because believe it or not, you can easily fall into a mundane routine of going out to the same variety of clubs with the same group of people every weekend. There's nothing wrong with that, but I didn't come here to just go clubbing. So in the last two weeks, I slowed things down a bit. Took the clubs in meager rations, and made more of an effort to explore the city. Thankfully, I was able to make a new friend, just in the knick of time, and have a lover who shares the same sentiments as well. We took the time to really hang out and get to know each other. I found new parts of Shanghai that I would have never seen on my own.
I don't miss the clubbing and since I only have a few weeks left in Shanghai, my goal is to tune it out altogether because I don't think there's any thing to 'miss out' on. It's the same shit every weekend (drink, second-hand smoke, elbow through crowds, take lots of pictures, rinse & repeat), just different venue.