Ex Pat thoughts
I spend a lot of time traveling. I find myself tonight in shanghai, sitting at a bar having a beer on the street, watching the world wander by. Its a weird life: drinking a beer on my own on a monday night feels normal…there’s nothing else to do really. My hotel room is boring, so I headed out. Its nice actually, its a beautiful night. And I feel good. But it is a naturally solitary life, which is interesting.
You become happy in your own company, listening to people at the next table chatting. Its his birthday, so they’re out celebrating. She’s cute, and there conversation makes it clear they haven’t seen each other in a while. I think she likes him, but he doesn’t seem keen. They have american accents. She speaks mandarin. Maybe they’re ex pats too. It has become clear he is very gay.
Makes me glad ill have good mates in town on my birthday. Even if its not really my town.