haha, social life definitely taxes much harsher than IRD.
i guess the consensus is that there isn't much to do on weekdays (other than spending time with your lovely family )
The most out-of-the-ordinary activities i can think of involve taking classes - kick boxing anyone?
Definitely. 4-5 sets x 30. BJ while rest between sets.
It's tough sometimes, but I'm completely committed to exercising, so whenever I don't end up at the gym, I feel like shit, and it feels like I've lost all my muscle mass.
Yes, I'm sick.
my gosh! you guys getting off work at 5-6-7 are so lucky! i don't think any of my friends get off that early.... if i am home by 730 i consider it to be an early day and cause for celebration. i usually leave work somewhere between 8-9, though during crunch times i am sometimes here til 11-12. i hate those days passionately.
after work i have yoga twice a week, a late meeting (til about 11pm) once a week, i generally go to my boyfriend's basketball game once a week, and then there's friday, which generally involves dinner with friends and either going out or collapsing.
back in the states i didn't know anyone, not even bankers, that worked hours like this. to do so would seem insane! but now that i'm here i can't possibly imagine being finished with work at 5 or 6 as i was before.......
I go gym in the morning before work and finish work about 8 ish.
Head home get in the car and head to Kowloon side with my gf.
In my opinion its far more fun over there than lkf, soho etc.
Sometimes go to Jordan to try out the different street market restaurants and people watching, browse the markets, pick up some cd's.
Or head to one of the lounge type bars near the museums to play darts with the bar manager which is always fun!
There are some great cafes there as well where you can order smoothies, cakes, coffees and play all those board games / cards that you played years ago.
And having a car there are some amazing country roads in Kowloon / NT as well as beaches where you can sit at night and be romantic with your loved one!
I second the opinion that a baby will liven things up. Life is never the same one day to the next, no time to be bored since if you have a quiet moment you just want to relax and enjoy it, it's great .
I have to say, just before we got pregnant, I was feeling in a similar rut to what you describe actually. Now I wish I made more of all that free time!
Why don't you try joining a new club or activity? A lot of classes are put on in the evenings, you might meet a whole lot of new people that you actually can't wait to spend time with after work.
Or get involved with a theater group, go to poetry readings, stuff like that (if you are into culture). The Fringe Club always has interesting things going on.