I came to Fukuoka in the company of my friend Amy. It was a long journey and I was grateful for her company. We stayed at our friend Tomio’s house for a few nights. We were watching television in the living room while he was cooking in the kitchen. His elder sister had popped upstairs to get a book. His younger sister had popped to the bank to get some cash whereas his elder brother has popped into a music store to get some violin scores. As Tomio entered the kitchen I jumped out from behind the wall and cried “Boo!” It was absolutely hilarious as I was finally able to frighten him successfully. Risa popped in and saw us later. Her boyfriend also popped over and visited us a day later. They’re good company. She said she deserved a promotion but instead her colleague was given the promotion because her boss is biased in favour of her colleague. I said that’s the way the cookie crumbles. Apparently her manager is also biased against her but towards her colleague. Oh well. She told me not to mention it when we’re in company. By all means. Next week I’ll pop over to her house to play her violin. I prefer the company of musicians. Before she popped in she was browsing in Zara. In the meantime I went for a browse around a bookshop and then popped into a bank 🏦 to open a bank account. She called two hours later and said she finally got a promotion. The opportunity that she’d waited for so long has finally come along. Opportunities like this don’t always come along. After she left Zara her friend came along in her car and offered her a lift to a bar to celebrate with her. I enjoy strolling hand in hand with my girlfriend at a nearby beach. In fact I went there earlier. With only my thoughts for company I lay down on the beach 🏝 reading the book. It felt very enjoyable. Risa arrived in the late afternoon. I didn’t know she had company. As she was the last person to leave the house I kept her company til the bus arrived. I find the Japanese culture very different to ours. We enjoy yum cha whereas they enjoy drinking green tea and watching baseball at bars for company rather than at home, soaking up the atmosphere.