I wake early and generally scurry around to prepare for the trip. However it is Naoko’s birthday and this cannot be left uncelebrated. I can just squeeze in celebration at work and then limo to airport. Naoko is late so I benefit with amazing breakfast of rice porridge and pickles. There is some pressure. Will I make it to the airport in time?
Naoko arrives and we celebrate! The day has just begun.
I make it to the airport and head off for Narita.
ANA is the best airline in the world.
I then get on a big airliner and head off East.
The flight is heavenly. The Japanese do service so well.
As I am sneaking out of the toilet towards the end of the trip, the flight attendants gather around me giggling and announce they have a gift for me. There is a card and an exquisitely wrapped something.
Anyway I get to where I am going. It is 08:00 on Thursday morning.
I walk back to the hotel.