It’s wonderful to be able to mesh work and play together in a trip. Granted, it means that we’re stuck in one city, and can't take the train out to Karuizawa or wherever, but it doesn’t diminish the fun. Work is the same in any city, isn’t it? So we make the best of it and seize the little pockets of time in between to make memories.
The BFF’s birthday fell in the middle of the trip. Well, she’s celebrating her fortieth for the whole month of April. Hahaha. I didn’t feel any pressure to to uhhh make extra efforts to do any parties for her. We have a huge dinner planned when we get home. Her liver currently loves me because her alcohol intake is moderated to my levels. Early morning meetings or pilates sessions don’t make for crazy late nights. She’s free to go out drinking obviously. There ain’t curfews here, but she has obediently kept early nights. In fact, she seems to have been sleeping much better in Tokyo, compared to the bouts of insomnia she’s had for months.
I dutifully bought a box of two sheet masks, then padded over to her room to steal hers for the rest of the trip. She bought many boxes- some to use on the trip, and packed the rest home. Obviously I didn't exactly care about the brands. She buys, I shamelessly use. I assumed they'd work on my skin too. 😬 My bears didn’t know what to think when I took them to the BFF’s room. She has a violent Miss Rabbit who whacks the bears if they try to be funny. Hahaha.