Back to work after a night at the Hostess Club
Well, I've just had my last batch of days off until I go home to Canada on vacation next week. Out of the past 2 weeks, I've been at work 6 days. Nice to have some time off saved up so that I can sleep in on weekdays for a change.
Last night, I took my Japanese co-worker / former student out for a bit of a going away party. We went to what's known as a Hostess Club. They seem to be popular here. Now before you go thinking that it's a brothel, it isn't!! It's basically a bar where guys go and have a few drinks with Japanese girls who work for the bar pouring them drinks and laughing at their jokes, etc, etc. And just so you know, there are Host Clubs for the ladies as well. Anyway, we had a good time. The evening's bill was on me since it was a party for the co-worker and I don't think the company would like it too much if I submitted a receipt for a night out at the bar for renumeration.
It certainly is a different thing to do, but I'm not going to make a habit out of it. I prefer to go to normal bars and be ignored by women like I normally am. Much cheaper that way too. At least the co-worker had a lot of fun. I found out later that headed out to another bar when we left and stayed up until 4 am watching the Japan - Bahrain soccor game. No wonder he looked so tired today.
I'm also having a visitor in a few more days. A co-worker that will be replacing me here is coming up to check ove the place and see where everything is. At least she'll be staying in a hotel and not with me. Between packing for my vacation and packing for my move to Hiroshima, my place is an absolute mess right now. I think I need to have a yard sale or else a big bonfire in the back yard.