September 30, 2012

The Tennis Tournament

"Tennis is an addiction that once it has truly hooked a man will not let him go."
- Russell Lynes

That quote is so true.

It's fall and here I am again.
It's an addiction.

This year Andy Murray is here again.

He won the tournament last year
so he's the reigning champion.

The tournament this weekend went smoothly.

We got to go home around 7pm
because all the matches ended early.

Most ended in just two sets.
Thank you tennis players for crushing your opponent.

September 28, 2012

The Farewell Nomikai

Japanese companies have a nomikai for everything.

So when it comes to company shuffle season
(usually April and October for most companies)

we have tons of farewell nomikai's,
followed by welcome nomikai's.

And when you're the one changing
it's kind of mandatory that you attend.

Today was the last of the farewell nomikai's.

The Last Day

The last day in my current department.

Doing a little shredding.
Doing a little desk organizing.

September 19, 2012

The Change

Big news at work today.

Going to be working in a different department
starting on October 1st!!!

I'm excited.
And nervous.

My first time working under a woman boss.

We'll see how it goes.

September 16, 2012

The Good Bye in Chicago

Oh United.
Why are you always late?

I fell asleep the minute I got on the plane
so it took me a couple of hours to
realize that we hadn't taken off yet.

We were on the plane for 3 hours
before they found a different plane and
asked all of us to get off and head to another gate.

Then they couldn't find enough flight attendants.

So we waited another hour or so at the gate
before finally boarding began again.

6 hours later than the original time,
we were in the air.

The sky was still beautiful.

But I was so tired
I slept through most of it.

Bye bye Chicago.

The Night Out in Chicago

Our last night in Chicago.
We headed out to Wicker Park for some fun.

I love this picture of Ralph and Tennyson.

It was a fun night of drinks
lots of laughing and taking pictures!

(with 2 asians you have to expect a certain amount of pictures)

We ended up heading back around 2am
but the night was too short.

Wish we could do this every weekend.

Ralph, Erykah, and I all had flights the next morning.

But the night was so much fun.
And it felt so normal.

Like we would be seeing each other again soon.
So weird how that works.

If only.

Saying good bye always sucks.
Miss everyone already.

But already looking forward to seeing everyone again.
Thank you for the best time ever!
Love you all. xx

September 15, 2012

The Shopping Spree in Chicago

After the yummy breakfast
Tennyson and I headed out to shop.

Tennyson is the best shopping buddy.
He didn't complain while I dragged him around everywhere.

Actually I didn't know where everything was
so it was more like me demanding where what was
and making him guide me there. haha.

You will always be Marshall Fields to me.
(Just like Sears Tower will always be Sears Tower to me.)