CU1 is fascinated by Japan. Last year we had an exchange student stay for 2 weeks, and this year it is CU1s turn. She will be heading off in April - they will spend a week in Tokyo and surrounds. Then onto the exchange families place which I believe is in the mountains near Osaka.
Mrs C is going as chaperon (for the group - not CU1), as the only other adult going is the Japanese teacher and her husband. I'm sure it will be interesting for her, as she has zero Japanese skills.
As for me, originally I was going to be stuck a Narita for 10 hours, so I said screw that, and turned into into an overnight stopover. So I get in at 1000, get to Tokyo, stay the night and then fly out the next day at 2030.
work - same old, same old. Helsinki - cold and dreary like normal. There might be some independent work coming up, but we will see.
I have also heard a rumour that the platform I work on will soon be object only - so my normal work pattern of doing customisations is on the way out. As long as it lasts for about another 5 years, that's all I care about. Then it's casual, whatever I can get type work for fun.
I have also decided that killing myself for the job is out when I get home. Mrs C s not a believer at this stage, but no longer am I going to work regular 80 hour weeks to make bullshit deadlines, especially when there is no bonus at the end of it. It's back to semi regular work hours. Naturally the main advantage of working at home is being flexible, but the working from 0900 to 2300 stops.
Bikes - As the guys I work for did not reward me, I'm going to reward myself with one of these. Naturally I will get the 70mm "race track only" pipes and cans, and the race ECU to go with it.
Also I am going to restart "project chopper", as the new bike will not be used as a general street hack, and my other bike will be being sold.
That's it for now. Another week in Hellsinki, then home - woo hoo!
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