Met a couple of friends for tea at a very expensive hotel run by the Russian Mafia.(Supposedly...) It was an ideal setting for tea: peaceful, clean and comfortable. While drinking my tea, it occurred to me that more houses should have courtyards and that we should spend our time sitting in the courtyards drinking tea.
Being the third Thursday of the month, I attended the usual poor lecture on Japanese history and culture. It was some bollocks about the Jomon era of Japan, 10,000 BC to 300 BC.
After I went to dinner as usual at the Thai Dragon. My friends and I were joined by Hiroko, a Master's student studying translation. I don't know much about translation so I very much look forward to learning about it from her next year.