Archive for March 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Yesterday was my last day at IBM. I had a great career with interesting work and fine colleagues but it is time for something new.
The morning was clear and cold when I woke at 05:00 in Toronto. I finished packing, did some final housework then went to the Adelaide Club for a shower and coffee. At 10:10 I boarded a subway train for the airport. I will start the new phase of my life with a month in Japan. At this time the future is unclear but exciting. One thing is sure; I will be a new person in a month.
The flight to Tokyo was uneventful. There was a delay while transferring to the Shinkansen at Shinagawa due to track inspection after a minor earthquake.
I met Naoko in Kyoto at 20:20 and we had dinner at 惣平 (Souhe,) an izakaya in front of the station.
There was a hazy half moon in the sky when we arrived home in Narayama at midnight.
The journey was over; the long day was over; Life: Part 3 had begun.