Putting The Bonne In Bonenkai.
Last Saturday, I James Bonded a couple and then I made it back to Sendai in time for a Bridge-忘年会 (bōnenkai=Year-end Party.) It cost me 5 bucks and we each had a huge Bento plus a couple of beers and really expensive (and potent) Sake. Then I had a flashback to my University days as 40 boozy bridge buddies began to play. I held back from consuming too much because I had to work the next day. (I'm glad I did for it turned out to be 11 hours of proofreading a very dull Website!)