Quit work early and met Chie at Roppongi 1-chome station. We had dinner at Paul and then continued to Tokyo Dome for a show with the Rolling Stones.
Though they are all now around 70 years old they can still rock! And tonight they played only good songs:
- Start Me Up
- You Got Me Rocking
- It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (But I Like It)
- Tumbling Dice
- Doom and Gloom
- Silver Train (tonight’s fan voted song, with Mick Taylor, first live performance since the 70:s)
- Honky Tonk Women
Introduction to the band
- Slipping Away (with Mick Taylor)
- Happy (with Mick Taylor)
- Midnight Rambler (with Mick Taylor)
- Miss You
- Paint It Black
- Gimmie Shelter
- Jumpin’ Jack Flash
- Sympathy For The Devil
- Brown Sugar
- You Can’t Always Get What You Want (with Mick Taylor)
- Satisfaction (with Mick Taylor)
One of us having dinner at Daikichi tonight is a world champion ex pro wrestler. Guess who!
Both Chie and I had a day off to visit Tokorozawa. Chie had some business to do there and I used the day off to shovel some snow (yes, still piles of snow) and walk a newly groomed Coco.
In the early evening we drove back to Tokyo. Had dinner at KFC in Ebisu before Chie dropped me off at Wesley Center for a meeting. Kick-off for Global Leadership Cafe IV – Our Relationship to Time. We had some new faces there that joined to talk about collaboration for some events that they are planning in May when they are brining Lynne Twist to Tokyo.
After a busy week we had no energy to cook at home. Instead we walked all of 150 meters to Bravo Chicken. At Bravo Chicken we had good food and met some new friends, two girls of 6 (Jemma) and 8 (Jean) years old. They were sitting next to us and got interested in Chie’s ear rings that she bought in Shinjuku.
At the end the older girl got one of the ear rings. The younger one found out and came back to us, looking the cutest she could (probably practices a lot on her dad), pout her head slightly tilted to the side on her folded hands (resting on the bar stool), and said “ii~ na~,” an expression that is almost impossible to correctly translate. In this situation, the way she said it and blah blah blah… Roughly translated and to the core of the meaning… “I want one too” but really not at all that selfish and direct. Leave a comment with a question or two if you have no clue about what I just tried to say and want to know more.
Spent the week in Malmö and Lund. First we had a legal summit on open source. The rest of the week we spent in workshops.
The whole week was cold with snow. One of the days an old friend from Tokyo (Andreas), his wife (Stina) and I had a great dinner.
Friday I had off before returning to Tokyo around 3 pm. It was a hectic week and wonderful to get home.
Spent the afternoon and early evening doing my monthly tea ceremony. It went quite well. Not too many could join today so we ended early.
A standing tradition is to have a lunch with Swedish people at TY Harbor every Friday. Today we were only three people joining due to work etc. Adam from Ericsson bought us dessert to celebrate his newborn baby daughter. Congratulations Adam! And thanks for the dessert!