after almost eight months on my own, i finally have a colleague. his name is takenori and he's here on a three months secondment from our new york office. he arrived two weeks ago and i'm just over the moon to have him here! we had just met very briefly once before as he only just started working with us around the same time as i left new york. still it feels like we've known each other for ages.
his arrival also happened to coincide with my parents return to singapore after an adventurous trip around south east asia. i did of course do my best to combine spending time with them and at the same time making takenori feel welcome. needless to say - they are now best friends.