I Remember – #775

I remember telling Gerard, my future brother-in-law, that I was going to ask his sister to marry me.  It was late December in 2013, we were sitting on a balcony at King’s Beach, drinking beer and playing Dominion.

-4 November 2016

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I Remember – #773

I remember a rash of financing when we first moved into the home we bought – a computer, a lounge, a coffee table, and also a balance transfer on my credit card to get all the different monies together and in order.  And the relief, much later, when it was all gone.

-2 November 2016

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I Remember – #772

I remember ordering – by happy accident – seared chicken breast skewers from a tiny restaurant buried away at the back of the Nishiki markets in Kyoto.  There, I ate real wasabi for the first time, grated directly on to my food immediately before eating.  And there, I ate what was, in effect, raw chicken, with the outside deeply seared, like a medium rare steak.  Incredible.

-1 November 2016

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I Remember – #771

I remember clearing out Laurie’s office after he had passed away, and being so agitated by the thought of the upcoming task that, in the morning I forgot my access card and couldn’t get into the office.  I had to go all the way back home again, and then return to the city, all for a job I wished terribly was not mine to do.  I found – resumes from when he was in his twenties, stacks of notepads and pens from hotels, boarding passes going back decades, trinkets and souvenirs from holidays, business cards stretching across 40 years, both his own and that of his colleagues and contacts.  And on it went, and on.

-31 October 2016

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