Yesterday evening I was the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of FEW Kansai. The event was held at the Osaka Hilton. I dressed up, but I still felt kind of gauche hefting my 15-year-old L.L. Bean back pack (stuffed with books) past the Chanel boutique. I arrived kind of early, so I treated myself to a ten-dollar cake set in the hotel coffee shop.
With a name like Foreign Executive Women, I was sort of expecting intimidating CEOs in power suits, but the women who turned up were all very friendly and interesting and fun to talk to. I met an aeriliast, the vice counsel, a former journalist and an aspiring journalist, and even some women with connections to South Carolina. In short, I had a great time.
I’d thought about staying overnight in Osaka, but when I found out that there was a ten thirty bus I decided to come home. I got up this morning to make my son’s bento, then went back to bed for two hours. Bliss!