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Surviving the company health check

I had to undertake the company health check today, down in the company’s health room.  It consisted of a chest x-ray, height/weight measurements, sight and hearing tests, a cardiogram test, and a dreaded blood test.  Here’s the evidence that my arm survived and am now recovering well.  Those who know me well already realise that I don’t do needles very happily…

Blood test

The greatest ignominy (although painless) was having to give a urine sample. I was given a small paper cup, asked to tinkle into it, and leave it on a shelf for someone to collect.  This is all part of the Japanese corporate welfare society.

My new Japanese bank is apparently still finalising all of the paperwork to issue my cards.  I was asked today to return to the bank for round #3 of paperwork.  At least they gave me a very useful gift – a box of laundry detergent.

Atakku

After work, I met up with Masakatsu, an old Chiba Uni friend from 10 years ago.  We reminisced about our student years, all the people we still have contact with, and wondered what happened to some of the others.

My boxes are meant to arrive in the morning, so I should have my wardrobe back, some books to read, and my hiking gear so that I can head out and explore the hills.

 

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