Last week I met my new handler for the first time. As soon as I saw her face, I knew we would get along excellently well. You know that feeling you get sometimes when you meet someone, and just instinctively know that you are destined to do interesting stuff together? Well, that’s how I felt. Apparently she felt the same way, because the next day she dragged me out for lunch at a frightfully trendy organic restaurant in Osaka. I shan’t name the place, because the food was horrid (brown rice, bamboo shoots, and nasty herbal tea, at equally nasty prices … and I can’t believe we had to wait 20 minutes to get in!) but the company was fascinating. I really enjoyed talking with her. I enjoyed it so much that I sent her a thank-you email today, begging her never to quit that company. I think I’m in luck – she’s already married with kids. Keep your fingers crossed for me. I don’t think I have the energy to get used to another one.