I didn't know what to title this post, but I decided not to sugar-coat it and
just write what I think is currently going on. I'm going to be writing about my experiences with a group of people I have recently become involved with. I don't know if I will post these as I write them, or wait until I've separated myself from this group before posting, but just for the record, I am writing this (and probably the next two posts) in the middle of the night on 5 May 2018.
For authenticity, I am including the real names of people involved, and actual places these events happened.
Friday April 13, 2018
I finished work and went to go drink at Hub in Shibuya. A lot had been happening recently and I didn't feel like going home immediately, so I thought I would have a couple of pints and call it a night. Upon arriving, I ordered a beer and stood in the non-smoking section, watching whatever sport was playing on the TV overhead.
I was approached and approached a couple of guys and we talked about baseball. Soon we were into some deeper topics, having a few more beers over the course of a couple of hours. Two of the people I was speaking to earlier had made their way over to the smoking section of the bar so I went over to speak to them.
The two of them were speaking to two girls. I stood by, waiting for a gap so I could butt in and say bye to them. They noticed and introduced me to the two girls they were speaking with. They seemed kind enough and we spoke a bit about work and what we've been doing recently. One of the guys I was speaking with before, he's called Kaz, works at a restaurant and often holds cooking parties where a group will get together and cook stuff as a group. Kaz thought it would be a good idea if we all got together again at one of his events and created a LINE group which we all joined.
Only talk of poor cell reception happened in this chat, but on the way home I chatted a bit with Ayaka, one of the girls Kaz and his friend introduced to me. She seemed to have a genuine interest in space (work related stuff) and wanted to talk about it more sometime. I agreed and that was that.
Saturday April 14, 2018
I woke up to a good morning message and inquiries if I'd gone drinking after I left the bar the night before. You see, I'd left the bar quite early Friday night and only met Ayaka on the way out saying bye to my friends. There was a bit of smalltalk before she mentioned she is going to play futsal with her friends at night.
It's really fun, wanna come? lol
She invited me to play futsal which I refused because I didn't want to intrude on an event consisting of only her friends. She insisted that there will lots of people she doesn't know either. I refused again on the count that I didn't have proper shoes to which she countered that everyone just plays in sneakers. She then jokingly asked if I actually like to play or just watch, an hour later or so I said I actually like to play.
No further messages came this day.