You looked at him with an expression that says: Nani?
“What’s with the face, I heard from your BFF that you liked sake.. and that you just hit your target.. ?”, he grins knowingly while pouring the sake into the glasses.
“Uh, I do and I have, it’s just that… I’m sorta working.. ?”
“It’s your day off isn’t it?”
“Well yeah but..”
“So here, then have a drink with me.”
You take the tiny glass and sip it.
“So, you and your sake, you guys are together a lot..?”
“Uh yeah, she shows me around..”
“And on public holidays you just bum around doing nothing?”
“I wouldn’t call this nothing.. It takes a lot of planning to get this good at what I do”
“Oh yea, right… I heard stories about that…”
“Something about you being a meticulous sake-drinker.”
You two laugh and talk about many things.
“Oh, drink up.. I have to get back to work.”
The place : Eric’s Deli (though it looks nothing like a deli.. more like a chinese restaurant) at hartamas shopping complex
The hook: Good, affordable Chinese food/ also Steamboat, at reasonable prices in comfortable surroundings. Hartamas is a convenient area for most!
The line: You can bring your own booze.. ANY booze
The sinker : NO CORKAGE!
More on “hitting the target”: Join the Club, HERE!
Footnote: Only the parts about the TARGET, and those who have to work on public holidays were real. Other parts of the conversation, just happened in the over-active, sake-soaked mind of a monkey blogger .. namely me, Ciki.