When I got up at this morning,I wanted to take a day off because I felt be tired. But I gave up to do it because I had to attend a farewell party tonight. I am working with some engineers whom my company have been contracted with. Although I haven't talked with them yet. When I had joined the current company at first, I was surprised because my department's engineers had never developed programs and our company's development had been contracted out to subcontractors. But I don't want to contract out all my work because nobody can deal with our system if they are not in my office. Actually,It is sometimes good to depend on them because I don't need to work overtime. But I think it is a problem to contract out all of our systems. I am managing to deal with my work without them. Although they are subcontractor's employee,they go to our company everyday and work at our office without going to their companies everyday. Include they stand for about ten minutes while our morning's boring meeting. Even if they can start their working at their offices since 10 am, they have to arrive at our office until 9 am. Even if they can leave their office at 5 pm, they have to pretend to work until 6 pm during contract. I went to Japanese food restaurant "ichinoya". We had dinner for 2 hours. I ate dishes - salad with Japanese radish and fried fish - Raw fish "sashimi" and grilled fish "yaki-zakana" I especially like "wasabi". I can eat rice with only "wasabi". I think Japanese cold noodle "soba" with "wasabi" is a wonderful dish. During Japanese summer, I can't eat dishes because of suffering from the summer heat. But I can eat only Japanese cold soba when I can't eat anymore. - tempura of Japanese wild vegetables "sansai" and shrimps - rice of vegetables and shrimps - ice cream - drinks (beer,wine,syo-cyu etc) I had to pay 5,500 yen to attend a farewell party. I think the price was a little expensive. The restaurant's menu is here.But sorry. It is only Japanese.