And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?

If only I had a “Sara” there to stop me.

So being the stingy person that I am, I decided to bully the new, 21-year-old male, Taiwanese Administrative Assistant. He, being the culprit behind my missing pho and pudding three Fridays ago, seemed oblivious to it all, which was the perfect set-up for revenge. I chose the best time and place for cornering a sly, conniving, pho-and-pudding-thrower-outter: Our monthly smaller branch office visit at the moment he and another employee were headed toward the men’s bathroom (with only one stall) at the same time.

Mimi waves AA over to her desk.
AA points finger at self and squiggles brows into a quizzical shape that is meant to be read as: Me?
Mimi beckons him over, mouthing: Come, come.
AA trots over, while other employee traipses into the bathroom and shuts the door behind him.
AA has a look of mild horror and disbelief on his face.
Exit Mimi, mentally snickering.

But just when I think that I had got even with the guy, I find a turkey and cheese croissant and 3 Refugiado guava & cheese pastries from Porto’s nestled comfortably on a plate on my desk after a god-awfully-boring meeting with some bigwigs.

Female Co-worker/(Tea) Drinking Buddy (handing Mimi a file on retrofit lamps): Oh, yeah, [Male Taiwanese AA] drove down to Glendale and lined up to get those for us while you were in a meeting.
Mimi: [Male Taiwanese AA]?
Female Co-worker/Drinking Buddy: Yeah, the new guy who’s filling in as AA during Angie’s pregnant leave.

Exit Mimi, stuffing guava & cheese pastries into face and barely able to contain her guilt.

The Releases:
Principal Volume 1, Ch.2 – Shima is cajoled into acting as a Good Samaritan, and the results are disastrous.

Sakamichi no Apollon Volume 1, Ch.4 ~ 5 – Kaoru struggles with puberty. (Only kidding.)

Sekine’s Love Volume 2, Ch.7 – Sara is soooo cute! ><!!

What Revolves Around Al and Neri (Basso) Story 1 – O.M.G.

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The Bad News: No Chocolatier/Kiyoku Yawaku/Toribako House until next week; No Mani Mani until I finish up some translations for Nightswan at Hotcakes (who probably wants to use me as a punching bag by now.) (Haha, just kidding.)

The Good News: When “zanac” buzzed us in our chatbox with news that Natsuyuki Rendezvous was going to be animated in July and Hazuki’s VA is Yuichi Nakamura (Tomoya from Clannad), and Lilly did the same simultaneously at our blog, I was prepared to throw off all my clothes and run across the company sprinklers screaming, “Yahooooooo!” But of course, mental health kicked in to prevent me from making a fool out of myself/getting arrested/giving the new AA another reason to think I’m crazy.

Thank you, zanac, for providing the link to the first teaser clip, which you can find at the Natsuyuki anime webpage

Sakamichi no Apollon is also being animated and will air on April 12.

Oh, and speaking of Sakamichi no Apollon, thanks to awys for the input on Art Blakely & the Jazz Messengers. The song mentioned by Ritsuko’s father in Ch.3 was, indeed, Moanin’ and not Morning. That felt like a total D’OH moment. Anyway, Chapter 4 mentioned Bags’ Groove, which is I believe was composed and named by/after Milt Jackson. But correct me if I’m wrong.