Thank heavens for the Internet Chess Club. Over the last couple of weeks since my arrival in Japan, I think I've suddenly clocked up more games online than over the previous year! Mostly bullet, of course.
That's one thing I miss about Sydney: after-work blitz. Now no more. And even if there was a place to play chess around here or people to play with, this being Japan the hours of work are long. It's like these guys just live to work! And if it's not working, it's eating out or getting drunk. So drunk that some just fall where they stand!