OK everyone, the party is over. I am henceforth going back to being a teetotaler! Despite purporting to “not drink,” I’ve found that I’ve been imbibing far too often over the last eight months. In addition to compromising my health, this in turn has lead to some severe bouts with depression and existential angst. Therefore, in an effort to reclaim that “on top of the world” feeling that I had at the end of 2017, I am hereby commiting to no longer drinking. To honor this decision, I decided to have to have one final alcoholic beverage. Of course, for such a celebration, what else would do but my favorite craft beer from my beloved Kawagoe? Now I am sure I’m going to catch a lot of flack from my friends (especially here in the comment) for going back to so-called “monk mode” but such is life. Should you guys feel the need to buy me a drink when we’re out, I’ll take a coffee instead (or tea if that isn’t an option). Here’s to officially getting back on the wagon!