Today an orchid bloomed in my office. It is hard to believe because the vase has been there for a long time and it's been really hot in the office. When I'm away, I'm sure the temperature inside the room is really really high and orchids like this one don't bloom in the summer in Japan--at least not in my experience. However, despite all the suffering that this orchid went through, it surprised me today. I'm only sad that I won't be able to enjoy it as I'll be going to Brazil soon.