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He settled back on the couch again and inquired, “So, Shogo, tell me, now that you’ve completed the book – what are you going to do from tomorrow on?”

“I’m going to look for a publisher naturally. And I should inform you that I’m going to Playa Del Carmen next week,” I replied cheerfully.

“Oh my God! Really? Are you going to Playa Del Carmen again? Why?” he was a bit perplexed.

“Because I want to see Ramon again and want to cool off a bit, you know. I’ve had been writing the book, like a blessed cenobite last four months without any rest. Thus, I need a vacation. Of course, I’ll try to find a publisher over there though.”

He advised me with a full of good intention, “I understand you, but if you want to find a publisher, you should stay here. Believe me, Shogo, all major publishers are located in Mexico City. Many artists come to Mexico City to seek for opportunities from all over the world. I really don’t think that it is good idea for you to look for a publisher in Playa Del Carmen, where only provides tourism, parties, and vacation.”

I lit a cigarette and puffed in the air. My eyes glinted a full of life, “Thanks for the advice. But you should understand I really need beautiful oceans and beaches to feel at home. I love Playa Del Carmen so much. I really want to take a vacation for a while because I deserve it. And don’t worry, brother, I’ll come back here in two or three weeks. And then we’ll have a time to hang around.”

“You are a very lucky bird, Shogo. Enjoy Playa Del Carmen. I’ll miss you, man.”

I drunk a bottle of water to quench my thirst and inquired, “By the way, how is your business going on?”

“It’s getting better. As you know, I’ve been building three houses in this year; I intend to build five houses next year. It’s a very slow process, but my business has been expanding, bit by bit,” he answered proudly.

“I’m glad to hear that your business is boosting.”

“Muchas gracias, amigo.”

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