He remembers seeing the well-built man, a Spaniard - and a double-o no less, as he later found out - when he was a field agent working undercover at a men’s bar in Hong Kong. He seemed to take a special interest in James and kept his eyes on him the whole night. After his shift James ended up having drinks and accompanied the man back to his flat, a meeting which repeated itself on several occasions.
The address of the bar, as he recalls, was 007. He entertained the idea that he was given the number on purpose when he was later promoted, that agent Rodriguez had somehow pulled strings and used his skills and influence with M to make it so just for his own amusement. It certainly sounded like something Tiago would do.