Have you met any of your penpals? I’ve met my Finnish pal twice, Singaporean pal and Malaysian pal once, and last month I met my Hungarian pal! :) She was traveling Japan for 2 weeks and asked me if I was interested in meeting her while she was staying in Tokyo. At first, I was a bit nervous because we exchanged only 2-3 letters by then. I wasn’t sure if we could get along well as I can be pretty shy at the beginning, but it turned out to be a great meeting! :)
Well, I must admit that I probably looked weird at the station when waiting for my pal and her boyfriend because every time I saw a couple of Westerners, I stared at them trying to see if they were “them” I was looking for. I saw her picture before, but most Westerners look alike to me and so it was hard to spot them from the distance. I had to make sure that I knew they were them before I actually run to them and give them a hug. lol Luckily, I could spot them soon and so gave hug to the right people. :) I took them to a Japanese restaurant, and we had lots of fun! Here are some of our dinner.
This is sashimi (fresh raw fish).
Grilled chicken with some vegetable.
Dessert. Green tea ice-cream with some other sweets. :)
They brought me some souvenirs from Hungary. It was SO kind of them. I absolutely love them all! Here is a lovely doll wearing traditional Hugarian costume and the bag that the doll was in. It says Hungary, and I love the flower design! Their traidtional costume is so lovely! :)
And this one is beautiful Hungarian embroidery. She said that embroidery design differs depending on the regions. Woha, this is really lovely! :)
I'm really glad that we could meet up. It was only 4-5 hours that we were together, but we became really good friends. :) I hope one day I can visit her in Hungary!