Jun 1, 2012

Meeting with my Hungarian pal / ハンガリーのパルと会う

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!
今までにフィンランドのパル2回、シンガポールとマレーシアのパルと夫々1回、そして先月ハンガリーのパルと初めて会いました。日本を2週間旅行していて、東京に来た際に会うことに。手紙のやり取りが2~3通だけだったので、仲良くなれるか不安でしたが、会ってみたらとても楽しく仲良くなることができました。
待ち合わせの駅の改札で、多分、挙動不審だった私(^^;彼女の写真は一度見たことがありますが、欧米人の顔はどの人も同じように見えて、それらしき人がいるとジーッと見つめてしまいました。失礼しましたm(_ _)mでも、間違って全然違う人のところにダッシュしてハグでもしようものなら、それこそ不審者(笑)幸いすぐに見つけることができたので、ちゃんと本人にハグできました。
写真は一緒に行った和食のお店で撮った写真。その下が頂いたハンガリーのお土産。荷物になるのにわざわざハンガリーから持ってきてくれて、とても嬉しかったです。上がハンガリーの民族衣装をきたお人形、下が素敵なハンガリー刺繍。ハンガリー刺繍は地域によってそのデザインが違うそうですよ。それにしても素敵です☆数時間でしたが、会えて本当に良かったと思います。いつかハンガリーでまた再会することができたら素敵だなぁ(*^^*)

↓いつもありがとうございます。押していただけると励みになります☆
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14 comments:

  1. It's really great that you were able to met some of your pals. I never met any of my pals yet, but I'd love to someday. Japanese food looks good (always love them) and the gifts that you pal bought you were really special :)

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    1. Yes, it was so much fun! I'm really glad that she visited Japan and that we could meet up. :)

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  2. The embroidery is lovely!! I've not met any of my pen pals yet but I haven't been doing it very long. I have met poetry friends from poetry forums and photography friends from photography forums and blog friends so I am sure that someday I will meet pen pals!!

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    1. I know! It's so lovely! I just love it. My room is very Japanese with bamboo flower and paper sliding door for windows, so now I have to think about where to put this beautiful embroidery to make it fit in a very Japanese room. lol

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  3. Oh how nice that you met one of your pals and had some time together to enjoy some delicious food. The souvenirs are beautiful, especially the embroidery.

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    1. It was a wonderful meeting, and I'm glad we could meet! :) And yes I love the embroidery!

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  4. It is great to read you had a lovely day with your pen-friend.
    I love tempura!
    I met with my Taiwanese pen-friend last year, she stayed at my place for 10 days! And I met with some Dutch pen-friends as well. ^^

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    1. Really? What kind of tempura do you like? My favorite is shrimp and bamboo shoot/sprout. :)

      That's so nice that your pal stayed at your place! So nice of you to have her at your place. :)

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    2. I love shrimp too. Delicious! I never tried bamboo sprouts, they are not sold in regular supermarkets here. I should check the Asian ones.

      My pen-friend will visit me again in September. I'm looking forward to seeing her.

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  5. I love the souvenirs your pal gave you! They're so lovely!
    I've never met any of my pals yet, but I hope to do so one day :)

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    1. Thanks! :) My dream is to meet all of my penpals someday. :)

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  7. Yay! I just got your envelopes and goodies! Thank you so much! I'll write back soon xoxo

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    1. Glad you got it! :) Hope you liked!!

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