OK, so, we both went to Japan in the summer of 2000.
I went back to my home town Nagasaki, he went to Osaka to live with his girlfriend. It is about 750km away.
It had been almost 1 year since I left Japan and I was very excited to meet my friends, sisters and relatives.
When I arrived, everything seemed to be just as same as 1 year ago, but I felt like my perspective had changed. I noticed the small things of Japanese life .
"So many people everywhere!"
"Always crowded bus!"
"MacDonald's drink seems so small!"
"No refill for coffee??"
"Neck tie and suit for the hot summer?"
"Fire crackers noise every night?" (Summer time in Nagasaki)
"Everyone is texting?"
I also noticed how good the customer service is !! I really think Japan is one of the best
country to learn a good customer service !
Everyone is bowing. either just tilting the neck while waving good bye to the friends, or giving a really good bowing.
And, FOOD !! Food is so delicious!
He came to visit Nagasaki with his girlfriend. I took them for sight seeing around the town. We had a good dinner together and they stayed in my small apartment.
I had things to sort out, decision to make, took care of my sister's family while my niece fell in serious illness.
Soon after, I made a final decision to go back to Canada and study more about business, accountings, e-commerce, so I could perhaps get a real job in Vancouver and start a new life from zero. This time, I didn't know how long I would be gone from Japan, so I rented a storage room to keep furnitures and stuff.
Around the same time, he was trying to make his decision if he would go back to Canada, because he couldn't stand the heat and humid in Japan, and also starting to realize that his girlfriend might not be the life time soul mate...
In a fall of the year 2000.
Off I went. To Vancouver. Attending to a business college for a new journey.
Of he went. To Chilliwack. Starting his life all over.
We had reunited again as friends, still didn't realize that the life time soul mate
was right in front of each other.
But things started to roll, together this time.
Then a baby.
Then,,,, a baby.
This is how the sunflower brought me the precious life that I have now.
Thank you sunflower, and thank you everyone came to
my life in a past, present, and also in a future.
Sunflower series, it's the end...