Let me tell you a story.
There was this girl just shy of 20 who got on a plane en route to a foreign country. It was her first time, and of course she didn't know what to do. All she brought was her bits and pieces of Japanese knowledge to get by. When she arrived in the Land of the Rising Sun, it took every ounce of her courage to figure out how she could survive for the night. Apparently, the local airport closes at 10pm and she had nowhere to stay. Fast forward to ten months later, there were so many places in Higashihiroshima City, no, in the entire Japan, that she could call her home. It's in everybody's memories.
To meet so many people in such a quaint little cafe like SweetieS has been an honor for me. One can only imagine how much I've kept all our conversations to heart despite being very bad in remembering names. A