Yesterday afternoon, I had a planned meeting with Tracy nee-chan who flew all the way from the Philippines to visit Tokyo. It was the same date of her arrival here… and the same day I forgot my cellphone at my brother’s car. @___@ *insert FUUUUUU meme here*
So we promised to each other to meet up under the Takeshita Street banner sign, just in front of Yoshinoya in Harajuku. I was almost running late so I didn’t bother to go home and I couldn’t contact my brother (he’s not at home!!) as well because I FORGOT HIS CELLPHONE NUMBER AHHHHH ;_; Basically I had no choice but to just wait for Tracy nee-chan to come. I arrived at 4:50 PM.. I wanted to be early because last time, she waited for me! I don’t like it when people wait for me so I really try my best to be punctual. I tried calling my own phone, wishing my brother would answer it.. but nobody was answering huhuhuhu. It was getting late and late, so I thought that Tracy nee-chan would wait at the other Harjauku station exit. Many people were looking at me (which I couldn’t understand.. I mean it’s in Harajuku and everyone wears.. their own kind of fashion) but I just shrugged it off. I probably looked like a lost carebear with huge bows on my geisha-inspired hair @_@
(I took a purikura alone first to kill time while waiting… fortunately, the purikura paradise was just near!)
ANYWAYYYY- so I tried calling my phone again, went back and forth to different exits, scanned the crowds, praying to Kami-sama that Ate Tracy would arrive already… Since it was also the day of her arrival, I knew that she might probably be late. And I was worried for her because she might be lost, or whatever. But then again, I had no clue on what time since I don’t have a phone with me :”(( And then it was already 7:00 pm, the heat was almost killing me… and for some reason, I had a hunch that I should look for an internet cafe! Maybe my brother would be kind enough to message me his phone number on facebook, or I would get a tweet about Ate Tracy’s arrival in Tokyo.
So I walked for a bit.. still praying for a blessing from the heavens. AND THEN… I didn’t know that there was a hidden internet cafe just in Takeshita street!!! OMG seriously, I thank my bladder (lol) for bringing me to Mcdonald’s and made me look twice at the banner with インターネットカフェ, the katakana for Internet Cafe just right beside Mcdonald’s!! I immediately signed up for an internet session, even though it was 490 yen for an hour… I just had to take this God-sent opportunity! 😥
Thankfully, my brother left his phone number on my facebook inbox.. so I borrowed a pen from the staff and jotted it down at the back of the neoprint / purikura. I received a tweet from Ate Tracy’s boyfriend that she will arrive late, around 7:30 pm. JUST IN TIME!! Good thing I practiced my patience & womanly instincts in this matter ;___; At least, the “waiting experience” I had yesterday is now a good story I can tell to random people / to my forgetful self.. :dead: Then I ran to the nearest phone booth, called my brother up & let him check my cellphone mailbox (which I couldn’t access because it’s only for my phone)… and he called Taka-san (Tracy nee-chan’s bf) to confirm that I will wait or something. It was just so crazy!! Haha :blush: Anyway, at least.. the universe wasn’t totally conspiring against me *my optimistic self reassures*.
Then I decided to just chill down for a while and sit like a lost child in front of Yoshinoya. And then when I looked at my left… I thought I saw an angel! : )) Seriously, at that state of mind after hours of waiting, sweating profusely (thank God I brought a fan with me, I love you LIZ LISA store person who gave it away), and not knowing what to do.. seeing Ate Tracy walking towards me felt like .. I was greeted by an angel.. hahahaha!! And I lost my mind and hugged her!! Hours before when I was about to tear up (LOL), I promised to myself to go home at 8:00pm (before discovering the internet cafe) and just send a long apology letter….. but I guess that this quote is true— “If it’s really meant to be, it will be”!! :nod:
After shrieking for a minute or so & told about my stupid I-forgot-my-cellphone-especially-today story in a minute, we went to have our purikura first!
At least, we got to rest while prettifying our purikuras! GOODNESSS, what a crazy day it was for us!!!
After that, I just toured her around for a bit and told the back alleys of Takeshita Dori, where to buy awesome cheap stuff, the best omiyage..
spicing up my skills for the future Rainbowholic tours (c/o www.findjpn.com) ^^
And I treated her at Jonathan’s and we talked so much!!!!
After hearing her (horror) stories about her stressful work & people who have no life and want her down… I seriously wanted to smack those people. Crab mentality, shoo~
She is a hard-working fashion designer / stylist .. and a tough mom who raises her son alone while working her dreams in the fashion industry. On top of that, she is very professional when it comes to work + she’s one of those people whom I consider as my sempai! Her bubbly personality + my craziness is the formula why we “click” together…
We had our catch-up session in an hour or so and she surprised me with a bag of goodies!!!
FLUFFY BOWS that were professionally hand-made will be available soon @ Rainbowholic Shop!
She gave me so many kawaii stuff with handmade love!! AHHHH~
From her cutie son, Atreyu <3
DIY postcards + PROJECT RUNWAY postcard (she was one of the participants) + letters <3
WAAA SO CUTE!! And the letter ;____;
And then.. and then…
My first design from a real fashion designer @_@ I super love her style!!! That’s me, rocking a fluffy lemon yellow Tiara bow!!
I will have this FRAMED @_@
The wait was worth it,
Thanks for the awesome evening, Ate!