I have been looking forward to this meeting. Flowerbossa was first known to me through a link from bb’s blog to her own blog ‘Imagina’. Not only does the name ‘Imagina’ capture my interest, but the classic and serene atmosphere keeps me lingering over there. You can say that the character of a blog is a reflection of its owner’s personality, as I found out about flowerbossa’s interest in classical music, skills in translation and artistic influence (from her very talented mother Pallet).
Thanks to the selfless co-ordination effort of cloudnine onni, I had an opportunity to meet with flowerbossa last week. The screening of TWSSG (or Barefooted Youth) becomes a convenient meeting of choice for BYJ sisters here. I came out of the bustling Shinjuku subway station and 3 wonderful ladies were waiting for me – cloudnine, flowerbossa and LL. YES, LL! The LL whose clever MVs that bb always showcases in her blog! Remember the ‘sleeping’, ‘sporting’, ‘without glasses’ ..... and the most recent ‘beautiful’? Thanks to LL’s tireless effort, we can view the droolingly-handsome acts of Yong Joon consolidated into specific themes over and over again.
Flowerbossa is as I have expected, an intelligent, articulate and courteous lady whom you feel as if you have known her for a long time. LL is pleasant and always smiling, she is modest about her English ability but she is actually quite good. She told us that it takes her 1-2 days to create a MV because there are so many Yong Joon’s pictures and footages now to choose from. Btw, she loves rock music, am sure you notice the hard rocks she chose for her MVs. Look at her latest artwork (hehe, thanks LL) :
We had a simple lunch near Wald9 cinema before we bought our tickets for episode 7. Remember the only ‘bed’ scene in TWSSG?
We really didn’t have much chance to talk because our eyes/minds/hearts were all fixated on one gorgeous man. Hehe, who can blame us? Cloudnine and I had to leave early while flowerbossa and LL remained to drool on episode 8. I am sure we will have more chances to see each other again. Cloudnine and I walked back to the station and before she left, she handed me a gift for my son’s birthday!
Up till now, I am practically running out of words to describe the kindness and thoughtfulness of cloudnine onni, and I can never thank her enough for the hospitality and care she has bestowed on me (well actually, that’s a future post in planning :) This is the very cute birthday card and the 2 colorful educational Japanese/English comics. Knowing that this is his first birthday in Japan and despite his friends are not around, he had the most wonderful time reading the books. Thank you very much, cloudnine onni, you’re just the kindest human being!
I was overjoyed when I saw the Japanese cookbook inside the gift package. I am already a terrible terrible cook and never have much creativity and talent in this kitchen department. It is hopeless now that I am dumped in the middle of a Japanese grocery store : can’t read ‘what is what’ and can’t ask ‘what goes with what’ and worst, not knowing ‘how to cook those whats’! Cloudnine actually accompanied me to the grocery store and patiently explained to me the different labels and products.
This cookbook is a lifesaver to me, it’s comprehensive with simple ingredients and clear instructions. It has all the Japanese dishes that I always hope to cook and make my family’s (big) tummies happy, I will treasure it so much! Hehe, I mean ‘treasure’ in the sense of trying the recipes out, not hiding it in a secret drawer :)
How can I repay this kindness, cloudnine onni? Maybe next time when HRH comes to Japan, how about I’ll scream at the top of my lung and ask him to give you a BIG hug?