Sunday, September 11, 2016
Sunday with RKGreg...
Today was a really good day.
I had my first visitor in Tokyo! RKGreg is flying to the US to attend a wedding. As expected, his flight had a layover in Tokyo.
Thankfully, it was a 10-hour layover. We had time to meet up and hang out the entire day.
Last night, I messaged him to check what time he will get in. He said that he’ll probably reach Tokyo Station at 10AM.
That was perfect, as it gave me enough time to attend the 7AM Mass at St. Ignatius Church in Yotsuya.
After Mass, I headed to Tokyo Station and eagerly waited for RKGreg. Since I had some time to kill, I brought the Japanese vocabulary book from the centre I attended in Singapore. While waiting for RKGreg, I was trying to remember/memorise whatever Japanese word I could. Hehe!
At 10AM, I saw the familiar face in the crowd exiting the JR central gate exit.
Our first stop was Shibuya for lunch and coffee. Of course, we had to do the whole Shibuya Crossing thing. From Shibuya, we headed to Odaiba to see the Gundam statue. Surprisingly, RKGreg said he, MkSurf8 and Tian3x didn’t get to visit the statue when they were here for a holiday two years ago. Our final stop was Tokyo Tower. Again, he wanted to have a photo op with the tower.
From Hamamatsucho, we headed to Shinjuku where we had an early dinner.
After that, I walked him over to the JR gate of Shinjuku station to see him. I thanked him for the treat today and gave him a big hug.
As RKGreg walked away, it was then that I felt a tinge of loneliness. I realised how much I terribly miss my friends in Singapore.
But I gotta be strong, I prayed for this and God granted my prayers. He must have a reason why he said yes to my prayers! Just gotta keep the faith.
In the mean time, I can’t wait for more friends to visit Tokyo!