Surprise Goodbyes

Being a JET, or, being an expat
the people we know, come and go just like that

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Takuya’s selfie game strong

That does not mean our relationships are less meaningful
But rather, time spent together, is somewhat seasonal

On the plus side – we have friends all over theย place! ๐Ÿ™‚
We can travel far and wide, and meet them face to face!

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Possible sitcom plot: 6 incredibly different millennials from 5 different countries come together in Japan. Follow their adventures of cultural misunderstandings and faux pas

However, the downside is – that goodbyes are horrible
In every relationship, they’re somewhat inevitable ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

With that being said, our squad had its last
Our yummy get togethers will be a thing of the past

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Round 1: vegan garlic bread, bruschetta, hummus and veg sticks Round 2: fruit Round 3: dessert!

Bridget is leaving, it’s Brexit the second
But this one is sad (not idiotic), I reckon

As a last hurrah, we had a surprise party ๐Ÿ˜€
She had no idea because we planned it smartly

Beccaย organized a card and pressie
It was a sketchbook as Bridgey is quite arty

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Card writing shenanigans

Becca, Jess and Guamie came over earlier,
so we couldย write the card (and because I’m a worrier) ๐Ÿ˜›

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More signing, the super old party poppers (Thanks Ina!), Becca and her fancy rainbow lettering

The surprise part went well,ย 
She seemed surprised as hell! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

There was video, but I can’t upload it
So you’ll have to get creative and just imagine it! ๐Ÿ˜›

We started with garlic bread, bruschetta, hummus and veggies
I made them from scratch and it was all vegan obviously! ๐Ÿ˜‰

After that we sat around, and had heaps of watermelon!
Takuya and Bridget lugged it all the way from the station! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

For second dessert (because it’s us)
Jess made teeny lemon meringue tarts! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Watermelon, limited edish pineapple Tim Tams (from Alexaan) and Jess’ Lemon Meringue Tartlets!

They weren’t vegan but I snuck a taste
They were delicious, but I feel like a vegan disgrace ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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Tim Tam Slams

Also taught them how to do the Tim Tam Slam
with the Pineapple Tim Tams from Alexaan! ๐Ÿ™‚

Then, it was time for Bridge to open her present,
From her face, I think it was money well spent! ๐Ÿ˜€

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The big reveal!

All too soon, it was time for goodbyes, ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
Hella sad, and I couldn’t help but cry ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

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Chillin, and taking photos of photos

But I know, I’ll see her again sometime soon,
and we’ll stay in touch because that’s what mates do! โค


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