But then I just happened to come across a piece of vintage sheet music that struck me as a great gift for my sister-in-law, Juanita. She’s a Japanophile, and rightly so since her son lives in Japan and she’s visited that beautiful country many times, so when I saw this song sheet I knew it would make a wonderful birthday gift for her.
Today, May 14th, is her birthday and I made a plan with her to meet after work for a glass of wine and then dinner out. When she arrived at our apartment we settled in with some wine, olives and cheese and crackers. I gave her the present that Peter carefully wrapped in paper he knew she would like – it was a silver wrapping paper with the skyline of The City silhouetted on it. This is what I gave her.
It is interesting, isn’t it?
But it didn’t end there….Tia came bearing gifts; My birthday is next week and when she was in Japan recently, she picked up several only in Japan items. Lucky me! There was Plum Liquor, Sakura Sake, great notepaper to write to my granddaughters – the Japanese create amazing paper products. She gave me a very unusual Starbucks gift, packets of coffee and within each packet are the makings of an origami cup. And that’s not all! I got a seriously cute pad that could only be made in Japan and the elusive Green Tea Kit Kat bars! This was a delightful evening!