Do you recognize these bags? Yes, on the right side is my bag, and the pretty bag with rosettes is Yoshimi’s bag! They were sitting together side by side on a wooden bench inside an Indonesian restaurant in Shinjuku.
Yoshimi and I spent a day together last Saturday, it was a bit cold and cloudy day but I was very happy to see her! We’ve met several times before to go fabric shopping, this time we just had a good time walking around Shinjuku area.
We planned to have lunch in a deli, but then Yoshimi mentioned about Indonesian restaurant and that she never had Indonesian food before. I knew one Indonesian restaurant in the area, so we changed our plan and went to Jembatan Merah (it means The Red Bridge). We had some Indonesian curries for lunch, and I was very glad that Yoshimi liked it. It was a good decision to change the plan!
Then we walked to Takashimaya building to look at some fabrics and sewing supplies in Yuzawaya, the place was very crowded because it was weekend. We also walked to Isetan department store, I went past the building very often but had never been inside it. There was a nice macrobiotic food cafe that we found in the restaurant area and we had some delicious cake sets. Mine is baked tofu cake which actually tasted the same as cheese cake, and Yoshimi had cake with nuts caramelized in it. Very delicious! We were busy chatting that we forgot to take pictures of cakes.
Shinjuku is a very big place and it can get a bit confusing if you don’t know the way. That day, we often got lost a little bit because I’m completely useless about directions although I visit there very often. My husband really knows his way around, so usually I just follow him without thinking too much about where I am, like a puppy. Very lazy. Sometimes I even pretend that I am a puppy following him. I know, I know, it’s weird.
Anyway, Yoshimi and I had a really good time that day and we talked about so many things. Not only sewing stuff! It’s kinda funny when meeting blog friends, sometimes they know things about you that real life friends don’t. And you kinda feel like knowing them because you’ve read all their posts in the blog. Well, time runs when you’re having a good time, how very true. We met in the morning and suddenly we were saying goodbye in the afternoon. Thank you for the wonderful time, Yoshimi!