Last Sunday I made my way to Firu's parents' house to have a bit of a girls' day-turn-evening out. His sister, Galuh, was still in town and his other sister, Mbak Ria, also came to town. Yaay! Galuh - and their youngest brother, Yosi - just came back from Japan the other night and brought some souvenirs. They went to Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo - in that order. I ask but only for an お守り(Japanese talisman) from any temple she visited.
Let's not even go through how obviously jealous I am of their trip. For my part, I brought souvenir - mostly food - from our trip to Surabaya last month. Some of them will make their way to Germany with Galuh to be given - or sent - to Firu. Hope he enjoys them all! That day the female members of Firu's family, including his cousin but excluding his sister-in-law - because she was ill - and niece - because she's a baby, took me out for a really late lunch and some shopping. Shopping as in both sartorial - for Mba Ria's business in Palangkaraya, Kalimantan - and grocery - for Galuh's instant seasonings stock in Germany. So, really, I was just tagging along.