Just wanna say thank you to my best friend, Mrs. O, for the pasalubong from Sri Lanka! Her husband came to Jakarta for a meeting and came bearing gifts. It’s customary for Filipinos to bring gifts when arriving from travel or visiting friends in other countries. We call such gifts pasalubong.
You’ve already seen the tea box in my previous post on the different ways I store/display tea. The other one is a journal. Like my bestfriend I totally love notebooks and have written in a journal for as long as I can remember (perhaps it will be material for a future book?!? =P) but what makes this journal special is that it comes from Barefoot in Colombo. Mrs. O wrote about her favorite store on her blog here. Then I totally forgot about it (me and my goldfish memory).
One night hubby and I were eating Vietnamese Pho in Vietopia and I noticed a store connected to it. It was so intriguing to me that the very next day I came back with Kaho of Chuzai Living and Kaori. We were so excited in the store – we didn’t know what to look at first! It felt like we just found our favorite store!!! It was 3 floors of SUPER CUTE STUFF. Seriously. (Must go back to take pictures so I can post em here!)
I was especially attracted to the fabrics – I felt like I could just frame them and brighten up any room! When I asked them where they came from… I was delighted! It was from Sri Lanka! I hurriedly wrote down the name of the store and the address because I’m sure to ask Mrs. O to take me there when I visit her – cheaper for sure! When I asked Mrs. O about the store, she reminded me that it was her favorite store! The one she wrote about on her blog. Holy Cow! Isn’t that amazing? This journal is covered by Barefoot fabric and has a beautiful illustration on the first page. I wonder what I will write in it… it can be my Happiness Project journal! Or maybe a pregnancy journal? So many possibilities!
Again thank you Mr. and Mrs. O!!! Hope to see you soon in Sri Lanka or in Jakarta!
Chuzai Living says
What a sweet gift from your friend!! It is also customary to give a gift when visiting friends in Japan. The Temple Tree was a fun store! I need to go back there to visit again!! That is a beautiful notebook. Happiness journal! That’s a good one!
Cool! What do you call thin Japan?