Tonight, I had to say goodbye to one of my best friends ever, Kayoko, or as I call her, Kayokito chan. She's returning to Japan after 2 years in Boston, and I think this has been one of the saddest moments saying goodbye to someone. This girl, this dear friend, this BEST friend has been there for me so many countless times since I met her the very first day I arrived in Boston. We've laughed together, shopped together, had tequila together, brought in the new year together, complained about boys together, sang together in front of a crowd of over 300 people with Mari chan as well, ranted about Ryutaro together...well...that was mostly ME...but still, she listened...THat's jsut it. She ALWAYS listened, she was always there for me. There was never ONCE a moment when I got angry at Kayoko, not opnce a moment when I argued with her, when I was upset with her. It was and still is a beautiful friendship. This is the girl that sat out in the cold rain waiting for me to arrive at her apartment the day after Ryota and I broke up for good...THIS is the girl who sat on her bedroom floor and cried with me for a long time when I was brokenhearted...this is the girl that would chant with me every time, who would go to meetings with me, who chants for world peace with me, along with many others. THis is the girl with one of THE BEST voices out there. THis is one of my best friends, Kayoko Yuuzawa. My friend, my confidant, my sister.
WHile I hugged her and cried, I had the randomest of memories come to mind...like that new year's eve at Aiko's apartment where Kayoko and Maho made us all dinner and we all laughed the night away...or that time that Kayokito and I went shopping at Urban Outfitters, and that time when she found my "making out in Japanese"book. And the time she introduced me to her boyfriend Mune and all I coudl say was "You're a tall guy o.O". Our Japanese/Puertorican parties, going out to dinner, our Buddhist meetings...everything. And then I cried even more...because it will be a while until I get to see her.
Kayokito chan, I am greatful to you beyond WORDS. You have been nothing short of an amazing friend to me, and I will never forget you. EVER. I'll defiely visit you in March!
In the meantime, keep singing, keep smiling, keep chanting. I believe in you! I love you so much!!
Here is a pic we took tonight. I look frightening in it xD But most importantly, I look happy. Because i AM happy, because she is so special to me ^o^
I love you Kayokito chan ^-^ Take care! Go and become famous in Japan, and then let me promote your U.S. tour! :D
Mata ne! I'll see you soon!! Nos vemos pronto ^-^