Tasha's Oriental Journey
Today I had a little adventure and spent the day by myself. In the morning I went to Asagaya English congregation for the meeting. I left home at 11.15, as the meeting started at 12.30... and actually got to the kingdom hall at 1.30pm, just in time for the Watchtower!!! What happened was this: Hiroka drew me a map of how to get to the hall, and which trains to get. What she didn't realise was that the train we usually get doesn't stop at Asagaya on weekends! So I went straight past the station and then some, before I realised what was happening. I got off the train and asked for directions at a station-cafÃ©, and I was rescued by a friendly chef-come-waitress! She took me to the right platform, explained that the train didn't stop there today etc, and then asked a lady to help me get to the right station. And then this lovely woman who I couldn't thank enough took me ALL THE WAY to Asagaya, which wasted about an hour of her day. I was so grateful but so frustrated because I couldn't express myself properly, and so ended up saying "thank you!" about a thousand times. I'll probably never see her again but at the same time I'll never forget her. Funny, isn't it? The meeting (or what was left of it) was great, and I was thankful to hear it in English, and meet my friends there. So afterwards I went to a restaurant with a couple of them - Michael and Noriko Haselgrove (whom I've known for about thirteen years or so) - for literally a BITE to eat, and half an hour later I was back on the train headed for Ikebukuro.