Dec. 8th, 2009
I got a huge package of stuff from Mee and Conan. Mee made a bunch of origami, and Conan made a heart and wrote a note on a paper snowman! (Switching between English, Japanese, and adorably katakana-ized English.)
There are also a whole bunch of little toys, some children’s books, a couple keychains, and like five things of origami paper. I’d promised to send them a letter when I left, and I sent some little stuff along with it - American Girl paper dolls for Mee, a thing of stickers for Conan, and a Dr. Seuss book - but even accounting for the fact that some of it probably came from the 100-yen shop, this is a lot of stuff. (Maybe I startled their parents by sending presents along with the letter?) I’ll take a picture of it all when it stops raining the light’s better.
The drawback of naming your Pokemon after Georgette Heyer protagonists is that you end up splitting up couples, what with leaving Sophy in the box all the time once you get a better ground-type, while Stephen remains a useful grass-type until very late in the game.