Sunday, February 10, 2008

chotto sabishii

I may sound like a broken record for all my "goodbye" posts but alas, tis the season I am in.
I am not sure if it is me "being a woman", if the way I am feeling is because I have a romantic heart, or because I am me...
whatever it is...
I nearly cried tonight seeing Kie work her last shift at Tullys.
For some reason, I couldn't (or didn't) stop my mind from all the memories that dear ol' Tully's has had for me. Too many to write about before bedtime... but my favorite memory was meeting Kie for the first time.
I can remember seeing her and being attracted to her sweet personality from the start. I liked her instantly. It was also the TULLY'S manager that told Kie and I we looked and acted like sisters. What a compliment...
Oh Kie and Tullys, Tullys and Kie... I'll never read the Tully's Times again... (not that I could read it, it's all in Japanese)
Never see this glistening sign again with Kie's face behind it beaming...
Never see Keigo greet me from the counter...
with his odd sense of humor. (Oh, Keigo, how I adore you!)
Never going to see this sight again...
my favorite barista who always made me a cafe au lait, even though Tully's doesn't make au laits.
Look at her work...
Dear Tully's....
Thank you.
As for Kie and I... our friendship continues. She moves home for a month and then starts her job in Hachioji which is about 20 minutes by train from my station. So, Lord willing, I will have many more happy times with Miss Kie Kinoshita.

3 comments:

Holly said...

i'm confused. is tulley's closing or is it just kie's last shift???

Joanna Kay said...

ha ha ha. that's funny.
kie is leaving.

Priscilla said...

Hachioji! Yay, she'll be close! Your post about her last shift at Tully's almost made me cry. I miss you!