Happy Birthday Laura!!!!
It is Laura's birthday, and I am happy to be included in the loving masses who are celebrating today!
Her birthday today actually shook Aichi prefecture with a small earthquake.
That's how important it is!
So, watch out world, we'll be celebrating this awesome girl's birthday 'till Japan shakes a bit more!
(If that is still on an angle, I officially give up on trying to turn it.)
Laura, for those of you who somehow don't know, is the best travel buddy, talented photographer, amazing weekend planner, skilled french toast (and other delicacies) chef, pro takoyaki turner, fashion adviser, pop culture guru, mango lover, rilakuman enthusiast, and so many other things. She is also an amazing friend who I feel totally lucky to have met in training here in Japan. Without meeting Laura it's questionable if I would have stayed the second year here in Japan, and I'm sure I'd have gone to less than half of the cool places we've been together. Most of this journal has her to thank, and so I just have to do a little picture post to show her how serious I am when I say:
Who couldn't love someone who enjoys the teacups that much?!?!?
(I really did try my best to alter this photo so you don't have to turn your head sideways. I promise!)
Laura's first upclose experience with an elephant.
Laura in a mushroom growing house!
Rockin' it up in Fushimi Inari.
So, here's to you Laura. I hope you have an amazing birthday!