I was watching the Aoyama video on Style.com a few months ago when I got a huge surprise, Maya from Spank and the girls from Toxic Lipstick walked into the frame!!! I only just remembered it thanks to Flying Saucers post about Style.com's Intersection video's.
I always go on about how much I miss the spank girls, but this makes me miss them more. Maya is always so sweet and funny and super kind and helpful. I actually know why they were walking down Omotesando dori that day. It was the day after Spanks 3rd anniversary party Pank Ponk that Toxic Lipstick played at and Maya was showing them around Tokyo because they live in Osaka (They are Australians from Brissy by the way). Do you know how tired she would have been? She was so busy all night and well into the morning helping with the big party, but she still went and showed them around all the cool sights of Harajuku. She never thinks of herself. She was soooooo helpful when I was moving back to Australia, she helped me donate bags and bags of clothes, books and magazines (I'm talking HUGE bags here that she piled onto my bicycle that I was also giving away and rode the 35 minutes back to Koenji with virtually no visibility because of one of the bags on her lap obscuring her view...I wish I had a photo cos it was CRAZY...and she wouldn't let me help at all, or when we went to the airport she carried all my bags...she is just too nice!)
Maya I miss you so much. Thanks for the recent myspace message, I love you too.
I have realised all of my closest friends are overseas or about to leave to go overseas.
One of my closest Aussie friends is moving to London for 1 year next month so I'm seeing her a fair bit before she goes.
My best friend since primary school has been living in the UK since 1999 with me visiting her and her visiting me every few years (she is the type of friend where our distance doesn't matter, once we get together its like we were never apart, we don't even email or talk that often but we still are close if you know what I mean).
My best friend in Japan, the crazy American from Memphis, Hilary, is still living in Tokyo, albeit unhappily. She feels lonely, isolated and depressed and I wish I could be there to help her. I know how she feels. I miss Hil sooooo much. I love you Hil if you read this.
The Spank Girls, mainly Maya and Tabuchi who I became especially close to, even with the language barrier. I miss these crazy cool girls like you wouldn't believe. Our girl chats and shopping trips were always s fun.
Now all I have left is Tony (the dj who I've mentioned a bit in the past) and my hubby Henry...but you know how it is when you want a girl chat...smelly boys just wont do. I thought maybe I could make new friends at uni, but so far nothing.
What do you guys think? Do you know what I'm talking about? Are you in a similar situation at all, with friends all far away?
Sorry this inst about fashion. Fashion posts will resume tomorrow with some cool new shoes I bought at where else but Savers.