I was about to go out yesterday afternoon when the bell rang. A package for me. I didn't expect any package and the sender's name written on it didn't ring a bell to me. I opened it anyway, found a "ticket to a ride" game box inside. The question mark in my head got bigger. Though the game is in Japanese (from what was written on the box), I didn't know if anyone I know here played that game. My birthday was just a week away so I thought it might be another present. But...from who?! I sms-ed Hiro right away to ask if he sent me that mysterious package and he said that he didn't know anything about it. I was in a hurry for a date lunch so I tore off the sender's information and off to the station.
I met Hiro an hour later at Ikebukuro and showed the paper to him. It was supposed to be a romantic lunch but he got pretty disturbed because I opened an unknown package. The sender's name was "Matsumoto Kenichi", a guy name, and he interrogated me if I had a friend or a "friend" with that name. I could only insisted that I didn't have any friend or "FRIEND" (if you get what I mean) named Matsumoto Kenichi. In addition there are many crimes by sending packages in Japan nowadays so he was worried too.
Then he called that guy based on the information from the paper.
"This is Shierly Motulo's husband. She got a package from you. Who are you and why did you send that package to my wife?"
They had short conversation when suddenly he mentioned one name and Hiro asked me.
"Kusuma. Do you know Kusuma?"
I was like, "Ha? Kusuma?"
Hiro remembered something
"That girl in Germany. What was her complete name?"
"Weis? Yunita Weis?"
"No! The SMALL one!"
"Oh...Sheila? ARRGGHH Sheila Kusuma!!!"
Then Hiro talked to the guy on the phone back.
I didn't get it. What? What is the relationship between Sheila and that Matsumoto guy and that package?
Seemed that the little Kusuma girl ordered that game from amazon.co.jp and sent the package to me. And seemed that she didn't know proper Japanese to put her own name on the package in order :p
Calling her was the first thing I did when I reached home. I got answered by a machine instead (Hiro then yelled reminding me what time would it be in Germany at that time!) :p. This morning I read an sms from her. It was really from her, a birthday gift. Thank you sooooooo much!!!!!!! This really is a mysterious gift hahahaha. Thank you for the big question mark you sent us along with that package too. This is really sweet. I could imagine how puzzled you were ordering a gift through a website using a language you are not familiar with. I'm so touched, Ms. Sheila Kusuma!!! *hugs hugs*