Meant to be…

Day 324:

Call it fate or call it destiny, but when things are meant to be, things are meant to be. Today was my day off and since I’ll be working the next eight days straight, I wanted to just eat ramen and relax. So after a visit to the gym to keep this ramen-body of mine in shape, I headed back to Takakura to enjoy a nice bowl of Kitakata-style ramen.

This was a good bowl to relax with.

And this negi-salad was nice and refreshing.

Over the past year or so I’ve been lucky enough to experience several serendipitous events and I guess today can be considered another one. I didn’t initially plan on going into Bassanova, but as I sat on my brother’s couch sore from my workout, something was telling me to go in. So I hopped on the bus with my laptop in hand and decided to write my previous post from the comforts of my workplace. No more than 30 minutes in, the door slides open and a young man approaches me and says “Keizo?” Eugene and I had exchanged a few emails several months ago about pursuing his dream of opening up a ramen shop in Melbourne, Australia. Eugene and his wife Lillianne were in Japan on vacation doing some research for that fact and we just happened to have some very good timing. If I hadn’t have come in we may have never met and if it weren’t my day off we couldn’t have had the great conversation we did. Best of luck Eugene! I will try to help you in any way I can.

Afterwards, it was time to go home and get some much needed rest. But I was hungry. And when I got off the bus I noticed a new Italian restaurant had set up shop in my neighborhood. Being curious, I walked in and sat down.

Mmm…not bad. It was a nice change of pace I guess.

But I should’ve gone to get ramen.

3 Replies to “Meant to be…”

  1. Hi Keizo,
    I'm so glad we got to meet you the other day. Look forward to showing you around Melbourne sometime soon in the future. Keep in touch.
    Eugene
    ps: we are missing your green curry & tom yum ramen already.

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