I reconnected with my friend, Michelle, back in March at a youth retreat and we’ve hung out a few times since then. Considering that we’re both introverts, this is cool and a bit of a big deal for me, because all of the people I used to hang out with were extroverts, and they were a bit over-bearing and smothering.
The best thing to come from this, for me, has been a broadening of my cultural palate. I’ve had a passing interest in reading manga, but it’s never really taken hold for me. I have a couple of Legend of Zelda manga kicking around but I’ve never read them.
Somehow, I tripped over Fruits Basket, and instead of shelling out the money to buy them at Chapters, Michelle’s been lending them to me. This exchange of manga has been the catalyst for most of our get-togethers, as she gives me the next volumes and I return the ones I’ve read.
Our meetings have also brought us to Koreatown in downtown Toronto. The first time we visited, it wasn’t until the trip home again that I realized that I should’ve brought Timmy with me, so the second time we went, last week, I made sure to bring the little dude with me.