Gifts, Gifts, Gifts....
I have gotten a lot of requests for items to bring back. I am allowed to bring one suitcase to Japan (which will be a feat in and among itself since I took two suitcases totaling almost a hundred and thirty pounds to Costa Rica!). However, I am allowed to bring two suitcases back for some reason. I plan to bring my large duffle bag from L L Bean that I can fold up tiny in the suitcase (to maximize what I can bring there…ha!). This bag will be solely for gifts and materials I receive from Japan.
I have had a few requests already for things to bring back including tea for Mrs. Trentanelli, a doll for Mrs. Phillips-Brown and Mrs. Hunter and jewelry for my mom. I usually collect bowls from places, but after carrying back the large bowl from Costa Rica (through two airports, customs and numerous cab rides), I am going to try to find something a little easier! I am planning to collect small squares of bright satin fabric from all over for my mom to sew me a giant quilt. I also want to bring back books/magazines, candy/food and other little things for my students.
Does anyone have any other ideas? Any special requests? Post them here and I will see what I can do!