Well, as an enthusiastic of the Japanese culture, I’m always looking for new ways to connect to Japan. When I stumbled on Slowly, it was heaven-sent haha I could send letters to people who lived in Japan! So I filtered the options to find people that lived there and sent tons of letters. Although some bore no fruits, others allowed to talk to people that I’d never imagine I’d be able to. Amongst them, there was Kaoru. Answering my letter, he said he would be happy to become my friend. I was very happy but knew that some people would come and go so I had to keep my feet on the ground. As time passed by, I realized that I indeed had found a precious friend in Kaoru. I could talk about my insecurities on finishing the college as learn of the stuff that worried my friend as well. I could ask about questions I had while studying Japanese (and Kaoru would go far to the point of researching grammar books to answer me haha). I could learn more about trends in Japan and what is to live on Saga (where he lives). Only from that single experience, Slowly already had allowed me to have made a truly great friend. But imagine my surprise when we combined to send each other real letters and one day, I’ve received a real letter!!! From Japaaan!! I was so happy that I went around the house saying “I RECEIVED A LETTER FROM JAPAN” hahaha and the excitement doubled when a few months later I received ANOTHER!! Although I have yet to send one to my friend (I took so much time trying to send a perfect one that I still haven’t sent my reply!! 香、許してくれ!), those letters made me beyond happy. I realized I had made a truly great friend from Japan. All thanks to Slowly. And I wish more people experience the same. Make some valuable friendship through Slowly that will go beyond the app. I plan travelling to Japan on the years to come and I sure will stop by Saga to visit my friend. From all my heart, thanks Slowly for allowing me to meet my friend Kaoru. You guys are the best!
I was so happy that I went around the house saying “I RECEIVED A LETTER FROM JAPAN”