I met a girl while studying at Sophia University in Tokyo. But alas she left a week before me to go back to Germany when the 2 month program ended and I was going to stay another 2 weeks to explore Japan. I went with a friend to explore Kyoto after taking the Shinkansen from Tokyo and still couldn’t shake the feeling that I wanted to see this girl again. My friend and I happened across a temple and I saw the wall of wooden plaques with people’s hopes and wishes in every language imaginable. So I figured I’d add one of my own. About a week later my wish came true, and we are still together.