On April 5th 2011 I received an email from the Mexican illustrator Evelyn Alarcón. I was having a lousy day. curled up in a mental fetal position in the middle of a post China-Sweden depression, unemployed and broke and without a clue about what to do next. But her sweet email asking me for one of my pictures for a collaboration on her blog pulled the wet blanket right off my face. From there on we became twitter friends, and a while later we decided to meet up for a coffee and cupcakes in real life. When we met she brought with her one of her designs, a one-of-a-kind rubber stamp, that she gave to me as a gift. And on another occasion she gave me two of her fantastic illustrations. I really love her work, and it helped to remind me of Japan, one of those countries on the top of my list of places to go. So It’s decided — Japan, I’ll be coming to get you. Thanks for the reminder, Evelyn.