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Sara@JKI
07-10-2012, 04:30 PM
Hi :hungry: This is Sara Motomura-Broida from Japanese Knife Imports. For many years I watched Jonathan being a big part in online forums, and as an analog person, I wasn't quite sure what it mean to be active online... but just out of curiosity I decided to be a part of this forum.

As you can tell, I'm a Japanese native, and my English is very so-so... but I'm hoping to be some of help through my Japanese linguistic and cultural knowledge.

Sara :ntmy:

http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/3629/img0550qb.jpg

ajhuff
07-10-2012, 04:31 PM
Hi! I like your socks.

-AJ

knyfeknerd
07-10-2012, 04:37 PM
Very happy that you are here! Welcome!

echerub
07-10-2012, 04:37 PM
Welcome welcome!

You probably already know that we're bad influences on Jon ;)

tk59
07-10-2012, 04:38 PM
Hi Sara! :)

Deckhand
07-10-2012, 04:44 PM
Welcome. Nice to have you here.

ecchef
07-10-2012, 05:05 PM
Mensore!

GlassEye
07-10-2012, 05:16 PM
Welcome!


You probably already know that we're bad influences on Jon ;)
He enables our addiction, though.

Cutty Sharp
07-10-2012, 05:47 PM
Hajimemashite. Konnichiwa]

Kevin desu. Dozo yoroshiku onagaishimasu!

lowercasebill
07-10-2012, 05:55 PM
こんばんはサラと歓迎。あなたは東海岸の集まりで私たちの多くを満たしている、あなたは非常にここで歓迎さ れます。手形

Eamon Burke
07-10-2012, 05:57 PM
Welcome!

A ton of us are already fans of yours. At least your paper wrapping and your family's pottery.

Sara@JKI
07-10-2012, 06:01 PM
wow. Thank you everyone :bliss: Didn't expect people to respond so quickly to my post :bliss:

PS - AJ, besides knives, I have an awesome collection of socks.

tk59
07-10-2012, 06:12 PM
...You probably already know that we're bad influences on Jon ;)Yeah, right! :rofl2: Don't kid yourself. He sits around all day either playing with any cool knife he wants or dreaming up stuff all of us junkies can't resist.

tk59
07-10-2012, 06:13 PM
...I have an awesome collection of socks.Hmm... So does my wife.

Keith Neal
07-10-2012, 06:15 PM
Sara:

It is delightful to have you online solo. Your notes and packaging have been exquisite, and I look forward to getting to know you personally on the forum.

Keith

Sara@JKI
07-10-2012, 06:47 PM
Yeah, right! :rofl2: Don't kid yourself. He sits around all day either playing with any cool knife he wants or dreaming up stuff all of us junkies can't resist.

Well, yes. He has all that time and yet avoids wrapping and USPS.... Detox is not even possible at this point :spin chair:

Sara@JKI
07-10-2012, 06:50 PM
Sara:

It is delightful to have you online solo. Your notes and packaging have been exquisite, and I look forward to getting to know you personally on the forum.

Keith


I'm so glad that you and some other customers/friends notice the details :) I always wished those little changes mean something, and makes whole experience with JKI a little bit more special.... so the comments like yours is something significant, and make my time here at JKI very special and meaningful too :hula:

Namaxy
07-10-2012, 07:20 PM
Welcome Sara. Your contributions to JKI are appreciated. The handwritten note when buying a knife is a nice touch!

WildBoar
07-10-2012, 07:24 PM
I suspect most of us here have had the pleasure of receiving special packages from Jon that include your thoughtful notes and beautiful wrapping. :cool2: Welcome!

shankster
07-10-2012, 07:35 PM
Welcome Sara!! :D

markenki
07-10-2012, 07:47 PM
I always wished those little changes mean something, and makes whole experience with JKI a little bit more special....
Absolutely they do! Frankly, I don't know how you find the time to do it, but I hope you can keep it up.

Welcome to KKF!

EdipisReks
07-10-2012, 08:36 PM
welcome!

DwarvenChef
07-10-2012, 08:41 PM
Welcome welcome :)

echerub
07-10-2012, 08:41 PM
I wonder what Jon's unassisted wrapping would look like... maybe next time one of us orders 2 knives from JKI we can request one get the standard high-quality Sara wrapping and the other get a unique Jon-quality wrapping.

Sara@JKI
07-10-2012, 08:49 PM
I was kind of scared to find out how people would react, but honestly it's been great to be welcomed so warmly :IMOK: Thank you guys so much :)


well.. this is how I feel ↓↓↓
http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/2808/img2596p.jpg

Sara@JKI
07-10-2012, 08:49 PM
meaning "yay"

markenki
07-10-2012, 08:53 PM
That's a cool-looking gate. Where/what is it? I bet the signs say so, but, sorry, I can't read them! (Wish I could, though.)

Regards,

Mark

Sara@JKI
07-10-2012, 09:11 PM
this was taken at the front of restaurant specialized in Japanese eel.... Jon's favorite eel restaurant in Yamagata, Japan (where I'm from). Thus "yay"

JBroida
07-10-2012, 09:18 PM
I wonder what Jon's unassisted wrapping would look like... maybe next time one of us orders 2 knives from JKI we can request one get the standard high-quality Sara wrapping and the other get a unique Jon-quality wrapping.

trust me, you dont want to see. I had to apologize last time i wrapped something for someone.

JBroida
07-10-2012, 09:19 PM
they went without me when sara went back to japan for a friends wedding... i was pissed. Hitsumabushi is the best there.

SpikeC
07-10-2012, 09:31 PM
Jon is a lucky man! Who is the shorty?

gamblerS4
07-10-2012, 09:36 PM
Very nice picture Sara!

I think you're english will be just fine, (just hope your sarcasm is up to par!).

PierreRodrigue
07-10-2012, 09:37 PM
Welcome Sara, great to see you taking part! You guys got a great thing going there!

JBroida
07-10-2012, 10:00 PM
Jon is a lucky man! Who is the shorty?

that shorty is my nephew

sachem allison
07-10-2012, 10:07 PM
Welcome!

The Edge
07-10-2012, 10:09 PM
Just wanted to say welcome again Sara! Glad to have you here with Jon.

Crothcipt
07-10-2012, 10:38 PM
Welcome!!

mhlee
07-10-2012, 10:44 PM
Welcome, Sara! :doublethumbsup:

ubiquito
07-10-2012, 11:03 PM
I have to say that I merely ordered a relatively inexpensive flattening stone from JKI and still received a beautiful wrapping job and a handwritten letter that made quite an impression on me.

Thank you, Sara!

El Pescador
07-10-2012, 11:47 PM
Hey Sara!

Johnny.B.Good
07-10-2012, 11:55 PM
I have to say that I merely ordered a relatively inexpensive flattening stone from JKI and still received a beautiful wrapping job and a handwritten letter that made quite an impression on me.

I collect Sara letters as well, but they have not come cheaply! ;)

Sara@JKI
07-11-2012, 01:01 AM
I'm so glad that I decided to join KKF.... I honestly didn't know this many people noticed my wrapping and letter.... you guys really make me feel like being recognized as an important part of JKI :) Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments :beer:

(PS - I'm glad I "compromised" on the choice of color for wrapping paper. Initially I wanted to do hot pink wrapping paper, and Jon dismissed my idea entirely. :angry1: )

Andrew H
07-11-2012, 01:02 AM
Great to see you here, Sara!

geezr
07-11-2012, 03:48 AM
I'm so glad that I decided to join KKF.... I honestly didn't know this many people noticed my wrapping and letter.... you guys really make me feel like being recognized as an important part of JKI :) Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments :beer:

(PS - I'm glad I "compromised" on the choice of color for wrapping paper. Initially I wanted to do hot pink wrapping paper, and Jon dismissed my idea entirely. :angry1: )

:welcome2: Sara !! :thumbsup:

I too really like your hand written notes and wrapping :doublethumbsup:
Next time i purchase from JKI please use any wrapping paper you like to use :viking:

Candlejack
07-11-2012, 03:59 AM
I collect Sara letters as well, but they have not come cheaply! ;)

I feel so cheated..

Well, atleast Jon rubbed my wood real good with oil and wax..

DwarvenChef
07-11-2012, 04:14 AM
Not touching that one...

cookinstuff
07-11-2012, 09:36 AM
Your notes and wrapping were a pleasant surprise on my first JKI order, definitely not the usual stuffed with Japanese newspaper boxes I am used to receiving.

Sara@JKI
07-11-2012, 04:21 PM
Thanks again for welcoming me here :) !

Now I have this new found passion for wrapping.... :zipper: I may wrap our products for 10 times or so - would it be a little annoying if you have to unwrap that many times?

Johnny.B.Good
07-11-2012, 04:37 PM
Maybe JKI should offer gift wrapping services in addition to knife sharpening. I'm sure my sister would appreciate it if I found another source for this. ;)

Sara@JKI
07-12-2012, 12:31 PM
... I think I should go to Japan and do some serious training first (and I'm sure there's "masters" for wrapping as well)!

Dave Martell
07-17-2012, 10:52 PM
We're glad to have you Sara, welcome! :)

Sara@JKI
07-18-2012, 02:40 AM
Thanks Dave :) You have done such an amazing job putting KKF together... thank YOU!

Mitbud
07-19-2012, 06:53 PM
Welcome!

Thanks for all your help giving us a better understanding of the knives we all love.