Soto has been a friend of Mission Blue for 6 months. He is an exchange student from Japan and has been residing in Visitacion Valley. Sadly, today we had to say “farewell” as Soto is returning to his family tomorrow. He popped in the shop today for a gift for himself! We were showing him lots of fun things to buy, like a key chain, a fancy mug, a cool mask, etc…. At the end of our shopping advice, he said he wanted something to remember Mission Blue. He ended up purchasing a Mission Blue mug. How wonderful is that??? George and I reminded him that we will be waiting for him when he returns to the USA….. Safe travels, neighbor and friend. You will always be welcome here.