As much as I love being from Tokyo, this city has half my heart. Maybe because it explains why I don’t look stereotypically Japanese, or because it’s home – despite never having lived there, it carries a feeling of nostalgia. If you ever get the chance to visit Japan, I would highly recommend stopping by the island of Okinawa for palm trees, beaches and delicious food.
This past Thanksgiving break, I was fortunate enough to get the chance to visit the Netherlands on a school trip. I remember my heart thumping and hands fidgeting as I waited for the clock to hit 8PM to register for the class everyone wanted, and I couldn’t believe my luck when I had managed to snag one of the 18 spots.
My brothers and I have always shared similar hobbies – it started with soccer and tennis, and over time has grown to include fashion and photography. As frustrating as they can be, its nice to have a “friend” who’s always willing to go do things with you. My older brother and I are back home in Tokyo, Japan as we currently have winter breaks, which I love because it gives me more time to explore my creative outlets that I don’t get to when I’m at school.