It’s the last day of the year, and this is also the last post of the year. Time for some looking back on the past twelve months as usual! It isn’t New Year’s Eve without some reflection, after all. I can’t sum up 2013 in one blog post, but there are some things that I can think of off the top of my head.
So! There was school, which takes up most of my mental capacity at any given time. Simply put, it’s the base of everything I do (as it should be for students in general, I guess). Kind of like the biscuit base of a cheesecake
In April I started my second year with new modules! The biggest were probably the radio and TV ones. Lots of production, lots of equipment—makes for cool pictures but almost impossible to cope with. Or at least it was tough for meThere was a lot more pressure and rushing about so I got fed up a lot more as well (occasional fit of rage included). But towards the end of the year I started to get a grip on things and I’m happy to say I don’t weep on my bed quite as often now.
Even though I’ve said all that, I do actually like these modulesIt’s not that I can’t make up my mind. I’m still bad with juggling the intense work, but I have some fun learning about the media industry. I don’t think I’ll ever be a radio DJ, but at least I get to try it in school. When I’m in school I don’t need to worry about getting fired for all my mistakes(just bad grades, really.)
My blog has a lot of outfit pictures. There seems to be even more than before. In my last year-end post I said I’d started to get interested in fashion, but this year I’ve been finding out more about the styles that I like.
A collage of some of my favourite coordinatesPutting clothes together is always fun. The clothes I wear are a representation of my own tastesAnd my taste is in Japanese casual fashion so that’s where my coordinates’ style has been going all the time. I can’t say if I’m fashionable because I don’t know what others think, but I like what I wear.
This constantly appears in almost every blog post. So. Many. Food pictures. I’ve fallen in love with themIt’s hard to explain, but there’s satisfaction in getting a good picture of the things I eat. Usually we eat things and then forget about them, but pictures leave a nice memory.
It wasn’t just about the shots I took everyday with my phone, but all the times I went with my friends or family to eat. Ju Eun and I in particular had a lot of food adventures this yearWe went to food fairs and far-off cafes—and there was the time she had a huge restaurant voucher and we a lot with it. Times like that were the most fun. Food is something that I want to appreciate! It doesn’t have to be anything expensive or fancy. I’m happy with things like the steamed bun at school that I can get for less than a dollarSimple pleasures haha.
Something else that I became more serious about! I began to do a lot of work as a school photographer, and I brought my camera out with me in my own free time too.
Another lesson of the year: to do what that you loveThere were plenty of things that I didn’t enjoy doing (i.e. projects), but photography gave me a break from all those burdens from time to time. I love taking photos, and I want to be able to take nicer ones from here on tooI’m glad that I had a lot of photography opportunities and events throughout the months too, so I got to try shooting different subjects and settings.
And that’s what I thought of for 2013. That’s hardly all, but I can’t stuff everything into one blog post. (That’s where archives come in, anyway) There were pretty bad times, but even without counting I’m certain there were more good timesIt was an entire year of experiences, after all. I got to go to Tokyo, performed for the J-Melo TV programme and other Japanese culture events, went to Hokkaido and met a few of my favourite dancers for the first time. And a lot more.
And then there’s still all the times I spent with friends—ones that I got to know and ones that I got even closer to! I’m an incredibly shy person so they’re precious to me.
I’m really blessed after all
For the coming new year I have my own resolutions, but I’ll think about that later. The last day of 2013 will be a playback on all that happened!
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