Missing in Action

Hello Summer! Hello Freedom (:

Sorry for not updating for ages everyone…Yuka and I have been very very busy recently and I have a lot of stories and photos to show everyone!! We’ve both travelled a lot in the past month or so and it’s hard to choose where to start. So I’ve decided to start off by explaining why I’ve been so busy.

First of all, we both graduated high school! FINALLY. A perfect word for how I feel right now (: Heres a photo of us right before graduation when we were taking family photos. I just realized how my teeth are aligned like a rabbit’s teeth…and I have a double chin here…sorry I had a moment there. haha. The reason I chose to add this photo was because I wanted to show everyone what I got for Yuka as a graduation present (: It took SO MUCH TIME to choose what to get for her. I wanted to get something that would mean to us and something that would actually relate to us graduation high school. And guess what came to mind, this blog, our blog. So I decided to get name necklaces but with the words “Avenir” and “Voyage”. When I was in elementary, best friend necklaces were a big trend so these necklaces meant something similar to me. I got “Avenir” and Yuka got “Voyage”. I did ask her beforehand but I knew she would want voyage anyways (: Telepathy guys…telepathy…

Necklace

Balloons
This is me right after we threw our hats and was blessed by flowers and gifts (: It was definitely a moment when I felt so loved by everyone and I wanted to thank each person for their love and support all these years. Without everyone I wouldn’t have been able to graduate high school! I was amazed when I found my family with my relatives, Yuka’s family, the first friends I ever had (they’re cute twins), juniors, people who have already graduated and even my brothers girlfriends just there at the gym for me, to be with us fr such a special moment. I’d say my highlight of the day was when marching into the gymnasium (I thought I would cry but really, I was way too nervous to even think about crying), performing at an interlude and hugging Yuka right after we threw our hats. Yuka and I were in the same row but with a few seats apart so when we had to go up stage I just “casually “stood next to her. I felt relieved that night and just couldn’t get over the feeling of being blessed and I was seeing stars and rainbows everywhere. Really, I was in lalaland. haha.

After

Flowers and Gifts
My mum seemed to really enjoy putting all the flowers in to different vases and just changing our house in to a garden…(:

So now that I’ve finished my update/graduation post I have lot’s more to write about! I’ve travelled to at least…3 places that I could talk about. Some close, some far (: I think I’ll start with the senior trip I went to with my whole grade! Look forward to my next post.

Lots of love,
Aya

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A New Chapter in Life

Hi everyone, this is Aya posting…for the very first time! I’m really excited about this and I hope to share the daily bits and bobs of my life (: Creating this travel blog is a very big accomplishment for Yuka and I since it means that we’ve now made something that will keep us updated while we’re apart.

To be very honest, we tried writing a joint diary last summer…but we lost track. However by making it “online” and being able to share it with everyone this time, I’m having a very positive feeling that this will work out, and will become a great motivation for the two of us.

The photo below is something Yuka and I recreated after seeing a similar photo on instagram. Apparently it’s an infinity mark showing the infinite frienship between two best friends. I thought this photo was somewhat suitable for our new beginning (:

Infinity

I named this post, “A new chapter in life”, because I will be facing several “new” things in life very soon. One of the new things is definitely keeping this blog updated as much as possible. I like writing casually about what is simply going on in my life and how I feel, so stay tuned! But the most important thing I will be facing soon is graduating High School and going on to university in a whole new COUNTRY.

We’re nearly done with exams and then we have our class graduation trip, prom, check out day and then graduation…all this is going to happen in less than a month! When I look back at my life so far, high school was big. I really big chapter in my life. I went through the best and worst moments with my friends and family. But then, you only realize that the end is near when it’s just around the corner.

As stated in my mini profile, I’ll be moving to Switzerland for university. Far far away from home, and far far away from Yuka. I really am VERY excited about university from moving to studying there but at the same time I can write an essay about the things that worry me. But instead of an essay I’ll make a simple list:

1. Being apart from my family and friends (which would eventually make me home sick)
2. Living in Europe (I’ve traveled a lot but only lived in one country)
3. Making new friends (the friends I have now are all my childhood friends)
4. Keeping up with school work (I already proved to myself during high school that I suck at this)
5. Cleaning up my room before I leave (you can ask Yuka about the current state of my bedroom)

These seem to be such simple problems but it’s something I’ve been working on from around spring break. I’m hoping that by opening up to my problems here will help me solve them as well!

Thank You

Mini fact: Wondering what I ordered at starbucks in the photo above? My absolute favourite, GREEN TEA LATTE.

This is about it for now (: Thank you to everyone who took interest in our travel blog, and we hope to keep everyone updated!

Lots of love,
Aya