The One and Only

I hate how she makes me laugh all the time.
I hate how she can instantly turn my frown into a smile.
I hate how she can be so sweet.
I hate how she is so perfect
and I hate how she makes me love her so much.

Hi Aya, this post is dedicated to you. I want to thank you for always being there for me and by trusting me at all times throughout our friendship. No words can describe how much you mean to me. Seriously.

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Eight years ago…when we first met at school, we barely talked (from what i remember). You were the ‘new girl’ and I was the same old shy girl who was uncomfortable of breaking out of her comfort zone ( I was afraid to meet new people). Then you moved near my house and we started to hang out. We went to watch movies, eat junk food and just to chill at your house…and im really really glad you moved nearby! I remember going to burger king while we will just blab gossip blab laugh about what was going on in our lives. Although we hung out in middle school, I still didnt know you as much as i do now. Its weird how in high school we became really tight. We would do everything together. We would tell everything to each other and those were the times I felt the happiest. Thank you.

Senior year was the best. I think it was the year that was most tough for us (academic work, college applications, relationship problems) but I think it was the year that made me realize who really is important in our lives. It was a year that made me realize to keep loved ones close and to support them in every way I can.

And you, Aya, made me realize that.

I’ve never met anyone who has supported me in rough times and has cared about me so much. I still become teary when I think back about the time when you visited me at the hospital everyday when I had to stay there for a week. You had plenty of other things to do and you were so busy but you came to visit me. Thank you. You do not know how much that meant to me.

There are many more things that you have done that made me cry (in a good way). Just remember that whenever I cry because of you, I cry because im happy.

You changed me as a person and I have to thank you. I used to be a girl who was so scared to share my thoughts with other people because I was so scared that I would be rejected. But you made me realize that its okay to be myself. You encouraged me to share my thoughts and you listened. You listened to every word I said and I felt and knew that you loved me for being who i am. Thank you.

I also have to thank you for always listening to my worries and by coming up with solutions with me as if it was your worry. No one has ever done that with me. Normally people will just listen to them and say words that would comfort me such as “it’ll be alright”, but you were different. You rarely say those comfort sentences to me, and i love how you are honest. Thank you.

You do not know how much i am going to miss you.
But please remember that you are my one and only best friend who I will always turn to share interesting stories and personal worries. I love you!

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Getting Ready

Hey guys! It’s Aya again.
Please excuse Yuka since she has been studying like craaaaazy for her chemistry exam! She’s going to be done with everything tomorrow so please wish her luck (:

For motivation I’d like to share these cute chemistry related cupcakes from FoodBeast! I’m loving the idea.

Chem Cupcakes #2

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Chem Cupcakes #3

I wish my baking skills were as good as this…

Moving on, I’d like talk about getting ready for university/college. Our school counselor gave us a lot of advice so I’ll be sharing them bit by bit on our blog. My topic today is getting ready to leave your house and home country. I’m going to be an international student, so I’m currently getting ready to not only leave my family and friends but my home country  as well, where I’ve lived in all my life. Here’s the advice I was given for this:

1. Make a list of your favourite foods and places and make sure you visit all of them before you leave.
2. Take photos of all these things and places. Even though you may feel that you will never forget them, you will.
3. Make a photo book with all these photos to take with you to university.

Quite simple and easy right? I’ve been visiting places I’ll miss and in fact I visited one of the amusement parks that are on my list today. I’m also getting my photo book ready and I have several different versions, like one for family and friends and another for food and places. The two websites I’ve been considering to make my photo books on are Blurb and Lulu. Just click the links if you’re interested!

I’ll finish short today. For students surviving exams at the moment, good luck and for everyone else, enjoy your day (:

Lots of love,
Aya

What to do…What to do

Hello! This is Yuka. I’m going to be honest with you guys…i confess that my writing skill is crap. No jokes. You guys can go ask my English teacher and i’m pretty sure that she will agree with me. However, the weird thing is, is that I like to write (as long as they are not assignments that require us to write under time constraints and on a topic which I don’t even want to write about.) Ok. I should stop blabbing about my writing skills…but  I’m really excited about this blog. I get to share my thoughts and experiences with you and I think its a great way to stay in touch with my best friend who will be living somewhere far…far…far… away from me.

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Anyways, I’m really excited about university. Just being able to experience living in a new country…in a different culture with new people makes me excited about the four years to come. However, I know I will end up being home sick. Where ever I end up living in the future, Japan will always be my home and the friends I made in high school will forever be my friends. Since Aya listed some things she is worried about…i will do the same…

1. Will I be able to survive the winter in Boston?
2. Will I be able to make friends?
3. What shall I do with my laundry…
4. What clubs shall I join?

I have more…many more worries but the ones listed above are the main worries I have!
Anyways, I’ve got to go study for a big big big test that’s coming up in two days!

Wish me luck! and please follow our blog if you like it 🙂

Yuka

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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 (:

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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!

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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