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sayakaa_ Good things #11
Beautiful places•
Having dreams that scare the hell out of you
This summer I am applying to colleges in three different countries. THREE!
The burdens that come with that are 8 hours study days, staying up till 2 to write your essays, and a reading list of politics and economics that is over 40 books long (._.) But the perks that come with it? Having an amazing dream and having something to work towards every day. One of the worst feelings in the world is feeling like you are not worth anything and that you will be nothing in life, but, furthermore, feeling lost. I was in that state for quite some time and it was like walking in the middle of a storm with no one and nothing to guide you. But having a dream, and having something you want so badly, is absolutely beautiful. It gives you a purpose to wake up everyday. It makes up for the six am mornings and the late nights and it makes you feel powerful. And the thing is, these goals, they don't always come true and they may not. And that's scary for all of us. But just because you're afraid that you won't reach your goals should not keep you from striving for them. Because if you let your fear control you, rather than your heart and your wants, you get a life that is ruled by "maybes" and "what ifs" but also a life that you will not be proud of when you look back. And who wants to live a life like that right? So, dream big and work your ass off for your dreams. Even if they don't come true, the journey will be the reward and it will make you a stronger and better person. It's a win win situation and one that you will be sure not to regret.
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sayakaa_ Today was a dream for me
One of the world'a leading feminists and professors in gender studies from the University of Sydney came to lecture and it was absolutely beautiful
She taught about how gender studies were being destroyed because of the amount of western thoughts and American theories were being bombarded into post colonized states which led to a sharp decrease in the originality of the theories coming in from around the world. She taught how gender stereotypes were leading to gender violence and gender problems throughout the world but also how we can work together as a society to love past these. It was impeccable and beautiful and the way she delivered her speech was absolutely royal.
Because of people like her, I am proud to be part of the feminist movement and proud of how far gender studies has come to shape our society
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sayakaa_ Good things #10
Cafés full of memories
Pretty lattes
Wired cafe is this sleek, modern cafe write I the middle of Shibuya. It's usually full of young people wearing the latest fashion, chattering voices, and has free internet. And all of those things are pretty lovely but I love wired cafe because of all the memories I have in it. Because wired cafe is the place where I first met someone in japan who completely enchanted me, whose every word and action just fascinated me and who was beautiful not in what he looked like, not in what he said, not in what he did, but just in what he was. It is the cafe where I spent hours chatting with him over cups of coffee not even noticing that five, six hours just slipped away. It is the cafe where I would stare into his eyes and just know that who I was speaking to was someone special, someone who touched my life and changed everything. It is the cafe where I memorized the way his crooked smile spread across his face and the sly look he got when he told witty jokes and made sarcastic remarks. It is the cafe where I would memorize the melodic touch to his English accent and tease him about always drinking tea. It is the cafe that takes my breath away and leaves me in wonder. It is the cafe where I first saw flashes of light and the world illuminated in the middle or a world of darkness.
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sayakaa_ Good things #9
Summer storms
There is a certain beauty to thunder storms that overcomes the horrendous crashing noises and endless pour of rain. The way that the thunder lights up the whole pitch black, midnight like sky. The way that the thunder produces it's own light show, far more beautiful than any other man made electric lights or fireworks show. It is the ultimate performance put on by nature, The grand finale, the climax. The noise rumbling through the air is the music of nature, a roar so magnificent that no instrument or human can copy it.
But the way that thunder storms occupy us is perhaps what is most amazing. Because shows, concerts, plays, movies, they have the ability to capture a certain group of people's attention. But how many shows can cause a whole city of people to put down what they are doing and to stare in awe at the beauty of it. How many shows have the power to effect our lives, to bring a family together by forcing them to stay at home and state at the rain as one. That power, that power can only be put in the hands of nature's storms.
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sayakaa_ Good things #8
Spending time with your parents and loved ones
What recently has been scaring me a lot is the limitation of time we all are cursed with in life. To think that one day I will die and be ridden of from this world is not something horrendous to me and something I can cope with. However, to think that one day I will lose my parents and the ones I love around me makes it almost hard for me to breathe. Because when put in that framework, the number of times that I will be able to say goodnight to my mom and dad and kiss them on the cheek is set to a permanent number. Not only that but the number of times it will get to watch TV with them or laugh at random jokes with them as well. And that's the thing, because all of us will die one day, everything, absolutely everything, we do is set to a certain number. Everything will end and it will have a definite end. The only thing we can do about that is to cherish the numbers we do have and to increase the good and decrease the bad moments as much as we can. Because, although we can do nothing about the fact that things will all end, we can do something about the fact of how it plays out and how it effects us
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sayakaa_ Good things #7
The white noise of a cafe

I recently realized that, cafe wise, Americans are much more considerate and well mannered than Japanese people are. In Japan, Starbucks and cafés are seen as a place to "socialize" and talk loudly with your friends and gossip in loud voices and laugh loudly and do all of these noisy things. But in the states, cafés are seen more as sanctuaries. Sanctuaries to sit and study for hours or get lost in the world of your favorite book. Sanctuaries to whisper your secrets and deepest thoughts to your best friend or your lover over cups of steaming coffee.
And that is, how it should be. Because cafés shouldn't be a big social affair where you have to laugh and dress up but cafés should be places where you can quietly escape to and be able to drown your sorrows in a cup of coffee or to sit down on a Sunday morning and evaluate who you are and who you want to be over a cup of tea. Cafés shouldn't be about other people, cafés should be about you and only you.
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  •   hikakinnn I think it's just that American people are more mature than Japanese people lol 6d

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  •   sayakaa_ Good things #6 long walks after hours of studying and laughing at random things 7d

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sayakaa_ Good things #5
Having someone who understands you and knows all of your secrets and still accepts you
Miss you and our weekly sleepovers and long dinners already Megu xx (Hate posting selfies on social media but me and Megu have no decent photos lol)
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sayakaa_ Good things #4
Summer festivals with your friends and meeting new lovely people
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sayakaa_ Good things.#3
Long walks after studying for hours and pizza in the debate room #thankyouforalwaysstudyingwithme #happy
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sayakaa_ Good things #2
Getting lost in Costco and Costco pizza
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sayakaa_ Good things #1
How the sky changes everyday
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sayakaa_ Cheers
Happy birthday to one of the people I respect most and who never fails to amaze me, Thomas ♡
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sayakaa_ Been spending a lot of time at the river and with nature -reading books and thinking about what I really want in life. 2w

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sayakaa_ Been busy with debate and school lately so haven't been able to spend time with this beauty #canoneos 2w

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sayakaa_ Let me know that I've done wrong
Though I've known it all along
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sayakaa_ The city lights at night. 3mon

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