“I'm the owner of Guesthouse Kakehashi!
Originally, I was a nurse in Yokohama. Everyone had the same life. Live in a nice apartment, drink on yours days off, and take the last train home at night. No inconvenience, no issues, everyone on their own. I got sick of the comfort.
I figured if it ever get to the point where I was gonna run out of money and die I could always just go back to work as a nurse. So I set off for Hokkaido. I went alone, for most of the 6 months. I biked, took trains, I hitchhiked, and on the long flat roads up north I really wanted to ride a motorcycle so I found people who'd take me.
Once or twice, I guess it felt a little scary? I mean, as a girl, you should never just trust blindly... but it's not really that dangerous if you just stay a little careful. So if you're looking for change or challenge or adventure, you should just go!
The sights can be beautiful, the food can be delicious, there can be beautiful architecture, but what really sets a place in your memory, what brought you out in the first place, is that there is someone you really ought to be meeting there. If it's on the way sure, sightseeing's cool, but I think what makes people want to come back to a place is the people they want to see again. Kesennuma can be that kind of place, and that's why I felt like I wanted to be here and work to bring out its beauty.
Here there are people you can trust. When you're in trouble, they'll help you. Moreover, when they're in trouble they'll ask for help. I love that. People after all can't really live alone. As for me, it's useless to think about changing all of Japan, but I can at least aim for a good lifestyle for those around me. I don't think you should quit your job and move here or to the country, but you know, if you're tired of Tokyo, just like going to visit your hometown try coming out here and it might be a nice experience.”
💭 “I think I’ll get the part, I feel good about my audition. What if I don’t?” #actorlife
JULY 18, 2018
I live my life DAY by DAY
No stressing about the future. It is my goal for 2018 and so far I am enjoying what I am doing. You never know when you will die. Money has no purpose sitting in a bank. Like bananas we are all unique and if we do not eat it or put it to use it will go to waste!
We should be honest with ourselves and with our friends and family. No lying.
We should be happy with our conditions. No comparisons to other lives.
We should not rely on society pressures to be in a relationship, have a lot of money or look like we have makeup and photoshop all the time.
We should be unique and real like each individual banana! :)
#🍌 #thisshitisbananas #HollabackGirl #OOTD #HumansOfNewYork #NYC #StuyvesantTown
021 • Becoming a Dating Pariah (9/9)
I went to check the mail, and on my way out, I see Ghosting Gary entering the corridor of our main lobby elevators. We’re both taken aback because hey, it’s not every day a ghost meets his ghostee in the building where they both happen to live.
I was greeted by the awkward “Hheeyy!” I responded with a sincere smile supported by intense eye contact, and we soon engaged in polite (meaningless) conversation. Gary acted as though we had only met once in our lives, and we had never swapped saliva (amongst other things). I cut the chit-chat short because (a) I began feeling very small, (b) I started getting tongue-tied, and (c) I realized Gary had no intention of telling me why he stopped text-chatting me (the bar is very low in 2018). Was it because he wanted sex? Did he meet someone else? Did he have someone else? Was I just the side entertainment? Whatever it was, I’d never know. So I kindly wished him a good afternoon, and he wished me the same. He seemed relieved.
I need closure from pseudo-romantic conflicts like a fish needs water. So two days later, I handwrote a diplomatic note to Gary. I placed it in a book he had donated to me, and left it by his door. In the note, I promised him on my grandparents’ graves that I wasn’t a stalker, and I opted to leave a message in a book because engaging in face-to-face combat didn’t seem to be his thing. I said my peace on a (slightly salty) single-spaced page and thanked him for reminding me that I deserved better. And yes, I did the mature thing by blocking his number.
I’m still having a tough time processing why an adult – who lives in my building – took an entire month to lead me into believing there was an interest (he confirmed a future pseudo-date when we last hung out), and I fell ass-backwards into his charming web of make-believe. I have to say there were red flags everywhere. And once more, I chose to accept an opportunistic man because every single man who’s ever walked into my life never gave a sh-t about me. So today, I decided to no longer give a sh-t about men. 🙃
Envisioned by ya:z. Lensed by Dionysius Burton (2012).
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On growing up with an abusive father
[48s read] “When I first came to America, I would go in my room and kneel down at the foot of my bed and pray that god would make me rich so that I could take care of my mother.” Minaj's father was a violent drug addict (who) once set their house on fire while her mother was inside. She has no qualms about sharing these stories, even though her parents still live together, and her father would prefer that she not share their history. “It's the price you pay when you abuse drugs and alcohol… Maybe one day your daughter will be famous and talk to every magazine about it, so think about that, dads out there who want to be crazy.”
"I thought we would just be happy, but with a drug-addicted parent there is no such thing as being happy. When you have a father who is stealing your furniture and selling it so that he can buy crack, you suffer… You come home from school and your couch is gone. You're like, 'What happened?'"
"My father was abusive…We were afraid for (my mother's) life because whenever he would have a real bad outburst, he would threaten to kill her… I felt a lot of anger. I wanted to kill him. I wished he was dead." (@chicagotribune
What’s Up Wednesday’s:
Constantine Vozisov, ASA Cafe Employee
What made you chose ASA as a worksite?
I’m not a student so I got a job here and I feel comfortable here because our director of school is Russian and our president of school is Russian, and I am also from Russia, so it is a lot easier.
Give us an interesting fact about you.
I was born in small military town in Russia and this is my first job here in the United States.
I find it very different here because I was a member of parliament in my country, but I like to work for people. of course I know it’s different level. I wanted to get some international experience.
When did you come to America?
I came here 2 years ago. I like New York but Moscow is more busy and it is much bigger. In terms of infrastructure, Moscow is more developed and has beautiful subways stations, but in New York [the subway] sucks *laughs*. New York is friendly and open minded.
Can you tell us about your parliament experience in Moscow?
It was a crazy experiment, because in Russia if people get higher position they think they get everything in life, but I think differently of course. I had a lot of opportunity. I saved some of my pictures from the magazines and some audios from the TV interviews. It caused a lot fun for my family especially in the beginning when they saw me on TV, they got excited. And I also had opportunity to travel and meet very interesting people from the different parts of the world. But then I decided that political fear sucks. It feels like you are cruel and you can do whatever you want, and you can earn a lot especially in Russia. When you work in business it’s a lot easier.
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I love capturing images of people who have fallen into a natural pose. When I open my eyes and look around me, I can see beauty in the most mundane, routine things. Taken on a 100 degree day somewhere in the village. #iloveny
“ Me.... Ow. I’ve scratched my back paw when I was scaling the fence, trying to play up to that pussy-cat next door. I might even have to see a furgeon... purely for catsmetic reasons, you understand. Now I’ve been put in this ridiculous cone of shame and she’ll never look at me; I’m repawlsive! ‘‘Twas a love that was nefur meant to be.” - Alfie Davidson ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ 🙀😻 If you live in Melbourne and know a cat that has a story to meow, send me a photo message for an exclusive interview opportunity and for your photo to fleature on #felinesofmelbourne
“ I won’t go to school! You can’t make me! I don’t want to be educatted. I don’t need to learn; I’m already so clefur! Wait! Ive got fleas. I can’t give them to the other kittens can I? Let meowtta hereee...!” -Tommy Gat ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ 🙀😻 If you live in Melbourne and know a cat that has a story to meow, send me a photo message for an exclusive interview opportunity and for your photo to fleature on #felinesofmelbourne
“There’s something about this sunny wintery day that makes a gal want to throw on some tight leathfur pants, go for a stroll with a tail in the air, and purrve on some hipster mewsician babes on Brunswick street. You can look but you cat touch this! Meow chicka meow meow. 😼” - Bandit Love⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ 🙀😻 If you live in Melbourne and know a cat that has a story to meow, send me a photo message for an exclusive interview opportunity and for your photo to fleature on #felinesofmelbourne
“Im all for purrgression in gender roles but all this housework is starting to get on top of me. It’s never ending! Every day the litter box needs to be cleaned, dishes need to be licked until they’re sparkling clean and all the cat hair needs to be hoofurred up. My wife says she’s too busy with work to help out but, Bitch Fleas! I’m drowning here.” - Jed Crocker ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🙀😻 If you live in Melbourne and know a cat that has a story to meow, send me a photo message for an exclusive interview opportunity and for your photo to fleature on #felinesofmelbourne
! 🙀😻⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thanks @jed_and_leo
for the opportunity to interview this rebellious househusband!
“Don’t be fooled by the scattered blue skies and sunshine breaking through the clouds. Winter is coming and the pointless Game of Furones continues. The Cats of the Nights Watch can only purrtect you so long. You know nothing Jon Meow.” - Catleesi of the Great Grass Sea ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ 🙀😻 If you live in Melbourne and know a cat that has a story to meow, send me a photo message for an exclusive interview opportunity and for your photo to fleature on #felinesofmelbourne