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Tuesday, 29 September 2015


So very, very recently (I guess a lot of you know the date, but let's try to keep it a secret), I turned 22.

Unlike last year, when I had this huge Studio Ghibli themed party, this birthday was very quiet. It was my first time celebrating a birthday alone, and my brilliant friend Nic suggested I take a photowalk. It turned out to be a great idea. I was feeling a bit down the day before, with school and all the assignments starting to feel overwhelming, so taking a day off to take photos and read was a good idea.

My aim for the day was to take pictures of the little things that caught my eye. So basically, flowers and bees and butterflies. And books. 

I don't know why, but normally, I'm always walking about, just trying to get through everything, I guess. Taking ten minutes to just tract butterflies was strange, but it was a good strange. I was a lot calmer.

I didn't intend to be a "how many book pictures can you take?" (Only 2, apparently), but I'll admit to not hesitating when in a fairly nice book-setting moment.  Ok, I'll keep quiet now and present the rest of the photos without commentary.

The cosmos fields haven't flowered yet (I want to go back when it's flowering and they have the night light-up!), but Nokonoshima was still really beautiful. For once, I actually took out my earphones and just walked around, listening to whatever BGM people had on. I don't know why, but whenever I'm out, I always have my earphones in, whether it be for music or for podcasts. I'm not going to lie, I like the constant music, but having my head clear for a few hours isn't a bad thing either.

I had a really relaxing day. Not all the photos turned out well, but I'm happy with quite a few. But the day was more than the photos and more than having time to finally read, really read without feeling the need to study; it was time God used to calm me down and remind me just Who is in control. Thank you for another year, Abba Father :D

To God be the Glory, for the Best is Yet to Be.

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