My name is Sanyu! I’m 18 years old and am living in the most isolated city in, not only Australia, but the entire world. I’ve been interested in all sorts of areas of Japanese culture for about 7 or 8 years now, branching off my interest to other Asian countries and all over the world with time (and the internet). With this growing interest - especially in music and other media entertainment - I’ve become an avid lover of languages. I’ll come back to this later ;) I love »street fashion«, sweets (I have an ultimate sweet tooth), learning new things, the idea of embroidery and sewing, girly things (though I’m not very good at anything like nails, makeup or hair! …yet) and a bunch of other things less intensely.
In the real world for a living? I’m a student. I graduated high school in 2007 with no qualifications besides my “best non-TEE student” and “Top Computing student” awards. I tried my hand at the working world in 2008 trying to find what I liked doing. I only worked for 2 months that whole year in a reception role that I learned to hate, but not for the work - oh no, the work was actually rather fun! The pressures of the disorganised workplace, however, bundled with my moods and the moods of others usually made the experience a less than desirable one.
I thought I’d study this year for the qualifications I need to advance from the dreary existence of the client-slave relationships. I resumed study, randomly in the field of science, specialising in Chemistry and Physics, at the beginning of this year. I would have to redo upper-high school to get the initial qualifications to then move onto university. After a week or so of this, I started getting into languages more seriously, and resolved to study French and Japanese more often. It was then that I realised my intention was only to do Science as a backup, in case I have no plans or qualifications, to avoid doing the same thing I did in 2008 - nothing. If I’m going to study French and Japanese anyway, why shouldn’t I get language qualifications while I do it? Thus, I applied at university and got into the Bachelor of Arts! I don’t really want to work… ever, but what can you do? Who wouldn’t rather live in a fantasy world! I will try to at least break into a field I enjoy, and see where life leads mefrom there :)
On the interweb prior to making this blog? I frequent »LiveJournal« and »kupika« and have my own “personal website”, »SincerelySanyu« (though this is possibly a temporary URL). On SS there is a list of all my accounts and profiles elsewhere: »websites«. I really like this site though, so perhaps I’ll stop blogging on Kupika and post things here instead :P
I like a bunch of Japanese fashions, and admire European fashion though I don’t follow it. Occasionally I dress in J-fashion or J-inspired fashion, but I do have to make allowances as to what is locally available much of the time, living in Perth and all. I love Lolita and lately have taken a big shine to hime-gyaru, which I recently modeled at a Japanese street fashion show held at our local Japanese (pop)culture convention. I admire Jrockers and visual/oshare kei (kei meaning literally “style”) though I no longer follow it or really attempt to participate in any anymore. I love seeing people in (pretty, covered up) socialite and high fashion and I love historical dress. Movies like The Duchess and Marie Antoinette are a feast for the aesthetic eye, indeed… All that said and done, here some links to pictures of me in hime-gyaru (inspired? »diary«) and Lolita (»flickr«).
Both are totally inadequate in fluency :P Unfortunately my learning skills suck D: so alas, I am still monolingual.. But as an English teacher I once knew said, monolingualism is curable. To this I proudly raise my glass! I aim to learn both French and Japanese fluently at the very least, and once I achieve that I will move on to Korean, Mandarin, Swedish, German, Taiwanese, Latin - whatever strikes my fancy! I love languages. Of course let’s not forget my native language: I was lucky enough to be brought up speaking English. During my online life I have sadly come to detest this language, similarly I have also come to detest the world and society in general. I’m trying to remember that the language is not to fault for those who don’t appreciate it, but it is hard. I’ve tried my hand at spreading the knowledge I have of this terribly difficult language to those using it incorrectly, usually being met with scornful responses full of offense and hate. It’s sad really; English has such potential! So I am following a challenging path, rather than staying on this one that I could follow, full of monolinguists and closed-mindedness. No, no, I want to expand my horizons. ♥
My idols are probably Hamasaki Ayumi and as of very recently, Masuwaka Tsubasa.