Sunday, May 9, 2010


{All pictures by Oka Morikawa}

My heart jumped a bit when I stumbled upon these pictures.

Why? Because I know that bride. She was one of my best friends in secondary school. We sat next to each other at almost every course for three years. And I know that was long time ago and I haven't seen her in years (six or so), but before I saw these pictures I hadn't realized how long time ago that really was.

According to the photographer who took those pictures she is nowadays a professional model living and working in Hong Kong. And, of course, she's married now, as these are her wedding photos.

And what am I know, after these years? I'm a broke student and a librarian-to-be who lives 150 km away from the place we went to school together with that girl in the pictures. Not that I wasn't happy with my life. I actually am. I have a life that suits me. Still, it feels very weird to hear what kind of things have happened to people you once knew.

Anyway, I miss her. And I miss those old times.


Courtney said...

You know, its so easy to get caught up in what who is doing now. I try not to play that game but it's so hard when my friends are doing all of those social network sites and them verbally tell me.
I learned a while ago that you can't keep measuring yourself against others. Who never know how they really feel about their life- you know?
Anyways- I know this is so long but I just wanted to share that I've been in the boat before...

Inari said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts <3

It just feels weird (and also funny) to hear what happened to people you haven't seen in a while. This time it didn't make me feel bad, just weird. But you're right, it's hard not to think that you should be something special too, when you hear wild things of your friends all the time. Social media makes it so easy to feel small.

I so much wish she's happy with her life, and am kinda sure she is. And at least she's stunningly beautiful nowadays :)