The following statements after this were entered in a certain contest last September. A friend of mine suddenly told me about a certain contest at TLC ASIA. This contest will give the winner the opportunity to go to Tokyo for 4 nights and 5 days travel. Without further ado, I did join on the said contest. After their deadline, I’ve waited and waited for a certain days hoping to win but it was kinda sad since I didn’t won the contest. Huhu…Maybe, better luck next time. So, Im just going to post in here to share my entry with everybody else.
It’s been years and years since I have been dreaming of going to the place they called “The Land of the Rising Sun”. I couldn’t remember what age I was in, but what I knew was that it all started with the word “anime”. I guess most of the people in the world already heard about this word. I was fond of cartoons since when I was young, but I was never been satisfied with watching cartoon made in America like that of Tweety Birds, Tom and Jerry, etc. One day, I’ve watched a certain anime, which I couldn’t remember what its title was, but from that day on, I was then so fascinated with it. I look and watch some of those kinds of anime year by year, until such time that I had seen my most favorite anime entitled “Samurai-X”. This anime was a story about a legendary swordsman, who wanders and help people. As I continue viewing this anime, I came further and further of having so much likings in Japan. Though this is an anime, but it tells some of the previews history of Japanese, and show much of its culture. My fond of watching so many anime series made me see the Japanese Culture little by little. In Japanese works even in this area, you can see some of wonderful culture, its people, and the way they deal with their day to day lives. For this reason, I could never lend my eyes off on watching anime, and even search further about the culture of where this anime originated. You can say I am a fanatic of anime culture, or in others words, I am an otaku.
I am now 27 years of age. I haven’t fulfilled what I opt to do, and that is going to Japan. One day, an English Teacher had mentioned me about something such as “going to another place is like going to another world”. This engraved inside my mind, and always remembered it whenever I am dazing off in dreaming of a wonderful adventure. Along with this was my dazzling vision of the day I will be in the said place. I would think it would be brilliant experience. I did planned to save up for this travel, but due to some circumstances, I didn’t. From day to day, I would tell my parents of my plan in visiting the said place, however, all they could think was a big doubt inside my head. They were saying that it is somewhat a big imagination, and that it seems an impossible for me to do. Yet this thing didn’t stop me from doing so. I believe that if a person really wanted something, he/she needs to put his/her effort to realize those dream. When I heard about this opportunity, I jumped with joy saying “At last, this is an opportunity!” God did gave me a sign, and this would be my chance. If this push through, this dream will really be biggest fulfillment in my once in a life time life.
There is that person whom I really loved to be with in this Travel, and that is MS. “Obar-Obar”. I meet her more or less four years ago. A very adventurous lady, who is in search of a most memorable experience. I like her for being such a person who really works hard for the cause of the things she really wants. She fights for what she believes in, and that is one of the things that I really adore in her. Aside from this, she showed me a kindness which I couldn’t find in many people around. She is true person and a friend. If I win in this contest, it would be surprise her. I could say I would like to give this as a form of a gift to her for all those things she have done.