My name is Katrina Miyuri Shin, but I identify myself as Katy. I'm 15 and a sophomore in high school. I'm shy at first until you get to know me, and i'm told that I'm a kind and thoughtful person.
I was born in Okinawa, Japan. My mom is Japanese and my dad is from America. Even though I have a American passport, and my dad's from Texas, I've never been to America. Someday in the future I would like to travel to exotic locations, and see different parts of the world. I'm a very adventurous, curious person, who likes to try and experience new things.
I've never been in a house long enough for it to feel like home. My family use to always move around because of work and things. After moving around quite a bit in Japan, at age 8~9, my family and I moved to Australia and lived there for two years. When we first arrived, it was like going to a country where they speak another language, because their accent was so hard to understand. It was a fun challenge at times, trying to guess what people are saying.
My mom was trying to find a way for us to interact with other kids sense we couldn't go to school in Australia because we didn't have the right paperwork. She was able to find a homeschooling group, where other kids who are also homeschooled could meet up. That's where we all made our first real friends. Some of my best memories from that time was going over to their house.
But when my parents said we were leaving to live in New Zealand, my heart broke, because my whole family finally started to settle down and start a life with people we could call friends. I will always remember the good times I had in Australia, with the people my family and I made good friends with.
After 2 years in Australia, I moved to New Zealand and was allowed to go to school! Yay! Or at least so I thought. I could only go to school for a few months because latter we found out that I my brother and sister, were no longer allowed to go anymore. But in that short time I made a few friends, discovered my love of singing, dancing, and animal. I also learned that I'm not much of a morning person, because I would almost always be slightly late for the bus.
I then moved back to Japan after 2 years in New Zealand. My mom and dad decided to separate at this point, so my dad's still living in New Zealand while my mom, siblings, and I live in Hokkaido. My mom decided that Hokkaido would be the safest place overall to live in Japan, with all the natural disasters happening recently.
I was so happy when I found out I could go to an international school her in Hokkaido. Now that I'm attending HIS, things are becoming good for me. But it's hard transiting from a homeschooling environment to one of an actual school. It helps to have good friends who listen to you and are there when you need them. And luckily I've met a few people who have become those kind of awesome friends.
One thing that's really been bothering me, is the fact that I'm not sure what my passion is. I don't know what I want to do as a career in the future. I'm pretty sure a lot of people don't know the answer to that, but I'm the kind or person who like knowing the answers to things.
At the moment I'm working as a model for a part time job. I'm planning on saving up the money for the future or maybe I'll get too impatient and just buy a computer.
Artist: Ed Sheeran
Weird music fetish: Celtic music
First CD ever owned: Aly & Aj
Most played song on my phone now: Tenerife Sea by Ed Sheeran
Favorite Childhood Movies
Quest for Camelot
etc. (there's sooo much more)
"When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will see it. You’ll know it’s there, so you’re going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.”