Hi! My name’s Perrine Daphne Jess Nenaide Rankanishu. Wondering why my name sounds a bit exotic? As u can tell, I am a Eurasian. My mom’s from the United States and my dad from Japan. I was thrown into this crazy and filthy world flocking with selfishness, greediness, fake and cruelty 17 years, 11 months and 20 days ago. Seeing the bad points of this world, I guess my parents are afraid of giving birth to another innocent child who may probably suffer. It explains the fact that I am the only child. Till today, I am still trying my very best to fight against the bad people in the world. To our luck, my family is a Christian family which is blessed and guided by the Lord and protected by our guardian angels.
“Good morning, sweetie. Your breakfast is on the dining table,” my mom shouted from nowhere.
“Sweetie, me and your dad will go on a business trip in Hong Kong next week. We have deposited the money to your account you need during next week. Contact me on my cell phone if the money is not enough,” Said mom.
“Okay mom. This is like the thousandth time you and dad go on business trip and I’m gonna be 18 ten days later. I can take care of myself.” Replied by me.
That person is my mom. She and dad always have to go on business trips. I am used to staying home alone and take care of myself. They give me a lot of freedom, so much that you can’t imagine. They give me the right to make my own decisions. I am grateful that I have never abused their trust in me. Thank God for guiding and inspiring me perpetually throughout my life. There is no way I can be who I am without Him.
I am studying in this exciting junior college which has probably by far the most talented and yet weirdest ones in the world, or in the whole universe I would say. The students in our school at least play two kinds of musical instruments and excel in at least one type of sport. A lot of them are in the national team who compete in some international competitions and have got a lot of medals and prizes already. The scientist who got the recent Nobel Prize graduated from our school too. We are all used to living under the limelight. There is hardly a day passing without any television station or radio station visiting or interviewing us.
In my case, I play the piano, the clarinet and the guitar. I still go on lessons on the clarinet nowadays despite of the fact that l have been playing it for 10 years because it’s the favourite musical instrument of mine. Also now I believe I will concentrate on what is best or what I excel in, making me a useful person in society too. Instead of trying to learn everything in the past, I want to be good in what I do, not knowing the rest is ok for me now. I am convicted also that the clarinet is the instrument I should concentrate in but not guitar, piano or any other instruments. I believe I would take much time to practice on it too. For a thought has come to me that a ministry could even develop as I improve my skills, and offer guidance to people who need help. I am very happy to help people, but I am certainly not in the right position now with my skills. Although I have much temptation to even stop school now to concentrate on this instrument, I will obey God’s will of putting me in this junior college. I will devote much time to working on my studies too. Even putting some time in to swimming and other sports which might benefit my clarinet playing.
“Wanna catch a movie with me tonight, Per?” asked my buddy Emmanuel.
“Nah, I don’t think so. Got tennis training. You’re not free tonight, are u? The national TV station’s gonna interview you tonight, right?”
“Oh, yeah. I almost forget. Thanks for reminding me. Let’s catch a movie some other time. Hey, I gotta run. I guess I’ll see ya.” Emmanuel winked at me before rushing out of the school gate with a smile on his face.
His name is Emmanuel. He’s the best friend of my life. We grew up spending time in each other’s house, playing and talking. Still now, I have the keys of his house. Sometimes, he will ask me to help tidy up his room. We will help each other out. He’s a playful guy. If he goes out of the line, I will make sure that he knows what he’s doing by discussing with him the problem. By then, it will be like some sort of clashes among our own worlds. For most of the time, we fail to convey one another our own beliefs and can only just reach an compromise, that is not to discuss it further. But don’t get me wrong. I don’t mean that our friendship will be harmed in this way. On the contrary, it will only be enhanced and reinforced after that. We will still love and care for each other as we did before if not more.
I have my own beliefs. I do things for my reasons and I think the reason why most of us can achieve what we have today is that we do have our beliefs and goals. I don’t care if people think of me as a little kinky weirdo. After all, they have the right to believe what they want to believe. I can’t control their minds.
My philosophies of life are to let whatever happens happen and to live my life to its fullest.
I have a friend. He used to be a cheerful and thoughtful person before the death of his girlfriend. His girlfriend was killed in a traffic accident two years ago. He was devastated and could not accept the unfortunate news of the death of his girlfriend. Since then, his view on this world has changed. He was trapped by his past and was not able to move on in his life. He would not make new friends or even talked to his friends or family. He scared that he would fall in love again and somehow he may lose his beloved ones again. Pitying for him, I also learned a lesson which influenced me a lot. We should let go of the past and move on. After all, life is too short for one to grumble and ask why those unfortunate things always happen to him. We should do what we want as long as it’s not against the law nor the will of God. Enjoying life is the ultimate goal of my life.