“My birthday is in August. I turned 18. I turned 18 in August. It’s my first election. I’m really looking forward to it. I’m going to study and think about it, and I’m definitely going to vote!
This is Hanna, a finalist of “Miss iD2021” and the winner of the “UP NEXT Award” for her “brilliance as a gemstone.
“Hanna is my real name. It’s written in English as English.”
The judges said, “Her looks, full of the princess feeling that every girl yearns for, are breathtaking. Her eyes are as big as a doll’s, and she looks you right in the eye as she speaks.
She lives with her family in Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture, a short distance from the ocean.
“It’s a short bike ride to the ocean!
So I borrowed a bicycle and headed for the beach with her. We rode through a residential area. We crossed a level crossing of the Odakyu Enoshima Line. Her long legs stretched out from her slightly short skirt as she pedaled her bicycle. It’s hard to reach the ocean. Just when I thought I couldn’t go any further, my vision opened up and I saw the ocean.
“Was it hard on the bike? Sorry! Are you okay?”
For Hanna-chan, a short distance is about 20 minutes by bicycle.
“But usually, I can get there in about 10 minutes. I love the beach here. I love this beach. I come here with my friends, and sometimes I come alone because it’s so close. Over there is Enoshima Island. It’s an island, but it’s connected by a bridge, so you can ride your bike there!
For another fifteen minutes or so, she took us on a leisurely bicycle tour of Enoshima.
“There aren’t many visitors now, but this is a tourist spot, so there are usually lots of people here. So, coming to Enoshima is a bit of an expedition.
I don’t care if the wind messes up my hair. I don’t care if the wind messes up my hair. I was amazed at the beautiful girl who could just get off her bike and take pictures. And her healthy legs.
Even an ordinary girl can go farther than you think if she puts her mind to it!
“My mother is from Syria. My mother is from Syria, and my name is Hanna, which is also a name found in the Middle East. My father, who is Japanese, gave it to me. I like this name very much.
I love acting, singing, and dancing, and I thought it would be nice to have such a career in the future. iD I applied for Miss iD on my own.
How did I describe myself when I applied? PR When I applied for Miss iD, I said to myself, “I’m not particularly unique, I think I’m just ordinary. I wrote, “I don’t think I’m particularly unique, I think I’m just an ordinary girl, but even an ordinary girl can go far if she puts her mind to it. I was very happy when the judges agreed that being normal was a wonderful thing.
Hanna-chan smiled as she said this. Hanna-chan’s attempt to communicate in her own words, even though it was not very good, seemed both strong and somewhat endearing.
“I’ve been to my mother’s country, Syria, three times. I went to a public elementary school in Syria, but I returned to Japan in the summer after I finished the first grade, and the following year the civil war started. Then 10 years later Ten years later, the civil war is still going on. The place where I used to play in Syria was destroyed by bombing, and I don’t even know if my friends from that time are still alive. In addition to the conflict itself, there is also a serious problem of refugees.
I don’t know much about Syria or its politics. I’ve been living peacefully in Japan, and I can only learn about it from the news. … …
I searched for words, chose them, and tried my best to speak.
For the sake of my future “dream
The term “parent gacha” has become a hot topic. … . It may be misleading, but I think there is also a ‘national mess’. Whenever my sister, who is two years older than me, and I hear news about Syria, we talk about what it would be like if we were in Syria. She says, “We are lucky to be in Japan. But there are actually a lot of people living in Syria, and not just in Syria, but in Afghanistan and many other countries where lives are at risk every day. I’ve been thinking about what I can do here in Japan.
She does not think of “distant countries” as someone else’s problem, but feels much closer to them through her childhood experience and imagination.
“My hope for the future is to become a film actress. But I have one more dream.
I’m in my third year of high school, and I’m studying for the entrance exam. I want to study languages. I’m not interested in languages, but rather languages themselves. Language is the basis of culture and rules, isn’t it? I want to learn about foreign countries, countries with different rules, and work to connect distant countries with Japan.
But there are so many things I don’t know. I like to learn, so I want to study harder and harder. So after this interview, I’m going to refrain from going out and concentrate on studying for the entrance exam! Oh, I’ll definitely go to the election, though!
Hanna is 18 years old. Hanna is 18 years old, and her “too-bright brilliance as a gem” is being polished and brightened by her own hands.