Personal Reasons for Applying for a Working Holiday Visa
My name is Kristy; I'm 23 years old. My spare time goes into modeling, karaoke, writing novels, reading, watching Asian dramas. I love Asian cultures, especially Japanese. I am currently learning the Japanese language, and have been learning the language for about 8 years now, completely self-taught.
Understandably I am unable to fully grasp the language by myself, so I plan to improve my Japanese language skills during my stay in Japan. My listening skills of the language are actually above average but my biggest hurdle is communicating verbally and learning to read kanji. And I’ve been told the best way to improve my Japanese accent is practice, practice, practice in emersion.
I have been to Japan twice now, and both times were emotionally moving and life changing for me. During my first stay in Higashi Tokorozawa I remember thinking how at first Japan reminded me a lot of Canada, with all the lush greenery like BC; a simply beautiful country.
The initial reason for my 2008 trip to Japan was my love for Kanjani8 (関ジャニ∞); I was lucky enough to see them in concert at Kyocera dome. Even though they are idols thousands of miles from Canada, they reached me with their laughs and music, to the point where I felt I should support them in person. But the trips to Japan have become so much more than a fangirl experience to me now.
During my most recent trip to Kyoto I fell in love with the community and the people of Japan. When I am showered with compliments and locals encourage me to come back to Japan to pursue my happiness, I feel like I can do anything.
For the longest time I didn't like how I looked, and I honestly thought I was ugly. It's only been recently that I've learned to love myself and finally actually believe people when they tell me I'm gorgeous.
Part of me wants to do this for my past self that used to hate the way she looked and let people walk all over her and every bully that ever dragged me down. But I also want others to find self-esteem like I have, and chase their dreams and pursue knowledge, never giving up when things are hard.
So I would like to try some part time modeling/acting/industry work in Japan. I have a good chunk of experience now, I've done prosthetics and runways work here in Vancouver. As well as professional workshops and photo-shoots; so I'm always looking to outdo previous shots and improve my portfolio. And if I could have a chance to possibly work with other creative and talented individuals from around the world, I would be forever humbled by each experience.