I looked through some recent photos taken in the past month and came across these from a hangout in Puxi. Thought the lights looked quite nice. I'm in the middle of finals, the last ones I will take in high school before the May IB external exams. Only a few more days...will hang in there.
You've never been so ephemeral. You were hopeful, intense, repetitive, curious, overwhelming, passive, and distressed, all at once. You came by at a period of my life where I was the happiest and the gloomiest at the same time. I wish you could've stayed longer, but I also can't wait to begin a new chapter of my life. You were different from Septembers, Octobers, and Novembers in the past, yet strangely you are the last fall left behind by the trail of continuity that is my life in Shanghai, ending next summer. Farewell, autumn. You will stay in my saudade.
A few photos from the past week at school. Senior year has been both stressful and eventful. The past month really encapsulated everything I've been working for my entire high school career. Between SATs, college apps, and IB year 2 work, I found a safe haven in my close friend group and in the tumblr breaks amidst SAT Biology readings. The photos were from an fundraising event at my school, with the exception of the graduation selfie, which was taken a few days ago for our graduation photo. Still got a bit more than 7 months to go. :)
Shanghai has never looked so beautiful to me. Drowning in college applications in the month of September made me realize how much I'll miss this place when I finally go off to pursue a university degree. These are some of the photos I took during September on my phone. Not the best quality but great to me nonetheless. Shanghai, I'll try my best to cherish the next ten months with you.