Robyn De Leon

Student & Journalist, Visiting Tokyo

 
 
 

Robyn De Leon is a student and journalist from Los Angeles. She shot her camera in Tokyo, where she and a cousin crashed her uncle and aunt's vacation. Recently, she took a trip to Berlin, Prague, Amsterdam, Brussels, and Paris and hopes to visit the Dominican Republic next. When she is not traveling, she writes, reads, paints, draws, and plays video games.

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What brought you to Japan?

My aunt and uncle were going for vacation and my cousin (@jakkfynn) and I schemed

a way to crash their trip. :-)

Are you the girl we see mostly on the pictures?

Yes!

We see a lot of different spots of Japan, what was your favorite place?

I enjoyed the Temple of Buddha. I personally am not married to any one religion so being able to observe something de-ttached to what is known to me was a true privilege.

We couldn’t help but notice the predominance of Red and Green tones in your rolls, was that intentional?

No, but it was intentional to capture the colors of Tokyo, whatever those colors ended up being. It happened to be that the red and green colors enthralled me most.

What is your next destination?

I recently went to Berlin, Prague, Amsterdam, Brussels, and Paris. My next destination is either Dominican Republic, which is where my mother emigrated from or Madrid for an exchange program.

 
 
 
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Your idea of happiness?

Comfort with myself and comfort with others. Comfort with other and comfort with myself.

Your idea of misery?

Discomfort in – one, or both – myself and others.

If not yourself, who would you be? 

Takashi Shirogane. He’s a fictional character from an animated series.

Your heroes? 

Takashi Shirogane. Lol.

What is your present state of mind? 

Content, but contemplative. My crown chakra has been overactive.

 
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A song? 

The Night Song by Rayvn Lenae.

Right or left handed? 

Left Handed

What is the best dish you can cook?

Unfortunately I can’t cook….but I guess I can make a real nice sunny side up egg.

What is your middle name?

Valeria.

What do you do in your free time?

Write a lot. Read, paint, draw, think, play video games.

What inspires you? 

People’s experiences. Especially people’s personal joys in life.

What do you do for money?

 I write.

What do you do for pleasure? 

I write, specifically in the method of stream of consciousness. It’s cathartic to engage in that type of writing.

 
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Bedside table books? 

Maurice, The Existentialist Cafe, The Goldfinch, The Prince, The Middle Sex.

What do you do if you can’t sleep at night?

I stay up. I might organize somethings or plan my day or whatever it is I want to work on.

Do you collect?

Too much. I’m a master of none. I collect comics, crystals, clothes, paper slips, random (sometimes weird) objects.

Tea or coffee? 

Tea! Coffee wigs me out.

What is the strangest thing you believed as a child? 

That I’d grow up to be a magical girl, which I wasn’t entirely wrong about.

A color? 

Blue.

A city? 

Lawrenceville, Georgia. Specifically in the summer.

What are your plans for this weekend? 

Deliver myself out of winter break and into study mode.

 
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