Entry Info

14th (Sun)
Feb 2010

[day23] Seeking for Memories

Seeking for MemoriesPerth is a memorable place where I studied English at Edith Cowan University from Feb 2005 to Jun 2006. As it's been already 3 and a half years, many things had changed and on this day I decided to search for my memories by going to Claremont where my old campus was located and Fremantle where we can see the sunset over the ocean from a lighthouse.


Seeking for MemoriesThe streets in Claremont evoked a vision of those days as if they had been only a couple of days ago. A park I used for a short cut to the school, a café where I studied ardently after school, a bus stop where I waited for a girl, though there were some new buildings, all the most precious places hadn’t changed at all. I couldn't stop reminiscing about the past although I'd been focusing only on the future ever since I left this town 3 years ago.

Seeking for MemoriesFollowing the same road I used to use on those days, I arrived at the (ex) ECU Claremont Campus. Although the ownership had been transferred to another university due to ECU’s financial issues, the buildings has been preserved intact as it’s a very important national asset of Australia. It used to be very lively as around 200 students including me studied there. Maybe because of the holiday, the campus was filled with silence and during my exploration there I could easily visualise the faces of the friends who were eating lunch on the grass, playing soccer after school and on and on.


Seeking for MemoriesFremantle is my favourite place around Perth. I would never get bored with the sunset over the Indian Ocean observed from the lighthouse on the outskirts of the town. As far as my eyes could see, there are only the ocean and the sky. The big red sun setting over them was absolutely magnificent and somehow a little sentimental. Gazing at the clear gradient between navy blue and deep orange with no clouds, I in fact felt like crying.

Come to think of the past, I'd never suffered the emotion of nostalgia like this time. It was too vivid to avoid confronting although I'd been trying not to immerse myself in unobtainable bygone days. In retrospect, the days in Perth could be my late youthful days. Studying hard, playing with friends, dealing with a love triangle, they were indeed very new for me who had been engaged with the web industry since his high school days and not known an ordinary student life. Although not everything was pleasant, I can embrace all of them as precious memories for now.

Nevertheless, I have no desire to return to those days as this journey has just begun and I have many plans after my return to Japan. Keeping these beautiful memories in my heart, I'll travel to the future again.

Share this article



14:13 15th Feb 2010


misapra said:

エ? 初耳。難しい恋愛とナ?は、は、は
そして、今はロンドン?せっかくのA380乗れなくって残念だね。 カンタスももう、ファーストクラスをなくすらしいよ。乗る人少ないから。その、ソニーの人ともお友達になっていつかまた仕事の機会もあるかもね。新しい出会い、大切にね。ドゥバイ気をつけて楽しんでね。

20:37 24th Feb 2010


satoshi said:


02:35 26th Feb 2010

Hiroyuki iida

Hiroyuki iida said:


06:52 1st Mar 2010


satoshi said:

>Hiroyuki iida

Leave a Comment


In order to present well organised articles, this blog is not updated on real time base. (You can find "Entry Info" on the left panel, "updated on" and "travelled on") Regarding to the current information about me, please follow satoshionoda_e on twitter. I'm tweeting almost every day.

Where I am

Loading map..

On Twitter

Loading Tweets..

Recent Entries

From Flickr

Powered by

  • expression engine
  • midPhase
  • 世界一周ブログランキング参加中

First Class Backpacker © Satoshi Onoda. All rights reserved.