“I think that I am a really happy person. I’d give myself 99 points out of a 100 points. Is that too high? I did something that I wanted to do at a young age, and there are many people out there who have interest in me and love me. It’s something that can’t be easily obtained so I’m giving myself such a high score,” BoA says laughing.
Although a sense of accomplishment and happiness is there, stars nonetheless have to cope with loneliness. Sometimes life in Japan can be lonesome. Lately, she has found her comfort in cameras and cars. Since early last year her interest in cameras has increased, so the camera is now the first thing that she puts in her bag.
“I didn’t know that it was this fun to take pictures. I take my camera around a lot while doing my schedules. I like to photograph landscapes and staff members. It feels as if I am getting a bit closer to my fans when I put up an entry on my blog with a picture and a short message, and it’s fun too…. And since I have my driver’s license, I visit nearby suburbs when I have the time and take pictures as well as take in fresh air because I feel my head being cleared up. So when stress piles up I drive or go out shopping for my favorite hats and accessories.”
Her New Year’s wish is to send her parents on a world trip. “I’ve been to many countries because of my overseas performances, photo shoots, etc. I want to show those beautiful places to my parents.”