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Even though Kenna learned very little Japanese, I am hoping that maybe this trip was good because it showed her that she can't always get what she want. She was expecting Anime Wonderland, but got a dose of reality and a few of life lessons: Entertainment visas don't grow on trees.People don't like being around you when you are being a whiny jerk.Disneyland can't cure loneliness.Just being in Japan doesn't bring in new subscribers. You can't learn Japanese through osmosis.You need to put in hard work to achieve your goals.Sometimes PULL is absolutely right.I am glad that the Japan Saga is finally over. If she needed to go through this experience to be a better person or get her shit together, then great. But reading these responses from her recent Q&A, I am not holding my breath.
The thing that I find weird about all of this is that Kenna was so eager to share what happened between them. It seemed like she was just waiting for any opportunity to spill the beans and get payback for whatever Kaila did to her. Wouldn't Kenna had noticed that this was a super shady account? Then, the answer of sweet.folks kissing her ass... Is it possible that it's Kenna herself stirring the pot to get any followers that Kaila may have gained through the friendship to turn against her? Just a theory...
So where was Kenna during this photoshoot? Was she behind cameras sulking and thinking about her failed modeling career? Or is she going to take modeling seriously now? Was she taking notes for her next own shoot? Did Claire (the photographer) also took some pics with Kenna? More photos from the shoot...
I literally had the same reaction. What's up with people having no business raising children thinking they would be amazing parents? Children are expensive, time consuming and challenging. Kenna doesn't have the patience, sense of responsibility or even money to raise a child. Geez, I imagine the horrible things that she would teach her kid, from the eating habits to values and budgeting skills... and I just feel sorry for them. The kid would have to endure the abuse of a narcissistic parent, while growing up surrounded by social media telling them how wonderful her mom is.
I mean, I am glad that Kenna feels much better and looks happier... but how long is that going to last? I feel like the best option would have been to stay in Japan, disconnect herself from social media and evaluate her options. If she decides that she wants to move back to California, there's no shame to that. She just needs to be upfront and do what is best for her, not what is best for her followers. What I fear is that this trip will make her think that Europe is her next new home and try to chase after it. Europe has it own set of problems, just like Japan. Moving away doesn't mean you can run away from you are and start a new leaf. Wherever you are, you take yourself and your baggage with you. Kenna, if you are reading this, living abroad is not as glamorous and magical as influencers paint it to be. You should know, you lived in Japan and it wasn't the anime wonderland that you see in social media. Be smart with your time and money.
I went to take a look at Kaila's instagram. Wow, her pictures are very good. She showcases herself as a model and works with her environment, instead of bleaching the heck out of herself and posting pseudointellectual captions that tend to backfire. Even though, she doesn't get even half of Kenna's likes, her comments are full of positive energy. It makes me wonder what is going on with them in real life. Is Kenna an envious person? Are they snapping at each other? Are they both fighting to see who gets the spotlight? They barely knew each other before taking this trip, so have they have certainly discovered new things from each other by now. (I know Kaila is not all good. I don't doubt that Kaila is a clout chaser, but at least she is a bit more competent at her job.) Kaila's Instagram Kenna's Instagram