Correspondent’s Corner: Janina Malapitan
Correspondent’s Corner is a column on The Do Not Enter Diaries, where teens from around the globe give us a tour of their bedroom by filming themselves and their friends, following our filming criteria. Correspondent’s Corner premieres every Monday at 4PM EST.
Janina lives in a two-bedroom apartment in Los Angeles with her parents and two older brothers. Naturally, her brothers got to share one of the bedrooms and she got ushered into her parents’ room. For a period of time, she sulked over her lack of privacy until she saw past its limitations and attempted to personalize a small area to call her own. That aside, it never satiated her need to create and decorate–she continues to focuse on her interests in writing and making art. Thus, though she doesn’t always have the space to post a collage of what she’s doing, she’s become her own living mirror for her tastes and aesthetics. “I think that this situation has given me a pair of keen eyes when it comes to sentimentality– in particular pieces or details in the layout of the teenage bedroom–because I have also poured over countless different pictures online (and the DNED videos!) to help me fantasize about my own if I were to ever get a bedroom all to myself,” Janina says. In the coming weeks get ready to see a diverse mix of Janina’s friends’ rooms, all hailing from Los Angeles.
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