Pour yourself a hot choco because it's getting comfy up in here.
Thanks for sharing. I wish I was there...
It is not widely known that the Japan Sea coast is one of the world's major heavy snowfall area.
I tried riding the train at 7:50 on the day it snowed, waited over an hour in the cold rain before finally boarding (Japanese people really push and shove and cut in line when they're desperate to get to the office), at which point they stopped the line again to rescue people from being crushed. I just couldn't take it anymore and decided to get off and go home
Ishikawa here. Got some small snows during November/December but nothing noteworthy.
Then, it came crashing down on us the day before yesterday during the night. Now, it's a pain to go to college.
There is an episode of Japanology on that.
In winter, cold winds blow in from Asia continent. Those winds pick up moisture as it crosses the sea. A chain of mountains in Japan break the winds and that moisture becomes a ton of snowfall.
you wish for things to change your way but you are doing fuck all to change them, I know this is /jp/ but seriously get your shit together and achieve your dreams, people with a goal in mind produce at least 2 times better results.
Don't whine back at me.
You know what you are right. I will try, no I will change my life. I will go to Japan and live a happy life.
nope i'am out too difficult. I'll try to enjoy Japan from the comfort of my home
>tfw will never get to experience sleeping in one of the hotels in japan. In between the moutains of Japan.
>tfw will never go to a hot bath with a cutie asian girl
>tfw will never walk in Japan at night in Tokyo while snowing.
>tfw will never after a long cold walk. Walk in to a ramen shop and some ramen soup
pls kill me
>get your shit together and achieve your dreams
My only dream is to finally die.
But you're right about one thing, I'm way too lazy to do anything about it, so I'll just wait for it instead.
Living in Hokkaido and the snowstorm are too much to bear.
>Living in Japan
>Living in Hokkaido
Damn son I want to be there so badly. You don't understand the amount of people who'd change places with you in a heartbeat.
You live in a apartment or house?
Is that guy giving you the gaijin stare?
That picture is randomly I grabbed from the web.
I live in apartment.
It's snowing again right now.
Man thanks for the feels. I feel like I'am over there.
Kind of. If your in bumfuck Inaka than yes you will get stared out at just for the fact of being a gaijin. Other than that don't be like those retarded gaijin's that can't take care of themselves. Those types will be stared at no matter where they are.
Then you are only viewing pics of school girls.
Ufffff, why can't I be in Japan right now? If only I had a chance to experience it. Before I wanted to live and work there. But seeing that is not possible. I'd at least like to just visit and that seems not possible either. So anyone who's living there please enjoy to the utmost on my behalf. I hold this sake to you all. KANPAI!
the list goes on man.
>Now I just don't care anymore
Same here but the feels just keep coming back. And only pictures of Japan that make me feel good again.
To be honest I don't know the exact place
I don't understand
What makes it worse is getting older and knowing your running out of time. The window of opportunity closing day by day. Each day you know is a waste. What's the point of going to Japan when you're 40? The best years of your life are gone anyways.
Exactly! Not taking action is why we are where we are. The only to accomplish your dreams is to push forward. My story is a little different and I have other reasons why I can't go to Japan. Won't get into them. And it drives me crazy,
Yes but how can you help it when each day you wake up you know you are not where you want to be? Knowing that you might never be in Japan? Seeing all the blogs/vlogs of people talking about their experience in Japan. Them spending a year or more years and coming back home. It feels as if I'am missing out on the action.
Oddly enough they're not present anymore, but I saw them as well hours ago when that comment was made.
The lights on that big tree to the left, the stop light next to it, and about half of the signs near the ground on the big building in the center-right, were all flashing repeatedly like strobe lights.
It was probably some effect of the camera somehow, because nobody was reacting to them, and most of the lights in the shot weren't flashing, but it was very annoying to look at.
I want to live in Sapporo.
Just know you're not alone. I almost cry once a week in my bed. No joke.
A little bit of escapism. It has more to do with liking the country. And for me feeling trapped here in the USA.
Just fucking do it, seriously. I whine most of the time, too, but even with some severe medical and personal problems, I was able to save up and go. Maybe you're in an extra tight spot and really can't, and that sucks, but if there's even 0.001% feasibility just start planning your saving/studying now, and work toward it.
Thanks for pushing me. Other than being in a tight spot I have other personal problems. But I will try hard and make it my first priority to visit Japan. I've given up on living and it hurts lot.
I don't know about you but for me what kills my motivation is I will be too old and way passed my prime. If ever I can visit.
Well, if you still can see what is happening to you, you are a rare breed and can be saved by yourself. No matter where you are, you can still be feeling awesome, as long as you're capable of self-reflection. It's a software problem that was hundreds of years ago.
There are many paths. I'd suggest you start here
You won't regret it.
Sometimes it is what it is. It's too hard to ignore it.
I've read a lot about it. And I can see the benefits. thanks
34 going to be 35 soon. As the time goes by I will look weirder trying to act like I'am 24.
>I've read a lot about it. And I can see the benefits. thanks
Just so you know, what benefit you can imagine will always be inferior to the real benefits, as the ways of mind stilling are bound to lead you out of the box of conventional expectations.
You have to experience it to understand even a little. The benefit is hard to overestimate.
>mfw I see this thread and I'm currently an exchange student in Japan for 10 months, learning language, having fun and buying shit in Mandarake, Animate and other stuff
Person you replied to here --
No problem -- I have to remind myself to stay motivated quite frequently, as well. Age doesn't matter much -- there are a lot of older expats and tourists in Japan. Can't change the past, except to channel it as motivation for the future. And the future's never quite here, which leaves us with the only actionable time -- the present. So, work toward your first trip to Japan in milestones, and that trip itself will be the first of many milestones as well.
Jealous cause he's in Japan?
Yea i guess. I have to admit age does matter. Just think about being 40 or 45 years old and going to Japan clubbing. It's weird and awkward as fuck. There are some stuff that doesn't matter but for a lot of stuff that I want to do in Japan it does.
Same here. Been here in Tokyo for 5 months now .
Do you go to gamesen? Like taiko or maimai? This shit is so addicting. I don't know how I'll survive without.
Eh, pretty average here in canada.
Do something about it perhaps? Feeling sorry for yourself won't get you on the airplane to Japan. If you have a job, save up and go. I've been there eight times and I'll go again this year.
Have a picture from the "Furude Shrine" in "Hinamizawa", it was raining the entire time but it was a good trip.
Well, I always thought it was something fun and "cool" to do. Never done it. And trying to create "cool" memories with "friends"
Yes I should. It's just the damn social anxiety that holds be back.
Dude, social anxiety won't hold you back there, trust me. You can go to Tokyo, spend several months there, and not have to interact with anybody. Sure, everybody will call you a fag later if you talk about it, but whatever. You can get by with very, VERY little interaction there if that's your thing. Locals won't approach you because they hate you, and you really just have to buy groceries once a week or something. Go to museums and shit and wander around. You don't have to be hanging out at clubs trying to meet qt girls every night.
No what is it? Helps with anxiety?
Hmm... Yea makes sense. It's just being alone with nobody to depend on. And everything rests on my shoulders. I'd have lots of responsibilities. But the whole point of going is to be more out going and break my shell. I don't want to be there what I'am here.
Actually not that awkward -- you'd be surprised. There are some charismatic and confident dudes like that, and there are both guys and girls, younger and older, that will hang/drink/sex with them. As other people in this thread have indicated, if you focus only on the unactionable things, you're only going to damage yourself. Most of us have been/are/will again feel that way, but once you see some dude who looks 50 living it up and having fun with friends of all ages, you'll realize how much your attitude and perspective change things.
Yeah I don't doubt that mentality changes over the time and age.
But I'm at an age where you're supposed to be at the peak and prime of your life and instead its a complete utter shit and pathetic situation with no prospect of getting better. So yeah you tell me,
Really can't say much. Don't know anything. I will guess you are in your mid twenties and if you are you have a long way to go. With that much time you should enough time to change a lot of stuff.