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I'm getting a little tired of the people who write on my Facebook just to say "I miss you! When are you coming back?," completely ignore my attempts to start an actual conversation with them, and then write the exact same thing on my Facebook a couple months later. Is that better or worse than the people who promised to send me care packages and snail mail letters and then never so much as e-mail me? Is it impossible to keep friendships going over long distance? Lately my hope in that idea has taken a mighty hit ...

In other news, my neighbour M loves technology and uses it for everything he can, including studying. And so long as he's not trying to give me unasked-for advice (which luckily has mostly stopped since I snapped at him the last time he did it ... oops), this is totally fine. I mean, I really don't care how you study or whatever. But the other day he had a need to write several words in hiragana, and he had to keep looking the hiragana up on his phone in order to be able to do so. After seeing someone who's studied Japanese for two years struggle to remember how to write hiragana, I think I'll be sticking to my mostly pen-and-paper study routine ...

In better news, I very much enjoyed the first long weekend of this year's Golden Week. I worked quite a bit on my writing, which I haven't done at all since February and then September before that. One thing I've noticed here is that my mood when I've been writing is always vastly better than my mood when I haven't been writing. So why don't I do it more often?!? Seriously, I think I need to start making time for it not because of any goals towards being published or whatever but just because it seems to keep me happier.

In other news, the other day in junior high we were at my least favourite page in the textbook, where an American character talks about Japanese spring traditions for like two full paragraphs and then throws in a "In America, we paint Easter eggs" at the end. Pretty weak attempt at cultural exchange there, you guys. Luckily my JTE has started asking more of me and so I got to do a short presentation about Easter. Well to be honest I didn't do a super fantastic job, but I did pass around an empty bag of Mini-Eggs to be all "This is my favourite Easter candy~" and then all of the kids decided to smell it which was the highlight of my week. xD I accidentally left it on my desk at school when I left on Thursday so here's hoping my entire work area now smells like chocolate-y goodness lol lol lol~~

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Date: 2013-05-02 06:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aurora-lime.livejournal.com
Ugh. Those friends. I know exactly how you feel. I had several friends that "couldn't wait" until I was back but never accepted any of my skype date invites or could never seem to remember when it was exactly that I was coming home, despite that date never changing. I think I've seen some of those people twice, maybe 3 times since coming back and I'm not sure I enjoyed their company as much as I enjoyed my memory of their company.

I know I'm not the best with following up with people and since I've been back at school my social life has diminished to going out once a month but I feel like I atleast try sometimes.

Write more! Write more in your LJ! Seriously, you're the only reason I have the link still on my bar.

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Date: 2013-05-06 09:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arisha.livejournal.com
omg exactly!! Well truth be told I haven't proposed many Skype dates this time around, but when I was in Lima people would be all "omg I miss you" and I would be like "I am on Skype every night, come talk to me" and they never would. :/

I'm not really having this problem with my non-work friends, but man it sucks with my work friends! When I left I was all "omg I'm leaving my second family cry cry cry" and they were all "omg sarah please don't go cry cry" and now I am lucky if I hear from one of them a month. :(

And when I went home for Christmas and hung out with them they were all way interested in talking about what had been happening in their lives and apparently quite uninterested in what had been happening in mine. Which was a little irritating ... maybe there's a point at which I should stop referring to these people as my "friends" ... lol lol lol cry cry cry

Waaaaugh! Thank you! I feel very flattered!! I wish LJ wasn't dying it is so lonely in here ;_;

Re: RANT MODE: ON

Date: 2013-05-06 10:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aurora-lime.livejournal.com
Ugh, work friends. I loved my coworkers and stop by at my old shop when I'm around but many of the "boo don't go!"s faded fast when I wasn't apart of the work life anymore. As in, we miss you at work but don't really have any interest in seeing you outside of work.
I can't quite blame some of them for being glad I left, all I could talk about before iI left was Japan and my awesome new not minimum wage job I was going to.

Seriously, I got a friend to install Skype because I was on ALL the time and wanted to chat but then they never signed in.

SARAH I HOPE I NEVER DID THIS TO YOU. I EVEN FEEL BAD WE COULDN'T MEET AT CHRISTMAS.

Re: RANT MODE: ON

Date: 2013-05-06 11:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arisha.livejournal.com
haha no you have not done any of this at all!! Don't feel bad about the lack of Christmas hangage, remember my bronchitis only allowed me like three hang out-able days. :/ ugh worst Christmas break ever.

bahaha actually I like never talked about JET or Japan before I left. xD Only when people directly asked about it. I think I have this weird habit of not talking about myself unless people ask and only years later realizing they must not actually know anything about me.

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Date: 2013-05-04 02:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jazzkittykat.livejournal.com
I'm getting a little tired of the people who write on my Facebook just to say "I miss you! When are you coming back?," completely ignore my attempts to start an actual conversation with them, and then write the exact same thing on my Facebook a couple months later. Is that better or worse than the people who promised to send me care packages and snail mail letters and then never so much as e-mail me? Is it impossible to keep friendships going over long distance? Lately my hope in that idea has taken a mighty hit ...

I've found that it's really hard, but while you lose touch with some friends, you end up connecting more with some unexpected ones. I've actually gotten a lot closer to a high school friend that I hadn't talked to in maybe 10 years, but now she's living in Jordan and we Skype on a regular basis. It's really nice. But yeah, I've been quite hurt that so many of my friends have kind of just dropped off the map.

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