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    mariko posted an update 19 hours, 13 minutes ago

    I’ve been depressed and crying for hours.
    Sometimes I hate technology, my whole family is addicted. There’s no conversation, no people reading or writing or even walking outside. I hate this. I hope when I enter uni this year I can find a room there. So done.

    • Please don’t feel upset @marikofujimoto, your family really should try to bond and talk with you so you feel closer to them Mariko, do go outside yourself when you need too sweetie and don’t isolate yourself, try to stay positive and fill your day with brightness, find activities to make you smile hun, you can do it, I’m always here if you need…[Read more]

    • I agree, people are changing with technology so much.
      I’m so sorry you’ve been depressed and crying, I really hope you can feel better real soon and things will work out. :( ♥♥♥

    • @mariko I hope you do. Technology pisses me off a lot, too. Sorry you have to be dealing with that, people don’t seem to realize how they’re often making others feel unappreciated and ignored and it’s pretty inconsiderate and not fair to you

    • @princepossum and @invincible I thought I was weird for being so young and thinking this way. Makes me happy seeing more young people thinking the same.Thanks guys. Also @oliver thank you for your kind support :)

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    mariko posted an update 1 day, 5 hours ago

    I also need help finding some PDF files to get me started in chinese (mandarim) to just have a look at what I’ll be learning in july

    • I’m sure you will find great language resources online and as time goes on, you will become fluent in Chinese @marikofujimoto, hope everything goes amazingly for you Mariko, follow your dreams and never give up, you can do it, I’m always here for you sweetie :) <3 (hugs)

    • http://www.chinesebasics.info/

      No PDFs yet, but the site above may help. I found ! have to listen to the language a lot before my ear can begin to pick up the individual sounds. At first it just sounds like gibberish noise. Language is an amazing thing.

    • You should download apps which will help you with that. Since you can’t really get a hang of pinyin and hanzi just by reading them. You actually need to listen to know the difference. There are many apps which help you with that.

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    mariko posted an update 1 day, 5 hours ago

    Does anyone here draws as a hobby? I want to start drawing to relieve my anxiety and stress. However the pros here at home are busy so I need some guiding. So does anyone have tips or maybe websites with tuturials?

    • I’m sure you will find sites or resources to help you with drawing and art @marikofujimoto, I’m sure you will create wonderful pieces Mariko, I managed to find this – http://thevirtualinstructor.com – hope it helps you sweetie, have a fabulous day hun, I’m always here for you Mariko :) <3 (hugs)

    • @oliver thank you so much oli :)

    • I don’t know man, I’m a natural drawer haha. If you have art class/club in school, just pay extra attention in class and ask your classmates for help/tips. If I need tutorials, YouTube is my go-to website. Also, if you don’t mind, I’d like to have a look at some of your art. :P

    • @marikofujimoto I love to draw! The main thing I tell everyone is practice practice practice. I would say find something that really inspires or interests you as your topic, and make it a reference. You may not want to do realistic stuff, but either way, having references will help you a lot, to use as guidelines, so you can check where you’re on…[Read more]

    • @princepossum what about dimension (shades , etc) ? Will it come naturally by practising?
      My sister and dad are natural at this and they do it like is nothing, but my talent is writing, not drawing. So I’m literally starting from scratch and have some doubs.
      Also does drawing help you with anxiety? I was hoping would be a good thing for it

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    mariko posted an update 1 day, 5 hours ago

    So I’ve been talking with some sister’s friends. And being 22 I never thought I would get along with 14 year old teens tbh, only because I thought they wouldn’t trust me. However is the complete opposite!! They text me everyday to enter a call and play games with them, and as soon as I enter the call they’re incredibly happy to see me around.…[Read more]

    • That’s so lovely @marikofujimoto, it’s so wonderful that they care about you and see you as a friend, I’m sure you will continue to be a inspiring guide and teacher to them, hope you are having a good day Mariko, I’m always here for you sweetie :) <3 (hugs)

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    mariko posted an update 2 days, 2 hours ago

    On the positive side, today’s lunch is LASAGNA <3

    • Steve replied 2 days ago

      Ahhh. Lasagna. Garfield would be pleased, as am I. Just add some garlic bread, or cheesy garlic bread. Don’t forget the cheesy garlic bread.

    • That sounds delicious @marikofujimoto, hope you have a nice lunch Mariko :) <3 (hugs)

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    mariko posted an update 2 days, 2 hours ago

    Why THE FUCK is Portugal so hot?? is like a vulcano got in action… 29 degrees??? is just may!
    I hate the hot weather so much, my skin just explodes and I feel sick :(

    • 29 degrees is hot, really?

    • If it is humid, it is hot. We have a dry heat on the prairies, not to be confused with dry heaves, which is definitely not hot.

    • Steve replied 2 days ago

      Also, I checked. It shouldn’t be that hot: http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/reports/climate/Portugal.htm
      Maybe it is climate change. Or maybe someone has pointed a big mirror at you all for some nefarious reason that the government is being quiet about. Do you live in the city? Cities are often heat sinks because of the amount of concrete and…[Read more]

    • @natalie-geroux its in celcius

    • @tanisha no, close to a beach and is still boiling hot. Is typical of Portugal but my body can’t handle this heat

    • Steve replied 2 days ago

      What is the ocean like? Would it cool you off? Could you just walk into the ocean? I would love to live near a beach someday. I would walk into the ocean if I was boiling, unless there were ice bergs in said ocean, then I would just goof around in the sand, and longingly look at the ocean. I would take a big beach umbrella so the sun wasn’t…[Read more]

    • Yea, I figured that out. I guess 29 isn’t that hot for me since I am a sucker for summers at the beach. All the nice ice creams and chilled cocktails. And lazy days by the pool. Damn, I miss home.

    • Do stay cool and take care of yourself @marikofujimoto, it’s mostly sunny and mild here in the UK, hope you are having a great day sweetie, I’m always here for you Mariko :) <3 (hugs)

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    laylab95 posted an update 3 days, 8 hours ago

    So it’s 2am here and I haven’t fell asleep yet. So much is on my mind and also just truly not tired. So odd.

    Mood : Blah
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    mariko posted an update 3 days, 19 hours ago

    Already filled up the papers, now I need to wait until next month so the lady tells me if there’s enough students to start the degree. She kept my info and will contact me. She was actually really nice. At least something good

    • That’s great to hear @marikofujimoto, I’m sure they will contact you soon, proud of you hun, do stay positive and look ahead towards all the bright opportunities that await you in the future sweetie, remember to keep shining and go forward with confidence, inbox me anytime if you want to chat Mariko :) <3 (hugs)

    • @marikofujimoto I hope more people join after all, it’s an experience of a lifetime.

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    mariko posted an update 4 days ago

    Going to clean my house! The good news pumped me up! Now I’ll help my mum :)

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    mariko posted an update 4 days, 4 hours ago

    Is almost 12 am here, but good morning anyways

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    mariko posted an update 4 days, 4 hours ago

    I FINALLY found a place that is teaching Chinese this summer! Today in the afternoon I’m going there and then I’ll have to wait till July, when the degree starts :)

    Mood : Cheerful
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    mariko posted an update 4 days, 20 hours ago

    … 2 emails (yesterday), 2 phone calls and a fb message today to get information from a language school and NOTHING. Pathetic costumer service! My anxiety is blowing up the roof. I have until the end of may to find a school, but how can I when they don’t answer back??

    Mood : Angry
    • Keep applying for places @marikofujimoto, I’m sure you will find a good school that will benefit you and where you can learn Mariko, stay positive and follow your dreams sweetie, hopefully they will answer back, keep going hun and never give up Mariko, you can do it, I’m always here if you need to chat, inbox me anytime, stay strong, you are…[Read more]

    • im sure you will find a place!!! :) ill pray for you so that you do.

    • @marikofujimoto someone really need to be getting in touch with you. That’s crazy but I’m sure someone will get in contact with you. People are literally slow acting at times. Give it a bit more time girl.

    • That sucks! I would try to visit, if possible. They can’t ignore you if you are physically there in front of them, and you could ask to be redirected so you can talk to the right school. Some places just never get back to anyone, and some have a policy like they’ll reply in a few business days. It’s terrible, but I would really try anything…[Read more]

    • Thank you everyone, they FINALLY responded. I’ll have to go this afternoon there to have a place on the degree.
      Thanks to everyone for your support :)

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    mariko posted an update 4 days, 23 hours ago

    @layla95 When you’re online pls respond to this message if you can, I want to discuss something with you (don’t worry , is nothing bad ^-^ )

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    mariko posted an update 5 days, 2 hours ago

    Mood : Refreshed
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    mariko posted an update 5 days, 5 hours ago

    You know when you see someone trying to be funny, but you just want to shake them to death cause all they managed to do is being a little shit of a human being? Yeah. That. Feeling that.
    You might call it humour, but you can’t use that arguement to be an asshole everytime.

    • Oli replied 5 days ago

      Don’t let anyone be horrible to you @marikofujimoto, what matters is if this person makes you smile, laugh and feel fantastic, stay positive Mariko and surround yourself with love, you can do it sweetie, I’m always here if you need to chat or vent, feel free to inbox me anytime, stay strong, you are never alone :) <3 (hugs)

    • @marikofujimoto haha you’re so right! I meet people with their sarcastic humor both online and in person all the time! It’s so freaking annoying.

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    mariko posted an update 5 days, 17 hours ago

    Mood : Depressed
    • Don’t let the hard and tough times get you down @marikofujimoto, you are such a brilliant, beautiful and special angel who deserves all the happiness in the world Mariko, things will be OK, hold your head up high and know you are a survivor, stay focused on making yourself feel fabulous sweetie, remember you are so loved and cared for hun, smile…[Read more]

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    mariko posted an update 5 days, 18 hours ago

    Feels great to be put aside :)

    Mood : Hurt
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