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    mariko posted an update 2 days, 8 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 2 days, 8 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

    • @marikofujimoto Those are good questions.. honestly I think it depends on the person, with art some things come naturally and some things don’t. I love colors but I have a difficult time with color palettes, but I am really good with shadows and textures in black and white because my mind is good at guessing what things look like in 3D. If it…[Read more]

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    mariko posted an update 2 days, 8 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 a new activity comment 2 days, 8 hours ago

    In reply to: Sandman posted an update When the chips are down and life is not going your way, it is important to keep it together and truly believe everything is going to be alright. Cause at the end of the day, when you go […] View

    @javi-soliz if by “kicking” you mean giving a gentle push mentally, yes. A good relationship requires a sold friendship and only then romance. So in bad times if the girl genuinly cares she’ll kinda “shake you” and be honest and say “hey this is not ok, wake up”.
    About the whinning.. my god that is 100% true, but I think it applies to…[Read more]

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    mariko posted a new activity comment 2 days, 8 hours ago

    In reply to: Theodore posted an update What do you guys do to stay optimistic? What are the things that make you the happiest and keep you going when you’re struggling? View

    @princepossum Honestly I rely on hobbies. Me and my boyfriend spend alot of time watching documentaries and anime. And when he’s busy I enjoy reading, writing, also walking alot in parks cause nature helps a ton.
    I also practice yoga and meditation is like a “washing up” of my soul.
    So you can try some of these things (and others mentioned…[Read more]

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    mariko posted a new activity comment 2 days, 8 hours ago

    In reply to: PaperKites21 posted an update Ok, I am having thoughts about breaking up with my boyfriend. We have been dating since 2010 we also live together- have been for 2 years now. Five months ago, things between us have […] View

    @paperkites21 I’ve said this before but I’ll repeat it: if you’re not happy with someone, break up with him. If you already tried dozens of times to work things out, and it still didn’t work, break up. Why keep living a lie? Lying to yourself that you’re “happy” with him? You have your whole life in front of you and you’re blocking…[Read more]

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    mariko posted a new activity comment 2 days, 8 hours ago

    In reply to: Prettyangel197 posted an update I feel like a terrible person because I get jealous when my best guy friend hangs out with this other girl. I love that he has other friends but I still get jealous whenever he […] View

    @prettyangel197 it can happen, but is it truly a friendship or do you have more feelings for him? Either way jealousy can happen but my advice is to control it. Jealousy in the future can hurt you and your friendship, he doesn’t “belong” to you , he has the right to have any friends you know? Now again if this is coming out because you’re…[Read more]

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    mariko posted a new activity comment 3 days, 3 hours ago

    In reply to: mariko posted an update 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 :( View

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

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    mariko posted a new activity comment 3 days, 3 hours ago

    In reply to: mariko posted an update 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 :( View

    @natalie-geroux its in celcius

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    mariko posted an update 3 days, 4 hours ago

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

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    mariko posted an update 3 days, 4 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.

    • 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

    • 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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    mariko posted a new activity comment 3 days, 6 hours ago

    In reply to: Flameaura posted an update Last week, I had a viral fever + period and I noticed a sudden change in bowel habits… I was pooping more frequently and the consistency of the poop varied. I thought I had suddenly […] View

    @flameaura I love how open you were about this, most girls aren’t haha. But it is true!! Affects your bowel 100% , is very normal. The fever idk though. But at least you’re better now! :D

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    mariko posted a new activity comment 3 days, 6 hours ago

    In reply to: silvia2015 posted an update happy learn how to swim day ☺☺ View

    @silvia2015 wish i knew how to swim haha. But if you go swim hf!! :)

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    mariko posted a new activity comment 4 days, 4 hours ago

    In reply to: Erin Kristen posted an update I just got a really good job. Unfortunately my past caught up to me and it involved me being in court due to my ex bf, who im still in love with (hes all i talk about on here). The […] View

    @shesjustsorad I think you’re doing fantastic by moving and in baby steps focousing on your education and recovery. Focous on yourself darling, no man in the world is worth your pain and you putting yourself down. Be strong, love yourself and treat yourself like a princess. Best of luck :) Also if you need someone to talk to feel free to always PM me :)

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    mariko posted a new activity comment 4 days, 4 hours ago

    In reply to: ShoulderToLeanOn posted an update Still here!!! View

    @mikeyyyj welcome back :)

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    mariko posted a new activity comment 4 days, 4 hours ago

    In reply to: laylab95 posted an update 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. View

    @layla95 what’s wrong? If you want message me, worried about you

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    mariko posted a new activity comment 4 days, 4 hours ago

    In reply to: bubble posted an update I am in love with someone who doesn’t give two shits about me. Words cannot describe how awful I feel. View

    @catsketch I’m so sorry that truly is painfull. But you know, love has to be mutual to work. I know it hurts alot but slowly, bit by bit, you need to let it go. You really need to have someone by your side who feels the same way. Be strong you can do this. And if you need someone to talk to you can PM me

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    mariko posted a new activity comment 4 days, 22 hours ago

    In reply to: lullie posted an update I woke up a feel minutes ago and I think I’ve never felt so scared after a dream. I remember being at church and had the feeling of being in a ship about to sink (exactly like the Titanic […] View

    @tanisha when someone is conscious while dreaming (or having a nightmare) is called a lucid dream. I have those frequently. What she described here is more similar to sleep paralysis since she couldn’t consciouscly make a decision to move. In lucid dreaming we can make a choise of actually control the dream and to even wake up. Takes practice but…[Read more]

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    mariko posted a new activity comment 4 days, 22 hours ago

    In reply to: lullie posted an update I woke up a feel minutes ago and I think I’ve never felt so scared after a dream. I remember being at church and had the feeling of being in a ship about to sink (exactly like the Titanic […] View

    @hope15 all the symptoms you described sound like sleep paralysis. Have you been recently anxious/stressed/worried? These emotions trigger sleep paralysis according to studies. I hope you’re feeling better now, must be terrifying

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