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yuki.n

I eat sleep and breathe Yuki
Ouch, I hope you get better soon! But I think you said you figured out what's causing all this pain?

I fell off my bike on Tuesday evening. (Nothing very bad happened)

So there's this stupid law in Greece about cyclists. You have to stretch out your arm when signaling that you want to turn or stop, and you have to keep signaling until you finish the turn / stop. Which is just dangerous. I dare whomever wrote this to take a bike ride in the city and try to turn / brake using ONLY ONE HAND (because the other is signaling!).

My fiancé was cycling ahead of me on Tuesday. I thought we'd go straight at some intersection, but I saw him signaling a right turn. No worries, I thought, I have enough space until the turn. But I was going fairly fast, so I had to slow down a bit. No worries, I thought, I can still be legal for now, I can stretch out my right arm and brake with only my left arm. The left brake controls the front wheel. In theory, I knew that braking from only the front wheel can turn you upside down (because the rear wheel keeps moving and pushes you to the front). But there are some things that you only know AFTER they bite you. The bike pushed me forward, I accidentally turned a bit to the right (because I was holding the handle bar with only one hand), and the centrifugal force threw me onto the asphalt, in front of an oncoming car. The driver honked at me. Thanks, it's already bad enough for me that I found myself flat onto the asphalt.

I was lucky I was wearing a helmet - I now have a bump under the helmet. I was lucky that it was winter and I was wearing warm clothes, otherwise my skin would have been badly scratched. At that moment I thought I had gotten away with just a big bruise on my leg and the bump on my forehead. A couple of hours later, I realised I couldn't fully lift my left arm. Next morning I woke up with a lot of pain on my shoulder and many movements had become almost impossible. I had to run to have some X-rays made, then pack (in slow motion because of pain) and run to catch a flight. Nothing is broken, fortunately, and I miraculously did catch the flight. I had also informed my colleagues that I wasn't able to put my luggage onto the train and then carry it on the street, so they picked me up from the airport with a company car.

Now another crazy thing - I was cycling around after the accident on Tuesday. I locked my bike at a total of three places. From one place to the other, I was just wrapping the lock around itself to transport it, so I unlocked-and-locked it a total of five times after the accident. When I was trying to remove my bike from the last parking spot, the key just wouldn't go in! It can't have been from the fall, because I used it quite a lot afterwards. So I assume that someone must have tried to steal my bike. For a moment I thought I had to leave it there overnight, but my fiancé somehow managed to put the key inside, and after some more turning it fixed itself, so I don't need to buy a new lock now (whew!)
 

Liana_Ilia

I have reached Yuki nirvana
^Yikes... I hope you are okay now. Yeah, we are still working on what's causing it at this point. I am just tweaking some meds, which is causing more pain, but not really helping with my feet part. *sigh* We'll see. Hopefully a kitty will help with the pain as well. heh
 

sarasara

TETOTETOMETOME
Reposting what I posted on Instagram here, but before that i wanted to say that I know not all of you here care about Kpop or SHINee but Jonghyun was a true artist and this was just so sudden and utterly devastating. I urge some of you to check out some of his work and appreciate really how unique and one of a kind he was. I'm still trying to process this and everytime I see a picture of him I start sobbing again.
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Anyone who's known me for a while knew how much I loved SHINee, so hearing the news today (that SHINee's main vocalist Kim Jonghyun has committed suicide) has left me shaking and a crying mess for the past few hours and I'm just in utter shock.
I've been following SHINee since I was in middle school and their music has majorly impacted my life and saved me from some pretty dark times.

I've made some great friends through our shared interests in SHINee. I wrote a 60 page paper about SHINee. Jonghyun has been my ultimate bias for over 5 years. I own many of their albums. My dorm room is covered in posters of them. This absolutely changes everything and I don't know how I'm going to deal with this. I can't even fucking imagine how heartbroken both his family and the other members of SHINee are right now.

He was just such a beautiful person, both inside and out. I loved his unique and incredibly distinct voice, and the fact that he was one of the few artists in the industry who actually composed and wrote all his own music. I knew Jonghyun was struggling with depression and his mental health for a while now but I just never thought it would come to this. I'm sorry this is so incoherent but I'm just an absolute mess right now and I don't know how to deal with this. I love Jonghyun so much and I just hope he's able to find peace in heaven.
 

Westkana

HA! I live in her CLOSET!
My retainer that I got earlier today ith making me talk with a lithp and itth's really annoying

Nith job, orthodontitht, firtht you make my parenth wathte two thouthand dollarth on bratheths and then you make me talk like an idiot
 

sora

Bowl of Yuki-shaped cereal
Reposting what I posted on Instagram here, but before that i wanted to say that I know not all of you here care about Kpop or SHINee but Jonghyun was a true artist and this was just so sudden and utterly devastating. I urge some of you to check out some of his work and appreciate really how unique and one of a kind he was. I'm still trying to process this and everytime I see a picture of him I start sobbing again.
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Anyone who's known me for a while knew how much I loved SHINee, so hearing the news today (that SHINee's main vocalist Kim Jonghyun has committed suicide) has left me shaking and a crying mess for the past few hours and I'm just in utter shock.
I've been following SHINee since I was in middle school and their music has majorly impacted my life and saved me from some pretty dark times.

I've made some great friends through our shared interests in SHINee. I wrote a 60 page paper about SHINee. Jonghyun has been my ultimate bias for over 5 years. I own many of their albums. My dorm room is covered in posters of them. This absolutely changes everything and I don't know how I'm going to deal with this. I can't even fucking imagine how heartbroken both his family and the other members of SHINee are right now.

He was just such a beautiful person, both inside and out. I loved his unique and incredibly distinct voice, and the fact that he was one of the few artists in the industry who actually composed and wrote all his own music. I knew Jonghyun was struggling with depression and his mental health for a while now but I just never thought it would come to this. I'm sorry this is so incoherent but I'm just an absolute mess right now and I don't know how to deal with this. I love Jonghyun so much and I just hope he's able to find peace in heaven.
I don't know anything about shinee, but I'm always saddened when I hear about a young artist committing suicide. The entertainment industry,-especially music-is absolutely brutal, and I so often forget that performers make significant sacrifices in their personal life for the sake of their careers.
 

Liana_Ilia

I have reached Yuki nirvana
It seems as though it's been a very very mild winter so far. I mean, winter isn't until a couple of days from now officially, but usually here it's winter in October, so to have 50 degree days in December is unheard of, or almost. Not that I'm complaining about that, just the jumps in temperature. Been messing with my sinuses and getting headaches. Ugh. Also now I may have to change my eating habits a bit if I want to maybe help my condition. I am not sure it's completely what I eat, but mom's friend has shown results. so we'll see. I am NOT giving up chocolate no matter what. lol

Can't believe it's almost Christmas and the end of this year already! This year has kind of sucked health wise, but has had many fun events happen. (Despite no concert in the beginning) I am hoping that this move won't be too stressful, it is kind of tense here but that's because we are all busy. Thurs I don't have anything so I can get stuff done hopefully. I just want more time! (Though I do want it to be xmas since a cdjapan box came in the mail the other day, and it was pretty heavy! Hmm.)
 

Corpse Princess

Bowl of Yuki-shaped cereal
I am honestly so irritated right now. It has been months since I have had a job! I apply everywhere that I am able to and I get rejected multiple times. I still don't have any luck :TdT: a lot of people I know leave this town because they can't even find a job either. I know its a retirement place but I mean I can name so many places that need people yet still reject.
 

sarasara

TETOTETOMETOME
I haven't been feeling at all better this entire week (and to make everything worse, now I got super sick), it still hurts as bad as it did a week ago.
I miss him so so much, I feel so sick thinking about it
 

ATroupeLeaderBaby

I like Yuki
I am honestly so irritated right now. It has been months since I have had a job! I apply everywhere that I am able to and I get rejected multiple times. I still don't have any luck :TdT: a lot of people I know leave this town because they can't even find a job either. I know its a retirement place but I mean I can name so many places that need people yet still reject.
I know how you feel :hug:. Been in this place for 5 years now, since my graduation from university. I live in a state in Germany where there are so many companies (e.g. Porsche, Daimler and other smaller companies, which I would prefer to work for) and they are all putting job ads online (often multiple times some months apart), but either I get no anwer at all, a very late answer (latest ever was 6 months after I send in my application) or I get rejected immediately... So frustrating :rain:
Don't really know what to do anymore. I decided to go to university to have better chances at getting a job. Probably should have saved all the tuition fees...
 

Corpse Princess

Bowl of Yuki-shaped cereal
I know how you feel :hug:. Been in this place for 5 years now, since my graduation from university. I live in a state in Germany where there are so many companies (e.g. Porsche, Daimler and other smaller companies, which I would prefer to work for) and they are all putting job ads online (often multiple times some months apart), but either I get no anwer at all, a very late answer (latest ever was 6 months after I send in my application) or I get rejected immediately... So frustrating :rain:
Don't really know what to do anymore. I decided to go to university to have better chances at getting a job. Probably should have saved all the tuition fees...

I tried getting a job and university but my education was so low I couldn't I am probably gonna apply everywhere again been looking for online jobs to because why not. I know some anime sights are kinda looking maybe I go to this website called "indeed" Its just tough these days I guess :TdT: I hope you are able to get a job soon :love:
 

ATroupeLeaderBaby

I like Yuki
Thank you. I hope that you will get a job soon too.
For me at the moment there are other priorities as getting a job. I am dealing with health issues since 2014, which are getting worse and worse. I don't think that it would be good for me to get a job, when I am dealing with all this (since no one really knows what's wrong.) and what boss would hire someone like me, when I am always sick... Have an appointment with a new specialist Feb 2018 and I hope this will show results and end all this drama...
 

Corpse Princess

Bowl of Yuki-shaped cereal
Thank you. I hope that you will get a job soon too.
For me at the moment there are other priorities as getting a job. I am dealing with health issues since 2014, which are getting worse and worse. I don't think that it would be good for me to get a job, when I am dealing with all this (since no one really knows what's wrong.) and what boss would hire someone like me, when I am always sick... Have an appointment with a new specialist Feb 2018 and I hope this will show results and end all this drama...
If you would like I joined up with this phone app (also on the computer) that are always looking for people you just have to be fast enough to talk to them. Basically you give them advice and its 8$ an hour its a pretty cool thing they have different subjects that you can choose from if you are pro at it (you don't exactly need to be a pro) shoot me a message if you would like the info.

also:

"sick sick go away never wanna see you another day" used to say that when I am sick, I hope you start feeling better or at least not sick.
 

Liana_Ilia

I have reached Yuki nirvana
It's been snowing here the last couple of days. Nothing major, just enough for people to be crazy on the road... which they usually are anyways. (I hate driving in normal weather.) Now everyone is getting sick too. Ugh. Hopefully people can get better and we can move to our new house faster. I want a kitty. My sister just got one (she's getting two actually, but not until Wed.) and I want one soooo bad, but have to wait until we're all moved in. Ugh. So please let this weather be nicer. Though we've had a pretty mild winter so far. Here's hoping it will continue.
 

Westkana

HA! I live in her CLOSET!
I feel like scales on piano do absolutely nothing. :bloodlust: When playing a song, sure you may in some circumstances play a scale or part of one, but 95% of the time you aren't. And nothing to teach you good fingerings for songs either >~<
 

sarasara

TETOTETOMETOME
I feel like scales on piano do absolutely nothing. :bloodlust: When playing a song, sure you may in some circumstances play a scale or part of one, but 95% of the time you aren't. And nothing to teach you good fingerings for songs either >~<
Playing scales is really more of a warm up to get your fingers quickly moving again more than anything. It's not really meant to teach you fingerings or anything like that, it's just a way for you to build up endurance and dexterity in your fingers so you can do complicated technical passages later on without as much difficulty. I'd also recommend doing more besides just scales if you want to maximize your technical output; such as doing arpeggios, scales in different rhythms (like triplets), etc. Etudes also serve this purpose, and imo they're funner than scales (but also harder) because they actually, well, have a melody.
Every time I had a piano lesson, my lesson with always start with doing scales and other technique stuff (like poly-rhythms), before later moving on to Etudes once I was good enough to stop doing scales, before we'd actually start playing my pieces/repertoire, so...

Source: Over 10 years of piano lessons and playing piano competitively :P

On topic: I'm really envious of the people who have fully accepted that Jonghyun's gone and are able to listen to his music and SHINee's music again without much difficulty. The fact that only now after his death is he topping so many music charts in Korea is so fucking depressing, he deserved so much more.
Some people have been saying I'm overreacting, but I'm sorry, I practically grew up listening to SHINee's music, they were the first group I really fell in love with back in middle school, and over the past 5 (nearly 6 now) years, they consistently brought me nothing but happiness (and now they're bringing me the exact opposite).
And Jonghyun ALWAYS had my favorite voice out of any singer I've ever heard for many many years now. He also had such an unique and distinct compositional style and the songs he composed were always just so good and one of a kind and now he's gone and we'll never see him compose a song, sing on stage, make music ever again and it's still so hard to process that. Jonghyun was truly a beautiful person, he was too good for this world and it's still really not hitting me that he's gone. It's way easier to accept the part of myself that just readily embraces the fact that he's here, as he had been for many years, rather than the part of myself who's screaming at me that he's really gone, and I just don't want to accept it, despite it being nearly 2 weeks now.
I tried to listen to oldschool SHINee songs like Replay and Best Place today, and I couldn't do it without breaking down again. Best Place in particular is the song that got me through my middle school years (where I was bullied a lot :/), and it hit me then that all these songs that I've listened to for so many years happily, I'll never be able to listen to the same way again, knowing that my favorite member and my favorite voice is dead. I don't think I'll ever be listen to Kpop the same way I used to, period. I really can't imagine a future for SHINee after this. Jonghyun's voice is really what made the group, they just don't work the same as 4. They were just about to celebrate their 10th anniversary next year too, just like Kalafina.
Just fuck this, this whole situation is so miserable. To those who think I'm overreacting, just imagine how'd you react if Kajiura or one of the Kalafina members died (God forbid) and try to put yourself in my shoes rn. I hate this
 

Liana_Ilia

I have reached Yuki nirvana
My mom has a cold, I think I am getting one. My brother and his fiance had the flu... I hope I don't get that but today my stomach has been hurting. Like so bad I've had to lie down. Feeling a little better but still... not the way I wanted to start the year.
 

Kugayama

Moderator
Having not much success with the new mobile phone, had to do a complete reset and re-install apps before it would be accepted for warranty service, where they did a complete reset, so second re-install of apps required, still didn't fix another issue so sent it in for warranty service again and they claimed that it worked fine and did another complete reset so I needed to reinstall apps a third time, plus fun with dealing with courier deliveries/non-deliveries.
 

Liana_Ilia

I have reached Yuki nirvana
In listening to all this nostalgia music: Sailor Moon, Magic Knight Rayearth (even Bleach), makes me yearn for those days when I could watch anime all day pretty much. Now it's either I have other shows, a headache, or something going on. The days just slip away from me. And there's always something that I wanted to do. *sigh* If only I could teleport and freeze time. I could teleport to the 10th anni, which I am bummed that I can't go. Even more so than the SAO concert, I think. I really want to witness this event. Hopefully it'll be recorded and released. I hope for an album like around March or May would be welcomed even, my birth month.
 

VyseLegendaire

7 billion humans. She must know I exist
It would insane of them to not release the 10th Anni. on BD. Overall I echo your sentiments though. The concentration I had when I was 15 was something else.
 

sarasara

TETOTETOMETOME
It's so weird to me that Kalafina and SHINee's 10th anniversary's are both this year. I obviously want to feel happy for Kalafina but I can't help but feel this overlying bitterness at the fact that SHINee's 10th anniversary is wrought with tragedy and sadness that no one wanted (and SHINee doesn't deserve all this heartbreak), and that SHINee as a group has been irreparably damaged in a way that will never be healed again.
I mean Jonghyun's voice was ICONIC and trying to imagine SHINee going on without him is just...it's so hard. I went back and watched older performances where Jonghyun was absent/sick and it just really didn't feel the same (they felt so utterly incomplete), and the fact that that is permanent is still too much for me, despite it being almost a month since his death.
I'm dreading when they have their Tokyo Dome concert next month, and he won't be there, as I'm afraid that that's when reality will truly start to sink in for me. I still have posters of him everywhere in my dorm, (I'm looking at a picture of him rn actually) and it still honestly just doesn't feel real. I don't think I'll be able to fully get over this for a long long time. SHINee and Jonghyun's solo music especially just had such a huge impact on my life for nearly 6 years and this is just...idk man. I'm still just so sad and heartbroken.

It's just kinda hard for me to see all this positive stuff about Kalafina's 10th anni (which I am no doubt, happy for them ) when at the same time I'm still grieving the loss of Jonghyun and trying to come to terms with the fact that we're never going to see him or hear his voice again, and the fact that he won't be around for SHINee's 10th anniversary in a few months...it's still just really hard. I want to be happy for Kala and the girls, as they've worked so hard and I wish them nothing but the best, but at the same time I just feel this guilt and this feeling of emptiness in my gut when I think about SHINee. It sucks so much.
 
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