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  2. Japan

    Quarantine

    Yesssss more rpgs just to get this place active again!
  3. I stayed in chiba as that's where my friend lived that I visited. It was just a two week trip. From there I got to see: Narita shrine Asakusa Tokyo skytree Harajuku (cat Cafe here... Scottish folds dressed as vampires so cute!) Takeshita Street, the crossing and Hachiko statue in shibuya. Odaibya (gundam statue and gundam Cafe) Ikebukuro (looked up real life places in Durarara) Akihabara for gashapon store and ff15 cafe DisneySea Osaka for takoyaki on the street, universal studios japan Kyoto for fushimi Inari shrine (we got stormed out so it was the only thing we got to do here but my Kyoto bucket list basically done) Went to a local playground, local onsen to try it out, mcdonalds and I forgot where but I hung around town while my friend went to her university for a university test. I was a little disappointed with Disney sea mainly cause my friend took me there with her boyfriend and I felt left out and third wheel. Fushimi Inari was exactly how I dreamed. Ikebukuro was sort of... Meh? I absolutely loved the rest though and the onsen was the most relaxing experience ever even though I was the only foreigner there. Mcdonalds portions are HUGE in America and I felt like I ate a kids meal. I should of known better to visit end of monsoon season (end of September early October) but the tickets were cheaper.... (thus the storm in Kyoto) I'm glad I went. Next time I want to do more history stuff and go to Disneyland. USJ was great! Japanese hogwarts was interesting and Hermione sounded like a mouse. But... The best part of the whole trip was the food. I learned to cook more Japanese food and I felt like I was in heaven. (it's hard and expensive to get good takoyaki at home so it was neat that I got to eat so much of it! On the way home, I flew into LAX. The flight home was way better than the flight there. I ended up sitting next to this rocker dude enthusiast who was going to Los Angeles or Vegas to see a big concert. We chatted in broken English and Japanese and it was a great time. I also got to see wolf children for the first time on my seat TV. I can't wait to go again.
  4. James

    Quarantine

    The big question is, what should it be about? I haven't written any kind of fiction in years. If I could get the gang back together (or most of them), I'd like to have a crack at either a new Maverick Hunters RPG or even just continuing the last one. It'd be super weird (but also kinda cool) to just resume something we stopped a decade ago. 😄
  5. It's cool that you made your way to Japan. What areas did you visit? Was it what you expected? I went to Japan last year (well, end of 2018 through start of 2019). I went to NYE celebrations in Hiroshima, which was a ton of fun.
  6. Last week
  7. Wonderful that you got to go to Japan! It is still on my list of places I really wish to visit! Note: Please forgive the double posting. I forgot to add my quoted response in the first post.
  8. I didn't post originally, but in retrospect I did do one thing that was my goal and that was gain experience in my area of work and do travel contract work. I almost gave up that goal because I at first struggled at my first job right out of school. I later got a the hang of things in another area and became seasoned at it even. As for the next eight years. I must say something about turning 30 gives you some perspective. lol Not so much predictions, but things I hope will come to be or am aiming for: I want to transition to a different field of work as my current area does not provide the work-life balance I desire. I want to slow down and take time to enjoy life more. Give time to things I haven't been able to do because of lack of said work-life balance. I would call these personal growth and exploration activities such as dance classes or piano lessons. Also get my finances in better order to finish paying off student loans. I want to do international travel as that had not been enough of a priority apparently. I want to attend the concerts of artists I love who I have not seen yet like Daft Punk (They have only toured every ten years. >_<). I still live in my family home and I finally feel more than ready to have my own space so that is definitely happening. As for marriage it would be awesome if it is the right person and for the right reason. I have always had this feeling of wanting to be a mother since I was young. Will have to see in the years to come if that is what I want. I think I still do, but I have some things I'd like to do before settling down with that kind of life long commitment. Mainly just enjoy life without children a little longer. ^_^
  9. So it's check in time. It's been over eight years. Were your predictions true? I actually went the Healthcare route, getting my cna and working in in home health. Surprisingly I am married, a step mom and another baby on the way. I do have a car.... Second car actually. I upgraded. I also finally got to visit Japan in 2016. It's so strange knowing I'm going to be a stay at home mom soon too.
  10. Japan

    Quarantine

    You're telling me!!! I feel very old
  11. It may be better to plan for September because I could technically give birth at any time now. We can spam the discord server haha. It's just a matter of getting the word out.
  12. Gavin

    Quarantine

    Yeah, I'm never going to call zombie movies unrealistic again. If anything they show humans as too competent. Oh congrats Japan. Man reading that makes me feel old all of a sudden.
  13. Petie

    Quarantine

    Being extra careful with a baby on the way right now makes complete sense. I definitely get why it feels weird though. Hoping everything goes without incident! I do think it’s smart to avoid working in healthcare right now regardless if it can be helped but especially with a newborn. Given a little time, if it’s something you really want, you can always look into it down the road. Nothing wrong with being a stay at home mom either though, if you can make it work! Also, can I just say how crazy it feels to be taking about babies and careers and things here? None of this was even in the radar when I first joined here and I’m sure that’s the same for many of those still here to see this post.
  14. I’m all for another reunion! What’s the plan?
  15. I think that having another reunion is long overdue. Who is with me?
  16. Japan

    Quarantine

    My two week isolation/quarantine started today. With everyone with their panties in a bunch...and I suppose rightfully so, my doctor wants me to take extra precautions before I am technically due with this baby in two weeks. It feels so very weird that I am not going to be a working adult for twelve weeks and perhaps when I finish soaking FMLA for all it's worth, become a stay at home mom. I mean, it would be crazy to work in healthcare with a newborn in the house...especially with someone with such a weak immune system. Anyway, it has been only one day. How on earth did most folks do this since March!?!
  17. Earlier
  18. Yeah, I saw that. This past year has been quite revealing about the reality of who we are.
  19. Gavin

    Quarantine

    Apparently a lot of American tourists have flown in recently and basically flouted quarantine so that's been fun. Ironically the same types of people who never bothered to practice properly themselves are the most up in arms about it.
  20. Good to know the good old U S of A is still leading by example.
  21. Oh wow, that's a blast of nostalgia, thanks Petie.
  22. Gavin

    Quarantine

    I'm sure you could coax a few old faces into it you big charmer. 😉 Glad to hear people are doing OK, I try to lurk every couple of weeks when I remember to. Lockdown is mostly done here but there's fears of another wave of infections if people drop measures too quickly, I never did see that many people wearing masks or properly distancing when I had to do shopping.
  23. James

    Quarantine

    Well who would join me if I did?! Hm...? I feel like it’d be a lonely RPG...
  24. lmao I forgot about this thread. I am no longer in Michigan but wish to move back. I still have no kids Don't live in a very nice house, but it's good enough for how little I pay rent for it. Used to have a good job, but Covid-19 changed that. Not married, had a serious relationship a few years ago. No Bachelor's - too much money but have associates in IT
  25. I wish I'd replied to this thread originally so that I could see if my predictions would come true.
  26. Twenty years! We must do something.
  27. James

    Quarantine

    You too mate. I must admit, this COVID-19 situation kinda has me hankerin' to create an old-fashioned OB RPG...
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