Hello, I also started playing only when I was a grown up, and I can only agree with popsicle: You need a teacher, at least for the beginning. If you try to learn all by yourself it happens very easily to get used to do something the wrong way, and it is very hard to “unlearn” it afterwards and learn to do it right. The violin is one of the worst instruments for beginners, because you have to pay attention to so many desalts: your pose, how you hold the bow and move your bow arm, how to hold the violin (I also do recommend a good shoulder rest!), how to place your hand and fingers, how to relax your wrist,... the list goes on. But it is a ton of fun to make progress and learn! I wish you all the best!!
wow... her pictures are so filtered the sweater looks like a really light almost white rose color, when in reality it’s a bright pink Oo I’d be so pissed if I wanted what’s in her pictures and got what the shop is actually selling. That’s borderline false advertising... http://www.gnssclothing.com/product/shibao-donut
Minato Kanae - Kokuhaku Yoshimoto Banana - Kitchen If you like heavy stuff you can try out Ōe Kenzaburō - Manen gannen no fotobōru Ōe Kenzaburō - Hiroshima nōto Yoshikawa Eiji - Musashi Also classics like Genji Monogatari or Makura no sōshi if you like historical stuff. I’m only starting to get into Japanese literature too so I apologize for only listing the most basic and famous authors I hope to get some good recommendations here as well. Thank you for this thread!
But isn’t it normal to have to give up old hobbies and interests (like painting and dancing) once you have children? If you have small children, for the first years you only exist for them. You don’t really have a life of your own anymore.
I’m not following her closely but after reading this thread I checked her Instagram and I am positively surprised she’s not using the incredibly pretentious “ucg” or “upperclassgoth” hashtags. Makes me like her a lot more instantly!
I've said it before, I'll say it again: there are people (like me) who have naturally dark (in my case black) eyebrows and light (in my case ash blonde) hair. I do not disagree that it does look awful (I've been dying my hair to match my brows/ my brows to match my hair for years now). It just actually CAN be natural. ._.
I think it has to do with the great variety of German dialects as well as which ones you are used to. As someone from south-Germany (Bavaria), I have no problem understanding Swissgermam or Austrian dialects, because the do share similarities. I do, however, have difficulties to follow certain northern German dialects. (If someone does speak heavy "Plattdeutsch" I'm lost sometimes). The other way round people from northern Germany do struggle more with the southern dialects. I hope this makes sense!
It is no problem to get around in Tokyo with no japanese skills at all, and even limited english skills. Source: My german parents were visiting me regularly when I still studied there and always got around fine. It only becomes a problem in smaller cities/the countryside. If she sticks to the touristy spots and areas, she'll be fine. Of course she'll violate countless unspoken rules, but since she's a foreinger nobody is going to openly criticize her for it. She'll never know, and will feel like she has always fit in perfectly.
Here is an unpopular one: If you only know the movies and never bothered to read the books, you know nothing about the actual story. The writing and small details made all the actual magic happen (sorrylame joke) Edit: This also means that the "cursed child" and "magical beasts" are only lame and slow shadows of the main series. Sorry, but you just can't put as much love and detail in a play or movie than in a novel.