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Published: October 11, 2014





It's nothing essential but it's still rlly important to me so pls aekjhfaejklaeg--

well- as some of you might know, I'm planning on doing a year abroad in 11th grade. I always thought it'd be clear that I'm going to go to the US & do a year abroad there but now my friend's been on a exhibition for year abroads and she brought some magazines for me (since I was in Rome).

So now
there's this wonderful country standing in 2 of the 3 magazines
Japan
yes
I
amg my heart cries--
I want to go there so badly??!

But then again my sister actually wants me to go to the US so I can learn speaking English properly and getting relations & so on

But-- idk.. I rlly would rather go to Japan.
Unfortunately my sister's kinda scary to me xD Like- I barely dare to object things she says..

So now I need some rlly good arguments for Japan and against the US </3 Or maybe the other way around so I forget going to Japan?? xD//
I'd so love to go to both but since it's like- double expensive & pretty complicated about scholarships.. I don't know.. ;; 

Tysm in advance!!!

oh & btw, my parents are Chinese --> dislike Japanese
I'm rlly lucky that they already tolerate me liking Jap stuff (music, anime) and me learning Japanese ;;;

edit//: sorry, I'm going to try objecting your arguments so I know what I could use for asking my family.. It's not that I don't want to go to Japan okay ;;;;<//3

edit2//: tbh I'm not sure myself whether I want to go to Japan or the US!!
Like- I find Japan more interesting but idk- I might regret my decision afterwards, if I went to Japan?! Not the fact that I went to Japan but the fact that I didn't go to the US ;; for English </3


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WWWWeeeeelllllll..... :3
You could go to Japan, but you need to think about what you're doing to prepare yourself for a career....(Not saying that going to Japan WON'T get you one!) Would you be doing something that involves Japanese, knowledge of their culture, foods, ect.?

And you could come to America but....Well, idk i'm going to be biased here and say i hate America X3 I've lived here all my life and i really just want to leave....(MEME REFERENCE INBOUND) "Need a school? Why not Canada?"
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Ohh yeahh I get your point!!
Well I WANT to do something involving Japanese but idk whether I'll be able to xD//

but ahha xDD
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^_^

Well, it's up to you my lovely friend~ Whatever you choose we'll all be here to support you!

xD
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jaehfajklef ;; ughh but I'm insecure myself now ahuaekhakejf//
but I think I tend to Japan a lot- ; U ;
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DUNZ BE INSECURE ABOUT YOUR SELF!!!! VONIWOPSNVIPOSNEROPVSNVOVDRHNBIOPNSDBNSROB00010100100001010101010000010

Sounds like fun to me~ <3
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aehfjkhaljfe tysm for your encouragement hahah!!<3333///
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BTW IF YOU DO COME TO AMERICA TELL US SO ALL THE DA PEEPS OF USA CAN THROW YOU A WELCOME PARTY!!! ^_^ (Rules of America #1 ....Party hard!)
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W-WE HAVE CANADA??? CANADA IS GOOD RIGHT... RKIGHT?
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CurulinHobbyist Digital Artist
Canada... I... never wanted to go to Canada xDDD
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no NO COME TO THE US WITH ME<3
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CurulinHobbyist Digital Artist
ahh but-- Japan seems so much more interesting?? ;;
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aaa I might get to go to japan with school next year anyway.

I r EALLY wanna go to America though

l ARGE FOOD
LARGE FOOD
LARGE FOOD
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ehhhh ;; how to choose ahha//
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AesthedickHobbyist General Artist
Which will you benefit most from? Not in terms of enjoyment, but looking at the reasons you're going.
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CurulinHobbyist Digital Artist
mmmmmmm
I
I'm not sureeeeeeee/////DIESssssssssss
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Well what are the reasons you're going to each place in the first place? ;v ;
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CurulinHobbyist Digital Artist
Wellll
I'll just do a little pro & contra thing here okay xD//
US
PRO
a) I could learn (especially talking) English
b) The US is a place I want to go to at least one time in my life
c) No need to "get used to" a complete unknown culture (since it's kind of similar to west europe's)
d) There are full-scholarships available

CON
a) There are a lot of different dialects so proper English might be hard to learn?
b) There's marked racism in some places
c) Since the culture is kinda similar to west europe's, I wouldn't meet a new culture
d) Can't choose the place I go to (choosing would make everything about 5000€ more expensive)
e) The thing about the guns in the US
f) I'd need to go into the church every sunday and tbh I don't like church that much--//diesdies
g) hurricanes (depends on the place I'd go to actually buuuut since I can't choose-)

Japan
PRO
a) It's kinda more interesting to me
b) I could learn Japanese
c) A new culture I can learn about
d) It's a place I want to go to at least once in my life
e) I could choose at least the region (tokyo, kyoto, 3 other regions I forgot just now)

CON
a) I wouldn't be able to learn English as well as in the US
b) There are earth quakes and typhoons
c) I need to get into a rlly rlly new culture to me
d) I need to learn Japanese from almost 0 
e) There are no full-scholarships available (only part-scholarships)
f) idk about the racism in Japan but since I'm Chinese idk-- ;;
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Well you need to be able to speak at least some of the Japanese language or you will have no idea what's going on ahaha simple words and phrases aren't really enough. Sentence structures and personal conversations need to be recognised if not spoken. I'd say it'd be really hard work going to Japan, but I'm not saying you shouldn't.
You don't sound that interested in the trip to the US tbh but I think it'd be a good opportunity to touch up on your English. Maybe you should try studying Japanese a bit more and studying the culture before throwing yourself into something so extremely different to what western countries are used to.

You don't need to listen to me, but I'm trying to help, honest ;u ;

Both trips sound brilliant, but you have to think about it a bit more. Maybe talk to people you know about it and ask their opinion ?? ?
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Ahhh I'm currently taking Japanese classes though!! : D

Ahhh noo I'm rlly grateful to you that you're trying to help!! ; U ;<33

I will def do this, tysm!!<333
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I've never been to Japan before, but some of the cons in the US are: traffic, manners (not everyone is polite, some are jerks), fast food is not a plus (neither healthy nor faster). So if you go to study in the US you might have trouble because:
A) a lot of people don't know proper English grammar even
B) you'll have to make food from scratch (idk if it's a problem with you)
C) deal with people who are racist, prejudice and don't particularly like minorities. (White Americans especially)

I'm not trying to be difficult. Honestly, I would do anything to go to Japan. I've heard they're a gorgeous country to visit. There are always mountains to see.
Me, here in the middle of the US, haven't seen a mountain or the ocean in my life. But that's because I've never gone out of central US.

Another thing would be what you want to see when you're there. There are tons of places in the US: Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Great Lakes, and a whole lot of others. The cost for seeing all of them would be significantly higher than seeing all the sights in Japan. Probably.

I hope this helps, sorry if it doesn't. v.v
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Ohhh I see!! amgg ;;

ahh yeahh the sights, too!! But I'm not sure about sights in the US since I wouldn't even be allowed  to choose the place I go to -> might be a small town that nobody knows -> no sights?! //

ahh it does help a lot!! tysm!!<3
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Yeah. >.<
And no problem. ^^
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My parents are also Chinese //slapped
But they don't majorly dislike Japanese? Just lecture me on wars and revolutions and stuff I guess.
I have two older cousins who visited Japan and came back with extensive knowledge of the history and language and a lot of souvenirs.
They tell me you have to bow a lot, use honorifics, be polite overall. You can still learn a bit of English there, but not too fluently.
For the US, the main thing people worry about is the stereotypical 'violent nature' thing. I don't know much about the US, but they all have different accents and slangs and whatnot, so it might still be difficult to learn proper English there.
Just try and do that thing where you go "it's my future" and "you can't boss me around forever", blah blah. If your parents are worrying, just say something along the lines of "people and countries change", "that was last century", something like that. Don't worry about earthquakes or tornadoes, I mean, yes, you should worry, but every country has its fair share of natural disasters, so it can't be helped.
If you really need help with English, you could always talk to native-english speakers online like me.
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Ohhhh I seeee * Q *
that's so nice!!

eee you might actually be right about that?! ;; amgg idkk ahah//dies

Oh well I talked  to my family about it yesterday & actually they surprisingly hadn't much against it?? but they kinda made me insecure?? xD///

eeeeeee ;; tysm amg ;;; you're way too kind wahh//diesdies
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