A nice goodbye from me to you

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Reno
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A nice goodbye from me to you

Post by Reno » Fri 03.30.2007 2:00 pm

Hey everybody,

many of you might now know me but I hope some people I knew are still on. I used to be on this forum daily for at least six months. Now I´ve come to realize that I can´t do that.

I´ve been to New York recently for a long time to study filmmaking and ever since Im back thats all I breathe. I´ve noticed that it´s hard to try to do so many things at the same time.

I tried making movies, playing music, playing sports AND learning japanese next to it. That may not sound much but all four need devotion and a lot of it. So I stopped playing music, I play sports rarely and learning japanese has been lost for quite a while. As much as I would love to do all of it I know I cant. A piece of advice which is very general:

If you want to be good at something, you can't do everything you would like to do. It takes a lot of hard work and all of your time, energy and strength.

This thread is dedicated to all members that have been here since last summer, the ones that also remember my dumbass posts :D

Good luck everyone with learning japanese but remember, you can't have it all, I learned that the hard way ;)

With filmmaking I hope I have the Japanese-learning community by my side:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHL556UrFT4

Hopefully my first of many films to come!
Last edited by Reno on Fri 03.30.2007 2:01 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Good luck with studying everybody and I hope one day I will be able to pick it back up.

Until then, a nice goodbye from me to you ;)

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RE: A nice goodbye from me to you

Post by anikaliki » Fri 03.30.2007 2:29 pm

Reno wrote:
This thread is dedicated to all members that have been here since last summer, the ones that also remember my dumbass posts :D


I remember your dumbass posts. ;)

I hope that one day you will be able to pick up Japanese again. It's a terrible thing to lose.

Good luck with your film making!

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RE: A nice goodbye from me to you

Post by Hatori » Fri 03.30.2007 3:19 pm

Aww... I hope things go well. I also make dumb ass posts, and I may be in the same situation as you for my next school year. I make my own movies, I play sports, learning Japanese, I might go back to my clarinet, plus I have honors classes for school next year.
I'll know how you feel soon enough, but it's something that we come upon in life.
~ハトリ~

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RE: A nice goodbye from me to you

Post by hyperconjugated » Fri 03.30.2007 4:23 pm

Just remember that you don't have
be good at something to enjoy it. For
me Japanese is recreation, a nice way
to relax and unwind from my career
related studies. I may never become
good at it at this pace but after 3 years
of studying, I'm more excited about the
language than I was before I started ;)

Anyway, good luck with the film making!
Cheerio!
Irgendwann fällt jede Mauer

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RE: A nice goodbye from me to you

Post by coco » Fri 03.30.2007 5:50 pm

いい映画を撮ってください。ご多幸をお祈りいたします。 :)

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RE: A nice goodbye from me to you

Post by marquis » Fri 03.30.2007 7:48 pm

がんばってね!

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RE: A nice goodbye from me to you

Post by ss » Fri 03.30.2007 7:56 pm

夢を実現させるように。 加油! :)

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RE: A nice goodbye from me to you

Post by tanuki » Fri 03.30.2007 10:57 pm

Aww... our little Reno from the Land of Windmills is leaving?

I wish you the best of lucks! Happy filmmaking!
僕の下手な日本語を直してください。

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RE: A nice goodbye from me to you

Post by kyashi » Sat 03.31.2007 12:47 am

sayonara!! :|

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RE: A nice goodbye from me to you

Post by Txkun » Sat 03.31.2007 3:21 am

Ganbatte...
I know how you feel. Due to work, to periods when you after a day haven't the energy to study or you know that studying would be useless, I sometime leave too japanese for awhile. But I'm taking again a little some things I did in the past (piano) and well, I'm happy I did them, they make me how I'm now.
So don't worry, if you really like japanese, you will continue someday.
If not you'll remember with pleasure (i hope) the time spent here.

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RE: A nice goodbye from me to you

Post by caroline » Sat 03.31.2007 5:29 am

Yes, sometimes multiple lives get too much; great of you to come to terms with it.
Make great movies, and maybe one day, you'll start again with japanese and sports!
So, enjoy your life.

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RE: A nice goodbye from me to you

Post by keatonatron » Sat 03.31.2007 10:23 am

I remember you from your avatar.

You know, it is possible to combine your interests. I will be studying filmmaking in Tokyo--I get to practice/study Japanese intensively every day and make films at the same time! Actually, I'll be doing music videos, so I get to mix Japanese, music, and film all into one.

Of course it took a lot of preparation to get to where I am, but if you plan it out it's doable.

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