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Posted 1/25/15
A couple hours
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Posted 1/25/15
Just a couple of hours. I don't even live alone, so it's impossible to talk to nobody. Either family or flatmates.
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ChaoticRuins wrote:


skeepnunkey wrote:


ChaoticRuins wrote:

A month in an Iranian city, Tehran. (I don't mean it in a racist way) It was scary, I don't speak Farsi and I didn't know how to get to places. I did however have my small apartment to hide in.


Woah, what was the context here? Why were you in Iran?


OK, so it all started when I was at a cafe. One of my friends moved to Tehran recently and she had called me while I was at the cafe. We ended up talking about our daily lives and our interests (we hadn't talked for a year since she left) and she had asked if I wanted to come over for the summer. I had never been there so I said yes and I had booked my flights (I'm not gonna get too specific here but I had to take connection flights because there were no direct flights to Iran from the US, diplomatic problems or something idk). When I got there, we met, hugged, and she brought me to her place. TURNS OUT she had other plans, 3 days later I wake up and she tells me she's going to Austria. I was so scared... my departure flight was in 4 weeks... I was really upset at her for ditching me like that, but she had the decency to teach me where to supermarket was and how the money system worked, she also payed the rent for the month. But the only two places I went were that supermarket and her apartment, I didn't know where anything else was and I wasn't gonna risk getting lost. I lived off of bread, cheese, honey, and sour cherry jam. I got through the days reading manga, did you know internet there isn't based on monthly fees, there based on data plans like phones! Atleast the people at the supermarket were nice to me


Wow. That was totally not the story I was expecting.

How did you feel afterwards? Did you gain anything from the experience? (and what about the experience of the solitude? For my time alone, it always makes me feel weird during, but I tend to come out with a bit more understanding of who and what I am).
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Posted 1/25/15

serifsansserif wrote:


ChaoticRuins wrote:


skeepnunkey wrote:


ChaoticRuins wrote:

A month in an Iranian city, Tehran. (I don't mean it in a racist way) It was scary, I don't speak Farsi and I didn't know how to get to places. I did however have my small apartment to hide in.


Woah, what was the context here? Why were you in Iran?


OK, so it all started when I was at a cafe. One of my friends moved to Tehran recently and she had called me while I was at the cafe. We ended up talking about our daily lives and our interests (we hadn't talked for a year since she left) and she had asked if I wanted to come over for the summer. I had never been there so I said yes and I had booked my flights (I'm not gonna get too specific here but I had to take connection flights because there were no direct flights to Iran from the US, diplomatic problems or something idk). When I got there, we met, hugged, and she brought me to her place. TURNS OUT she had other plans, 3 days later I wake up and she tells me she's going to Austria. I was so scared... my departure flight was in 4 weeks... I was really upset at her for ditching me like that, but she had the decency to teach me where to supermarket was and how the money system worked, she also payed the rent for the month. But the only two places I went were that supermarket and her apartment, I didn't know where anything else was and I wasn't gonna risk getting lost. I lived off of bread, cheese, honey, and sour cherry jam. I got through the days reading manga, did you know internet there isn't based on monthly fees, there based on data plans like phones! Atleast the people at the supermarket were nice to me


Wow. That was totally not the story I was expecting.

How did you feel afterwards? Did you gain anything from the experience? (and what about the experience of the solitude? For my time alone, it always makes me feel weird during, but I tend to come out with a bit more understanding of who and what I am).


I had a lot of time to think and gain a better understand of my life. I thought about how I was, what my future plans would be, and how I was going to achieve them.

The solitude was a bit gloomy (sitting in a dimly lit room by yourself for hours at end can make you pretty depressed...). But the biggest experience that I encountered during the trip was what it was like to be a person who doesn't belong (or an immigrant). You feel isolated and different and its unsettling (but then again the idea of being the odd one out is always unsettling -.-). I did learn some of their culture though, turns out women have to wear a shawl to cover you hair over their, I look kinda weird (wasn't use to it ya know).

Anyways, I could go over every specific detail but that would take AGES and I'm lazy so I won't. Do I regret being there? I really can't decide for sure. (I do not intent to be racist to Iranians so sorry to any Iranian if I said something offensive toward towards you!)
Posted 1/25/15
I love how this is right under the "Are you in love?" thread.

I've been forever alone since day one...
Posted 1/25/15
not alone, but I can feel that way in spite of that ..
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Posted 1/25/15
My Vocaloid and anime figurines are always here to keep me company!
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Posted 1/25/15
The most time ive spent alone is a couple of hours, usually listening to music, playing video games, or watching anime.
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Posted 1/31/15
Hours, my favorite times.
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Posted 2/3/15
A couple hours at most. Never too long.
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