my first taste of snow

snow  - my first snow
Philippines
January 21, 2011 6:53pm CST
sorry for being away for almost two months, it was quite a busy months for us. adjusting and working and practising at the same time. coping with the food and the weather and snow as well. since we arrived it only snowed once and i guess once is only what i need. it look pretty cool but it do affect a lot of things when the snow starts to get stiff. it was a great experienced i was amazed by it. this is one of my experience that truly i will never forget. thanks Japan for letting me experience it.
13 responses
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
22 Jan 11
I have been to Japan a few times. I am certainly very impressed with the country, the cities, the scenic beauties, and the bullet train too. One of the places I was so awe-struck when I saw it for the first time was Mount Fuji. That is the most unique beauty I have seen.
• Philippines
24 Jan 11
i was indeed impressed too. specially the disipline. but sadly i can not visit mount fuji for we are here to work. three months and no holidays. but its okay the earn is good. the weather was a bit shock for all of us but we are coping. a few members had colds and cough but they are all okay now. thanks a lot for the response
• Philippines
22 Jan 11
I love Japan! This is one of the countries that I love to visit. Cherry blossom has always been one of my favorites! :)
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• Philippines
24 Jan 11
we will soon be experiencing that this spring, hope so. welcome to mylot milky hope you like it here. ive been busy for two months but i am back on tract. i miss a lot of people here and the discussions as well. hope to see you around again. thanks a lot for the response.
@ybong007 (6658)
• Philippines
22 Jan 11
Ok now since you're in Japan I have a question for you. How true is it that Japanese throw their appliances in the garbage, even those still in good condition just to dispose of it?
• Philippines
25 Jan 11
i dont know if that is true, i dont even know where they put the appliances that they want to throw... but i will ask around. we sleep mostly at day and at night when we go to work i dont see any garbage around. i will try and ask around if that is true. thanks a lot for the response.
@ybong007 (6658)
• Philippines
25 Jan 11
A colleague who've been there as a Japayuki told me that they have a schedule on when to dispose their garbage, e.g monday for plastics and bottles, tuesday for used appliances, etc. but she said that was a long time ago. Maybe global recession has already caught up with Japan that the Japanese has learned to sell their used appliances in countries like the Philippines as second hand gadgets.
• Philippines
27 Jan 11
in the city where i am right now, tuesday and friday is garbage day. every first wednesday and third wednesday of the month are for news papers and bottles and first thursday and third thursday of the month are for the cans. the appliances you need to call so they will pick it up for you. thats what the house keeper told us.
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
29 Jan 11
A few years ago I also brought my family from a place that was always bright and sunny, to a place that has snowy winters. I could also remember my first encounter with snow. It was pretty special. Nowadays, I hate snow. Knowing that you still have to drive through it and get to work, and to shovel your driveway when it gets a few inches, snow has become a word that I associate with disliking.
• Philippines
29 Jan 11
most of the people who live here hates snow too. specially in this city the lastsnow falled 6 years ago. so their tires ar not for snow and they dont have shoes for snow either. i can agree that first timers of snow find it awesome and cool, like i do. thanks a lot for the response
@lampar (7597)
• United States
28 Jan 11
Mount Fuji will give you a spectacular view during winter, the snow filled mountain provide you a sense of peace and tranquility, it will take away your breath if you get to visit Japan. For you never set foot in snowy Japan, it should be an amazing experience you never forget. But i prefer a summer visit to Japan instead of winter, i don't like the frezzing coldness that come with the snow. it is no wonder you are missing from Mylot for two months, bird, having a great time in Japan without a care of Mylot world. hahaha...
• Philippines
29 Jan 11
i wish we could go there, but all we do is work work work. i dont even know how far we are from mount fuji. we got here novomber 26 it was the date choosen by the japanese boss and we will be heading home on february 25th. though i can say that at Ibaraki Japan, Mito City to be exact.... it does not snow often the last snow was 6 years ago so lucky for us to experience it. it hasent snow yet again since the first chance i saw it... and i hope it will snow again before we leave. it was hard for me to get to mylot for we need to study the language and japanese songs. but now i am back. thanks a lot for the response.
• Philippines
22 Jan 11
Hi, 7! I am very happy that you are where you are. I know it's part of your being hardworking. I hope you'll give us tips on how to get there. =) Just take things slowly. My uncle once told me his experience in Japan. He was so cultured shocked. LOL. And he said that most of the things there are very expensive but so far, Japan is one of the most wonderful countries he has ever visit. I wish you well and your family, too. I know it's for your own good. Good luck and God speed, friend.
• Philippines
28 Jan 11
we are here for three months only, i will be back at the philippines on february. the visa they granted us was for only three months, we hope we can have more but thats what they immigration gave us. our manager was the one resposible for our work here and i guess he showed our bands video on Japanese big boss. it is expensive if you will always think how much it cost in peso. for that would not be a good idea. thanks a lot for the response.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
22 Jan 11
Japan is a great place..I was there during the rainy season. June. It is great to see you back and I hope that your wife and son have been well. Has he been cooking up a brilliant new recipe for us while you have been away? Great to hear you had a nice trip and got to experience some snow. We have been seeing a lot of that stuff here in my area. Take care.
• Philippines
27 Jan 11
lucky for us to experience snow, in the place where we are it does not snow that often. the last snow they had was 6 years ago. thank God i had a taste of it. my son and wife are Okay i miss them badly. but i grab the chance almost everyday to talk with them on skype. my wife said he is teaching my child to make sweets. can`t wait to taste it. my son turned 5 last january 11 and i am looking forward on coming home next month. thanks a lot for the response.
@trader22 (233)
• Jamaica
22 Jan 11
I had never tasted snow before. I only see it on the television. I always wanted to experience it. Those who do experience it every year are fortunate although i'm sure they would say i'm fortunate for living in the tropics.
• Philippines
27 Jan 11
i always love to experience snow, since i was a kid. thank God i had a chance to experience it. it was amazing, i was mesmerize on how everything was covered with white. very pretty and looks like everything was made out of crystal. but if you are not prepared for it then it is not that all fun. for example shoes... there are appropriate shoes to wear if there is snow, tires of cars as well. since in the city where we are right now it does not snow that often so they too dont have the right gear. it is nice to experience something that is different from where we are, atleast we can experience the feeling. thanks a lot for the response.
• United States
22 Jan 11
Hello se7enthbird, And welcome back! You know I have never given any thought if Japan gets snow or not. I suppose in my mind it was hot summer weather always. I understand when members leave for a while as so many of us have a great deal of off-line things to do. So re-welcome and see you around the lot!
• Philippines
25 Jan 11
thanks for that warm welcome hardworking, it does really help me to feel warm har har har. the hot summer weather is Philippines. Japan has even places were houses are covered with snow that they come out from the roof. too dangerous for me. well i am sure they are used to that already. i am so happy that i have time to be at mylot, and i miss you guys too. thanks a lot for the response as well.
@doggydimon (1372)
• Philippines
22 Jan 11
How I wish I can go to Japan very soon but I guess it has to wait. My first experience of snow is in Beijing. It was our company outing to Beijing when it happened. I remember when it first fell, we keep taking pictures in the street while it was snowing. Even if it was cold, we didn't mind. The next day, it was even better. When I opened the curtains at our room, I saw for the first time in real life lots of the rooftops of houses and buildings covered with snow. Then in the afternoon, we went to the Great Wall. The view there was awesome. The whole mountain was covered with snow. After that we had the chance to play with lots of snow in a ski resort...hahaha...
• Philippines
25 Jan 11
yes first snow is really amazing. how it turns everything around into white that it looks like a picture on post cards and a scene that we see on tv. i saw the snow falling but just from the window, it was night when it happened and we are all at work. when it was time to go home the snow is over already and it was dark for us to take pictures. it all looked like candy to me har har har. frosted ginger bread houses. thanks a lot for the response hope your trip to japan will come soon.
@Hatley (164484)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Jan 11
hi missed you se7enthbird. so Japan does get snow, really lovely photo but I can truthfully say I do not miss my home state South Dakots winters. I am happily warm here in California. I have always wished I could travel and see Japan.this must be quite an experience for you and I am glad you got the chance to be iN Japan too.I hope the food is not too bad, I have had some Japanese food here and 'it war really delightful mostly seafood.
• Philippines
24 Jan 11
i miss you too hatley. thanks for seeing you here in my first discussion for the year. there are parts also here that the snow s up to their roofs. that thing is not cool and very scary too. though they have doors on the roof... just saw it on tv. i guess that place is hokkaido japan. the food is not too bad but i dont eat anything that is raw. im a well done person so i stick to the cooked ones har har har. though there are a lot of western resto also to choose from. sometimes i chat with my wife while im cooking so i can eat home cooked meals. thanks a lot for the response.
@asliah (11148)
• Philippines
28 Jan 11
hi, i wish i could also feel snow here in my country, i only tasted ice but not snow. i wish i could taste it too.
• United States
22 Jan 11
I would LOVE to go to Japan!! How amazing!