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@sol_cee (13698)
Japan
September 21, 2017 4:10am CST
I got a call from my friend five minutes ago. She's on her way home now but her train suddenly stopped. Passengers were not allowed to get out. Announcements in Japanese were blaring over mega speakers but she could not understand a thing. I could sense that she was panicking and I told her to do step 1- breathe in, breathe out. When she spoke again, her voice was not shaking anymore. Her train would be one hour delayed. Somebody committed suicide, jumping on the railway. What a sad Thursday.
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@sishy7 (27399)
• Australia
21 Sep
Oh, that's sad... How did you finally find out what happened? She should learn some Japanese if she lives there in case of emergencies...
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@sol_cee (13698)
• Japan
21 Sep
She can.I bet she was just panicking so everything became incomprehensible for her.
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@sishy7 (27399)
• Australia
21 Sep
@sol_cee She was probably imagining the worst, like a terrorist attack or something...
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@sol_cee (13698)
• Japan
21 Sep
@sishy7 come to think it. I didn't ask her what she thought was happening. Good idea, Sishy-san. ;)
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@m_audrey6788 (11509)
• Germany
21 Sep
Yes..It is indeed a sad thursday for you There are also some cases like that in the Philippines due to sudden fall down of financial stability
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@sol_cee (13698)
• Japan
21 Sep
How about in Germany?
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• Germany
21 Sep
@sol_cee ..Well..As far as I know..I don`t hear about things like that because Germans lifestyle are simple and enjoy their life to the fullest (base on my own observations)
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@sol_cee (13698)
• Japan
21 Sep
@m_audrey6788 So no delayed trains in Germany then. Great.
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@kepweng (6444)
21 Sep
my day a bit deppresing
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@sol_cee (13698)
• Japan
21 Sep
wow I know that man on your profile picture. Dennis of Ghost Fighter!
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@kepweng (6444)
23 Sep
@sol_cee its not man women cause she have very long red hair and shes doreamon
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@sol_cee (13698)
• Japan
23 Sep
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@JustBhem (22701)
• Davao, Philippines
21 Sep
If that happens to me, I get panicked as well.
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@sol_cee (13698)
• Japan
22 Sep
I would have panicked more than her. Maybe 100 times more. ;)
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@JustBhem (22701)
• Davao, Philippines
22 Sep
@sol_cee Especially in a place the language I don't understand. Lol. Disaster for me. I'll be running out of oxygen. Just like what happens when I see my blood.
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@sol_cee (13698)
• Japan
22 Sep
@JustBhem but you have ze boyfriend. ;)
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• Thiruvananthapuram, India
21 Sep
So sad...
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@sol_cee (13698)
• Japan
21 Sep
For the family and friends left behind, yes.
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@poehere (17895)
• French Polynesia
21 Sep
That is awful and so sad. I know in Japan people don't do this often. I am a little shocked to hear this.
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@sol_cee (13698)
• Japan
22 Sep
Do you mean to say jumping onto train tracks?
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@poehere (17895)
• French Polynesia
22 Sep
@sol_cee Yes that is what I mean.
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@poehere (17895)
• French Polynesia
24 Sep
@sol_cee I had no idea at all. I am so sorry to hear this. I was in Japan and I know a few friends from there and I had no idea this took place there at all.
@hereandthere (24252)
• Philippines
21 Sep
they have to stay inside the whole hour?
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@sol_cee (13698)
• Japan
22 Sep
Yeah. Thankfully there was Internet.
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• Philippines
22 Sep
@sol_cee but what if your bladder is full?
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@sol_cee (13698)
• Japan
22 Sep
@hereandthere I asked. My friend said that the train stopped in a station, not in the middle of nowhere as I previously imagined, and they could attend to their bladder problems anytime.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
21 Sep
Oh dear so sorry to hear this for your friend..she must have been terrified. And the poor person on the track RIP. My day yesterday was not too bad at all my friend. Hope your day is perfect Sherlocked-San, my friend.
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@sol_cee (13698)
• Japan
22 Sep
Another day gone by Tiara-san. ;)
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• Lakewood, Colorado
22 Sep
@sol_cee We made it Sherlocked-san another day
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@sol_cee (13698)
• Japan
22 Sep
@TiarasOceanView TGIF Tiara-san!
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@ilocosboy (33307)
• Philippines
21 Sep
That is not a good day and especially to your friend who is traveling in train in Japan and someone just did 'harakiri'. In my case, its tiring but fulfilling.
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@ilocosboy (33307)
• Philippines
22 Sep
@sol_cee oh I see, Well that's what I hear many times
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@ilocosboy (33307)
• Philippines
22 Sep
@sol_cee oh I see
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• Nairobi, Kenya
21 Sep
I feel so sad to know people kill themselves :(
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@sol_cee (13698)
• Japan
21 Sep
How's your day?
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• Nairobi, Kenya
21 Sep
@sol_cee My day is going on well. Just mylotting. And yours?
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@cacay1 (32160)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 Sep
Oh my, horror! I remember the guy who jumped from the 8th floor in one of the buildings in our university. I hope your friend is okay this time.
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@sol_cee (13698)
• Japan
22 Sep
I hope you didn't give him a failing mark. ;)
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@acelawrites (10752)
• Philippines
22 Sep
That's really very frightening for a person not to know about such foreign language. Good thing she called you.
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@sol_cee (13698)
• Japan
22 Sep
But I couldn't really help her. I just listened to her over the phone, told her to calm down then she figured out what was happening. ;)
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@DianneN (59951)
• United States
22 Sep
Oh, how awful and sad.
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@sol_cee (13698)
• Japan
22 Sep
Mournful Thursday indeed.
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@Kandae11 (27250)
21 Sep
What an awful way to take one's life.
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@sol_cee (13698)
• Japan
22 Sep
Yeah but we never really know why he/she did it. :(
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@singhisback (2213)
• Jalandhar, India
21 Sep
Sorry to know about that. I hope your friend is feeling fine now
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@sol_cee (13698)
• Japan
21 Sep
Thank you. She's a little bit shaken but okay now.
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@YesWay (3496)
21 Sep
How awful
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@Lucky15 (33691)
• Philippines
21 Sep
Oh my..and am glad that your friend is fine
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@sol_cee (13698)
• Japan
22 Sep
She's tougher than me. ;)
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@Lucky15 (33691)
• Philippines
22 Sep
@sol_cee but the one who jumped is
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@sol_cee (13698)
• Japan
22 Sep
@Lucky15 may his/her soul rest in peace.
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@SHOHANA (7134)
• Bangladesh
23 Sep
what about you?
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@SHOHANA (7134)
• Bangladesh
23 Sep
Its going good so far
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@epiffanie (8339)
• Australia
5 Oct
that got my heart beat fast .. I and the many commuters witnessed a young man got hit by a train and his head was dragged some meters away.. his brother picked up the head by the hair and ran as fast as he could and tried to re-attach the severed head on to the body... that happened nearly 40 years ago but I can still see it in my mind every time we drive through a railway track .. that experience haunted me for years .. and still haunts me every now and then.. something I need to deal with.. The sound of horrors from the onlookers was haunting ...