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31 Kanazawa, Japan Woman


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  • Ages 25–35
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Apr 7, 2013
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body Type
Mostly anything
Atheism, and somewhat serious about it
Leo, and it’s fun to think about
Graduated from university
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Likes dogs
English (Fluently), Japanese (Okay), Chinese (Poorly), Spanish (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
It's difficult to figure out how to start one of these things, so I'll just be blunt.

I have very strong opinions about things which are important to me, and I usually have long-winded explanations ready to accompany them. If I can't understand what someone else says or expresses, I tend to ask a lot of questions. I'm the kind of person that embraces details but wants to get to the heart of the matter as soon as possible. Although I can be verbose, I'd rather speak my mind directly instead of sugar-coating or beating around the bush.

My passion in life is teaching. Teaching isn't just about standing in front of people and lecturing them. It's about getting students to think, to communicate, and to build trust and confidence in themselves and in others (no matter what their age). Being a teacher is about providing knowledge, yes, but more in the fashion of guidance. I find it very important to connect with my students, and I absolutely love to see them smiling, laughing, and wholly enjoying themselves in class - especially when a light bulb comes on over their heads. I take my job seriously (unlike many people in the English-conversation-school-teacher-in-Japan profession, as I've found), and it bugs me when others don't do the same. My philosophy is that if you aren't enjoying your job and if you're not passionate about it, then find one you do enjoy, and go after it. Don't waste time complaining and then doing nothing to change the things that are within your control.

Not only do I feel this way about my job but also about life in general.

This should give you a very basic idea of what my primary drive is in life at the moment (keywords: "basic" and "primary"). If you agree and/or want to know more, then I'm sure we could get along swimmingly ^_^
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm teaching English at one of the largest Eikaiwa companies in Japan. My students range in age from about 15 to 65.

I came to Japan specifically for this job, and the fact that I adore the country and the people here. As a short back-story, I first came to Japan as an exchange student from 2008-2009 and felt more at home here than I ever did in the USA. When I went back to the states from 2009-2011, I felt like a huge part of me was missing, having been left behind in Japan. There was no question about whether I would be coming back. The soonest I could get here was in October 2011.

I feel "in my element" as a teacher and have a passion for linguistics (socio) and learning languages. Ideally, I would like to be a teacher at university level in Japan, but in order to do that I would need to go back to school for at least a Master's degree. At the moment, I would much rather teach and gain valuable experience while doing so.

I don't plan on leaving Japan any time soon, so it would be nice to connect with others who would like to stay here for the long term.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
~ remembering people's names
~ typing fast
~ learning languages
~ noticing and remembering details
~ putting off things I don't want to do/don't have any interest in doing
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'd say the most common things I hear comments from Japanese about are 1. my fair skin, 2. my "small" face, and 3. my expressiveness (facial expressions, gestures, speaking style).

Since I don't tend to hang around with non-Japanese very much, it's difficult to say what other people's observations of me are at this point.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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-- MUSIC -- This is an extensive list, but here are some artists that sit at the top. You will notice the recurring "metal" theme.

~ Infected Mushroom (genre: psytrance)
Favorite albums: Legend of the Black Shawarma, Converting Vegetarians

~ Machinae Supremacy (genre: SID metal)
Favorite album: Redeemer

~ Porcupine Tree (genre: progressive rock/metal)
Favorite album: Fear of a Blank Planet

~ Pendulum (genre: drum&bass, electro-rock, dubstep, heavy metal mix)
Favorite album: Immersion

~ Devin Townsend (genre: extreme/industrial/heavy/progressive metal, progressive rock, ambient mix)
Favorite song: Earth Day

~ Strapping Young Lad (genre: extreme/industrial/experimental/progressive metal)
Favorite album: Alien

~ Ensiferum (genre: melodic death/folk/progressive metal)
Favorite album: Ensiferum

~ Wintersun (genre: extreme/melodic death/technical/folk metal)
Favorite album: Wintersun

~ Kamelot (genre: progressive-power/melodic-symphonic metal)
Favorite album: The Black Halo

~ Opeth (genre: progressive death metal)
Favorite albums: Still Life, Ghost Reveries, Blackwater Park (in that order)

~ Paradise Lost (genre: gothic metal)
Favorite albums: In Requiem, One Second

~ Pink Floyd (genre: progressive-psychedelic rock)
Favorite album: Dark Side of the Moon

~ VAST (genre: experimental/ambient rock)
Favorite album: VAST

~ VnV Nation (genre: electro-industrial, trance, synthpop mix)
Favorite albums: Empires, Futureperfect

~ E Nomine (genre: trance, heavy rock, Gregorian vocal mix)
Favorite album: Das Beste aus ... Gottes Beitrag und Teufels Werk

~ Dream Theater (genre: progressive rock/metal)
Favorite albums: Metropolis Part 2 - Scenes from a Memory, Images & Words

-- MOVIES -- Here are a few of my favorites.

~ Inception
~ Frank Herbert's Dune (Otherwise known as Dune 2000)
~ Children of Dune
~ Casanova
~ Chronicles of Riddick
~ Star Wars original trilogy (episodes IV - VI)
~ MirrorMask
~ The Sword in the Stone
~ The Emperor's New Groove
~ The Lord of the Rings trilogy
~ Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
~ Princess Mononoke
~ Spirited Away
~ The Last Samurai
~ Liar Liar
~ The Notebook
~ The Phantom Tollbooth
~ The Neverending Story

-- BOOKS -- I've never been much of a book reader, even though I got a degree in English. I was more interested in reading sociolinguistic research. Nowadays, I've been picking up reading more than before. Here are some books I've been through (some more than once) recently:

~ The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
~ The Japanese Mind: Understanding Contemporary Japanese Culture (edited by Roger J. Davies and Osamu Ikeno)
~ The Lake of Dreams (Kim Edwards)
~ The Locked Room (from The New York Trilogy, by Paul Auster)
~ I am a Cat (translation of Soseki's "Wagahai wa neko de aru")
~ Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
~ Bossypants (Tina Fey)
~ Three Cups of Tea (Greg Mortenson)

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-- SHOWS -- If this refers to TV, I can say that these days I don't watch any particular shows religiously, but I used to be interested in some shows when I lived back in the states:

~ House MD
~ Law and Order: SVU
~ Law and Order: Criminal Intent
~ Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
~ Whose Line is it, Anyway?
~ Jeopardy!
~ Wheel of Fortune

-- ANIME -- I don't know a lot of anime, but there are a few that I like:

~ 涼宮はるひの憂鬱 (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
~ ナナ (Nana)
~ あずまんが大王 (Azumanga Daioh)
~ デスノート (Deathnote)
~ NEON Genesis Evangelion
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Literal: air, sleep, food, water, glasses (as in eyeglasses), money (a necessary evil)

Figurative: my sanity, sushi (particularly yellowtail), chapstick (original LipSmackers), Mr. Bear (my stuffed polar bear which I got for Christmas when I was 3), the night, alone time


And just to turn this around, here are six things I could very well do without: religion, footwear, summer, advertisements, indecisiveness, loud noises
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
~ how I can help my students who are particularly struggling with their English skills, whether that be pronunciation, speaking rhythm/speed, listening comprehension, communicative expression, grammar, etc.

~ needing to do my dishes and/or clean my room

~ my left knee (tore my ACL in February 2012, had reconstructive surgery in April 2012, and still on the mend almost a year later)

~ if the weather will be good enough to ride my bike around or get some kind of exercise (Ishikawa Prefecture gets the most annual rain/precipitation out of all the prefectures in Japan)

~ sushi
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
... sometimes out for a few drinks with my coworkers, but not too late as we all have to work on Saturday. If I don't go out with them, then I'm usually at home resting up before our exceedingly busy Saturdays.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Hmm. Saying anything private kind of defeats the purpose of it being private, like telling a secret defeats the purpose of it being a secret. Though, I don't tend to have many secrets about myself. In general, I like to consider myself an open book (though not so much to complete strangers, obviously). If you read all the way down my profile, hopefully you've gotten the impression that I am/try to be an open and honest person.
You should message me if
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~ you like women who are confident and strong
~ you have a passion and/or understand what it means to be passionate about something
~ you have similar music interests to me
~ you like getting into deep or detailed discussions about things that interest you
~ you are a communicative and assertive person, not passive and/or passive-aggressive

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