I'm a student from Thailand, and I was in Japan for 7 years. I have
just arrived in Oxford to do a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry.
I can be a bit shy around new people, but usually I get along fine
after a while. I enjoy traveling, reading, playing games of all
kinds, and some sports (basketball and table tennis).
What I’m doing with my life
I want to become a chemistry researcher, a science fiction writer,
a journalist, a pianist, a composer and a game designer. I've begun
to realize that doing all that at the same time is probably not
realistic, but that doesn't mean I'll stop trying.
I’m really good at
I can speak Japanese and English fluently, apart from my native
Thai language. I play the piano (with a limited repertoire). I'm a
troubleshooter at the lab, for both mechanical and psychological
problems. I don't know why, but people come to me with their
troubles. Even when I couldn't solve it, just unloading the problem
on me seems to help.
The first things people usually notice about me
is that I look like a studious person, with the glasses and all
that. But don't let that fool you. I love to joke around, make bad
puns, and slack off as much as the next guy.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: For non-fiction, I love books by Richard Dawkins, Carl
Sagan, Paul Krugman, and Richard Wiseman. For fiction, I read
sci-fi and fantasy, such as those by Isacc Asimov, Stephen Baxter,
and Terry Pratchett.
Recently I fell under the spell of Ken Follett's historical novels.
I reread the first two (Pillars of the Earth, World without End).
Who would have thought a story about a church builder could be this
engrossing? The most recent one, Fall of Giants, set in the middle
of World War I, is another excellent book. These books are
character-driven, and the characters really come to life on the
Movies: Action, Sci-fi, Fantasy. Such as Lord of the Rings, Harry
Potter, Star Wars. Also, Ratatouille and Hana Yori Dango are
TV show: I'm hopelessly addicted to The Daily Show and The Colbert
Music: Mostly classical and J-Pop. Japanese artists that I like, in
no particular order: Ootsuka Ai, Sukimaswitch, Mr. Chlidren,
Kobukuro, Aiko, Aragaki Yui
Food: Most food on the planet. I love all of Japanese food except
for nutto, which I can't stand. Thai, Chinese, Indian, Italian, and
cafeteria food are all excellent.
The six things I could never do without
3. Friends to play games with
4. Great food
5. Piano & music
6. The Internet
I spend a lot of time thinking about
my next meal, the short story that I'm trying to write, places to
travel, original ideas for my experiments, the meal after my next
meal, some song stuck in my head
On a typical Friday night I am
working at the lab, having dinner with friends, running a game
session, curled up with a book
You should message me if
you have common interests, or you want to make a new friend, or you
want to go out and explore new places.