I'm a freethinker, an optimist, i think there are alternative ways to reach our goals and I don't like to move with the mass. I'm nice to everyone who are also nice to me.
I'm not a materialist and don't like to possess too many useless things, for example I don't like huge furniture. Nevertheless I like to live aesthetic and prefer simple but imaginative things.
Since I was a child I wanted to be a kind of master or teacher. After school I thought I should learn more and to find more experience, so I tried different jobs from librarian to electrician. But now I only want to know more about nature and to have more time for my interests in languages, music, environment protection, artistic hobbies, birdwatching and sports.
Why do I learn so many languages and what do they mean to me?
Well, I love Japanese since I was a child, who watched too much anime and still like J-Pop and J-Rock. Very important is for me to read japanese stories and to understand visual novels as well as BL stuff. Wish also to create own stories. Japan's culture and nature are also very inspirational. All their things are made with heart and with much precision. A really great example for other asian nations. Some Japanese words are similiar to Cantonese so I understand it easily and have much fun to learn it.
Mandarin is a language I need to learn because of some relatives living in China and for travelling in Taiwan and China.
I once had Spanish lesson at school but only for one year and I liked it. Spanish Otakus are very amazing! Most of their Anime and KPop covers sound great in Spanish. Now I'm learning Spanish again and I'm so happy to decide for it.
And what's with Korean? First I was neutral to this language and then it got me! Korean Music saved me from lovesickness and as I listen more of it, I can understand sino-korean words, which sounds for me so familiar like most of southern chinese words. K-Pop is so amazing and the dances of the bands are so fascinating. I especially love G-Dragon's voice and rapping the most.^^
I learned Norwegian for a year, because I fell in love with it's culture and nature, like to listen to Gåte, Hardingfele and especially because of Cecilie Gamst Berg. Norwegian is also very easy and fun to learn for a German speaker. Now I have to make a pause, but I will definitely pick it up again.
Since childhood I love greek mythologies very much and would grab every book about the gods. The legend story about Hypatia the female greek neoplatonist philosopher, astronomer and mathematician still makes me think positive about women working with science. Although people in Greece have a rough time now, I still see their philosophy about enjoying life as the true sense of life. Greek words sound clear and beautiful.
Macanese is a unique mixed european and asian language of Macau. Based on portuguese it has influences from indian languages, english, japanese, spanish, malay and cantonese. It is a nearly extinct language, which I want to save.
My native language Cantonese has a special meaning to me. It is a language of Hong Kong, Macau, parts of South China (like Canton, Hainan), parts of other Southeast Asian countries and of many Chinatowns. Since Hong Kong and Macau return to China I'm afraid China will decimate our culture and language. The only things I can do is to make more people interested in our language and to show ways to learn Cantonese easily. Cantonese food (common chinese restaurants in the western world, Dim Sum) as well as movies and people (Bruce Lee, Sun Yat-sen, Jacky Chan, Wong Fei Hung) are well known in the world. And because it is nearly ancient chinese, there is a lot to research and to understand more about history.