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Bit of a stereotypical ivory tower type. I travel very often, being
surrounded with people from all over the world is something of an
essential need to me. I have lived in Taipei for some years, where
I have started a phd program (which I am still working on) and
picked up a bit of Chinese.
I played in a punk/metal band and looking into making music again.
Right, I know this is not the place to advertise for musicians but
it's just so punk to shit where you eat! You feel me?
I would describe myself as a feminist, despite all the
complications and the current unpopularity of the term. Judith
Butler still rocks my world.
I am inclined to find smalltalk convivial. We don't have to be
constantly talking about 'the deep stuff'. It is perfectly fine to
take a moment for asessing the week's weather, or admire the many
uses of gaffa tape. Yes, including the naughty ones *blush*.
What I’m doing with my life
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Research/teaching assistant, anthropology. Celebrating the bland
and boring. Gulping vast quantities of tea while reading about the
flaws of humanitarianism... The usual glamorous stuff. Writing a
thesis about sexual stereotypes of East Asians (Chinese
specifically). Incidentally I am one of the very few people (two I
believe) who specialises on Fu Manchu films. On the one in a
billion chance you are the other one, we need to talk!
I am also teaching at university now. Reading exam papers is the
only part I don't like.
I have a blog, it's been well overdue for an update. Check it out,
if you are so inclined. I spin yarns about patriarchy and male
My god I'm such a dork!
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
This is a bit indulging, is it not?
The first things people usually notice about me
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I would like to say my sense of humour, but it's probably my beard.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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This keeps changing I would get obsessed over a book/band/film/show
for sometime and then can totally 'get over' it.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Why six? Why not five or ten? Oh I get it! Is it because it sounds
like something else?! Naughty...
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Decolonising my mind.
I find it very difficult to know exactly what I am thinking about
in any given moment. I suppose I am usually fantasising about
self-sufficiency. Like becoming a survivalist and getting away from
the city, or perhaps living on a boat. Every now and then, totally
unexpectedly I recall really embarrassing moments of my past, and
possibly blush in public places without any apparent reason.
The dichotomy of whether I should be more reckless as the bell
rings for the 'last orders' of my youth? Or should I roll my
sleeves, sober up and get some work done. Lately I find myself
inclining towards the latter.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Depends. Ideally it involves dinner and company.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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all my problems are first world problems.
You should message me if
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You own a tin foil hat.
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