I scare very easily considering the present state of our inequal
patriarchial society. My place of santurary are libraries and the
occasional small cafe that is not filled with people. I like
reading, knitting, staying home, nature walks, riding my bike, and
studying. I particularly like reading books by themes and subject
matter. For example, reading books by Japanese woman authors of the
heisei period (1988-present), or presently reading books on the
material culture of the first-nationers of California pre-white
What I’m doing with my life
I'm studying biology at the local community college and hope to
someday research genetic biological pathways in humans or maybe
plants. I'm amaturely studying the native flora of the California
bayarea. Many interesting plants that are almost lost to over
extended subarban and urban city growth and invasive non-native
plant species. Its very troubling.
I’m really good at
Find out new information. I like researching topics when I can and
having access to resources of information especially academic
libraries and journals.
The first things people usually notice about me
Most people and more especially young children (toddlers) notice
that I scare easily and I can be very quiet, though unfortunately
not quiet or inconspicuous enough to go unnotice in a crowd or
room. I hope to one day be able to "blend" into a crowd.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I don't really listen to music very often, its usually a tiresome
endeavor. I do like classic music if its playing. I bought a
michelle yang cd once. I like it. My favorite authors includes:
haruki murakami, risa wataya, octavia butler, bell hooks, and
banana yoshimoto. I'm always looking for more authors to read and
especially new subjects to explore. I would like to read more on
ethnobotony in the near future.
The six things I could never do without
sensible, sterdy walking shoes
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The state of our political discourse is sometimes troubling to the
point of me thinking about it occasionally. Though at the same time
a country that had its start by the unbrideled genocide of many
groups of people probably would not have its political rhetoric
contingent upon the betterment of society. I also think about the
pattern of inequality and the degradation of societies.
On a typical Friday night I am
At home, watching tv or studying or getting ready for the weekend.
I wanted to explore the areas regional parks so more and perphaps
be able to identify the native plant species of the particular
area. Or I'm solving jigsaw puzzles
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Ever since I was "put under" for surgery the thought of "dying
peacfully" is really facsinating. It makes me wish euthenasia was
legal in the U.S. I think people deserved to end their lives in a
peaceful, respectable, painless manner.
You should message me if
You'd like to suggest interesting subject matter for me to read or
would like some new interesting books or autors to read. Also
suggestions of interesting parks or green spaces I can visit.