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My self-summary
I'm quite new here and I'm a little shy. I think that deep down,
I'm a latterday romantic and perhaps rather too idealistic
at times for the real world. People say my emotional honesty is my
greatest strength and my greatest weakness, especially when I
write.I tend to follow my heart even when my heart contradicts
itself and goes in different directions. I often end up trapped
between being a hopeless romantic or being a nihilist and
usually end being both

I'm just getting into writing my second novel although it's not
getting that far at the moment. Politically I'm very far to the
left. I also have a passion for the east, particularly
eastern painting and architecture, I have just returned from
China. I'm fascinated by Taoism/Daoism, and
Shintoism although I have to confess as westerner my knoledge
of it is slightly limited, but I really want to gain a deeper
understanding of it. I definitely think I favour Taoism over
Kongzi I've tried learning some Mandarin, but haven't been
able to get very.
While as you might have guessed from my name, I'm very much into
Heidegger, and I also like Schopenhauer, Marx,D.T.
, Nishida, Nishitani (as well as the rest of the
Kyoto school),Laozi(Lao Tzu), Camus, Siji
,Bachelard, Liezi (Lieh Tzu), Erick
,Nagarjuna, Marcuse, Derrida, Adorno,
Mootori,Heraclitus, Dogen, Zhuangzi,Jung,
Caputo, Parmenides,Kuki
,Empedocles,Wagner, Hui Neng, Rosa
, Holderlin, Meister Eckhert,Kukai,Simon
, Kenko, Nietzsche, Freud, Cioran,
Richard Kearney Lefebvre, Guy Debord,Miguel de
, William Blake, Sartre, Foucault, Ernst
and Kierkegaard. I also quite interested in European
romantic art, particularly the paintings of Caspar David

Ultimately my aim in philosophy is to restore the wonder to
existence that has been lost within the nihilism of a world
that seeks to process everything it touches. Further more I believe
that philosophy should be more than just he dry persuite of few
academics cut of from human life.
That said, I don't know whether I or anyone else can ever really
may make a difference, perhaps only a god can save us, but who

I am existential, emotional, and imaginative
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a graduate philosophy student, I left Cambridge a few
months ago and I'm just starting at Warwick in a few weeks. I'm not
really sure what I want to after that, although my main ambition is
to become a professional writer, but I wouldn't mind becoming
an academic.
I’m really good at
listening, thinking, feeling, philosophising and imagining.
The first things people usually notice about me
My blond hair, my individuality and my height.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
a)Nausea, 1984, the Concluding Unscientific PostScript,
the Dao De Jing/Tao Te Ching, The Outsider, Faust,
The Platform Sutra, Kami No Michi (the way of Gods in
Japan), The Tragic Sense of Life, Animal Farm, the self
over coming of Nihilism
, Journey to the West, Dialogue on
Language between a Japanese and Inquirer
, Antigone, Dew
Drops on a Lotus Leaf
by Ryokan, Irrational Man, by
William Barrett, The Essence of Shinto, Fear and
, Don Juan, Lord Byron, the right to
, by Paul Lafargue, The Odyssey,Shinto
Meditations for Revering the Earth
, Peer Gynt,Don
,A Philosophy of Boredom.The Wake of Imagination,
Tale of Genji, The revolution of everyday life, the world
as will and Representation
, Brave New world, Thus Spake
, the letter on humanism, Chuang Tzu, the
1844 manuscripts
,Kojiki, Nihongi, Love and
-haiku of Basho, Strangers, Gods and Monsters,
The Dream of Red Mansion, Songs innocence and Experiance,
Brothers of Karamanzov, notes from the Underground (there
are also a lot of things that I still want to read but haven't had
b)Ikiru, fight club, Late Spring, the Secretary,
Pleasantville, Porco Rosso, the scent of Green Papaya,
I ♥ Huckabees, Springtime in a Small Town, Hero,
Kiki's delivery Service Orphee, Chihwaseon, If,
It Happened Here, Nausicaa Valley Of The Wind, Reds,
Equinox Flower, Good morning,Happy Times, Rashomon,
The Bridges of Madison County Barton Fink,The Sea Is
, Days of BEing Wild, Being John Malkovich,
Battle Royale 2 Requiem,Escape From Hong Kong Island, oh
Brother where art thou
,Welcome to Dongmakgol Floating
, dead poets society, American Beauty, Spirited
, In the mood for love, the Seventh seal, 2046
the Big Lebowski,V For Vendetta, Tokyo Ga, Chinese
, Spring, Summer, Autumn, winter...and Spring, by
Kim Ki-duk, anything by Yasujiro Ozu or Miyazaki Zhou
Yu's train
, Whisper of the heart, My Neighbour Totoro,
As Tears go by, Flavour Of Green Tea Over Rice and
moonlight Wispers.
c)Wagner's (l love all of Wagner's music, apart from the Miester
singers of Nuerenbourgh, but I paticuarly like), the Ring
, Tanhausser, Tristan and Isolde, The Flying
and Parsifal I think Wagner is probably the most
misunderstood composer in history, besides Wagner, I also like the
Yellow River Piano Concerto, Chopan, Liszt, Eric
,jpop, the Internationale, Chinese Opera,
Debussy, Russian Folk Music,Soul Flower Mononoke
,the ode to joy, Marseillaise, Traditonal Korean
,Bella ciao,the Tang Dynasty rock band
(T�ngch�o), Northwest Wind, Nanniwan, Bruckner,
Hashimoto paticularly Heavenly maiden and
,Schumann, Katyusha, Moscow
,Dvor�k,Puccini, Cpop,Shostakovich's
Symphony No. 7 (Leningrad symphony,Mahler,Fischia il
,Grieg, Classical Chinese music paticularly on the
erhu and enca
d)Sichuan stlyle noodles (I love spicy food), as well as,
feta cheese, strawberries' Japanese food, Italian
,goats cheese, blue berries,vegetarian
sushi, Wensleydale cheese, Korean food, Shanxi
vinegar, lychees, Yunnan style food, Qingdao beer
and Shaoxing yellow wine hwang jiu.
Six things I could never do without
philosophy, beauty, love, hope, imagination and Wagner
On a typical Friday night I am
I discuss life with a few friends
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm interested in spanking, both giving and receiving
The two of us