I'm a former ESL teacher and would-be writer, presently leading a rather random life. I used to be heavy into politics, but it's just a source of cheap entertainment for me now. In my downtime, I play obscure video games, write short stories and read constantly - mostly nonfiction as I find most novels overly verbose and poorly written in general. (Snobbery!) I just enjoy the creative process, even when it doesn't work out (and it usually doesn't). I've published a few things, to very limited success.
Artificial structure makes me itch. That's probably why I up and decided to leave the country. Ironically, I hate traveling - I never get anything out of it. Seeing a place from the inside is a lot different.
This is mostly an attempt to meet new people. I'm hoping to make some contacts with people in whatever city I wind up in. I get along better with women than men, and always have - even as a child.
There's a fair bit of hanzi on this page, remnants of an earlier build of this site that had a multi-language feature. I find it charming enough to leave it. Go ahead and ask me about it, I'm always happy to talk about these things.
b - The Shawshank Redemption, Dr. Strangelove, Rain Man, Memento, anything by the Coen brothers, The Artist, Pan's Labyrinth, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Training Day, Clerks, Dogma
c - REM, Public Enemy, Weezer, the Toasters, Badly Drawn Boy, Queens of the Stone Age, Talib Kweli, Del the Funky Homosapien, Gorillaz, Cake, Matisyahu, Radiohead, Chris Thomas King, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Green Day
d - Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean (so it's regional, sue me), but I mostly go for simple foods. I'm constantly searching for a better BLT.