Originally from Vancouver, I have been lucky enough to have visited more than 10 countries and 4 continents so far, both for work and leisure, but I hope to visit many more and return to the ones from before. Travel and other cultures are two great passions of mine.
My personal passions are gaming (heavily into turned based strategy) and older console titles such as Megaman. In addition making people laugh is high on my list, as well as having great conversations or just being silly.
Academically speaking I love law, history and politics, both listening to someone's outlook on these aspects (and life!) or helping others to understand different facets about them.
Sadly I probably spend more time gaming and day dreaming about the future more than I should, but it always pushes me towards my goals.
I currently hold a 4 year bachelors degree from the University of British Columbia in International Relations and Law and Society, an associates degree in mediation and a TESOL teaching certification.
Not satisfied with only spending my time studying at a university I also work for one, teaching professors how to be better teachers and not just researchers. Additionally I moonlight as a consultant concentrating on Asia and the West.
I have also been working with a few people from my community on a social housing and addictions center to help relieve the burdened operations that are currently in Ottawa.
When I am not doing anything revolving around the above, my time is spent gaming or simply day dreaming.
Other than that, strategy games such as civilization and making spicy dishes.
Zelda (series), Megaman (series), Civilization (series), Europa Universalis 3, Everquest (series), Planestside 2, Mario (all especially kart!)...
The Megas, The Protomen, Queen, OC Remix, Muse, Electric Six, AC/DC, Dragonforce, Guns'n'Roses, Justice, David Usher, Electric Six, Rock Opera, Classical, Chiptunes...
The Hand of Thrawn Trilogy, China Safari, The Hobbit, To Kill a Mockingbird, anything about Hellenistic (Ancient Greek) myths or Greek tragedies...
Food: Meat, meat and more meat, mashed potatoes, meat, anything spicy, meat, pears...Chinese/Thai/Vietnamese as well (makes me miss the West Coast).
Dr. Strangelove, Evil Dead/Army of Darkness, Apocalypse Now, Mulan, American Psycho, The Lion King, The Princess Bride, Event Horizon...
Stargate SG-1, Babylon 5, Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Farscape, Boston Legal,Gurren Lagann, Battlestar Galactica, Cowboy Bebop...
2. A kitchen to cook in.
3. Indoor plumbing (my time in Africa without it was long enough!)
4. Good conversation.
5. A good challenge.
6. Spicy food.
What to cook for dinner is also high on my list (spoiler alert! It is usually something spicy).
Sometimes it is as simple as working on a paper or going over a legal article. Other times you can find me out with friends having a drink and chatting about how best to save the world or deal with crime.
Sometimes my Fridays are best spent simply gaming and recharging my batteries with some Civilization, Megaman or Planetside.