I love the outdoors, and take any excuse I can to venture out into the mountains to relax and take pictures. In fact, I spent about two months doing a Buddhist pilgrimage around the island of Shikoku when I was in Japan. I also did some hiking in Taipei. For all you hear about Asia being crowded, there is some seriously amazing wilderness over there.
Most likely, I'm going to be heading back to Japan Spring 2017, so that'll be fun!
I love travel. I've spent a good amount of time in Japan and Taiwan--I can speak Japanese at a basic conversational level, but my Chinese is pretty terrible. Still, I love the challenge the language barrier presents to me!
I'm gonna be going to Japan this Spring for a brand-spankin'-new teaching job, which is pretty exciting!
- Teaching English
- Having fun with kids
- Language learning
Douglas Adams, Dave Barry, Kurt Vonnegut, Carl Sagan, etc. Anything that is clever, makes you think, or otherwise has some redeeming value. I prefer audiobooks because I can pace around and clean stuff as I focus on what's being said. It stops my mind from wandering like it would do if I were only reading.
David Attenborough makes movies that make me love the planet Earth *even more*. I also enjoy movies that are funny. I'm a big comedy fan. Not sure I have a favorite, though.
Okay, this might be a deal-breaker (or a deal-maker depending on where you stand) but I love Dr. Who. I also love modern cartoons. Adventure Time, Bob's Burgers, Steven Universe (especially!), as well as the good ol' standbys like Family Guy and Futurama.
That having been said, I actually prefer not to watch the actual television. Feels like a waste of time. I track down the shows I want to watch online and do it that way so I limit my television time.
Everything. I'm gonna put my 30 gig playlist on random and list the first few artists that come up. A Tribe Called Quest, Airmen of Note (the U.S.A.F. jazz band), The theme from Cinnabar Island from the original Pokemon, Al Green,Satellite High (You should really check this guy out if you like hip hop), Dizzy Gillespie/Charlie Parker, Tower of Power, Shostakovich, Robert Johnson, Paul Gilbert. Movits!, ... you get the idea.
I'm a sucker for Italian food. After spending three years in Japan I've come to enjoy Japanese and Chinese food. Good stuff.
I'm trying to cut down on my meat intake. I can't really sympathize with vegans, but I think by the end of next year I may be a vegetarian.
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4) Inclined plane