The_Letter_A
30 Baden, United States
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My self-summary
I love travel and living in cool new places! I've lived in Japan (three years) and Taiwan (this past year). I was teaching kindergarten and elementary school classes in both places and I'll be honest when I say that it's the best job I've ever had in my entire life.

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!
What I’m doing with my life
I identify primarily as a musician! I grew up playing the trumpet, but recently I've been getting pretty heavy into jazz piano. Someday I want to join some kinda jazz quartet or something.

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!
I’m really good at
- Music
- Teaching English
- Having fun with kids
- Language learning
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books
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.

Movies
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.

Shows
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.

Music
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.

Food
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.
The six things I could never do without
1) Lever
2) Wheel and axle
3) Pulley
4) Inclined plane
5) Wedge
6) Screw
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I wish I knew more people here!
On a typical Friday night I am
Everything's up in the air at the moment until I get settled with my new job.
You should message me if
Message me if you think we have something in common! I love languages and learning stuff about different places.
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