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My self-summary
The short version goes something like this: I'm 1/2 white, and 1/2 Japanese (descended from samurai on one side and knights on the other). I currently teach Physics and Astronomy; though this time around I hope to get further than I did the last time I tried out for the Astronaut Program.

Disclaimer: None of the animals in my pics are actually my pets. :P
What I’m doing with my life
Being the faculty adviser for the b-boy club at the university I teach Physics at (though I also teach Astronomy); teaching is the best profession ever because you get summers and winters off! ^_^ It gives me a tremendous amount of time and opportunity to travel the world and go to interesting places. I just broke the 20 country barrier after visiting Cambodia (Angkor Wat!) and China (Great Wall and Forbidden City wo0t!).
I’m really good at
Being a ninja, remembering (often random and useless) information, adapting and thinking on my feet, throwing fun parties, finding the bright side of things and being positive, cooking Japanese food, being a smartass (which is better than being a dumbass), curing boredom, and never getting lost.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm full of surprises.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books? The Book of Five Rings (Miyamoto Musashi), The Hobbit (J. R. R. Tolkien), and The Alchemist (Paolo Coehlo) to name a few.

Movies? Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa's masterpiece) I like a lot of foreign cinema actually. Hollywood can't film good fight scenes; they always do close-ups when they should be panning out to show the battle in its entirety. Asian films are much better for that; Ong Bak, Enter the Dragon, Fist of Legend, etc. beat Rocky and Rambo any day . . . though some of the Hollywood remakes aren't too bad. Comparing say Last Man Standing and Yojimbo for instance is pretty fun.

Shows? Samurai Champloo, Cowboy Bebop, and *cough* Naruto *cough* I actually don't watch TV, though I do find myself watching random stuff on Netflix sometimes. I really liked Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones (but maybe that's because I thought the first season was a flawless adaptation of the first book?).

Music? Nujabes, DJ Shadow, old school ('90's) hiphop, old and new school breaks, electronica, reggae, metal (used to be the vocalist in a band heh) . . . lots of stuff.

Food? My experience is that there is delicious (and not so delicious) food in all cultures; though I'm best at creating Japanese cuisine. ^_^
Six things I could never do without
1. My friends
2. Good beats and smooth floors
3. Good food
4. Travel
5. Astronomy
6. Video games
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What adventure I'm going to get myself into today.

I also spend a lot of time pondering philosophy, usually in discussion with good company. That or just being a smartass.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hangin out with my friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Kitties are squooshy.
You should message me if
You are cute, sweet, single, and know what an Astrophysicist is.
The two of us