-I see language as fun and playful. My goal is a state of 'flow.'
'Flow' as a concept was coined by psychologist Mihály Csíkszentmihályi back in 1975. Basically 'Flow' is a certain state of being where all you feel is complete and utter self emersion with the task at hand.
-I'm essentially a happy and easy going person but I sometimes envy people who have that single minded bulldozer like drive to go and get what they want. I need that quality more in my life so I'm hoping to meet some diverse and great new friends on this site.
I am juvenescent, succinct, and sedulous
-Studying how to make it past third grade Japanese (I can tell the difference between hiragana/katakana/kanji) but I need to practice and work on my Japanese oral skills and I've been practicing very hard ;)!
-I like knowing about the source/origins of things and I like trivia and information that flies under the radar... eg Leonardo Da Vinci never ate tomatoes in his lifetime (because the time period he was alive Tomatoes were thought to be poisonous).
-Listening. I like trying to understand why things are the way they are even if that means listening to people or views that don't make sense to me.
-Getting on well with creative types such as singers, artists, dancers or health freaks.
-My British accent (when I'm in another country)
-Alternative history books - David Icke's 'The biggest secret', A Vegetarian History, Mona lisa: A history on the world's most famous painting)
-I like abstract films like 2001: A Space Odyssey and I'll be entertained by David Lynch stuff too. I haven't seen a Hollywood or Independent movie for ages, but I really love movies if they are recommended to be challenging or interesting. I love the charm of very old classic films. They don't make 'em like they used to. As an underlying theme I really like films to tell a great story. That is why I adore films like 'Shawshank Redemption', 'Once' (set in Ireland), Heartlands and 'Smoke'. I'm not part of the 'Saw' or 'horror film reboot' generation.
-With music I go through phases:
I have a strong bias for Acoustic Guitar music. I write and try to sings soul searching songs along the lines of Damien Rice/Teitur. I also love English/US folk music especially Martin Simpson and Pierre Bensusan.
I adore pure yummy sounds in Trance music. To be more specific: OceanLab, BT, Chicane, SolarStone.
Abstract mess with your head stuff
I went through a phase of listening to John Cage and Aphex Twin to push what you should classify as music. I tend to play safe now (cos I value my sanity).
I like the more jovial side of classical music such as Mozart. I enjoy the piano piece (the K448 Piano concerto). Believe it or not, there was some research where the result of listening to it, stimulated brain activity in a specific problem solving task!
-People that mean something to me
-Making the most of what I've got
-Simplicity and ingenuity
Some (unflattering) comments from friends after a little tipple:
"Wow! Your face is like an octopus!"
"Are you OK? You look like you're being strangled by the Invisible Man!"
-Dabbling in Languages
-Being a muse
-You're hot and
-You get a strong sense that you like me!