I currently hold an MA in English literature and a minor in linguistics. I study Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish, and I can generally make myself understood in all three. I continue to work on and off as a martial arts instructor in addition to juggling various odd jobs.
Right now, I'm back in school pursuing a BS in computational linguistics. I'm also taking courses in Chinese again in addition to taking up German.
I enjoy reading and writing and I'm currently working on a novel that I can hopefully get published after a thorough editing process with colleagues who have volunteered to assist me. Toni Morrison, Homer, William Blake, Frederick Douglas, and Miyamoto Musashi are among my favorite writers.
As mentioned before, I enjoy studying martial arts, combat sports, and fighting systems. Physical fitness in general is very important to me, so I make it a point to carefully study weight lifting, bodybuilding, powerlifting, flexibility, parkour/plyometrics and cardivascular endurance.
I formerly attended tracking and wilderness survival courses, and I hold an intermediate rank in urban tracking. I believe in a no-nonsense, demystified approach to tracking and martial arts. My recent attendance in tracking courses has been sparse due to unfavorable changes in the community, but I still train by myself and with a few close friends who share my love of the craft.
If you want to talk, you know where to find me.
Someone asked me to make some random likes and dislikes.
Three Random Likes
Three Random Dislikes
- French Fries
- Mazda RX-7 FD 3S
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