I was an exchange student in Japan for a month and a half in summer 2010, and now I really want to explore the rest of Asia... and the world. What does it have to offer? How can I help? One of my life goals (aside from seeing Japan in every season) is to teach Americans about other cultures... many of us just don't seem to get that there's a whole other world out there, or that it deserves respect. Some of it needs love and caring, and some of it just wants to be seen, and I want to show it to them. I also believe that peace is achieved through understanding. If we understand other cultures, we can avoid conflict. I think it is important for everyone to study abroad--to live another culture's life, not just to see it. It does a lot for understanding them--and oneself...
The world is getting smaller, so we might as well get to know our neighbors.
That's my little shpeal. Think of it as you will. ^^
As an artist, I'm almost entirely self taught. I took classes throughout high school... I learned a lot in photography, but the other classes I ended up ignoring to the best of my ability. I'm best at doing what I want to do. (I got a 6 on the IB art test anyway...) I've been drawing since before I could remember, as evidenced by a piece my mom kept from when I was two--she says it's a dragon, but it looks like an awkward rainbow-shaped unicorn demon. Obviously I've figured a few things out since then.
Current Age: 19, Current Residence: Oregon, US, Favourite genre of music: Symphonic Metal, soundtrack, Operating System: Mac OS X, Personal Quote: Vescere bracis meis. Wind in the Bamboo Grove: A Tumblog of Things Asian