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Overview

  • 4 References
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish, Thai
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • former student, fellow filmmaker, future linguist
  • b.a. linguistics / documentarty studies @ unc chapel hill
  • From Knoxville, TN, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

love forever, love is free

ABOUT ME

I've just finished my undergraduate degree and at the moment I'm preparing for a research fellowship in Thailand. Besides serving malay/thai cuisine part-time at school, in the summers I'm usually working on documentary projects either at home or abroad. Two films in Thailand, one in Peru and a hand full at home in Chapel Hill. I'm a beginner cyclist and I love my Trek 520 '89--it gets me everywhere I need to be around Carrboro, NC. Ultimate frisbee, trail-running and hand drumming have recently taken up a lot of my free time, all of course enjoyed with the best of friends.

PHILOSOPHY

expect as universals compassion, humor, humility, and ingenuity

Interests

language
friends
trail-running
tanning buffalo hides
brewing beer
(ultimate) frisbee
finding edibles in the woods
climbing
primitive skills

  • documentaries
  • dining
  • beer
  • coffee
  • running
  • movies
  • homebrewing
  • rock climbing
  • geography
  • history
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

More recently, I've enjoyed old-school travel writing, expedition logs, especially if its in the vein of "white man goes to asia, has epiphany".

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

hmm, a few highlights
motorbiking across northern laos
machu picchu guided by san pedro
interviews by lake titicaca over empanadas in quechua
4 days in the mountains surviving on edible plants and crawfish
9 months waking to the call to prayer in a thai-muslim neighborhood

Teach, Learn, Share

sharables, skills, and fun topics:

Thai language/Thailand,
Southeast Asian development,
Bio-cultural diversity,
Language/linguistics,
Oral history,
Documentary film,
Geography of North Carolina or Tennessee,
Coffee,
Local food systems,
How to build a Paiute stone trap to catch small woodland critters.
How to tan a buffalo hide...

Countries I’ve Visited

Belize, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Peru, Thailand, United States

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