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Industry Government
Occupation Copy Editor, but not when it comes to my own writing, and freelance writer
Location Arizona, United States
Introduction I used to live in a condo with a one-wall kitchen, but moved into a four-walled kitchen in Nov. 09. Then I downsized a bit to a three-walled kitchen in '15, and that's where I am now. I invaded cooking school and earned pastry, baking, and culinary certificates. I disliked cooking while growing up. It was just another chore, and I’d avoid it, but in college, I volunteered in soup kitchens, and loved it. When I moved into my first apartment and had personal access to a real kitchen, I craved my mom’s Filipino home-cooking. I’d call her a lot so she could walk me through recipes, which I still love cooking. Then, several years ago, I went on the South Beach Diet, lost a lot of weight, but gave up after awhile because the food I liked to cook wasn’t low-carb, and my menus were boring. In 2006, I enrolled in culinary school, finishing in 2008, but I've never stopped learning about food--where it comes from, how people perceive it, how to cook it, where it comes from, and especially what it tastes like.
Interests food, cooking, baking, reading, writing, editing, working out, drawing, guitar
Favorite Movies American Beauty, Punch Drunk Love, Memento, Fight Club, Star Wars (IV-VII), Deadpool, martial arts movies, comic book movies, chick flicks, smart comedies, dark comedies, sci-fi, action flicks, melodramas, etc.
Favorite Music Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The White Stripes, Amanda Palmer, Owl City, RHCP, Tori Amos, Ani DiFranco, orchestral/classical, hip hop, rock, pop, music in general
Favorite Books Different Seasons (Stephen King), Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (Susanna Clarke), Everything is Illuminated (Jonathan Safran Foer), almost everything by Chuck Palahniuk and Neil Gaiman

You have to dig a hole to China. Where do you start?

In the interest of saving time, how about just across the border. Mongolia might be nice.