Robert

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation Teacher/Student
Location Taipei, Taiwan
Introduction I met a beautiful, intelligent Taiwanese girl named Fanfan when I was studying in Angers, France in 2004. That summer, I went back to the US to finish my last year of college, and she moved to Paris. Things blossomed, and a year later I moved to Paris to be with her. I studied philosophy, and she studied cultural mediation. After a year had passed and all of our money had run out, we moved to Taiwan. Fanfan worked as writer, teacher and French-Chinese translator. I taught English, worked as a freelance journalist and studied Mandarin. On the side, I study Chinese and Taiwanese history on my own, which is why I maintain this site, because the interaction it provides gives me a better understanding of these subjects as a whole. To be clear, I am not a professional, and I welcome comments and criticisms ....Oh, and I know I'm not the ONLY redhead in Taiwan, and I know that's a stupid name for a blog. This was meant to be a way for my family and friends to keep up with what I was doing, but it became much more....In the summer of 2009, we'll be moving to D.C., as I'll beginning a Master's in International Relations.
Interests Globalization, Art, Culture, Sociology, History, International Affairs/Relations, Linguistics, Economics, Music, and hopscotch.
Favorite Movies The Big Lebowski, I Heart Huckabees, Punch Drunk Love, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Garden State, American History X, Snatch, Le Diner de Cons, Transformers, Dark Knight, etc. etc. etc.
Favorite Music Jeff Buckley, Ben Harper, Primus, Tool, Pearl Jam, La Rue Ketanou, Zero 7, Sia, Beth Orton, Rage Against the Machine, Chris Whitley, Alice in Chains, Explosions in the Sky, Iron & Wine, The Mars Volta, Calexico, Godspeed you! Black Emperor, Les Hommes Beiges, Yann Tiersen, Thomas Newman, Radiohead...
Favorite Books Linked, , The End of Poverty, Orientalism, Identity and Violence, Imperial Hubris, Nixon and Mao, Freakonomics, On the Road, Travels with Charley, Confederacy of Dunces, Three Cups of Tea...