Doing something at least once a year that scares the living daylights out of me. Bungee jumping when I've been awake for 36 hours. Polyphasic Sleeping. Transhumanism. Exploring the Living Force.
About me: Complicated; Like a book if you don't go beyond the cover you won't know me. After all, life is too important to be taken seriously. I do believe that anytime before you pass through the gates of hell, you can change your luck.
At times, I can be too intense, anally retentive and self-important, but my friends and family are very good at putting me in my place. I've grown accustomed to living with the absurd.
Point to note: I have been accused of being a toxic personality. Take me or leave me. That's the way I am.
"The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously."
: “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
Political view: nEO-Anarchist/ Techno-Progressive
My sense of humour can be dry/sarcastic, but can often be obscure.
My Fashion sense is alternative, casual (jeans), outdoorsy(Combat Boots with the Army), It has become smarter since I learnt to bring lady friends with me when I go shopping. A lady friend complains whenever I wear the combat boots when I see her...hmmmmnn...I HATE THE TERM SMART CASUAL!! ALWAYS GETS ME INTO TROUBLE. Smart Casual means, Suited and shirt without tie.
Sports: None, although I like to keep fit by Weight Training, Martial Arts and Running. Need to get back to the running part.
Books: Sci Fi, Fantasy, Poetry, Political.
Music: Eclectic taste; Eagles, The Doors; Classics like Mozart and Beethoven of course and some modern. Natalie Imbruglia, Dido, Ania, SiStars and the Corrs. Currently 50gigs of music in my hard drive and growing
TV shows: Current events shows like Question Time. Sci Fi in general like Star Trek & Dr. Who, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Andromeda, Xena, Angel, Babylon 5, Highlander, Highlander the Raven, Lost
I tend to get annoyed with "military" films as they get things so wrong. Who ever heard of placing a compass on top of a rifle??? Director should have been shot.
Movies: Ladyhawke, Asoka, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Amelie Poulain, Butterfly Effect, Kagemusha the Shadow Warrior, Along Came Polly, Practical Magic, Princess Bride, Space Cowboys, Hero, Lord of the Rings, House of Flying Daggers, The Warrior.
Cuisines: Probably try most things: From Indian, Oriental, Liberian to various European cuisines.
A few quotes we should live by:
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." Mark Twain
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects. — Robert A. Heinlein
The warrior protects and defends because he realizes the value of others. He knows that they are essential to society and, in his gift of service, recognizes and values theirs...
take the extra moment in dark parking lots at night to make sure that a woman gets into her car safely before leaving yourself. Daily involvement in acts such as these are as much a part of training as time spent in the dojo, and indeed should be the reason for that time spent training...
When faced with a woman or child in a situation in which they are vulnerable, there are two types of men: those who would offer succor and aid, and those who would prey upon them.
And in modern society, there is another loathsome breed who would totally ignore their plight! --Virtue of the Sword, James Williams