Five Things That You Didn’t Know About Me

My favorite building in the nearby vicinity, the health club staircase building of the Lakeshore Hotel in Hsinchu, Taiwan. Taken on the 19th of December 2006 with a Nikon D200 and a Nikkor 18-35mm lens. Part of the Lakeshore Series 3.

The current meme of the day is a post about things that readers didn’t know about yourself. Since I haven’t been tagged, I will tag the following five people to do the same.

  1. Mr. Angry
  2. K
  3. Jessica Doyle
  4. Candice
  5. Mark from Toshuo

Here it goes.

A) I used to be obsessed with comic books, American comic books. To this day, I still read some. When I was younger, this was spurred on by my best friend DSG and we drew comic books together. It culminated with us trying to publish our own independent comic book in 1990. We had gotten a 3000 $ loan from the government to startup our own indie publishing house but we didn’t get enough orders, so we didn’t publish it. My friend, after years of working in finance, decided to go to film school and become a cinematographer.

B) When I was 16, I was madly in love with a Québecois beauty named Annik Tomlinson. Since I wasn’t too good with girls at that point, I used to write her weekly anonymous love poems illustrated in pastels. I didn’t really think anything would lead to it, but once I overheard her talking with her friends at her locker and she seemed to love the attention.

C) I used to be a professional club and rave DJ. From 1998 to 2005, I had two radio shows each week. I used to spin hard techno and minimal techno/IDM at raves and club nights. The money I made barely covered the cost for vinyls, on which I spent 200 to 300$ monthly. I worked for various bars and clubs. I also used to take care of international DJs who came to town. Since I spoke different languages, didn’t drink or take drugs, I was perfectly reliable for the promoters. I made more money with this than local DJs made spinning a few hours at a rave. I have had Armin Van Buuren, Adam Beyer, Adam X, Chris Liberator and top DJs in my car.

D) I used to play RPG every week when I was younger. I loved Cyberpunk and Ars Magica. Enough that I spent a lot of time creating material for my games. When I moved to Montreal in 2003, I stopped playing because all of my friends were in Quebec City. To this day, I regret not being able to play anymore.

E) When I get a good RPG (offline like Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion) for my gaming console, my wife knows that she can forget me for about a month. I remember a time when I was playing Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. The Xbox was on 24/7, when I went to bed, my roommate started playing. This wasn’t a problem because at the time, my wife and I weren’t married and weren’t living together. After a month, I usually finish the game or get tired of it. I have a hard time playing video games during the summer.

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Author: range

I'm mathematician/IT strategist/blogger from Canada living in Taipei.

9 thoughts on “Five Things That You Didn’t Know About Me”

  1. Ha! you’re the 2nd person who tagged me the same meme’s. Nice knowing about you with this little meme. Since I am a very reserved person, my “About Me” page is pretty much about me. Thanks, Sir Range.

  2. Oh but I hate these things. This one apparently escaped its home on livejournal and got to the bigger blog world. 😉

    (Honestly though, with my reader base, finding stuff that -none- of them know that I’d be willing to share is hard. The crowd includes best friends, ex-boyfriends, people from high school and college… People who know me well enough to remember which color of Ferrari I want.)

  3. Range – you were the third or fourth person to tag me :).

    I think the summer time naturally beckons us to go outside. I like (B) the best. You were a secret admirer. That is so romantic what you did by writing love poems to her. And seeing her eact happily to them must have felt beautiful.

    Cheers to admiration from afar.

  4. Video games and table-top RPGs. We have more in common than I thought. I also used to be wildly into both, and I also have lost touch with certain parts of my inner geek after coming to Taiwan. I’ll have to think about how to post this meme on my page.

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