I am a graduate student at a university in California. My research interests revolve around modern Chinese literature, history, Taiwanese film, and music.
I've lived in many places, including Taipei, Taiwan, Michigan, and Minnesota, never staying in more than one city at a time except between 1990-1998. Recently however, I've become a homeowner in California -- it's still a shock!
I collect aerial view city postcards and postcards of universities and colleges. I also like old things... visual iconography from the 1960's and before. But most any mail is nice. I'm not picky, although I must note that I would prefer postcards **without** envelopes. I like having the postage, the datestamp and the wear and tear of travel right on the card itself.
I like personal stories. Feel free to tell me something bizarre that happened to you today. Tell me about a relative who's driving you crazy. Reflect on movies you've seen, or books you've read, or what bands/musicians you're currently listening to. Lately, I've also taken an interest in food and food culture, so if you could tell me about food that is unique to your region or your personal tastes, that would be cool. You could share a recipe if you want, although I am a terrible cook (this will hopefully change with your help).
Feel free to leave me a comment on my LiveJournal at http://woquinoncoin.livejournal.com.