Personal interests

My mind is mostly revolving around academics, life, or these things (no particular order):

  • soccer (playing and watching; a fan of FC Bayern Munich: here)
  • birding (novice – my eBird profile here or here)
  • swimming (started at the age of 6)
  • jogging/running (preferably outdoor; aiming for a half marathon)
  • golf (a VERY beginner)
  • talk show by Conan O’Brien (from Late Night through Tonight Show to Conan: here)
  • Rocky (my favorite is Rocky II)
  • Star Wars (I mean who doesn’t?: here)
  • DC comics (Flash, obviously: here)
  • Japanese comics (my recent favorite is Vagabond by Takehiko Inoue)
  • Novels (digging famous ones)
  • Movies (Josh Radnor, Robin Williams, Steve Carell)
  • American TV shows (e.g., Silicon Valley: s2e10 “Two Days of the Condor”; Flash: s2e21 “The Runaway Dinosaur”;  Supergirl: s1e2 “Stronger Together”)
  • Japanese TV shows (too many to list, but Toshiaki Karasawa is definitely my favorite, especially in Great White Tower)
  • The Beach Boys (album Pet Sounds)
  • Shogo Hamada (album Edge of the Knife: here)
  • Tatsuro Yamashita (album Big Wave or Moonglow: here)  – I’m sure there are other things to be added, but I think I made my point.
I’ve finally climbed Mt. Fuji on 7-5-2019!
Turkey Trot 2018
Golfing – getting worse and worse every time
At Tatsuro Yamashita Performance 2018