Shit brown eyes,
With the business details out of the way... here is the rest of my bio.
I don’t know what I want to do in the long term. Sometimes, I still feel like I will no longer be in 5 years from now. In the past, I occasionally held jobs challenging enough to engage my mind, but never so “engaging” that I could imagine myself sticking with the job for the long run, yet I did. I love to help people except on days where I don’t even feel like helping myself. I now prefer committing to the occasional work that doesn’t pay all that much, but that I believe in (as something worth the time and effort of any human being, because it brings something “more”), than to do things that I sort of like, accumulate money in the bank, live in a beautiful apartment or condo I rarely inhabit, and get caught in people-appreciate-me-because-they-profit-from-me-let’s-not-let-them-down.
11 heavens is my venture into doing what I love. Hold on. To tell you the truth, I have a love-hate relationship with programming (when I am not indifferent to it), even though I have made a living out of programming in C++. I must admit that I am quite fond of Drupal, and that, on a regular basis, my brain just purrs on anything that’s logical. I need my dose of things rational and binary. I cured myself from my first bout of depression by switching from creative arts to pure and applied sciences in college, where I got 100% in my calculus classes, and finished with a First Prize in physics. There are days (few and far between) when I miss simplifying an electrical circuit, or building a “state machine” — I went on to study electrical engineering after college, I have the piece of jewelry to prove that, the famous chiselled engineering ring. Recently, I went back to university to study Communication, and completed a three-year hybrid program in filmmaking and interactive media.
I “mostly” love graphical design, layout and typography. I love books and I love writers, particularly printed books and unpublished writers (they are more fun to be around, ever had the bad luck of meeting one of your favorite writers?). I love the chemical scent of a book hot off the press. I do judge a book by its cover, yet I am very picky about content. There are lots of “experts” out there, but how many know how to write a good technical book?
Nowadays, in my personal life, I’m trying to be my own lover, my own boyfriend, father and mother. I am at an age where I am becoming my father’s parent and my mother’s best friend. I no longer want to deny my handicap, so I don’t want to push myself physically. I am not interested in being a model. I don’t want to have to do everything that people do just to prove to others and myself that I can be like anyone else. I want to use every opportunity I get while still breathing to relate to other people, and I cherish my freedom just as much as humanity. Life is worth it if I can relate.