Nationality/State:Canadian citizen in Japan.
Describe Yourself: Bookish, humble in lifestyle, a bit arrogant in life, hail from a poor family, eccentric, 'mature' sense of humour, rational, sometimes a bit lazy, not terribly energetic, I like conversation, reader, writer, sometimes an artist, self-declared intellectual, I drink a lot of tea... basically, a wandering scholar-monk with a bag of scrolls in one hand and a cup of tea in the other.
Buddhist, Secularist, Both or Other: Buddhist. Though in real life I don't always publically identify myself as such because of the ignorant masses (oh and I'm sometimes a bit cynnical).
Any school or Tradition you belong to:In practice Soto Zen but I tend to gravitate towards Nagarjuna and various Chinese Chan thinkers. I'm a Buddhist Eclectic.
Special Expertise: Literate in modern Japanese. Somewhat literate in Classical Chinese.