Explanation and Contributor
a wasteful product of personality and insecurities. nothing special here. just the peculiarities that the world consists of. 2b is a blog that has no direction and most likely can be viewed as an insignificant triumph over the internet when compared to the mediocrities of life.
A little bit about me:
twenty-three, Comparative Philosophy and Chinese Etymology Major, biker, nerd, dorkness maximus, self-conscious gamer, and friend.
I’ve always held a fascination towards Asian culture and it only became noticeable when I began to study Chinese language in 2007 at Curry College. Instantly drawn to the language, I began watching Chinese films in an attempt to understand the culture more, but I always ended up watching films in dialects that seemed foreign and like nothing I’ve ever studied before. Further captivating me, I began watching films from other Asian countries in an attempt to appease these weird feelings of non-understanding that often appeared throughout my mind.
Soon my Chinese studies came to an end abruptly when my college stopped offering language classes due to enrollment issues. At this point in my life, I had adopted to my repertoire many different philosophical classes based on Chinese and Asian religions and felt that I needed to learn more. My hunger to understand more about Asian culture lashed out, and I soon found myself applying to a new university in order to gain knowledge to what I wanted most. After being accepted to Tufts University, I soon realized that as a Junior at my other college, I would most likely not be capable of carrying that title over. Realizing that I would end up being a Sophomore if I was lucky at Tufts, I decided to stay at my current college in one condition: That is if I could continue studying Chinese language at Tufts University while being a student at Curry College. Applying for the program was tedious and obnoxious and I had to do it repeatedly every semester. I battled for a position in each class and hoped that the class wouldn’t fill before I could official sign up for it. After each semester, I found myself yearning for more, and I soon came to the point where I was taking language at Tufts contemporaneously to taking a full schedule at Curry College. Although I was incapable of going to Tufts full time, due to not wanting to repeat years in college (take five years to graduate), I didn’t allow this to impede me from continuing onward. This is my final year at college, and I am already accepted at National Taiwan Normal University for Chinese language as a second language, and I will be leaving to go there in August.
Although Chinese language is considered my main focus, I still hold this keen fascination toward Asian culture in general. I’ve taken many classes in philosophy, history, sociology, and have gone out of my way to make classes that have nothing to do with Asian studies some how related to the field I love so much i.e. taking a health class and writing on the degenerative effects smoking has on a Chinese person. With this notion set, this blog serves one purpose and that purpose is to show my progression from a person who had little to no knowledge of Asian culture to someone who loves and cherishes it. 2b serves as my journal, my scribbling, the troubles and the successes of learning about Asian culture. This site will host the films I have seen, the music I have been exposed to, the books that have left their marks on me, and the people I’ve met that have continued to influence me and push me further in my understanding of Asian culture. Welcome to 2b.