AboutHello, my name is Nalfein.
Nice to meet you.
I love music.
All kinds. My favorite bands are probably The Beatles, The Libertines, The Kinks and The Strokes. The fact that I love a lot of 'The' bands doesn't bother me in the least. Think what you will. Lately I have been listening to a lot of Django Reinhardt and Serge Gainsbourg-penned French 60s pop. Also, I'll always have a special place in my heart for Japanese music, whether it be heavy rock or nostalgic 70s pop music.
I love movies.
I go to the movies a lot, and I'm also on Netflix, so I'm constantly watching movies both new and old. The funniest movie I've seen this year was Role Models, and thanks to Netflix, I've been getting more and more into Jean-Luc Godard and French New Wave. I wish I could marry 60s Anna Karina. Google her. Woody Allen is probably my favorite director. Also, the new Bond movie was badass. ******** the haters. I used to be really into Asian cinema, so naturally I still have a soft spot for it.
I love reading.
My favorite authors are Albert Camus, Honoré de Balzac and Haruki Murakami. I've read every single novel of Murakami's that's been translated into English, and Camus' "The Stranger" is probably my favorite book ever. Other books I really love and would read multiple times are "On The Road" by Jack Kerouac, "Catcher In The Rye" by J.D. Salinger, "Brighton Rock" by Graham Greene, and "1984" by George Orwell. Among others. I really should read more. The other day a friend of mine lent me the "Watchmen" graphic novel and I've been reading that, it really is fantastic.
Pretty much everybody likes music, movies and books though, so here's a list of other assorted things that I am into.
Fashion - I admit it, I'm somewhat of a superficial and shallow person. I pay a lot of attention to clothes. I really love 60s fashion... you know, Carnaby St. slim suits, hats, mod fashion, all that cool stuff. My favorite brands are Zara, Fred Perry, Diesel, Ben Sherman and April 77.
Videogames - Perhaps I should've written 'RPGs' instead of 'Videogames' since those are the only games that I play, really. I love the Wild ARMs series the most. The last game I beat was Rogue Galaxy. Here's a list of games that I started but never finished: Final Fantasy XII, Wild ARMs 5, Valkyrie Profile: Silmeria, .hack//GU vol. 3, Persona 3. I should really finish those.
Guitar - I've been playing guitar for two or three years. Anytime I'm bored and sitting around the house (most of the time, really) I pick up a guitar and strum whatever comes it mind. It's fun and it's a great stress reliever. Someday I hope to be in a band or to pursue music somewhat seriously, but for now, I'm just playing around.
Japanese - I've been studying Japanese for a little bit more than four years and I think I'm pretty good at it. Living in Japan (four months, and then three months) helped a lot, I think. Even though I graduated university, I continue to study by myself and hope to be completely fluent someday (near impossible, I know, but I'm trying.)
That's it for now. I really have no idea why I wrote this since I never come here anymore.
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