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Registered: 01/29/2004

Gender: Female

Location: the great wide somewhere

Birthday: 12/22

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From MemoriesofGreen Oct 2016 <3

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from Shintouyu <3

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from an Mika_Len, Halloween 2k11 event

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from Doodlebug, Christmas 2011 event

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from my eternal star, April 11th 2012

User Image from Donkey Butter, Halloween 2012


Burial is for the living
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Hi, call me Tree.
I'm a linguist. I teach English as a second language.
I lived in South Korea for 2 years. I want to go back.

I am in love with language, spoken and written.
I can speak English, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, American Sign Language, Russian and Swahili. I can also do a bit of French, Spanish and Italian.

I've taken Russian, Mandarin and Swahili as intensive one-to-one classes with native speaking teachers. This means I speak better than I write. (but I can read and write Cyrillic just fine)

Japanese, Korean and Mandarin are my primary focus, so I've gotten rusty in everything else, sadly.

그리고, 한국이 아주 좋아습니다. 한국의음식이 최고예요.

I might should mention my other loves, books. Lol. I love reading, especially C.S. Lewis and anything fantasy. ^_^'
Anyway, that's about it. Oh, but I'll leave you with favourite quotes:

Notice how he(koolaid man) lures the CHILDREN to a REMOTE ISLAND and gives them REFRESHMENTS?

Warrior Bard
Fishing for strangers online is like asking random people on the street to bear your children.

That ain't no trip. That's a vocation.

human intelligence is the prelude to asshattery

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Kaizen Kenchi Report | 12/27/2018 4:23 pm
Aw, I apologize. My condolences. v.v
How are you holding up?
Waffle King Richard Report | 12/26/2018 1:01 am
Happy belated birthday
Kaizen Kenchi Report | 12/24/2018 8:29 pm
I have been well, got my undergrad, visiting family in Cali right now. Thank you.
How are you?
Kaizen Kenchi Report | 12/23/2018 12:28 pm
Happy Birthday! :3c
Waffle King Richard Report | 12/16/2018 6:57 pm
Hey, no need to apologize. You're not being a downer at all. I know it was difficult for me when my dad passed away 2 years ago in October while I was in hospital.

Take your time, and know that you will always (even if I'm not on Gaia as often) have my complete support.
Waffle King Richard Report | 12/16/2018 6:51 pm
*Bows.* I am so very sorry for your loss. You all have my support. sad
Waffle King Richard Report | 12/15/2018 9:52 pm
So let's talk about flexibility of language. Linguistic Elasticity, if you like.

Our language, English, as spoken by us, defines the language. We are defined by our language, if you will. Which thus leaves linguistics with an important question to ask. And that question, naturally, is whether our language of English, is capable of sustaining our demagoguery. By that, I mean, highly charged oratory; persuasive whipping up rhetoric.

What one gets out of Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie sitting on a couch together to discuss Linguistics.
Kaizen Kenchi Report | 11/06/2018 4:48 pm
MemoriesOfGreen Report | 06/28/2018 8:00 am
Isn't Khoi the guy who was like "don't look at me I'm naked"? That's literally one of the funniest stories I've heard.
MemoriesOfGreen Report | 05/29/2018 11:05 pm
Thank you so much for the birthday gifts! I love them!