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I was not motivated to participate in this silly homepage production at first,since I have seen countless homepages where some show their new-born baby in their homepages with so much overzealousness and some nauseating background pictures. However I was finally persuaded by my chum to do this Homepage at least for the sake of some people who are waiting for me to write a continuous series of the Chatterbox (personally,I don't think they will enjoy as much as they used to ,but what the hell!). So here is my brief profile. I am the editor of the Chatterbox,a Ezine which is about life in general,life in Japan,and whatever I feel would be of some interest for general readers.I wish to make it clear to some Japanese readers(if any) who probably have no idea of how my name is spelt that my name,Shino is spelt with the same chinese characters as that of Shino pottery (which are often admired by tea masters and my father, and used at tea ceremony as well as other pottery such as Shigaraki,Bizen and so forth).My name is 100% genuine, not other kinds of Shinos which are spelt out of mediocre characters, and I'm proud of it! However, whether or not the beautiful and simple characteristics of Shino pottery corresponds with my character, I dread to think much to my parents'despair. I studied Philosophy at Hull University-particular fields of interest are Racism,Immanuel Kant and others. I work for The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi in the City. I am a big fan of Elton John and Perfume.I also like listening to Classical music for mental relaxation. I have recently developed some interest in Art( paintings etc),possibly from my father who is a great enthusiast and studies and does his own paintings by himself in the remote countryside of Japan. Whether or not I've inherited his gene for art,that's another story.... Pet peeves include people of no sensitivity and decency,and nosy-parkers who keep asking me incredibly silly and interrogative questions about my personal life ...
I studied,like Shino,Philosophy at Hull-my areas of interest include Wittgenstein,Logic,and a couple more which I can't be bothered to put in right now! I used to work as a Unix System Admin at BNFL.Now I'm working for Helaba in the City. I am a fan of Monty Python,Manga and the JapaneseLanguage.Pet Peeves include techno "music" (God I REALLY hate that sh*t,according to Shino these are not 'music' but 'racket'),others include people asking me stupid questions about computers..I might put some information on Linux on this site..... I am interested in old computers! Why not try our little speciality,the Blood,Death and Torture page... BUT BE WARNED-It is not for the faint hearted!!
Best Regards from Shino
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