CHAT: OT/CHAT: YATT (Yet Another Teohie Thread ;) (wasRe: Results of Poll by Email No. 26)
|From:||J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>|
|Date:||Monday, March 31, 2003, 9:01|
en mem0 2003 KE/4208 Sijn0 : 03: 29 10:39:46 AM/g0zen, h s teoh graeffi:
>On Sat, Mar 29, 2003 at 12:19:51PM -0600, Peter Clark wrote:
>> On Saturday 29 March 2003 12:06 pm, H. S. Teoh wrote:
>> > Which is why it might be interesting for other conlangers to meet me
>IRL, if for nothing other than the shock value. I *am* boringly normal
>in many respects. :-)
>> Actually, now I *have* to meet you IRL, or at least see a picture of
>> you. I had a dream (I know, bad thing to start a conversation with)
>> about going to a ConLangCon; you were there, and I was rather surprised
>> at how built you were. (One doesn't see many beefy, muscular Chinese
>> folk around here.) So in that respect, you weren't boringly normal. ;>
>Now, that is totally bizarre. [...]
Hey, a case of serious mistaken identity... that was _meeee_ in your
dream not Teohie, Peter ;) ::flexes _gungfu muscles_, makes sinews pop,
makes scary demonic face::
I also have quite a number of tattoos (mostly Chinese ideograms -
Archaic, Modern, Calligraphic and Simplified - and Taoist charms and Chaos
Magick occult sigils... as well as "Chaos" written in Greek and Sun Wu
K'ung/MaoLao tattooed on my back [I joke I exchanged one monkey for
another... BTW I have 2+ years Clean & Sober...])
In addition, I have lotsa scars - unintentional, intentionally inflicted
and intentionally self-inflicted. My most recent set of scars is a complex
netwerk of rather
nice cat clawings on both my hands (SALLY!, the gods DO indeed have claws...
some humans and dogs may wish those claws were more often retracted...)
My father says I am a "throwback" to the ancient tribal Cantonese who
were supposedly cannibals and headhunters who were tattooed and scarred. For
some odd reason he said this because I was hunched over eagerly sniffing my
purchased seafood before venturing to eat it with my fingers. In casual
eating environments, I have horrible table manners by most people's accounts.
. . otherwise I am on my best behavior ;)
Mayhaps being born in the Year of the Dragon & under the sign of Taurus
has factor in the development of my physique, character and demeanor...
>> Alas, I woke up right before you were going to show some ancient Chinese
>> geneology charts.
>Now, that is even more bizarre. I neither have any such charts in my
>possession, nor am I even remotely interested in such things.
Now that's rather odd coming from a Chinese :P~
I _have_ on my altar a copy of my family scroll that traces my father's
lineage back about 2,000 years. I have to have it translated someday... most
of it is written in very poetic Classical Chinese (the more recent section -
from about 1911 CE - is rather prosaic and Modern).
> But of course, we all have weird ideas about people we never met IRL, soit's
>none of your fault. :-)
Somehow I have always had the image of Teohie being quite small and
Hanuman Zhang, _Gomi no sensei_ [Master of junk]
& Gatherer of Extremely Enlightening Knowledge (or GEEK, for short ;)
"To live is to scrounge, taking what you can in order to survive. So,
since living is scrounging, the result of our efforts is to amass a pile of
- Chuang Tzu/Zhuangzi, China, 4th Century BCE
"The most beautiful order is a heap of sweepings piled up at random."
- Heraclitus, Greece, 5th Century BCE
Ars imitatur Naturam in sua operatione.
[Latin > "Art is the imitation of Nature in her manner of operation."]
"The usefulness of the useless is good news for artists, for art serves no
useful purpose. It has to do with changing minds and spirits." - John Cage
"We do not make art to say what it is, we make art to ask, 'WHAT IS IT?????''
- Robert Wilson
" jinsei to iu mono wa, kichou na geijyutsu to ieru deshou "
[Japanese > "one can probably say that 'life' is a precious artform"]
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