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Industry Government
Occupation Copy Editor, but not when it comes to my own writing, and freelance writer
Location Arizona, United States
Introduction I used to live in a condo with a one-wall kitchen, but moved into a four-walled kitchen in Nov. 09. Then I downsized a bit to a three-walled kitchen in '15, and that's where I am now. I invaded cooking school and earned pastry, baking, and culinary certificates. I want to read and edit food writing, even just part-time since I love my current copyediting job. I'd love to be a cookbook/cooking magazine editor (tester and copy editor, even). I disliked cooking while growing up. It was just another chore, and I’d avoid it, but in college, I volunteered in soup kitchens, and loved it. When I moved into my first apartment and had personal access to a real kitchen, I craved my mom’s Filipino home-cooking. I’d call her a lot so she could walk me through recipes, which I still love cooking. Then, several years ago, I went on the South Beach Diet, lost a lot of weight, but gave up after awhile because the food I liked to cook wasn’t low-carb, and my menus were boring. In 2006, I enrolled in culinary classes and learned a LOT.
Interests food, cooking, baking, reading, writing, editing, working out, drawing, guitar
Favorite Movies American Beauty, Punch Drunk Love, Memento, Fight Club, Star Wars (IV-VII), Deadpool, martial arts movies, comic book movies, chick flicks, smart comedies, dark comedies, sci-fi, action flicks, melodramas, etc.
Favorite Music Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The White Stripes, Amanda Palmer, Owl City, RHCP, Tori Amos, Ani DiFranco, orchestral/classical, hip hop, rock, pop, music in general
Favorite Books Different Seasons (Stephen King), Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (Susanna Clarke), Everything is Illuminated (Jonathan Safran Foer), almost everything by Chuck Palahniuk and Neil Gaiman

You have to dig a hole to China. Where do you start?

In the interest of saving time, how about just across the border. Mongolia might be nice.