banyanman

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Non-Profit
Location Quezon City, Philippines
Introduction I'm a British/Australian expatriate from the baby boomer era, living in Asia. I was born and went to school in the UK, started my career as a journalist in the print media, but spent most of my working life in broadcasting in Australia, before I moved to Malaysia in 1997 and then to the Philippines in 2010. I now work for an NGO based in Singapore involved in the production of media awareness campaigns in the Asia-Pacific region. My work takes me to some interesting places and I try to take advantage of any free time that I get to pursue my hobby of travel photography. I have a number of albums on TrekEarth and PBase which you can access through my xyzasia homepage.
Interests Audio-visual production, media, new technology, Internet, blogging, world affairs, human rights, Asian history, Asian culture, protecting the environment, climate change, sustainable living, organic foods, world music, travel photography, tropical gardening, snow skiing, hot-air ballooning, rainforest trekking.
Favorite Movies Babel, Borat, Bridges of Madison County, The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, Casablanca, Crocodile Dundee, Death at a Funeral, The Fugitive, Dr Zhivago, Evita, Forever Young, An Inconvenient Truth, The Last Samurai, Life as a House, Meet the Fockers, The Naked Gun, Notting Hill, Out of Africa, The Piano, The Planet, Regarding Henry, Sleepless in Seattle
Favorite Music World music, Chinese classical, Bryan Adams, Tina Arena, Backstreet Boys, Sara Bareilles, Sarah Brightman, Coldplay, Phil Collins, The Cranberries, Julee Cruise, Deep Forest, Do-Mi-No, Enigma, Era, Eurythmics, Ronan Keating, Alison Krauss, Chantal Kreviazuk, Genesis, Annie Lennox, Lene Marlin, Namjilliin Norovbanzad, One Republic, Pavarotti, Ramli Sarip, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Taylor Swift, Travis, Shania Twain, Zucchero.
Favorite Books Asian Eclipse, Asian Values Western Dreams, The Clash of Civilisations, A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers, An Inconvenient Truth, Lords of the Rim, Thunder from the East, Treasures of the Thunder Dragon, The Trouble with Tigers

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