About Chris Covell:
Who are you?
I'm just an ordinary guy, I guess, for the most part. But I enjoyed and treasure
my childhood; I try not to be bitter at the world, try not to take things too
seriously, try to stay young-at-heart, and try to figure out why I'm placed on
this Earth. I'm Canadian and of half Ukrainian and British descent. I grew up
in Vancouver, a really great place! As of this update (2016) I'm 38 years
old and married with a son. Wish me luck!
|Here are a few pictures which I took with a cheap, crappy disposable camera.|
Here is a (slightly old) picture of me.
||This is a bad picture of my old room. Notice the stray wires and general disorder.
||Heh heh. This isn't actually a picture, but rather a painting that I did of a Vancouver sunset.
What do you do? (studies, job, etc...)
I'm a recent university graduate (from Simon Fraser University). I've studied
Computing Science, English literature, and Linguistics. I currently have my Bachelor's
degree in English and TESL certification status. I can speak French (Bonjour les
francophones autour du monde!); read, write, and speak some Japanese (Yookoso!
Nihongo ga ii desu!); and I could probably get by speaking Spanish if I were forced
to. I see myself becoming an ambassador for English, sowing the seeds of communication
across cultures, like some sort of linguistic Johnny Appleseed.
So what now?
Beginning February 2002, I will be in Japan teaching English. I've taught English before, but I've never been to Japan, so this will be a new and exciting experience. I've had to pack up my belongings, cancel my internet account, move my webpage, and get a new e-mail address all in preparation of my move. So, it is a big change! (I won't even mention the monetary costs involved in getting ready!)
I used to have some more information about myself on this page, but maybe I'll write some more once I'm settled in Japan. That's all for now!
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