I live in Vancouver, BC. I'm a university student and pretty lazy when it comes to cooking. Once in a while, I'll make some really yummy japanese food (my heritage). I am a triathlete, lifeguard/swimming instructor - so that means I should try to eat healthy, right??? (^_^) My favourite cookbook is a japanese "okazu" cookbook, full colour, all in japanese... and the "cooking for dummies" cookbook which taught me the difference between hard boiled and hard cooked eggs. I also have a pretty nifty cookbook for children's party - that one's in japanese too... My passions include teaching, triathlon and learning (educating oneself). My pet peeves (this is feeling like a dating questionnaire or something...) are: when people leave their dirty dishes in the sink, making it impossible for me to use the sink at all; not having enough counter space to prep meals; forgetting about food so it liquifies; and not having my mommy here at university with me to cook me "homemade meals". *sigh* If I had a month off.. I would get bored and go work at the pool again. I would also sleep. Now, if I had unlimited money, then I would go to Japan to visit my friends and family there. I would swim a little more too. And run. And bike. And go play on the playground at a nearby elementary school.