I'm a second year university student in London tackling Japanese and Mandarin. I'm a Chinese opera enthusiast (Jingju and Kunqu anyway) eager to know all there is to know about (traditional) Chinese music, dance, and dramatic arts. Though I also love western music and briefly trained on the French horn at RAM. Hopefully going on a research project to study the music of ethnic minorities in Yunnan province in summer 2010 before embarking on my year abroad in Japan. Until then it's mostly study and not many blog updates from me!