Nathaniel is in his 3rd year of a Double Bachelor in Asian Studies and Languages.
What is your cultural/ethnic heritage and what do you love about it?
I was born here, but both my parents were born in South Korea. I am a HUUUGE fan of Korean food, and I also love Korean music, and I think I'm so happy to see how popular these are getting throughout the world.
What issue in Asia or the Pacific regions are you most passionate about/intrigued by?
I think I am most passionate about languages within Asia and the Pacific regions, and how different governments and leaders have used to languages to construct or deconstruct national identities and manipulate people's understandings of "community".
If you could live anywhere in Asia or the Pacific regions, where would it be and why?
I think I would LOVE to live in Thailand or Vietnam for a bit, since I have a deep interest in the culture and politics of those countries, and I am learning their languages!
What is your favourite book and why?
I am a big fan of the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series by George R. R. Martin. The book series is not only an epic fantasy that takes place in a vast, open and mystical world, but it provides deep insights into human nature and the blurred lines between good and evil. I really recommend everyone to give this series a chance!