My name is Carl and I am a graduate of Environmental Design at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada, specializing in Landscape Architecture and City Planning while at the same time learning about Japanese culture and traditions. I have some experience in Japanese but don't count me in as fluent.
I was born November 26, 1994 in Quezon City, Philippines, which is not the best of all places. The distance to the city dump from my first "house" is a mere kilometre away and I was exposed to the challenges of life from the earliest stages. My family lived in a slum community for three years. My parents sold vegetables, but it was always at a risk of being demolished by government officials. Around 1997, my family moved in an apartment/tenement financed by my aunt and uncle, who were working at Saudi Arabia at that time (since moved to Minneapolis, MN); it was located in Imus, Cavite around 30 kilometres south of the border of the National Capital Region. There, my parents opened a door and window manufacturing business. Early on, I believed that Architecture would be my goal, as I saw the manufacture and assembly of different designs and different strategies. Another one of my favourites is looking over in the roof and try to see the skyline of Metro Manila, which is usually blocked by smog.
As money began to accumulate from the window and door manufacturing business, my family then moved to a single-story duplex housing in Dasmariñas in 1998. We then acquired a new house in the suburbs by 2001, not far from our third home. By this time, I would be building cities out of cardboard and had a toy train set that i had integrated well with the city.
I was exposed to the city-building community when I went with my brother at an internet cafe. From there, I got the very basic of city building as well as planning where roads, residences, businesses and industry should be taken. I think that was around 2004, when SimCity 4 came out. Back then I did not figure out how to manage my cities well, but I guess It could have been much worse. It was not bad to try it anyway.
In 2007, I moved to Winnipeg where he later discovered a newer version of the city-building program, SimCity 4 Deluxe, and from there I created my first journal, Troix (Okaiken #1), in 2011, which later expanded to the Okaiken V2 and The Middle Way.
CONNECTING WITH ME
I am available for a personal visit by anyone; however, in order to pay a personal visit to me, you must meet me at spot where the marker is pointed. I will not tell you my personal address since, well, it's personal.