Besides linguistics, I love philosophy, literature, history, and classical music. My favorite philosopher is Immanuel KantMarcel Proust is my favorite writer. I am also a fan of medieval and Renaissance history. I love classical music, especially Bach and Chopin. I myself can play the piano and violin, though not in a professional level. I prefer to listen to the recordings of musicians who were active in 20th century, e.g. Wilhelm Kempff, Fritz Wunderlich, Mstislav Rostropovich, Wilhelm FurtwänglerArturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Rosalyn Tureck. In terms of performers who are still active, I like Gidon Kremer and Martha Argerich. By the way, I am also the photographer of all feature photos in this website.