About

mithrilmaker

" Mithril! All folk desired it. It could be beaten like copper, and polished like glass; and the Dwarves could make of it a metal, light and yet harder than tempered steel. Its beauty was like to that of common silver, but the beauty of mithril did not tarnish or grow dim." - Gandalf

mithrilmaker

Hello, I’m mithrilmaker

About

Hello, fellow beings. I’m a she/her, Engineer, Martial-Artist and Writer.\

Here’s what I’ve done in the last decade (a sincere apology if this comes across as bragging)

First person in my (entire)family to travel 8000 miles away from home to study
Landed my first job in San Francisco
29th employee of Periscope.tv (now Twitter)
Adopted a new pen name @mithrilmaker
Fell in love and got married to @kuthkameen
Restarted martial arts (10+ years and counting)
Learned how to ski (Intermediate level)
Traveled a lot in Asia: Vietnam, Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand and India
Went from a life long strict vegetarian diet to eat meat and seafood to survive(in the aforementioned countries)
Live in Chinatown, San Francisco (also the birthplace of Bruce Lee; he was born half a block away!)
Biking for 8+ years. My longest bike ride in a day is 82 miles; total of 150 miles in a weekend
Planned and executed my wedding in a different country
I’ve been to Hawaii 4 times
Started making to-do lists
Gained and lost 30 lbs
Got back to oil painting
Got off Instagram
Foray into Buddhism
Travelled to Okinawa to learn more about okinawan karate
Did a triathlon: 0.5 miles in the icy cold pacific
Cooked every single meal since 2010 (a little exaggeration goes a long way)
Carefully designed and prepared a zen meal for 9 nuns in a monastery
A decade of dancing: Zumba, Bollywood, Salsa, Flamenco… you name it
Learned to bake in 2017
Started writing Haiku
Planned a 15 person pop-up dinner with friends
Started doodling on my iPad pro
Created and printed my first book of favorite quotes with adobe Indesign
Bought a DSLR and learned how to use it,
but took over 20K photos on my phone
Read 200+ books (50% non-fiction)
Learning to read and write Japanese
Learned to drive when I was 29(it wasn’t easy)
Created mithrilmaker.com Bought an amazing house with @kuthkameen](https://twitter.com/kuthkameen)\

Thank you and Happy Reading!