About meI'm Shamus - Ryan, 39 years old. I taught Mandarin for 10 years but resigned due to stress that caught up with me. I am a truck dock forklift operator at a logistics and shipping company now.
I was born in Ireland and lived there until I was 4 years old. I immigrated to America where I have stayed. Because of my heritage, I am a Hibernophile (a lover of all things Irish). My favourite holiday is St. Paddy's day. My lineage is mostly Irish along with Welsh, Manx, German and Italian.
I'm in an open relationship with my wonderful wife, Janna.
I have 11 kids, a 21 year old, Jaden; an 18 year old, Daniel; a 17 year old, Maria; a 12 year old, Gareth; a set of twins, Hinata and Koji, age 8; a 7 year old, Cian and a set of triplets, Wyatt, Diana and Tony, age 6 and Noel, 2 years old.
Maria is the mother to a wonderful happy 3 year old boy named Colin. I love all my children and grandson.
I play pokemon. If you want my Friend Code, just ask. I dont mind giving it out.
I also am quite literally addicted to Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Pokemon Let's Go Eevee. We should play sometime?
For video game consoles, I am mostly Nintendo with a splash of Playstation. I have a DS, 2DS, Wii U and Switch for Nintendo consoles and a Vita and PS3 for PlayStation consoles.
I'm a linguaphile, meaning I am a lover of languages. I wish I had the skills to be fluent in every language. Sadly, that's not humanly possible, though I do pick up languages fairly quickly and easily. I dabble in languages to learn basics out of curiosity and interest. I do speak and / or write English (native), Chinese (advanced), Spanish (lower intermediate) Irish (intermediate), Romanian (beginner), Vietnamese (beginner) and I am pretty good at ASL. I've dabbled in Icelandic, Swahili, Danish, German, Czech, Manx, Punjabi and Welsh.
"Rely not on the teacher, but on the teaching.
Rely not on the words of the teaching, but on the spirit of the words.
Rely not on theory, but on experience.
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.
Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations.
Do not believe anything because it is spoken and rumored by many.
Do not believe in anything because it is written in your religious books.
Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.
But after observation and analysis,
when you find that anything agrees with reason
and is conductive to the good and the benefit of one and all,
then accept it and live up to it."
Profile coded by Aly! Thank you! : D