My post count tells me I'm a new member, so I'm probably supposed to introduce myself. Unfortunately I don't have too much to say about myself. Or maybe I do...let's see...
Not too long ago, my relationship status changed and now I'm sharing my small apartment with another primate, and so I started taking more seriously the prospect of cooking from time to time. Here in Taiwan, convenient food is everywhere, and my kitchen is hardly more than a closet with a sink and gas range, so I wonder about my sanity. I'm not prepared to sink a whole lot of money into this, and while I've made a fairly expensive knife purchase now and already have some stones, much of my kitchen will have to remain pretty cheap. I cannot justify the kind of spending done by enthusiasts.
I won't be doing nearly as much food work as most of the members here, so I will not be amassing a collection of knives or even being able to contribute much to any discussion. Further, overseas shipping costs can cause problems, especially for heavy things like cutting boards, so I need to find more local options, and that often involves products that I cannot find opinions of here, and many products I see recommended here are unavailable to me.
So in other words, I'm not serious enough to be here, but I registered anyway.