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==Hu Zhen==
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==Chu Fu Hu Zhen==
 
Previously Known As:<BR>
 
Previously Known As:<BR>
 
Nickname(s): Hu, Zhen, "hey you"<BR>
 
Nickname(s): Hu, Zhen, "hey you"<BR>
 
Pronouns: She/her<BR>
 
Pronouns: She/her<BR>
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Note: I sometimes miss social cues or say things in an impolite way. With very, VERY few exceptions, these are unintentional and are not a sign that I am upset or displeased. If I do something like that, PLEASE let me know so I can apologize and clear up what I mean in a better way.
 
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* Kingdom Offices Held
 
* Kingdom Offices Held
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** Sigillarius Herald - May 2022 - Current
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===Persona History:===
 
===Persona History:===
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* Tang Dynasty China<BR>
 
* Tang Dynasty China<BR>
 
* Lacquerworking<BR>
 
* Lacquerworking<BR>
* Kingfisher feather jewelry except without the Kingfisher part because that's illegal now<BR>
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* Kingfisher feather jewelry, except without the Kingfisher part because that's illegal now<BR>
 
* Helping my group and the SCA grow<BR>
 
* Helping my group and the SCA grow<BR>
 
* Attempting to find things I can do that won't result in me failing horribly.<BR>
 
* Attempting to find things I can do that won't result in me failing horribly.<BR>
* Heavy Combat! I wanna learn to use a Partizan >:)<BR>
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* Heavy Combat! I want to learn to use a Partizan >:)<BR>
 
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===Timeline of Activity:===
 
===Timeline of Activity:===
Fall 2019: Began going to Namron populace meetings and some rapier practices, considered a good move by me and several friends.<BR>
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Fall 2019: Began going to [[Namron]] populace meetings and some rapier practices, considered a good move by me and several friends.<BR>
 
<BR>
 
<BR>
 
Spring 2020: Started participating more, went to lots of (online) events, won Namron's teen Iron Artisan competition by being the only person to enter.<BR>
 
Spring 2020: Started participating more, went to lots of (online) events, won Namron's teen Iron Artisan competition by being the only person to enter.<BR>
 
<BR>
 
<BR>
June 2021: Attended first in person event - [[Myrgenfeld]] Collegium.<BR>
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June 2021: Attended first in person event - [[Myrgenfeld]] Collegium. It was a nice, slow event, to my memory. It was good meeting some friends. Note to self: frozen grapes are amazing, BUT only bring as many as you'll eat. Do not freeze the entire huge bag of grapes.<BR>
 
<BR>
 
<BR>
 
Fall 2021: Attended more populace meetings with the Barony of [[Namron]].<BR>
 
Fall 2021: Attended more populace meetings with the Barony of [[Namron]].<BR>
 
<BR>
 
<BR>
December 11th, 2021: Attended the first Vindheim Coronet Tourney, hosted by the Province of [[Mooneschadowe]].<BR>
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December 11th, 2021: Attended the first Vindheim Coronet Tourney, hosted by the Province of [[Mooneschadowe]]. It was SO GREAT getting to see everyone! Over 500 people, it was so big! We had Royals and Baronage from out of Kingdom (the King (maybe Prince, then?) of Gleann Abhann, the Baron and Baroness of Vatavia, in Calontir, and a Queen, who I *think* was from the Outlands). Áshildr hosted an impromptu bardic circle, near the end, and we sang for a little while. Several of my friends got their AoAs, which was AWESOME to see.<BR>
 
<BR>
 
<BR>
December 18th, 2021: Attended the Primere Princess' Rapier Tourney, hosted by... either [[Wiesenfeuer]] or [[Mooneschadowe]]. Had a good time, Her Excellency [[Zubeydah]] made some tasty soup to share with people.<BR>
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December 18th, 2021: Attended the Primere Princess' Rapier Tourney, hosted by... either [[Wiesenfeuer]] or [[Mooneschadowe]]. Had a good time, Her Excellency [[Zubeydah]] made some tasty soup to share with people. I brought more food this time. The cookies were good.<BR>
 
<BR>
 
<BR>
February 26th 2022: Went to Provincial Games, hosted by Mooneschadowe! I was a chess piece in the human chess game (fought and died well. My team won!). Got to speak to Mistress Margherita, before she was inducted into the Order of the Pelican. Was a very long drive home, but I had a lovely time.
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February 26th 2022: Went to Provincial Games, hosted by [[Mooneschadowe]]! I was a chess piece in the human chess game (fought and died well. My team won!). Got to speak to Mistress Margherita, before she was inducted into the Order of the Pelican. Was a very long drive home, but I had a lovely time.<BR>
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April 9th, 2022: Oh boy... I thought Mooneschadowe was a long drive. I was very, very wrong. I went with my boyfriend and another friend. Turns out [[Bjornsborg]] is a grand total of over 7 HOURS AWAY FROM [[Namron|NAMRON]]! My back was spasming by the time we got to San Antonio. We dropped my friend [[Malkyn Hawke]] off at their crash space, and trundled on to our own. Lord [[Robin de Chantenay Carrot|Robin]] is a wonderful host, by the way. Seriously, he's great. Highly reccomend him as a friend; he's a hoot and a half.
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We got to see Her Excellency [[Caterina Giovanni di Gilead|Caterina]] be announced for the Order of the Pelican! In my opinion, such an honor is VERY well deserved. It was good fighting. Shame a couple people went down on the field (I don't remember who or why), though I think both ended up alright, in the end. As always, my dear friend [[Áshildr inn Hárfagri]] did a STELLAR job at heralding. At one point she did a whole song and dance! I carried a banner in Her Excellency Caterinas' procession into Crown Tourney, which was quite nice. Baroness [[Dominique Michelle le Vasseur|Dominique]] played her drum, and another good gentle did some belly dance as we processed in! Very fitting.
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I attempted to teach (did more learning than teaching, lol) a dance class at the evening revel. We had a few newcomers dance with us! There's a lot more Bransles than I was aware of.
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The whole thing was a lovely time. Thank you all so much for making it so enjoyable.<BR>
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<BR>
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April 30th, 2022: Namron Beltane was great! So much to do. Lots of tasty food, good music, and little lemonade water flavor packets that I had to hunt down a waterbottle to use. I threw a hammer right about 15 feet during Celtic Games! That's about 15 feet further than I was expecting! I was the lead Site Herald for Beltane this year, which was actually pretty fun. I had a wonderful team, and we got all the announcements made, as needed. And there were so many newcomers! They were all so great. And then there was Court. Where I gOT MY AOA! THAT I HAD EARNED ABOUT 2 WEEKS PRIOR BUT I WASN'T AT THAT EVENT DUE TO LAST MINUTE MUNDANE ISSUES! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! (Very happy, thank you all so much)<BR>
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2022 summer Coronet: It was HOT! Also, 5 newcomers is too many newcomers to manage at one event, for me. I think I'll stick to one or two at a time... Congrats to Their Sanguine Highnesses, and thank you to Their Excellencies!
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Pennsic 49: OMG WHERE TO START?!? I screamed when I first saw the flags, rounding the corner of Curie road. I relished the 'Welcome Home' of the people working at Gate. I was slightly confused on what to do next and it took me 10 minutes to find my camp (the map is hard to read at first!). One of my lovely, wonderful, AMAZING camp mates had already set up my tent before I got there (thank you to HL Kel Sorenson of Rosenfeld!). I crashed quickly. And that's just day one!
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[[Skorragardr]] Axeman 2022: I had a great time! I was given the Torsade of Namron for service, a bunch of my friends got awards, I was the Herald in Charge, I got to be pleasantly surprised by the presence of Their Royal Highnesses (I knew about Their Sanguine Highnesses, but was surprised by having ALL of the Highnesses!)... I love my friends :)
 
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===Populace Provided Information:===
 
===Populace Provided Information:===
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====[[Zubeydah]]====
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Rarely have I seen someone immerse themselves into our Society with the excitement and passion of Hu Zhen. When she learned about the wiki, she immediately reached out to me to find out how she could help. I told her that I had a number of "really big, really boring" projects. Her response was that such a thing was perfect for her. Since that time, she has completed several ([[Special:Contributions/Shimmersky|really big, really boring, REALLY important]]) tasks for the Wiki, such as bringing all of the pages to a more cohesive format, fixing OP links, and searching out grammatical and spelling errors. I deeply appreciate her help and her contributions.
 
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====[[Ivo Blackhawk]]====
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I don't know too many people who have embraced the world of heraldry quite as frenetically as Hu Zhen, or as passionately.<BR><BR>
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At first, she was tracking down all of the group heraldry and badges so that she could help create digital versions of them. Then she was asking about voice heraldry, and the next thing I know she was coordinating site heraldry at Beltane.  She still does heraldic art on request, and is my go-to person for color and line drawings for heraldic submissions. Right now, she is the first to offer help, and the last to quit on most projects, and I've seen her pull up to an event with her car full, including offering rides to not only new players, but long time ones as well.
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She is a credit to the society, the kingdom, Namron, and the heraldic community.<BR><BR>
  
 
===Notable Contributions or Accomplishments:===
 
===Notable Contributions or Accomplishments:===
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* I GOT MY AOA AT NAMRON BELTANE 2022 AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA (very happy)
 
<BR>
 
<BR>
  
 
====Non-Armigerous Awards and Recognitions:====
 
====Non-Armigerous Awards and Recognitions:====
 
* Baronova [[Uliana Haiduk|Uliana]] sent me a necklace that Baroness [[Kyna Terricsdottir]] said should go to a deserving newcomer, and I think I'll be happy about  that forever!<BR>
 
* Baronova [[Uliana Haiduk|Uliana]] sent me a necklace that Baroness [[Kyna Terricsdottir]] said should go to a deserving newcomer, and I think I'll be happy about  that forever!<BR>
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* I've gotten Largesse from a few friends, and I treasure each piece.<BR>
 
* I've gotten Largesse from a few friends, and I treasure each piece.<BR>
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* Received the [[Torsade of Namron]] for Service from the hands of Their Excellencies, [[Kolfinna Egilsdóttir]] and [[Mani Alfsson|Yancy]] at [[Skorragarðr]] Axeman, November 2022.
 
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===Mundane Information:===
 
===Mundane Information:===
I'm a full time college student with a job. Biology major. My schedule is, despite being extremely regular, also somehow extremely unpredictable. If you need me to be somewhere or do something for an event or whatever, you need to tell me WAY in advance.<BR>
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I'm a full time college student with a job. History major. My schedule is, despite being extremely regular, also somehow extremely unpredictable. If you need me to be somewhere or do something for an event, please tell me WAY in advance.<BR>
  
 
That said... if you'd like digital art made of your heraldry or achievement, toss me an email at helena.a.hedges@gmail.com. Sketches, previous examples, or some such thing are much preferred as an example of the device, as my blazonspeak is rudimentary at best. This is free of charge, I do it for fun. For devices, the usual turn around time is about 2-3 days, since I have homework and a job to do. Achievements will take considerably longer due to the complexity of many of them.
 
That said... if you'd like digital art made of your heraldry or achievement, toss me an email at helena.a.hedges@gmail.com. Sketches, previous examples, or some such thing are much preferred as an example of the device, as my blazonspeak is rudimentary at best. This is free of charge, I do it for fun. For devices, the usual turn around time is about 2-3 days, since I have homework and a job to do. Achievements will take considerably longer due to the complexity of many of them.
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====In Case of Court:====
 
====In Case of Court:====
PLEASE tell me in advance that I'll need to be in court for something, and please mention that it isn't anything bad (unless I actually did something bad), or else I will irrationally stress out about it. Joking about it being something bad in a serious tone of voice is highly likely to send me into a negative spiral of worry and fear, so... seriously, don't do it.<BR>
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PLEASE tell me in advance that I'll need to be at a particular event. How you say it is entirely up to you; make up some sort of job you 'need me to do' or something. I have a chronic case of helium hand, so unless I seriously can't attend the event, I'll probably be there. That said, southern region events are HORRIBLY far for me, and the chances of me going south of the DFW area are slim, for most events.<BR>
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Additionally, my full name and title are pronounced (by me; this is not necessarily correct!) as follows:
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'Choo-Fu Who Zhen', Choo being like the train sound, fu as in 'Kung fu', Who as in 'Who's there', and Zhen sounds similar to 'shin', but with a Zh sound instead of a Sh sound. These pronunciations do not take into account the Chinese Tones System, because I don't know how to speak Chinese, and as such these pronunciations may be inaccurate.<BR>
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Zhen is my personas' personal name. Hu is the family name. However, I answer to either part of it, or both parts together.<BR>
 
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[[Category:People of Vindheim]]
 
[[Category:People of Vindheim]]
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[[Category:Wiki Editors]]

Latest revision as of 07:21, 7 November 2022

Photo
Hu Zhen Portrait.jpg
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Information
Registered Name: Hu Zhen
Resides: Oak Spring
Status: Active
Joined SCA: Late 2019
Order of Precedence
OP
Heraldry
Hu Zhen Device.png
Per fess wavy azure and argent, a swan counterchanged maintaining in its beak a sun Or.

Chu Fu Hu Zhen

Previously Known As:
Nickname(s): Hu, Zhen, "hey you"
Pronouns: She/her

Note: I sometimes miss social cues or say things in an impolite way. With very, VERY few exceptions, these are unintentional and are not a sign that I am upset or displeased. If I do something like that, PLEASE let me know so I can apologize and clear up what I mean in a better way.

Additional Registered Heraldry:


Offices:

  • Local Offices Held
    • Deputy Herald - Barony of Namron, 2021 - Current
  • Regional Offices Held
  • Kingdom Offices Held
    • Sigillarius Herald - May 2022 - Current


Persona History:


Interests:

  • Tang Dynasty China
  • Lacquerworking
  • Kingfisher feather jewelry, except without the Kingfisher part because that's illegal now
  • Helping my group and the SCA grow
  • Attempting to find things I can do that won't result in me failing horribly.
  • Heavy Combat! I want to learn to use a Partizan >:)


Timeline of Activity:

Fall 2019: Began going to Namron populace meetings and some rapier practices, considered a good move by me and several friends.

Spring 2020: Started participating more, went to lots of (online) events, won Namron's teen Iron Artisan competition by being the only person to enter.

June 2021: Attended first in person event - Myrgenfeld Collegium. It was a nice, slow event, to my memory. It was good meeting some friends. Note to self: frozen grapes are amazing, BUT only bring as many as you'll eat. Do not freeze the entire huge bag of grapes.

Fall 2021: Attended more populace meetings with the Barony of Namron.

December 11th, 2021: Attended the first Vindheim Coronet Tourney, hosted by the Province of Mooneschadowe. It was SO GREAT getting to see everyone! Over 500 people, it was so big! We had Royals and Baronage from out of Kingdom (the King (maybe Prince, then?) of Gleann Abhann, the Baron and Baroness of Vatavia, in Calontir, and a Queen, who I *think* was from the Outlands). Áshildr hosted an impromptu bardic circle, near the end, and we sang for a little while. Several of my friends got their AoAs, which was AWESOME to see.

December 18th, 2021: Attended the Primere Princess' Rapier Tourney, hosted by... either Wiesenfeuer or Mooneschadowe. Had a good time, Her Excellency Zubeydah made some tasty soup to share with people. I brought more food this time. The cookies were good.

February 26th 2022: Went to Provincial Games, hosted by Mooneschadowe! I was a chess piece in the human chess game (fought and died well. My team won!). Got to speak to Mistress Margherita, before she was inducted into the Order of the Pelican. Was a very long drive home, but I had a lovely time.

April 9th, 2022: Oh boy... I thought Mooneschadowe was a long drive. I was very, very wrong. I went with my boyfriend and another friend. Turns out Bjornsborg is a grand total of over 7 HOURS AWAY FROM NAMRON! My back was spasming by the time we got to San Antonio. We dropped my friend Malkyn Hawke off at their crash space, and trundled on to our own. Lord Robin is a wonderful host, by the way. Seriously, he's great. Highly reccomend him as a friend; he's a hoot and a half.

We got to see Her Excellency Caterina be announced for the Order of the Pelican! In my opinion, such an honor is VERY well deserved. It was good fighting. Shame a couple people went down on the field (I don't remember who or why), though I think both ended up alright, in the end. As always, my dear friend Áshildr inn Hárfagri did a STELLAR job at heralding. At one point she did a whole song and dance! I carried a banner in Her Excellency Caterinas' procession into Crown Tourney, which was quite nice. Baroness Dominique played her drum, and another good gentle did some belly dance as we processed in! Very fitting.

I attempted to teach (did more learning than teaching, lol) a dance class at the evening revel. We had a few newcomers dance with us! There's a lot more Bransles than I was aware of.

The whole thing was a lovely time. Thank you all so much for making it so enjoyable.

April 30th, 2022: Namron Beltane was great! So much to do. Lots of tasty food, good music, and little lemonade water flavor packets that I had to hunt down a waterbottle to use. I threw a hammer right about 15 feet during Celtic Games! That's about 15 feet further than I was expecting! I was the lead Site Herald for Beltane this year, which was actually pretty fun. I had a wonderful team, and we got all the announcements made, as needed. And there were so many newcomers! They were all so great. And then there was Court. Where I gOT MY AOA! THAT I HAD EARNED ABOUT 2 WEEKS PRIOR BUT I WASN'T AT THAT EVENT DUE TO LAST MINUTE MUNDANE ISSUES! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! (Very happy, thank you all so much)

2022 summer Coronet: It was HOT! Also, 5 newcomers is too many newcomers to manage at one event, for me. I think I'll stick to one or two at a time... Congrats to Their Sanguine Highnesses, and thank you to Their Excellencies!

Pennsic 49: OMG WHERE TO START?!? I screamed when I first saw the flags, rounding the corner of Curie road. I relished the 'Welcome Home' of the people working at Gate. I was slightly confused on what to do next and it took me 10 minutes to find my camp (the map is hard to read at first!). One of my lovely, wonderful, AMAZING camp mates had already set up my tent before I got there (thank you to HL Kel Sorenson of Rosenfeld!). I crashed quickly. And that's just day one!

Skorragardr Axeman 2022: I had a great time! I was given the Torsade of Namron for service, a bunch of my friends got awards, I was the Herald in Charge, I got to be pleasantly surprised by the presence of Their Royal Highnesses (I knew about Their Sanguine Highnesses, but was surprised by having ALL of the Highnesses!)... I love my friends :)

Prior Groups:


Populace Provided Information:

Zubeydah

Rarely have I seen someone immerse themselves into our Society with the excitement and passion of Hu Zhen. When she learned about the wiki, she immediately reached out to me to find out how she could help. I told her that I had a number of "really big, really boring" projects. Her response was that such a thing was perfect for her. Since that time, she has completed several (really big, really boring, REALLY important) tasks for the Wiki, such as bringing all of the pages to a more cohesive format, fixing OP links, and searching out grammatical and spelling errors. I deeply appreciate her help and her contributions.

Ivo Blackhawk

I don't know too many people who have embraced the world of heraldry quite as frenetically as Hu Zhen, or as passionately.

At first, she was tracking down all of the group heraldry and badges so that she could help create digital versions of them. Then she was asking about voice heraldry, and the next thing I know she was coordinating site heraldry at Beltane. She still does heraldic art on request, and is my go-to person for color and line drawings for heraldic submissions. Right now, she is the first to offer help, and the last to quit on most projects, and I've seen her pull up to an event with her car full, including offering rides to not only new players, but long time ones as well.

She is a credit to the society, the kingdom, Namron, and the heraldic community.

Notable Contributions or Accomplishments:

  • I GOT MY AOA AT NAMRON BELTANE 2022 AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA (very happy)


Non-Armigerous Awards and Recognitions:


Affiliations:


Mundane Information:

I'm a full time college student with a job. History major. My schedule is, despite being extremely regular, also somehow extremely unpredictable. If you need me to be somewhere or do something for an event, please tell me WAY in advance.

That said... if you'd like digital art made of your heraldry or achievement, toss me an email at helena.a.hedges@gmail.com. Sketches, previous examples, or some such thing are much preferred as an example of the device, as my blazonspeak is rudimentary at best. This is free of charge, I do it for fun. For devices, the usual turn around time is about 2-3 days, since I have homework and a job to do. Achievements will take considerably longer due to the complexity of many of them.

Special Needs:


In Case of Court:

PLEASE tell me in advance that I'll need to be at a particular event. How you say it is entirely up to you; make up some sort of job you 'need me to do' or something. I have a chronic case of helium hand, so unless I seriously can't attend the event, I'll probably be there. That said, southern region events are HORRIBLY far for me, and the chances of me going south of the DFW area are slim, for most events.

Additionally, my full name and title are pronounced (by me; this is not necessarily correct!) as follows: 'Choo-Fu Who Zhen', Choo being like the train sound, fu as in 'Kung fu', Who as in 'Who's there', and Zhen sounds similar to 'shin', but with a Zh sound instead of a Sh sound. These pronunciations do not take into account the Chinese Tones System, because I don't know how to speak Chinese, and as such these pronunciations may be inaccurate.

Zhen is my personas' personal name. Hu is the family name. However, I answer to either part of it, or both parts together.