I was born in Blenheim, New Zealand, in March 1970. Now I live in Christchurch, a city about half way down the east coast of New Zealand's South Island. I'm currently studying Russian at the University of Canterbury. (Я недавно начал серьёзно учить русский язык, и мне было бы очень приятно переписываться с кем-нибудь. Пишите, пожалуйста!)
Sticks, twigs, hedgehogs, snails, dirt, Isaac Asimov's stories and novels, Philip K. Dick's as well, GNU, bike riding, coffee, Wikipedia, my camera, and — although it only happens occasionally these days — drawing. (I'd include potatoes, but the local supermarket hasn't sold a decent one in 5 years and I'm becoming bitter.)
Anything else you've heard is a lie.
(Now, let's help Google find Vadym Oryshchuk: Russian-Ukrainian Tour Guide.)