Hello! I'm quốc Thái “RPGReki” Chung, read: /kʷuə̌kp tʰaǐ ɑːpiːʤiːrɛ̄kì cʰʊ̄ŋm/, or simply Thái or Reki. Out of character, I'm a Bavarian Swabian of Vietnamese descent, and I currently live near Cologne. I'm a Bunny Boy who grew up in Haitei City, usually desperate for good ramen. My interests include fortune-telling and Mahjong. If I'm not looking for trouble in Final Fantasy XIV, I play all other games, preferably turn-based JRPGs, though I do play other types of games at times.
You've never heard of Haitei City? Here's a story why it's called Haitei City:
Once upon on a clear night with a full moon, after a merry night of drinking, some council members left the pub “the Golden Lion” to go home. They happen to notice the reflection of the moon in a filled large tube that was set up in case of a fire. One of them got the genius idea to scoop out the moon to illuminate the city, especially on nights without moonlight. The others agreed with the idea and called for the city fisher. They and their servants arrived and began scooping the reflection of the moon from the bottom of the water, an act also known as Haitei Raoyue…
While they were ultimately unsuccessful, the moon rewarded their perseverance and graced the inhabitants of Haitei City with its blessing. Even in these modern times, the moon is revered. Haitei City was too small, peaceful, boring and backwards, so I ended up leaving it. But the blessings of the moon will always be with me.
Haitei City is based of a my actual hometown. The legend I told is a real town legend!
Before smartphones, I had a lot of time on hand and spent a lot of time in the library. I stumbled upon a book about reading tarot cards. It was an interesting read, the cards tell very vague hints, and it's up to people to interpret them. Having the blessing of the moon helps with reading. Ever since, I read tarot for fun, please do not bet your pants on my readings. For readings, I use the Animated Tarot by the Animated Deck of Many Kickstarter.
It all began with a game called “Shanghai: Dynasty” for Windows 95. The game only featured Chinese Classical Mahjong and Western/British Mahjong. There's a patch that adds Riichi Mahjong, but who downloaded internet patches in 1997?! In 2009, my first contact with Riichi Mahjong was the Anime Saki. Since then, I played online from time to time, I also started to play in-person soon after. Sometimes, the reflection of the moon at the bottom of the water graces me with its blessings: winning on the Last Tile Draw.
I'm currently in the ranking of the European Mahjong Association. Usually, I play on Ron², tenhou.net and in Final Fantasy XIV Online, but if need I will on other clients as well. See my post about Riichi Mahjong Clients.
I'm currently working on the Science Fiction Fantasy Web Novel Amauga.
Hot bunny boy, muscular twink (= slight muscle, but still very boyish), bottom, with white/silver hair.
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Due to unsolicited calls from headhunters and salespeople, details remain unpublished until I leave this employer.
PlusServer helps organizations realize the full potential of their cloud strategy.
Tasks at this position included:
SD Inspiring Travel GmbH is an online travel agency that specializes in family vacations.
Tasks at this position included:
Private Tutor for English, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for several lectures:
i. a. Formal Foundations of Computer Science, Logic for Computer Scientists, Programming Paradigms
Administration of student Linux computer pool
/dev/radio was a show of the Chaos Computer Club in Ulm, which used to be broadcasted at a non-commercial radio station. Topics of the show included technology and everything geeky.
Major in Computer Science; Minor in Physics
Bachelor Thesis: Subjective Logic Operators for Fusion of Misbehaviour Detection Mechanisms
Average Grade: 1.9 (1.0 is the best possible grade, 4.0 is barely passing, 5.0 is failing)