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About Traditional Art / Hobbyist Joshua BurnsMale/People's Republic of China Group :iconone-planet-at-a-time: One-Planet-at-a-Time
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Or at least severely throttled. For the past few weeks I've had trouble getting onto Deviant art. According to (…) , I should be able to access this site. ( and my computers (from several different locations, not just at home) say otherwise. I can get on with my VPN (as I'm doing now) but that's a pain especially since it seems to cut out every 10 mins.

This may sound like an odd request considering where I'm making it but is there anyone else around in China who's had similar problems? Or anyone who might know more than me?
  • Mood: Annoyed
  • Reading: Exams I have to mark
  • Eating: Fried rice
  • Drinking: Mongolian tea


Joshua Burns
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
People's Republic of China
Current Residence: Inner Mongolia, China

I'm a NZ-born astrophysics graduate but I'm also interested in East Asian calligraphy and painting. I'm currently teaching English here in Inner Mongolia.
I want to become much better at calligraphy so I'm happy to receive any and all comments and feedback.

はじめまして、私は助守和(ジョシュワ)です。 ニュージーランドで生まれて、大学で天体物理学を勉強しました。私は今日本で英語を教えています。書道にも水墨画にも興味があります。^^

Nau mai. Haere mai. Tēnā Kōtou. Ko Joshua tōku ingoa. Nō Kirikiriroa ā Aotearoa au.

:iconreadcplz1::iconreadcplz2::iconreadcplz3: Dinosaur Stamp by Leafbreeze7 STAMP: Glasses by Emotikonz So Many Books by LaPurr stamp - don't judge a book... by Daeg-Niht

Contact: (Say you saw me on deviantart)
QQ: 1465746422
Skype: j.burns272

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Encoder6 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How are you, my friend?

do you have problem with Internet?
Jburns272 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good thanks. Good but busy. How about you, friend?

And yeah, I've had trouble with my internet too. :D
Encoder6 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday, my friend :cake::party:
Jburns272 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, my friend! :)
Encoder6 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :manhug:
KamakuraSamurai471 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday!
Jburns272 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :)
ChaircarMao Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
Hello,thanks for making a long comment on my work the "limit of our culture".
Jburns272 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem!
Zeroibis Featured By Owner Edited Jan 20, 2015
Thanks for the favs and for your comments. I hope that you will enjoy other photos from my trip as I get them up.

Hopefully, you will get another chance to see the view from Hakodateyama when it is not cloudy. I got very lucky that it had cleared up at that time. Earlier when I was at Goryokaku Tower a storm blew in and turned the view I had from the city there into a screen of white. You could actually see a wall of white come across the city from Hakodateyama at that time which I captured on video. If that storm had come in the evening I would have also missed the chance for the great view.

Knowing that you like calligraphy I was wondering if you have ever picked up any goshuin in your travels.
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