The name is Trishul. I'm the only actual 'asian' in my group of friends both back home and at University.
Anime has been been with me for many years, far longer than before I knew what it was. I started with Pokemon, as i'm sure many from my generation did. I then moved onto the great Fox Kids shows of Escaflowne, Big-O, Outlaw Star, Digimon, DBZ and other great shows similar to those.
I started watching along with the airing season from about midway through 2009. boy am I glad I did! I've been introduced to many a great show that I probably would never have gotten around to watching. I don't really have any favourite genre as I enjoy most anime.
Favourite shows currently are Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, K-On, Escaflowne, Madoka, Summer Wars.