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Posted 3/14/15
Well, my Dad got me hooked to fantasy books, sci fi shows (Star Trek, Stargate, the Twilight Zone, the X-files, the Outerlimits), and sports (mainly hockey, which I played for 15 years). My mom got me into yoga, gardening and hiking. They both got me very interested in language, culture, and traveling abroad. I think these are all interests and hobbies I'd like to pass on to my children if I have any. I'd like to add anime, manga and video games to that list of passing on, as hobbies I've developed since moving out.
Posted 3/14/15
I think I will have my children big on science, especially chemistry. I will probably encourage them to play an instrument. Since my parents weren't fortunate enough to let me do those kinds of things. I'm definately going to give my children those opportunities.
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1. Table tennis - It's a fun sport and is fairly low-stress compared to a lot of others. It is easy to play for a long time and you get one hell of a cardio workout.

2. Blade honing/sharpening - I'm probably not going to use up all the expensive waterstones in my collection during my lifetime so if I ever have a kid, I will teach him/her how to sharpen, hone, polish, maintain, and choose knives. None of that stamped 440 stainless steel crap in my house. Waterstone sharpening is extremely relaxing and I often do it as a form of meditation. Who knows? If the kid nurtures enough love for this hobby, maybe he/she will learn how to forge knives, something I never got a chance to learn.

3. Kendo - My collection of swords needs to be cared for and loved after my death. Someone who does kendo will surely see the beauty in the blades and take good care of them. I guess it doesn't have to be kendo, as any other practical martial art will also do, but kendo is most closely tied to those swords.

4. Entomology - I find this widespread and socially acceptable fear of insects to be distinctly unacceptable and unreasonable. These little critters make up most of the animal life on earth and their little world is mysterious and intriguing. The joy of observing insects and developing a real interest in them is something I believe more people should have. Instead of blindly fearing them, people should study them and understand them. They really are so very interesting. There's nothing quite like watching a spider or a scorpion feed, or watching an ant farm on a lazy afternoon.

5. Cooking - If you're my kid, you're going to learn to cook. You're going to use those knives I taught you to sharpen and you will find joy in the process of creating something delicious. Cooking can be as much of an art as anything else. I find it to be a healthy hobby that is rewarding and pleasurable.
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I guess basketball. It's a good base to have prior transitioning to other sports, in my experience. I play football like it's basketball.

I'm not going to force my kids to like my other habits, interests, and hobbies. I'll just be open about it. If they're curious, they know where to look and ask.

Of course, if I've seen funny videos and shows, I'll be a little bit more forceful like, "hey, check this out. This is funny." I like comedy and funny stuff, and most of the time I reenact the things I've seen fresh.
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Being a Baylor fan. (There will be no University of Texas fans in my dojo )
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Posted 3/14/15
I want them to be into sports basically... Oh and anime so we could like chill and watch anime together
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Anime and science, well the cool experiments first to get them interested. And then theory.

Music is a like a freebie, they can try out any instrument they want.

Among other things, skateboarding or rollerblading and bicycling.
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Posted 3/14/15
they can do whatever they want. if they don't like what i do, that's cool. just as long as they're happy.
Posted 3/15/15
If I were to attempt to pass anything down, it would be a love of literature. I'd try to get my children interested in reading for fun and pursuing knowledge for the sake of knowledge. Get 'em to see that there is a lot of beauty in the written word.

I reaaaaaaally, and I mean reaaaaaaaaaaally don't want to pass down my pyrotechnics funsies to my kids. I've made careless mistakes and dumb decisions, and I'm honestly lucky I haven't put myself 6 feet under. The idea of my kids following in those particular footsteps is terrifying to me.
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Posted 3/15/15
Before I had a kid, I had visions of all these specific things that I hoped that we could do together, or that I could pass along. Once my daughter came along, I began to realize just how much of an individual she is; more than just a little copy of me.

So now, the thing I want to pass along is a sense of adventure and an open mind.

But I will certainly involve her in all the things I enjoy in my life. If she is into them, we can share those hobbies. If not, she can explore her own path. Who knows, perhaps she will pass along interests to me.
Posted 6/11/15 , edited 6/11/15
My father introduced me to anime. Also martial arts. He's a cool dude. My first memory ever was the martial arts store. We still go together down to Chinatown and go into all the martial arts stores and it's something we kinda still bond over after all these years

My mother got me into baseball, and also my love of reading. She's a big Mets fan, and got me into my unadulterated love of being a tortured Mets fanatic.




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Science ,Literature,History and the Arts.My children and grandchildren have different tastes in anime,My grandchildren love AOT and one of my daughters adores SAO.Where did I go wrong?Yes, I've watched anime with all of them since they were little..
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Since I was the uncle who had the big DVD collection when the niece/nephew couldn't find a good babysitting movie on Friday night, I got to educate them on "Castle of Cagliostro", as well as all the great 80's movies one still needs to know growing up.

(For example, I tried showing them Tron: Classic back before Legacy made it cool again, and a few years later the nephew ended up joining the Ultimate Frisbee team at school.....Hmm. )
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My daughter has followed me in the end. she watches anime, reads manga, cosplays, a vocaloid music fan, collects anime stuff, and now would like to be a manga artist. My poor wife is not an otaku and puts up with both of us. I got into anime and manga while living in Japan for my high school years.
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