Hi, this is Crisco_1492. I'd like to thank you for taking time to read my profile, and wish you success with your contributions.
My screenname is of a direct reference to Christopher Columbus, whom I admire as an explorer, but there are also other symbolic meanings. The first part, Crisco is a derivation of not only first name of the (arguably) first European discoverer of America, but also my own. Another little reference is to the shortening, which symbolizes to me all of the food which I enjoy so much. The second portion, 1492, is a direct reference to the year Columbus first travelled to America.
I am a Canadian student,who is currently studying Indonesian literature in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and am planning on pursuing a career in teaching English as a Second Language in Indonesia after I graduate. I became a Wikipedian on June 20, 2005, and currently work on small Wikipedia articles once a week, usually on Friday. I also joined Wiktionary on January 29, 2006. At the moment I make minor adjustments such as fixing typos and adding comments to the discussion pages of articles where I find things contrary to my understanding of Wiki- policy.
My Commons contributions
I do my best to contribute various types of free images. I do image restorations and release them into the public domain (where possible), upload scans of public domain pictures obtained from various print sources, and upload images I take with my own camera when possible. I may also upload scans of free paintings, posters, or other artistic works. A list of my uploads can be seen here.