ABOUT NIRAK ORTHOPTERA
My name is Karin and my native language is (Swiss-)German. Therefore the texts on this homepage are not perfect as they are my translations.
Nirak is the reversed name of Karin. I think it's good to look at things from the opposite site as well.
Orthoptera is the scientific name for a grasshopper. When someone is called a grasshopper it means that he or she is at the beginning and/or an apprentice. But there's also another, more spiritual meaning I like: Grasshoppers can only jump forward and they do it without fear. So it means to go ahead and move forward. And a grasshopper is also a symbol of good luck.
The reason why I'm calling myself Nirak Orthoptera since summer 2013 is, that I thought that I made a personal jump forward then, but I still feel as I'm at the beginning of a lifelong apprenticeship.