Originally from Los Angeles, but has called the Bay Area,
Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Houston and now Shanghai home. I spend a lot
of time eating way too well, not running or playing basketball
enough and trying to organize my giant collection of shoes.
What I’m doing with my life
I love my job. No, seriously, I do. I also love unique and new
experiences. My goal is to travel to at least one country a year
that I haven't before. My number of countries visited slightly
trails my age, but I'm hoping to make it equal sometime in the next
few years. I eat. I run (poorly). I play basketball (also poorly).
I’m really good at
My friend Grace once said I was the most helpful person she knew.
So there's that. I'm really good at trivia - so I can be an asset
for pub quiz, Trivial Pursuit, Jeopardy, or settling arguments. I'm
a decent cook and a good resource for a restaurant guide to several
cities (Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Houston
and San Francisco, mostly). I have a prodigious memory.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm left handed. No, wait, people know me for years and never
notice that - that's what I usually notice about other people. I'm
not sure, you'll have to ask other people.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Aren't these lists usually a lot of bragging? Well anyways, music
tastes are alternative rock and punk (Smashing Pumpkins,
Superchunk, Social Distortion, ) hip hop (Kanye, Wu Tang, Dr Dre,
Jay-Z), 80s (New Order, one hit wonders, Erasure) and Creedence
Clearwater Revival. My favorite movies are the Empire Strikes Back,
The Big Lebowski, Fargo, Airplane!, 食神, 英雄本色 and Rocky IV. I think
the Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay is the best book I've
read in the last decade.
As for food, well, I love almost all kinds, but particular
favorites are HK style wonton noodles, a particularly good
hamburger, homemade macaroni and cheese, a great NY style deli
sandwich and a Mission style burrito.
The six things I could never do without
1. The Smashing Pumpkins "Siamese Dream"
2. Global 12" Chef's knife
3. An excellent pork tonkatsu.
4. My passport
6. My towel
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Future plans - here, there, somewhere else? Where will my job take
me? Where will I take my job? Will I go there with someone? Is this
pollution enough to make me move? Why doesn't Jeremy Lin start?
On a typical Friday night I am
Running! In the last 12 months I have ran 4 half marathons and I'm
going to finally run a full one. This is all despite the fact I am
a horrible runner. Slow and always whining. If I'm not running, I'm
usually eating something which is really bad for me and will make
my future cardiologist a wealthy person.
Edited to add I finally ran that full marathon (Chicago 2014)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I love the 80s.
You should message me if
if you convert oxygen into carbon dioxide.