Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
HEADS UP! As of mid-May, I am in the process of 1. Graduating Grad
school and 2. Moving from NYC to Austin, TX due for career
purposes. Sorry - I just don't want anyone's hopes to be raised and
then painfully dashed!
When we read a "self-summary," I think we're looking for a
fragmented story. We want someone to describe their personality and
various statuses, like their ideas on ethics, playfulness, and how
they take on challenges in life. And maybe BDSM preferences. Hey,
you never know. I think we want to know the pieces of the story,
but we don’t want them to create a single, coherent narrative,
because we want to take that information and form our own narrative
But, coherent narrative or not, it's still better to show rather
* Ahem *
At the coffee shop I work at (because an M.A. student’s got to pay
the bills somehow), I like to say that someone who orders a small,
medium, and large coffee just ordered a family. Is it stupid? Yes.
Is it funny? Yes. Was that the point? You betchya.
See, I don't measure success by how fast I can become a millionaire
or famous by way of TV show. That’d all be fun, but ultimately it’s
not my aim. I measure my success in life by how many times I've
laughed so hard I can't breathe and how many times I've really
grappled with a complex idea.
This doesn't mean I'm not driven to accomplish anything in life.
C'mon, I'm pursuing a PhD in a sub-field that's in its infancy,
that's not a challenge for the lazy or faint hearted. But I don't
look at the pages of history as a place where I ought to stamp my
name, and roll my eyes at the people who do. Perhaps it’s my
Midwestern/Korean upbringing, but if I'm going to accomplish
something in life then I want it to be meaningful for more people
than just me, and to be positive.
Still reading? Want more pieces of a story? Then keep reading my
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Grad school, in large part, working in the space in between
politics, anthropology, history, sociology, psychology, and
international relations, in particular working on the concept of
ethnicity, ethnogenesis, and non-western approaches to
international relations and political theory.
I can also make latte art. Like those little fern things you see
fancy people sipping in the movies? Yup. I can make 'em. It's
But I do other things too, like kickboxing and weight lifting.
There's also some painting, writing, video-gaming, reading, and
music appreciation mixed in there. Basically, if something exists,
I can find a way to get excited about it.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Cooking Bacon Beignets
Taking names in Left4Dead
Getting stuck in Spanish when drunk
Sleeping. Except when there's an earthquake. Then I'm the only one
in the family who wakes up, it turns out.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My eyes, or my abs. Or maybe that I'm approaching them like a
friend instead of a stranger.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Book: More Than This (Patrick Ness)
Movie: Cloud Atlas
Show: Ghost in Shell - S.A.C./ Bee and Puppycat
Music: Mystery Skulls, Ayako Tanaguchi
Food: Poached eggs on buttermilk biscuits with spinach, and
hollandaise + paprika. Om nom noms galore.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Hot water (a lesson from living in Chile)
2. Intense exercise
4. Things to learn
5. Meaningful friendships
6. Those moments where you realize you're being an idiot and,
thereafter, stop being one
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
the little stories we tell ourselves, and what that reveals about
our backgrounds and perceptions of reality.
And why Chex Mix is so tasty.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Working, doing homework, or hanging out with friends after doing
one of the two former things. Or working out. You never know.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm a bottom/vers. Hey, it's useful information.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
being a bad-ass and goof-ball simultaneously doesn't sound
impossible to you. If that's so, go ahead and drop me a line. I
can't promise I'll bite, but what's life without a bit of risk?
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