Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
"A detached, observant, and indifferent man. I am constantly under
scrutiny by the society that surrounds me...that is okay....Don't
walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may
not follow" -- Influenced by Albert Camus|George Sand
The quote represents my persona as an artist, an architectural
designer, and an engineer, whichs translates into an imaginative,
intransigent, and introspective individual.
As an extrovertible introvert, I prefer to observe, then act
accordingly or not at all. I don't judge; I don't care enough. I am
more than willing to help others in need, but nothing of humanity
will leave me shocked or saddened. I've been desensitized to
society. You may think this is negative, but it's quite the
opposite: the eyes of a sentient, yet quixotic realist.
I am very passionate towards a few things. You will find out as you
Ok. I'll tell you one: music. I'll periodically post a song that I
||| Hozier - take me to church. ||||
I have faults....
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I am a graduate student in architecture and structural engineering
at UC-Berkeley (M.Arch|MS program). In other words, I don't sleep
much for 9 months of the year. As of now, I've completed the M.Arch
(5|2014) and will finish the MS in a year.
During the summer I worked on R&D projects for an early-stage
SF A|E|C firm doing design| material research| structural analysis
on prefab, modular prototypes. In other words, the dyson|ikea of
architecture. I can't say much more about it.
I co-teach two courses in structures for architecture grads and
undergrads at CAL.
For shits and gigs, I do contract work. At the moment, I work with
an architect in Oakland on two projects: one is in San Pablo; the
other is in Mt Shasta.
Now, I may be working on another project with a professor at Cal.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Design: from technical endeavors like my professional field to
artwork, graphic design, carpentry, and painting that are more
Controlling emotion, while having a billion thoughts and feelings
twirling around in my brain.
Self awareness and social environs: I need to as to not draw too
much attention to my indifferent ways.
Reading people: especially while engaged in conversation. This is
not such a good thing.
Public speaking, engaging crowds, and all that business: I think
this is due to my background in acting. I'm by far not an expert
orator, but I've been told I am a good speaker.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
- I am always - I MEAN ALWAYS - listening to music. Feel free to
send me new bands and/or songs that align with my preferences.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: Fountainhead*| We The Living| The Giver| Quiet: The Power of
Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking|
Engineering/Architecture/Industrial[Product] design material|
Mother Night| Player Piano| Hocus Pocus| Bathroom Reader volumes|
I am looking for highly cerebral books on the human psyche and
interaction coupled with a philosophical undertone. Now, this
hybrid genre may not exist, ha, but I'm in pursuit. I need to
venture out and diversify from my inundation of design and
engineering literature. If you know of any, please share.
Movies: Too many to name...Anything Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi,
Documentary, Animation, Mind-bending, Cerebral, Dark (Clearly, I am
into Netflix) and/or combo of all the aforementioned. But if you
must know a few: Drive| The Machinist| The Fountain| Old boy| I Saw
the Devil| Bronson| Zenith|
Musicians: Fools Gold; LCD sound system| The Clash| Depeche Mode|
Phil Collins| Foreigner| George Michael| Aruna| Marc Etson| Passive
progressive| Delphic| Black keys| MGMT| Temper Trap| STP| Alice n
Chains| Armin Van Buuren| Nic Chagall|Arcade Fire| PJ Harvey|
Beirut| Cave singers| Tears for fears| Pet shop boys| Santigold|
Deadmau5| Mike Snow| Radiohead| William Fitzsimmons| 16 Bit
Lolitas| Yeasayers| Matisyahu (possibly misspelled)| Cosmic Gate|
Matt Zo| Ferry Corsten| The Xx| Massive Attack| Muse| The Knife|
Interpol| Graffiti6| Placebo| My Morning Jacket| Canibus|
Above&Beyond| Empire of the sun| Washed out| College| NASA|
NERO| M83| Chromatic| Junkie XL| Tanlines| Geographer| Twin Shadow|
Florence + the Machine| Empire of the Sun| Enya| Classical| and
many more....to be cont'd
Shows: TEDtalks| Parks & Recreation| Curb your enthusiasm|
Fringe| BSG| Dexter| X Files| Supernatural| Revolution | Reality: I
also like to observe people in a subtle manner..
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
The obvious: water, sunlight, and food
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
my portfolio and skillset (75% of the time); the real meaning of
life; philosophy; music; books that are conducive to enhancing
one's quality of being, intelligence, passion, etc;
computational/parametric design; BIM; the realization that society
is at the precipice of a dramatic change due to tech, and how this
affects my personal endeavors...
All the aforementioned can be, and most often is, coalesced into
one paradoxical mindset regarding my existence in the design
industry: to differentiate, optimize, and develop a niche, yet
continually adapt, evolve, and maintain general awareness to avoid
being lost in specialization.
The inventions, designs, and technological breakthroughs presented
in TEDTalks, and how I can reach that level in my profession.
A small portion of my mind focuses on the inevitable...
On whether I have any intention on pursuing someone on this site or
do I just like to look at profiles. I am inquisitive.
On the accuracy of astrological birth signs: I have to admit most
descriptions of the Pisces man are pretty damn close to me. It's
scary how close. It sort of puts the kibosh on being completely
unique in the world to some extent. Then again it only suggests an
underlying prescription for human kind. I don't know, but it's
Another is the thought of the human self comprised of the physical
and immaterial. The immaterial purportly the 'soul' is a database
of experience, but is it a mechanism of self conditional statement
of 'do, while' or 'if-then, else-if' conditionals that ultimately
form a moral compass. There definitely is more, but what is this.
The person of ten years ago may not be the same person of today: If
somehow one were to meet that 'former' self could you say you're
identical? Would you trust your former self with very serious
decisions that would affect your present self under the intent that
you are him so you know everything he/she would do? Also,
technology comes up with a process where you can store your brain
and its contents in storage to be supplanted into a donor body or
android. It this new body really you. You think it's you. But what
if later you were a carbon copy of your 'real' self who turned out
to use you as an observatory experiment. Now there is the quandary.
Material changes, so would you the 'android|cyborg|body donor' self
have a good argument to say you are just as you as the first self?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Everywhere and nowhere - the paradox of life.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Although I fully support the purported efficacy and ubiquity of the
dating process through this medium and would gladly confirm my Okc
account if asked, I move into this realm with insouciance and
question how well it works.
More likely than not, I'm surfing Okc during moments of inactivity.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
you want...I won't bite, unless evoked.
you have athletic, fit, and or jacked to describe your physique. It
is obvious that personality, intelligence, and commonalities are
the more salient qualities to any meaningful relationship, but that
combination should evince a desire for perfection in all areas that
are of interest to you. What is of more interest then your own
body? In short, I am looking for someone willing to hit the gym,
swim, drag me to yoga to endure my embarrassing moments, go
surfing, biking, try a triathlon, do anything physical.
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