Long story short: I've been cycling all over Asia for 7 months (10k km) before picking up two American friends and a great job as a teacher in Uthai Thani, where I now live. I never shy away from questions - so ask!
Highlights to get the conversation going: I dropped out out of High school three times yet worked my way back up to graduating at the top of my class with two honor (not honerary) degrees in Anthropology and Rhetoric from UC Berkeley; I have fundraised thousands of dollars for HIV/AIDS awareness and charity; worked for a bank manager for five years back in San Francisco; I have broken my arm, my right wrist, my heart, and two steel bikes frames; I've climbed mountains and swam three Oceans.
Wow, that all sounds very ambitious....I should also mention, then, that I can also be much more down to earth and easy going than that. Want to spend the whole day in bed? Great. Wondering if picking up my cellphone to place a food delivery order counts as an adequate departure from focused inactivity? Most definitely. Join me in questioning everyday philosophy over a bottle of wine at the park? Live for it. Burn the next day doing puzzles with leftover Chinese food or pizza? Yes, please.
I am an unconventional San Francisco native, currently living in Thailand after residing on the seat post of my bike. Uthai Thani is a small town, but I am very willing to travel for a long weekend. And I am always available for coffee or a night on the town when I roll on through. Give me a reason to stay.