Long story short: Instead of wrestling with post university graduate dilemmas, I bought a one way ticket from my native California to Bali with nothing but my faithful bike and five panniers holding all my worldly belongings. That was in February 2013 and I haven't regretted a single moment. Islands of Bali, Java, Sumatra, then off to Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, I've now made my way into Japan where my older sister finally broke her jealousy of my lifestyle and decided to join me for five weeks =) It goes without saying that I've have racked up serious kilometers and well earned grit.
To make that short story long is a disgrace to our future conversations.
Yet, despite all that and in the interest of my rambling logorrhea, here are a few things to tease your interest: though I dropped out out of High school three times, I managed to work my way back up to graduating at the top of my class with degrees in Anthropology and Rhetoric at Cal; 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 to the top craters of numerous 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? Me too. Does picking up my cellphone to place a food delivery order count 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, fun loving guy with a rigorous ambition for the love and pursuit of everything. I am looking for work to stay in Japan for a few years and am always available for coffee or a night on the town when I roll on through. Give me a reason to stay.