I have a constant desire to travel and am always looking towards my next adventure. In the past, I have called Sierra Leone, Cambodia, London, New York, and Rhode Island (college) my home. I've also jet setted to Brazil, Egypt, Uganda, Costa Rica, and throughout Southeast Asia and Europe. I've done lots of cool stuff ranging from gorilla trekking to dancing the night away at the Heart of Darkness to white water rafting down the Nile. I also had a brief stint as a food and travel writer and once turned down the opportunity to host my own Singaporean food show. I'm a fan of dancing/dance parties, live music, karaoke, trivia, practical jokes, any anything in, on, or in close proximity to an ocean. I am a major foodie and love cooking, hosting dinner parties, and trying new restaurants.
What I’m doing with my life
I work for an international development organization. I also volunteer at a weekly mentoring/tutoring program!
Planning a work trip to to Rwanda and a January vacation to Mexico.
I’m really good at
- Cooking (I am pretty damn good in the kitchen)
- Starting impromptu dance parties
- Staying up past my bedtime
- Bargaining at local markets
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile or my blue eyes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Country of Ice Cream Star, In the Country of Men, Room, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, But Beautiful, Ancestor Stones, Jane Austen, and the His Dark Materials series.
Movies: Billy Elliott, Little Miss Sunshine, Wall-E, Beasts of the Southern Wild, American History X, Hunger, Milk, Roman Holiday, Gone with the Wind, Field of Dreams, Newsies, Old school Disney.
TV: Arrested Development, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Parks and Rec, Friday Night Lights, Orange is the New Black
Music: Bon Iver, Ray Lamontagne, ZZWard, Fitz and the Tantrums, Amy Winehouse, Jessie Ware, The Civil Wars, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Chvrches. Soul Music. Am a 9:30 club regular and always looking for someone to check out shows with.
Food: Chocolate, berries, pomegranate, mac n cheese, oysters from Pearl Dive, fried chicken from Willie Mae's Scotch House, Green Pepper Crab in Kep, and 'Shroom burger from Shake Shack.
The six things I could never do without
a cozy bed
my overactive imagination
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Who stole my birthday cake in 2010. Seriously. Who steals a birthday cake??
On a typical Friday night I am
Out with friends: dinner, drinks, and hopefully some dancing. The best nights involve a trip to Showtime at some point (Showtime is the bestime).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Feet gross me out.
You should message me if
You have a sense of adventure and wanderlust. You are funny, intelligent, caring, silly and passionate. You are confident and spontaneous. You don't play games or feel the need to play it too cool. I still firmly believe that dating can be open, honest, and respectful. You live in DC proper (no VA or Maryland please!).