Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
New Yorker in Chicago. I attended university in Chicago, lived in
Asia for a few years and now... (back in) Chicagoland.
Living abroad gave me the opportunity to hike, bike and scuba dive.
Being back stateside, I stay active with swimming, yoga and dragon
boat paddling on a competitive team.
I'm a nerd with a geek fetish who loves dogs and ice hockey.
I'm not sure where to put this in my profile, but I believe
kindness is one of the most attractive qualities in a person.
Choose and be kind.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I worked crazy hard to get a degree in Teaching Chinese as a Second
Language. It was worth the sweat and tears (real tears...150 page
thesis written in Chinese makes you cry). I'm teaching Mandarin at
a middle school in the North Shore. I make sure to get into Chicago
several times a week...you can take the girl out of the
I've always had the 'arty and crafty' bug. Two recent projects:
custom designed sheep piñata destroyed in mere seconds and
stripping/sanding/staining wood furniture for my new place.
I love to cook. I love to cook for friends. I love cooking Chinese,
Thai, Turkish and Indian cuisines for friends.
Starting a new video project combining my personal and professional
interests of cooking and Chinese language, but with a twist!
Some random things I have on my 'bucket list': be able to do a full
cartwheel, go fly fishing, learn to code, watch The House of
Commons live, and try sky diving...not necessarily in that order :)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I love having friends over for dinner and I'll cook just about
anything for them.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Probably my half Asian Jew-fro, especially in the summer humidity.
My smile, I'm told I smile a lot.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Always on the lookout for new Thai, Mexican and Indian restaurants.
I love cooking all those cuisines, too. Actually, I just love to
Most recently I've been enjoying Jerry Seinfeld's new web show,
Comedians in Cars getting Coffee. I also love watching comedies in
general: Parks and Recreation, Arrested Development, Flight of the
Conchords, Hello, Ladies and Louie to name a few.
Blazing Saddles is my all time favorite film.
I'm contemplating getting a Netflix account to watch House of Cards
and The Wire.
I have pretty eclectic taste in music: I listen to Alt Latino
songs, movie soundtracks, blues, Afrobeat...and always up for
I'm recently finished a David Sedaris book-a-thon. I've started
reading The Geography of Thought by Richard Nisbett.
For me, not much tops the 2,000 Year Old Man recordings....points
to those who know what they are!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Why does this have to be 'six things'? I love my life and my
'things'...I'm not going to deny them to myself.
That being said, I can't live without garlic, cumin and olive oil
in my kitchen.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My extra toe. Ha, just kidding…
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I have no typical Friday night, but it's always nicer with a glass
of wine in my hand.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I wouldn’t show in public, so why would I put it here? Ask me in
person and maybe I’ll share…
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
you can make me laugh (there are few things more attractive than a
wicked sense of humor)
you like home cooked meals.
don't take yourself too seriously, but know when you need to.
you give up your seat on a train/bus for the elderly, disabled and
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