I'm a different person now at 30 years old than I was at 19. I see things a lot differently than I did then. I like to think that I'm wiser now and that my priorities are a lot more mature.
If I was to summarize myself up honestly, I would say I am flexible. I'm silent and attentive when it is needed, I can take charge and be boisterous when situation calls for it, I can pretend to be wise when I'm asked for counsel and I can feign ignorance when I know you don't want to me to tell you what I really think.
I would like to claim a tiny bit of arrogance to say I can be all things to all people but at the same time concede that sometimes I don't know when I should have shut up. It is a cycle of self improvement and I am getting better.
My default mode is contemplative and if I'm honest, I'll say that I over think a lot of things but since I'm selling myself, so I'll point out that it makes me thoughtful and a little opinionated.
When I was younger, I would tell people I love to read but that's boring to tell people. Nowadays I tell people I love to write, which also gives me an excuse to read a lot as research. This has an unfortunate a side effect that I have less and less to write about because every idea I have, seems to have an author already. However trust that my muse will come to me one day.
I love technology and more than that, I love how people change with technology. Talk to me about how people change in relation to technology and I'll talk your ear off.
I recently moved to KL and loved it. I love never having enough time to do everything I want. I love that most of the time I'm over committed everywhere. I've spent enough of my days sitting at home not knowing what to do so being constantly rushing from one interesting activity to another is a great change.
I like to travel, but I only travel with people nowadays. Going to a foreign place tends to make me melancholic and lonely, so I avoid traveling alone if I can.
I also want to say I like to cook, but its more manly to say I love playing with fire and I approach cooking with the same passion I had in chemistry lab back in school, peering at my experimental concoctions through a piece of tempered glass in an apron, and poking at it impatiently with my tongs. My fridge is full of ingredients I bought to try out that one interesting recipe I read but seldom revisited. I'm still perfecting my galbi jjim.
I want to use it for good, but have not managed it yet. Maybe I'll become a hostage negotiator.
Unfortunately that means I dress like I did when I was 19 and in University. Somehow I can't manage to look casual and look good at the same time.
I like action movies and some comedies. Absolutely hate horror movies. I only go watch ghost stories on dates and it is really tiring to pretend I'm not scared.
Music: I like Natalie Imbruglia for some reason, and secret fan of Lene Marlin. I listen to everything with good lyrics and most modern songs have terrible lyrics. Theory of a Deadman and Green Day is still two of my favourite bands.
My iPad, which has all my books
Wikipedia so I can fact check stuff before I make a fool of myself
A place to go because I really need to have a destination.
Coffee cause let's face it, I'm practically powered by caffeine nowadays.
I've recently discovered boardgaming and its my new Friday activity.
Once in a long while... I go out and party till dawn but I'm getting too old to enjoy that as much as I used to.
Sometimes I read young adults book and liked it.