Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
An engineer who fancies himself a poet (or perhaps it is the
reverse?), playing a balancing act. To be confident, but not
conceited. To be ambitious, but remain grounded. To be assertive,
while remaining tactful. To find the right codes, the right
clothes, the right words, the right gestures for every occasion. To
shift and dance between North and South, West and East, while
remaining grounded and balanced.
Actually pulling that off requires more skill, sense, and
sensibility than I currently possess. Heck, I probably failed to
pull it off with this very profile. But, as they say, "Why do we
fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves up." :P
I was rather surprised to find that this summed me up rather
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm an Engineer, just graduated, eager to enter the workforce and
prove myself. Right now I've been looking into the Solar Energy
sector in Northern Africa; It's amazing how much there is to
I'm also in the process of learning to improve my skills as a
wordsmith, swimmer, and mechanic. Above all, I aim for that sweet
spot between being principled and being effective that makes for an
excellent human being.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm good at pouring my soul into stuff I like; usually, this
involves learning or solving something interesting, or reifying a
dream. I am especially fond of finding surprising connections
between things (for instance, puns!).
The first things people usually notice about me
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That I'm 'intense' and 'goofy in a good way', a 'renaissance man',
a 'gentleman', I 'dance well' and can be 'very silly'—so I'm told.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Music: I don't have big favourites, but let me give you a few
glimpses into what I like to listen to Mozart's Clarinet Concerto
in A Major K662, II Adagio. C2C's Happy and Delta. Kanye West's
POWER, Jay-Z's No Church in the Wild. Tenacious D's Tribute. The
Beatles' Within You/Without You. Daft Punk's Touch.
Isaac Asimov's Foundation. Terry Pratchett's Night Watch. Walt
Philosophy: Look, it is possible to like philosophy without being a
haughty snob about it. Kant blew my mind, Nietzsche encouraged me
to grow, Eliezer Yudkowsky made sense of stuff.
Video Games: Mass Effect, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs,
Dysfunctional Systems, Spec Ops: The Line. Fate/Stay Night. I play
games for the story or for the aesthetics; getting a good score
does nothing for me.
Koyaanisqatsi, Into The Wild, The Big Lebowski, Nightcrawler.
TV: The Wire.
GAINAX, TRIGGER, Ghost In The Shell. And then there's Jojo.
Comic books: Neil Gaiman's Sandman.
Documentaries: John Green.
Food: I like strong, complex tastes, with lots of spices, but not
so spicy that the taste of the actual food is lost. Big fan of
things that contain almonds and/or honey.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Life, and self-awareness. And I don't just mean that literally;
challenges, growth, renewal, are things I need. Without
difficulties, I tend to... slow down. I always need a mountain to
climb, if only to remind me of how cosy the vale is.
Things I would *greatly miss*: books, good conversation, good
friends, Moroccan food, nice clothes, in no particular order.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How I can improve myself and the world around me.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I try to do something different each time. Preferably something a
bit outside of my comfort zone.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I find this Nietzsche quote very inspiring:
For believe me! — the secret for harvesting from existence the
greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment is: to live
dangerously! Build your cities on the slopes of Vesuvius! Send your
ships into uncharted seas! Live at war with your peers and
yourselves! Be robbers and conquerors as long as you cannot be
rulers and possessors, you seekers of knowledge! Soon the age will
be past when you could be content to live hidden in forests like
shy deer! At long last the search for knowledge will reach out for
its due: — it will want to rule and possess, and you with it!
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