Ranginamu
38 Eltham, Australia
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My self-summary
I am naturally drawn to helping others, especially those who are less fortunate and this helps me to transcend our natural tendency for self-absorption. At the same, I try not to take myself or things in general too seriously - there's nothing I love more than sharing an uncontrollable belly laugh with someone!

I have such a thirst for knowledge but unfortunately this isn't quite matched by my somewhat sieve-like memory! I am particularly fascinated by connections in language and etymology.

I am fluent in French after living in France for a few years, and I'm really keen to learn a third language.

I like to keep active through cycling and tai chi
What I’m doing with my life
I support people with intellectual disabilities to achieve as fulfilling a life as possible. I'm also working towards establishing my own business as a Chinese Medicine practitioner
I’m really good at
-making my guests feel at home
-connecting with people of all backgrounds
-recognising famous people's voices
-correct usage of the apostrophe
-questioning group-think
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
BOOKS:
Mornings in Jenin, The Most Dangerous Superstition, Guns Germs & Steel, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
MOVIES
The Blues Brothers, Alien and Aliens, Drunken Master II, Goodfellas, The Edge of Heaven, District 9
TV SHOWS
my all time favourite is The Wire but I also like 6 Feet Under, Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones, The Office (UK), Flight of the Conchords, The IT Crowd, QI, Q&A
MUSIC
Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, Donny Hathaway, CCR, Neu, Skip James, Al Green, Bill Withers, Led Zep, JJ Cale, Peter Gabriel, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Fat Freddie's Drop, Trinity Roots...
FOOD
Indian, Thai, Mexican, Pizza, aged French goat cheese, avocado on sourdough...
The six things I could never do without
-avocado on toasted sourdough with salt and pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice
-internet (to quench that thirst)
-friends and family
-music
-laughter
-time in nature
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Whether or not the non-heirachical, anarchic, homeostatic self-organisation of the natural world will ever emerge as the distinguishing characteristic of human society... I am hopeful that it will
On a typical Friday night I am
having a pint at the pub, catching some live music, listening to new vinyl acquisitions with 2 of my mates, or watching a film at home
You should message me if
you are kind, passionate about something or many things, and love laughing
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