I grew up in the mountains; my parents were gold miners. It was a
pretty swell childhood--when I was eight I became passionate about
fishing and spent almost every day the whole summer canoeing up and
down part of the river with my fishing pole. After high school I
spent a year doing manual labor full-time, saved up all my money,
and used it to study in China for a year. Afterwards I did my
undergrad in Physics and Chinese at Pomona College.
Some things I do or know at least a little about:
-Tennis, Table Tennis, Ultimate, Martial Art, Working on
cars/motorcycles/bicycles, Programming, Dirt-Biking, Chinese,
Computer Games, Cooking, Cycling, Juggling, Mushroom Hunting,
What I’m doing with my life
I've been in San Jose working at my first job for almost two years now. It's hard to believe that it has been so long. My company builds atomic force microscopes, and I spend most of my time doing experiments trying to prove that people should buy them.
I’m really good at
The first things people usually notice about me
Me trying to show off with a flip of some kind.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
"Recently" Read or Reading: Kafka on the Shore, Frankenstein, Atlas Shrugged, and a whole bunch of Michael Lewis books.
Movies: All About Eve, The Big Lebowski, Pulp Fiction, The Third Man, The General. More modern things that I enjoy: Marvel films, Tony Jaa, Van Helsing.
Shows: The Rockford Files, Firefly, Buffy, TOS, Voyager, Stargate, Sherlock, Elementary, Agents of Shield.
Music: Mostly classic rock like CCR, 60s folks music like Simon and Garfunkel or Peter Paul and Mary, and most of all my all-time hero, Harry Chapin.
Food: I've been a lazy bum for a while now, but I cook mostly Chinese food, just simple dishes like 地三鲜、家常豆腐、麻婆豆腐、醋溜大白菜、蘑菇青菜、西红柿炒鸡蛋，等等。I've recently been working through a cookbook that is all dutch oven recipes "Glorious One Pot Meals". It's pretty nifty.
The six things I could never do without
I'm boycotting this question.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Have you seen that one episode in Buffy where she gets the ability to see the thoughts of people near her, and she's appalled that Xander is thinking about sex every five seconds? That's me. I'm Xander. Well, I don't want to sell myself short, but I'm probably not nearly as witty or good looking. I do have both eyes, though!
On a typical Friday night I am
Starting this very week of 9/16 I'm going to be getting on a
serious schedule at Cung Le's MMA gym. So Friday nights will be MMA
sweetness, then I'll be ready to paaaarty. But I don't know where
the party is at, so I may end up just coming home to try to beat
the last level in Cave Story instead. Somebody lemme know where the
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I had a comparatively severe problem with procrastination in my
last two years of college. I like to think that I've grown since
then, though--look at me here now, spending time surfing OKC!
I occasionally go on bad movie binges. Usually RomComs and High
School movies. On my most recent such episode I enjoyed Just One of
the Guys, Can't Buy me Love, Say Anything, and The Breakfast Club.
Past favorites include She's Out of my League and The Ugly Truth.
You should message me if
-you would like to be asked out on a fun, light date. Honestly, I'd
be delighted just for the company.
-you would like to teach me how to dance, or learn together.
-you want to learn how to do a backflip, backhandspring, or some
other acrobatic move.