Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
EDIT: currently splitting my time between Istanbul and London so my
location will change!
Blindly adventurous, passionate about being random, open-hearted,
good at procrastinating, and probably do a little too much self
deprecating but I consider it a quirky humility. Definitely a
From the UK and brought up in an international family, I've always
been comfortable with being in unfamiliar surroundings.
I think my friends would say that I have a free soul and I always
look after the people I love. The one thing I value most in life is
experiencing new things with new people, and broadening my tiny,
insignificant mind. I love my family more than anything since
without them I wouldn't be here today!
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Enjoying it! Youth is wasted on the young, and I'm going to prove
it! First I need to quit my desk job, sure, but small steps...blah
blah blah :)
In reality, I am working in a creative industry managing creative
individuals on year long projects. It keeps me very busy but I love
a challenge and it's the reason I came to Germany.
EDIT: that was me up until start of last year. Now I'm
freeeeeeee...to be unemployed and find work on my own two feet as a
freelance translator / writer!
On a more personal note, I'm enjoying...well me. Sounds dumb and
self-obsessed, but not if you haven't really thought about how
important it is to like you for who you are.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm not really GREAT at anything (wow, that made an impact), but
I'm pretty good at languages (at least figuring them out if not
speaking them), I write well and I've got some hops (played
basketball for 20 years). Not bad at photography (read: thinks he's
better than he really is). Other random stuff that doesn't sound
attractive now I say them but what the hell...
- locking myself out of my apartment
- forgetting gloves in the winter
- knowing useless comic book facts
- being a food snob since living in Japan
- chronically avoiding opening mail because I find it
- terrible at responding to emails only when it's super important
- saving time by never watching the last act of a movie I've seen
- convincing myself I'm knowledgable on a topic after reading one
book on the subject
- be more confident in another language than my native tongue
- never dusting my apartment even though I have a pretty bad dust
- enjoying any kind of music or band by listening to one album,
then only listen to that one album in case it spoils the
I will add more when I have more time.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Underground (Murakami's one. Eye-opening to the depths of human
depravity), Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
(unabashedly illogical and fantastical), The Stand (good vs.
evil--what more do you want?), The Art of War (some of life's
greatest lessons learnt here). And if I might be so bold to mention
some graphic novels, The Crow (such real sorrow), The Walking Dead
(thrilling human trauma), Assassin (great symphonic art and comic
book writing), The Stuff of Legend (why boys read comics--they
can't relinquish their childhood).
Food is all about Asian cuisine, especially Japanese. And I could
list a million dishes that I like, but better to say that I love to
eat out and do so more than is healthy to. Making and eating food
is a real passion of mine, and I'll eat anything to be honest.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Oven (love to cook)
Roof over my head
Telephone to reach my friends and family
Backpack to take away in a heartbeat
Meeting new people who are nothing like me
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How can I get to the next best place that is clearly better than
where I am, though I've never taken enough time to appreciate my
current abode! Oh, that and moody Brit crime dramas.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Complaining about how late I leave work, then expending all my
weekend energy at the gym before bitching and moaning about my
'superiors' at work over a pint with mates. And maybe a good home
cooked meal and episodes of liberal US comedies.
Friday is never the same twice, anyway! Wednesday is the new
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I once came 3rd in a embassy-based speech contest and was so angry
that i didn't come 1st that I hit the free drinks at the closing
ceremony and drank so much that I threw up at a bus stop next to a
foreign dignitary. And no...this isn't even close to the MOST
private thing I am willing to admit in person ;)
You should message me if
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What? You mean the stuff I wrote above doesn't interest you and you
need even more persuading?! ;)
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