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29 M Fremont, CA

My Details

Last Online
Apr 29
5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Body Type
Strictly anything
Graduated from university
Science / Engineering
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Doesn’t have kids
Likes dogs and likes cats
English, Chinese (Poorly), C++ (Poorly), Sign Language (Poorly)

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My self-summary
** As a warning, my profile is long. So I hope you like to read. Or I recommend skipping to the end somewhere around "On a typical friday night". **

Ok, now that that is out of the way:

So about me. I went to UCSC, and studied econ and physics. Live in the East Bay, and love the area. I love to go backpacking, hiking, kayaking, and especially Scuba Diving.

I am very straight-forward, open, and honest. With friends, I am always as nice as possible, but I won't lie. (Although I will sometimes say "You don't want my answer to that"). I believe very strongly in treating everyone with respect, and honesty is the biggest sign of respect.

I'm very easy-going for anything that doesn't really matter (which is most things). I don't ever get stressed or angry (seriously - I've been told it can seem quite weird), and instead just get focused.

I can get super excited when talking about something I am passionate about. When this happens, the hands start flying around, emphasizing every word I say. If this starts to happen, I recommend taking a step back.

I have that odd combination of being very outgoing and gregarious, but naturally shy and awkward.

The OKC staff robot says I am more organized... That is only half true. My kitchen, my bathroom, my contacts, my finances - yes. My Bedroom, my desk, my car - no.

And I'm a dork, and proud of it. Dorks, Nerds, and Geeks are the best people.
What I’m doing with my life
Working, traveling, studying, and devoting myself to too many side projects. My work is in analytics (think evil marketing determining what you are going to buy before you realize you even want it), although my career path so far has been oddly varied, covering politics (including for Obama in 08), academic research, and CRE finance, among other areas.

Mostly though, following new things to learn and new places to explore.
I’m really good at
Too many interests, but love kayaking, exploring, figuring out how I can use data to rule the world, and cooking(the last is a work in progress). I tend to pursue with a passion new things to learn.

My biggest hobby for the last several years has been managing an investment portfolio for myself and some family members (yes, I can be that boring, but I am stats/forecasting geek, I kick ass at it, and like everyone I enjoy the taste of victory).
But what I'm especially good at: Generally - finding randomness to pursue.
The first things people usually notice about me
A lot of people comment on that I am very jolly/friendly/gregarious, that I'm rarely not in a cheerful mood, and that I have a very genuine laugh. Genuine mind you, not masculine, so I'm not always sure if that is good or bad.

Also as I said, much talking with the hands.

And I am quite sarcastic, and have a pretty dry sense of humor (comes from watching too many British comedies growing up). Quite a few people have trouble telling the difference between when I am being completely joking or serious, which usually just makes me seem inadvertently rude.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The Cmplt Wrks Abrdgd by the RSC, The Elegant Universe, Good Omens, Much Ado about Nothing, Harry Potter, The (Mis)behavior of markets, Hitchiker's Guide, Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World, why's poignant guide to Ruby, and I always will love Calvin and Hobbes
Currently reading: Game of Thrones, Fooled by Randomness, XKCD (Not a book you say? Well too bad.)

The Bugle (yes I did just add this - - - - - - - - and you're welcome).
But also a lot of NPR, especially fond of This American Life, Says You! and Wait, wait, don't tell me.

Favorite movie is probably "Princess Bride". That movie just makes me happy. I spent a month in junior high trying to learn the sword fight with my best friend - one mild concussion later I realized I would make a very bad dread pirate Roberts.

Also love Monty Pyton's Holy Grail, Army of Darkness, Spirited Away, The Dark Knight, Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Ratatoille], 12 Monkeys, Usual Suspects, and Up (I admit, I cried).

Firefly, Arrested Development, Community, TED Talks, Daily Show, Game of Thrones, Colbert Report and especially Doctor Who (new and old). I only watch TV while cooking though, so besides the above, I am embarrassingly out of it pop-culture wise.

I have broad tastes, and tend to enjoy stuff from most genres. Examples: Ella Fitgerald, Louis Armstrong, Bobby Darin, Chopin, and a lot of classic rock (Especially The Rolling Stones.)

I absolutely love SUSHI! Best food ever. Dim Sum is fantastic as well. I love to try new things though, and will try at least once any food that will most likely will not kill me.

And in the spirit of this site -
Favorite dates I've been on:

-- Picnic on a secret beach (rope ladder down cliff) north of Santa Cruz.
-- Randomly exploring around chinatown in the city, the dinner at The View.
-- Giant blanket fort and staying inside all day.
-- Driving out along the coast to watch the perseids (or the geminids later on).
-- Spending two hours making a sled run and then only less than an hour actually sledding.
-- Going on a random hike/adventure and finding some shallow caves in the side of a cliff to climb up to.
-- Exploratorium (Ahh nerdiness).
-- Kayaking, with hot chocolate afterwards to warm back up.

Ok, that was too long.
The six things I could never do without
Up and Down, Top to Bottom, my Strange Charm

..... This is the appropriate time to click 'back'
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to create something interesting and new. How to fix the world with enough information and some tricksy modeling.

How come I don't know the back of my hand as well as I am supposed to.

What I haven't tried yet that I should.

What would actually be productive for me to be thinking about.
On a typical Friday night I am
Out somewhere, usually exploring or trying to do something new.

I am just about the least picky person, so the "what" matters a lot less than the "who" and the "how".
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm very direct and open, so feel free to ask anything. I am nigh-impossible to offend.

Unless I have either gum or a toothpick in my mouth, I bite my nails, and my ring fingernail is always half the length of the rest.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 22–35
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends
You should message me if
If you're a nerd, a dork, or a geek, and you are passionately interested in something you could talk forever about.

If you want to learn/teach me how to salsa, or help me re-learn swing.

If you know of someplace interesting to go adventure to. Especially if you know kinda-sorta where it is, and have a rough idea of how to get there..... maaaybe. But you at least definitely, probably, think you know the direction.

Or if you're just generally awesome.