I am also pretty decent at tennis, and I finally brought my tennis racquets back to Santa Clara. However, I haven't played tennis in over a year and a half. Feel free to message me if you are interested in playing tennis with someone. I follow the professional tennis scene (ATP), and like to watch the Grand Slams on television. I also watch other sports including American football, basketball, baseball, and soccer (futbol).
I am a Christian. During my free time I do go to a start up church in San Jose every Sunday. I also go to a neighborhood small group bible study every week.
I am fairly quiet in group conversations. I am a lot more talkative in one on one conversations and I think I have something unique and interesting to bring to the table.
I also do have a significant hearing loss, so I have to ask people to speak up. For example, if a person has a naturally clear and relatively loud TV-anchor like voice, then I will have a much easier time understanding that person than someone with a much quieter voice.
Sometimes, I will pretend to understand what a person has said by saying yes or no, rather than asking them to repeat themselves. This can lead to an awkward conversation if their question isn't something that can be answered with a yes or no statement. All that being said, patience when talking with me is definitely something that I have come to appreciate. I know that I am not going to hear everything a person says 100 percent of the time. This is especially true in loud and crowded environments, where my hearing aids amplify all of the noise around me and not just the person speaking.
I do wear behind the ear (bte) hearing aids, which are visible. People tell me that that I have a excellent command of the English language, considering my hearing loss. I do know some American Sign Language, but I haven't used asl in a long time.
I have a very dry sense of humor.