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5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Graduated from masters program
Science / Engineering
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently), Russian (Poorly)
Hi! Thanks for reading my profile. I'm adventurous and open minded,
love trying new activities, meeting new people and exploring new
I'm pretty easy going and connect with people easily. Here is a
random list of things I like to do:
- Traveling, weekend road trips
- Listening (I'm a great listener and I'm always fascinated by how
the same set of facts can be interpreted in an entirely different
way by different people)
For example: President John Adams went fishing with his son one
His son: "Went fishing with my father—the most wonderful day of my
John Adams: "Went fishing with my son today—a day wasted."
- Conversations, debating ideas, sharing random tidbits of
information about all sorts of things.
- Doing creative things. This could involve anything from fixing
stuff around the house to writing computer programs. I just find
creative work very satisfying.
My friends tell me I have a great sense of humor. I'm not the one
cracking jokes all the time, but I'm pretty good at extracting
humor out of everyday situations.
I believe in trying everything at least once. Many of the
activities I now love are ones I never would have thought I'll
enjoy or be good at. For example, kite boarding (the most fun
water/wind sport ever!), and ballroom dancing. I also dabble in
some sailing and kayaking.
I'm very interested in world history and international affairs
(avid post reader and NPR junkie). I travel a lot for work and love
to read up about the history of the places I visit. I guess that
qualifies me as a nerd, but I don't mind :-). I've many interesting
stories about the places I've visited. For example, did you know
that most of the cars in South Korea are some shade of gray
(usually black or white)? For some reason, people don't like to
cars of other colours. I've been told this is because they don't
hold up resale value well.
What I’m doing with my life
I am the product manager at a big software company that makes a
variety of products used in a range of industries- from
construction to video games.
My work also requires a lot of traveling- usually to interesting
places. Last year I traveled to: Russia, Argentina, Netherlands,
UK, Sweden, Korea, Japan, Canada, Australia and India. All the
travel is fun, though it is hard to coordinate the travel schedule
with classes and such.
Update: Finished my MBA in May, and there is a lot more free time
now! Still traveling quite a bit, but lot easier to manage now that
there is no homework and classes to worry about.
I’m really good at
I'm not really good at any of the things listed below, just like to
do them :-)
listening, cooking, tennis, partner dancing (salsa/ballroom/tango
etc), using power tools.
The first things people usually notice about me
It is probably different for different people- waiting for you to
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love to read!
Books: The World is Flat by Thomas Freedman, Freakonomics by Steven
Levitt, Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, Agatha Christie novels (I think
I've read all of them), "The Quest" by Daniel Yergin (great book
about the history of various sources of energy- fossil fuels,
renewables etc. Related trivia question: Do you know who Samuel
Insull was? If not, wiki the name. Very interesting story!).
Last year I read "Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" by William
Shirer. An amazing account of the rise of Hitler and the events
leading up to WW2.
Anna Karenina by Tolstoy (who is an amazing writer, even though I'm
just reading the English translation of the original in
Currently reading "Lenin's Tomb" by David Remnick. Amazing inside
account of the last years of the USSR. Also finished reading
"Breakout Nations" an excellent book on emerging markets by Ruchir
Movies: Shawshank Redemption, Matrix, Terminator, Inception etc. In
general, I like movies that make you think.
Show: I don't really watch too much TV, an episode or two of
Seinfeld/Friends/Office every now and then.
Music: classic rock- Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Eagles, Scorpions
etc. Early 90's rap. Also love listening to classical music
(Gershwin and Khachaturian are some of my favorites), Argentine
Tango music and some other types of music that's hard to
Food: Anything tasty. I love trying new things and with all the
travel lately, I have been trying a LOT of new things! Soju
The six things I could never do without
Coffee, Water, the beach, food, intellectual stimulation and
increasingly..Wikipedia! It's so nice to be able to look up
information about any random topic on Wikipedia and get (usually)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The future, new investments, new business ideas..also, the
environment, whether there is life elsewhere in the universe, new
ways of generating energy so we can get rid of fossil fuels, the
most efficient way to do something- since it leaves more time for
fun! Sorry if this sounds a bit nerdy.. :-)
Also, if we hit it off, what is our "how did you meet?" story going
to be? "OkC" OR "we both happened to be in Vienna during the ball
season.. you were wearing a lovely red dress which caught my eye. I
asked you to dance and rest is history.." :-)
On a typical Friday night I am
Studying/Hanging out with my friends.
Update: taking Tango classes these days, so also been going to some
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Ask me =)
You should message me if
Pi and his wife are fighting. The wife tells Pi:
"You are irrational and you go on and on" :-)
If you get the joke, you should definitely message me :-)