crossrisk
29 London, UK
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My self-summary
I was schooled and soldiered in Singapore and have been living in London for more than 8 years; first for college, and started my career here thereafter.

I work hard, love sports, read lots, eat well and try and travel as much as I can.

I'm an INTJ.

*Update: I now move back and forth between London and New York.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a trader at an American hedge fund. Basically, I take calculated risks for a living.

Travel is part of my life. I generally prefer the two extremes: metropolis or wilderness. These days I think about cities and urban planning a lot.

I organize my life around maximising my energy levels - I eat well, sleep enough, work hard but not too hard, habitually work out, and stay close to family.
I’m really good at
Being either really intense or really relaxed, with very little in between. I try to be a barbell - being medium/average just doesn't work.
The first things people usually notice about me
They can't figure out where I'm from.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books:
I read about 50-70 books a year. My favorites from this year:

Atul Gawande: Being Mortal
Neil Gaiman: The Graveyard Book
Andy Weir: The Martian
Chris Anderson: Free
David Brooks: The Road to Character
David Foster Wallace: Consider the Lobster

Old school cultural food that grandmothers can recognize, wherever it's from. Our current processed food environment has done more damage to public health than any single disease carrier ever found.
The six things I could never do without
Family - I've a young niece. She's impossibly cute. Like, really.

Good food - I'm a decent enough cook to feed a small party.

Friends - you're the average of the 5 people you spend most time with. I curate them.

Sports - Crossfit (hands-down favorite), running, cycling, swimming
Fitness begets energy, and energy is happiness.

Nature - my first ever vacation job was as a volunteer assistant zookeeper at 16. Lesson learned: warthog crap stinks the most, and you don't want to piss a hippo off.

Books - physical, audio, Kindle. All of them.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The epic Harvard 75-year longitudinal study that concluded with:
'Happiness is love. Full stop.'

... And when someone finds out the proportion of douchebags in the politician population.

... And why there's a Soho in NY, London, HK, and they all feel so similar.

... And whether chihuahuas suffer from inferiority complexes if they realized they evolved from wolves.

... And how people can stand ties (for the dudes) and heels (for the gals) all day long. Voluntary choking and immobility are beyond me.

... And what people think they can possibly get out of getting dead drunk apart from a much elevated risk of dying in various retarded ways.
On a typical Friday night I am
Crossfitting/running then having dinner with friends
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I think we disagree on what 'private' means...
You should message me if
You agreed with the Cheshire Cat when he (she?) told Alice that if she didn't know where she was going, it didn't matter how she got there.
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