I have mostly ceased visiting this website due to many more important things in my life. I will respond to messages, though, if you're interested in contacting me for whatever reason. Thanks for visiting, and have a good day! :)
I was born in New Jersey and proceeded to live in the northeast USA for 3 years.
Moved to Singapore for 6 years. (Pre-School & Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 3)
Then to Qatar for 2.5 years. (Grades 3 - 5)
Then to Taiwan for 1 year. (Grade 6)
Then to Irvine till the end of high school. (Grades 7 - 12)
~> moved to Tustin sometime during my last year in high school
Proceeded to Berkeley. (4 years of university)
Back in Tustin now. (See the next section to see what I'm up to!)
All the moving around categorizes me as a TCK (Third Culture Kid -- loosely defined as spending a large portion of one's developmental years in a culture or cultures that is neither that of your ethnic background nor that of your citizenship, hence a third culture ... look it up if you're interested). So you might find me a bit unusual (& if you're a TCK you might find my experience of settling back in America relatively early somewhat interesting as well) as I've taken on a multitude of habits, mannerisms, personalities, and cultures across the people and environments I've had the privilege of experiencing (and continue to do so as I live and breathe). As such is the case, my interests and personality are wide-ranging and sometimes contradictory (a really good example is my interest in and admiration for fighting but also dance), which makes for an interesting life. :)
The moving around really strengthened my relationship with my family, so you can definitely consider me a family man. It's interesting to note that even though I always said I hated kids and didn't want any, as I grow older, I feel more and more compelled to be a good father. Of course, this scenario of parenthood is really distant from the present, but I do joke that the occupation I would be best at is a homemaker.
Although I've gone through a lot and consider myself wise to a certain regard, I try my best to stay humble and and open-minded because I still have a lot to learn. I do my best to be always reliable as well as act compassionately and properly, with integrity, morality, respect, love, and consideration -- the way I was raised. But I am only human, so I am bound to make mistakes. Nevertheless, I aim to be the best I can be in all aspects and to work on my flaws and shortcomings. I may be shy and reserved at times, but I'm a good and friendly guy whom I hope you will appreciate to have met.
Since there isn't a section for general interests, I'll include some here:
I like to play badminton (even though I don't really get to play too much anymore, unfortunately). I also enjoy other physical activities (ie. swimming, yoga, bball, etc.).
I do play some computer games (LoL & DotA, primarily.. also, HoN, WC3, SC2, CS[GO], L4D), too, but I do this more so to keep close with a number of my friends than because I like to game, which has dwindled considerably since high school & college.
I like to keep busy, but I also think it's important to slow down & veg out at times in front of the tv or computer.
I really enjoy board games (I'm talkin' the good stuff, like Catan, Ticket to Ride, Dominion, Pandemic, etc... not that Monopoly junk) & have a decent collection, so if you're into that, you know what to do -- Game Night!