Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm Melissa. I'm a cook at a diner waiting to go to (local)
I work -a lot-, so I don't have much time to myself. And when I do,
I'm reading, catching up on sleep, or texting.
A lot of my time also goes to running. I've been a distance runner
for 7 years now. I'm looking forward to my 4th marathon this
You can talk to me about almost anything! I'm most interested in
issues in gender and sexuality, class, race, and disability; and
how they play out in food - especially food trends, fine dining,
and culinary traditions/education.
If it matters - I always, always test INTP.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Nothing huge right now! I'm obsessed with perfecting a dessert and
an appetizer at work.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I learn quickly, so you only have to tell me things once and I
I'm very tough, I have to be, because I work like a horse.
^^^they're not particularly special qualities, and I mostly
developed them on the job.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm tall - 5'6", and 5'9" with my favorite heels on.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I admire Anthony Bourdain's writing - one day I hope to be half as
funny. Other food writers I love dearly - Amanda Cohen, Scott Haas,
Michael Ruhlman, Jonathan Dixon.
I studied Virginia Woolf's novels pretty obsessively when I was
doing a research paper in JC (ask me about "Orlando"). But I'm
trying to learn more local, post colonial, and Chinese literature,
so please enlighten me if you're familiar!
I don't watch much, but I'm following Masters of Sex! Also Legend
of Korra, but I've only finished book 2 so I haven't actually seen
I listen to everything from Westlife to Ed Sheeran to My Chemical
Romance to AWOLNATION. My coworkers only listen to Chinese pop, so
I do have a Chinese playlist.
My favorite foods are all herb and spice heavy - lamb briyani,
yogurt rice, palak paneer (paneer any way), moussaka, the burrata
and basil oil with Turkish bread from Moosehead Bar, falafel and
tahini sauce. Also I'm pretty sure my last meal will be Hainanese
curry rice - just the curry, just the rice.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Running gear, Kindle, MacBook Air, phone, my favorite black
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Queer theory, feminism, local politics, identity, LGBTQ activism in
Singapore, education, fat-shaming, eating disorders, disability,
allyship, class, race, colonialism, power, gender, narratives of
knowledge (related, historiography?), (a)sexuality, sex work, sex
positivity, polyamory, sex education.
Also, obvsly, kitchen things all day every day.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Working hard. Friday nights are busy.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I have a history with an eating disorder (anorexia). I was
fourteen, and had a short relapse when I was eighteen. I've since
You should message me if
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You'd like to chat/hang out. I'm swamped with work every day and
I'm not looking for anything in particular. I just really need more
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