My friends think I am an extrovert by nature, but they mistake my
loud, and passionate self for some predeliction towards
extroversion. My fault, sometimes, but I can't help it. I'm a
homebody, a fact no one seems to believe, and I tend to love being
in the comfort of my home (such as it is), if only to recharge.
Strangely enough my job forces me to meet new people all the time,
but I've learned to quell the butterflies in my tummy and the
jangly nerves... Progress! I am of mixed heritage, straddling 2
distinct cultures but belonging to neither, much to my despair; the
distance allows me to pick out the interesting bits of both, while
not needing to feel owned by either. I like that, and it's served
me well, so there is some upside to being an outsider of sorts.
What I’m doing with my life
Building a future, counting time and hoping for more. Finding some
concrete, definitive meaning to my life has engrossed me, of late.
I’m really good at
Damn, this is a pretty hard one to answer. Any answer assumes a
certain level confidence in one's abilities which, unless tested by
everyone else, makes such an answer a pretty empty claim. Writing?
Speaking in public I suppose. I tend to pick things up pretty fast.
I'm pretty organized, though my cluttered apartment suggests
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile, when I'm smiling - and my persistently greying hair. And
my widening girth, a sign of prosperity I'm sure ;)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I gravitate towards mindless action movies these days. Living life
vicariously through Jason Statham, more like. I used to listen to
nothing but loud, alternative music, but will settle for anything
with a frenetic, clubby beat these days. I've been stuck reading
books on work, but I've recently become addicted to audiobooks.
Just can't live without them for the commute.
The six things I could never do without
Family, friends, movies, books and food in that order.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The present and future.
On a typical Friday night I am
Having a drink or sinking in my couch, watching reruns and more
mindless action movies or blah police procedurals. Or reading.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I harbour no ponderous, dark secrets worth sharing.
You should message me if
... if you don't mind loud one moment and quiet another. If you
don't mind quirky - although.. my benchmark for what's strange and
quirky have both been re-evaluated. And particularly if you have,
deep down beneath your no doubt interesting exterior, a heart of