OK, running with the onion analogy... On the exterior, I may come off as a boring Mr. Nice Guy -- serious, monotone, seemingly lacking in personality -- but only to project a professional work image. Peel away that layer, and you'll find Joe Cool, strutting his stuff with pizzazz & flair to Latin music at a salsa club. Unwrap that layer and you may run into the comdedian/jokester/goofball, poking fun at you at YOUR expense =P. Underneath that layer, a competitive jock with an edge may be revealed -- I've caught myself letting out a primal grunt or two after acing an opponent with a 100-mile-an-hour serve or rejecting an opponent's shot on a dribble penetration. But if you are able to finally reach the core, you'll find a genuine nice guy, a gentleman and a sentimental schmuck.
I am a self-proclaimed LaChino--that is, while I'm 100% Chinese, I believe I must have been Latino in a former life, as I have a profound passion for the language, culture, music, and esp. dance.
I take great pleasure in shocking people. As I mentioned before, in the office, my colleagues see me as a serious, boring, prim & proper, personality-less "nice guy". So when I dressed up as "Da Ladieth Man" and performed a salsa number/skit -- *in character*, complete with the bling and 'fro -- in front of 4,000 of my colleagues as part of a talent show, their jaws dropped and many could not stop talking about it for days on end. While I am not one who craves for/seeks the limelight, I know how to handle it when the opportunity arises.
I'm looking for someone to complement one another, to inspire, support, and encourage each other to be more than we could ever be as individuals. Someone who has a passion or multiple passions in/for life and has a purpose in life. I value compassion, integrity, communication, open-mindedness, thoughtfulness, challenges, growth, self-improvement, a sense of humor, witty banter, and seek the same in a partner.