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I just returned to OkCupid after a few years. I'm in a relationship
and thus just idly interested in chatting I guess. I teach English
to children ages 4-13 in a small city in Taiwan (Fong-yuan,
Taichung county). This is my first year living abroad, just
graduated from the UW. I plan to stay another year and then head
back to the states for grad school in psychology.
I am cynical, ogrish, and saturnine
What I’m doing with my life
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Teaching English to Taiwanese children. Planning for next year in
Korea or Japan.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm a giant white person, what else might the Taiwanese notice?
Well perhaps I have longish curly hair. Its fun, my Taiwanese
students have repeatedly confessed that i look like harry potter to
them which i find quite comical. I wear glasses most of the time
and have somewhat messy brown hair, but of course have never been
accused of this in north America. I suppose being exposed to only
so many Caucasians in one's lifetime could lead to broad
generalized ideas of appearance. I sure used to find it really hard
to differentiate between Japanese people and Chinese, so it only
makes sense that it would go both ways right? But other than tall
and the hair I don't know.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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A: Concurrently reading The Empire of Ice Cream, The Blind
Watchmaker, the Qur'an. Just finished with Faith at War, a
travelogue/war journal, it was great you must all read it! Also, I
just bought and reread The Witches which I adored many years ago
and still love apparently. I both read and collect books fairly
B: Just watched Death Note and it was surprisingly good. Recently I
have enjoyed: Notes on a Scandal, The Descent, District B13,
C: I've been listening to Godsmack, Gipsy Kings, Nick Drake, Snow
Patrol, Vlatko Stefanovski, Sima Bina, Amy Winehouse, Modest Mouse,
Paula Cole, The Cranberries, The Cure. I tend to listen to a lot of
electronic while attacking a local hillside with my bicycle.
D: I'm kind of starved for interesting food here in Taiwan, so
please pardon this rave. The problem with living in only a
marginally large town (200k? I dunno), and not Taipei (or London/NY
heaven forbid) for example, is that I'm stuck with terrible food
options. It turns out I really don't think that highly of Cantonese
cuisine. I've eaten a lot of it, I've had it in acclaimed
restaurants, and just meh... From my past life in Seattle I really
miss the Afghan, Mexican, and Thai in particular. I also really
miss dark beers and fierce IPA's.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My laptop, my books, my wok, cheese (damn asia!), my girl, and my
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I still don't know what to do in grad school, where to try to take
my career exactly. I think of focusing on developmental psychology,
but its hard for me to specifically justify why I think that's
something i could really devote myself to. My next job abroad is a
big '?', and its location in Japan, Korea, or Vietnam oh my! What
kind of person am I? If I tried to move to a gulf state to live
with my Lebanese girl would anything horrible happen? Can I be
socially conscious while living an American lifestyle of any sort?
Is US (western) foreign policy leading to a large scale
international war via the rise of political Islam?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Working till 9pm... maybe a beer or a movie, but pretty relaxed
most of the time.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm back on Okcupid cause a friend was all giggly about it and I
was bored. I'm a mummy's boy.
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