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groove_zen

37 M Oakland, CA

My Details

Last Online
Online now!
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
Asian
Height
5′ 9″ (1.75m)
Body Type
Athletic
Diet
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Religion
Agnosticism
Sign
Libra
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Science / Engineering
Income
$80,000–$100,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Pets
Speaks
English (Fluently), Chinese (Okay), French (Poorly)

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My self-summary
A reflective yuppie-turned-hippie of sorts looking for a partner-in-exploration.

Adventures so far include:
- freezing my Texas-raised buns off in the hallowed halls of East Coast academia
- lecturing computer science in Singapore to overly-respectful students a year younger than me
- getting dive-certified in Honduras despite wanting to hurl the whole time from motion-sickness
- winding up on national tv during a band tour to New Zealand, right before the segment on home gardening

Yet I think some of the best times involve being completely cozy with a special someone, lying around and talking about whatever comes to mind.

Also, I'm a big kid at heart--fellow kids-at-heart, stop by and say hi...
What I’m doing with my life
I've pretty much set things up to stay in a perpetual state of 'flow'. That means mostly programming supercomputers for genomic research and making music ( jazz, reggae, gospel, some arranging ). I also love exploring various cultures through playing music, which often makes me the oddball on stage ( see picture #4 ). Currently psyched for a tour to Eastern Europe through the State Department in late August...
I’m really good at
...making outlandish analogies that hold up to scrutiny. Dancing salsa. Hearing sublime harmonies. And I have a great sense of touch...
The first things people usually notice about me
I seem to be the type of guy strangers ask for directions from
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Songs that saved my life: Radiohead, Joni Mitchell, Jim James, Miles Davis, Brad Mehldau, The Cure, The Smiths, The Jam, Schubert lieder, Brahms, Beck, James Brown, Sly+Family Stone, Prince, Bunny Wailer, Mahalia Jackson, World Hit Gospel show on KMEL

Carver, Chekhov, Anthony Bourdain, NPR, The Economist, Todd Solondz, Annie Hall, countless documentaries, and yes, Anchorman
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how bouncing between musical styles is like being an interfaith minister, what makes people's eyes light up involuntarily
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 24–40
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
...you are sweet, have a silly side and love to explore---especially if you have a creative outlet that you invest yourself in, yet manage to keep one foot in this world