I have traveled in many countries, lived in six of them, and speak three languages. I am a native French speaker, fluent in Spanish, enthusiastic about my experiences; I am a healthy extrovert, lively, practical, oriented to the real world of things and sensations. Reformed international schools teacher moved on to high tech. I owned my own business in the past.
I don't take life too seriously and like to laugh often. Leads a healthy life style. I love to cook, from an elaborate meal to a simple picnic; will try as many cuisines or dishes as possible, and enjoy good wines (Life is too short to eat poorly and drink bad wines).
I have a positive outlook on life. I am one of those people who believe their glass is always half full, if not completely full.
I enjoy long conversations by the fireplace, the ocean... the mountains, I would consider myself adventurous and down to earth, (I enjoy working on my garden, my vegetable, fruit trees, and roses), I know when to take the time to daydream, enjoy the outdoors and smell the roses. I like to take long walks with my dog, I am a casual hiker, avid downhill skier, recreational golfer, passionate sailor, and thrill seeker with white water rafting.
Authentic, with nothing fake, you will find me comfortable in an elegant dress at the opera and classical concert, or in jeans sitting on the grass listening to a jazz concert at a park, a Live concert at a stadium, or with a hammer in my hand to fix what needs to be repaired. You will be authentic.
Tend to wonder about bookstores, love metaphysics, philosophy, art galleries, have traveled for great exhibits, and listen to NPR. Member of independent and foreign movies clubs, I also regularly attend live performances. You are culturally worldly or at least express some interests.
I enjoy a good glass of wine, cuddling by the fire place and photography. Very creative, I like to conceptualize and create. Volunteering and giving back to the community is also very important to me: "Work" at the homeless shelter in the winter, volunteer at Habitat for Humanity in the summer and work the San Jose Jazz Festival for 3 days.
Because of my international upbringing and my travels, I am looking for a long-term relationship with someone who enjoys traveling, may have lived abroad; [sorry, no Mil staff members]. You may speak more than one language, you are happy, outgoing, classy, fun, educated, artsy, honest, and most importantly, looking for a genuine monogamous relationship.
Drop me a line if you recognize yourself, and let's have our favorite drink together, shall we?