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30 M Victoria, British Columbia, CA

My Details

Last Online
Feb 27
6′ 2″ (1.88m)
Body Type
Mostly anything
Agnosticism, but not too serious about it
Libra, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from university
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Doesn’t have kids
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently), French (Okay), German (Poorly), Korean (Poorly)

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My self-summary
I have a degree in philosophy, and I've been gradually working towards a second one in English and Professional Communications. I taught English in Korea for a year and a half, and continued tutoring ESL privately upon returning home. I've taken up learning Korean as a hobby in addition to my contact juggling, running, and music.

I read a lot: fiction, philosophy, psychology, politics... My library keeps expanding, but for some reason I haven't bought an e-reader yet. I like discovering and turning over new ideas. I can sometimes be stubborn when it comes to my core values, but my default policy is 'live and let live.' I have a broad taste in music, and still play my keyboard now and then even though I stopped taking lessons years ago. I'd like to pick up a more portable instrument one of these days. (Guitar? Viola? Ukelele? Accordion? Choices, choices... okay, maybe not accordion.) Since I was in elementary school, I've been running long distance. I still haven't run a marathon, but it's on my bucket list (hopefully sooner rather than later). Running is my way of staying grounded and striving for some kind of personal transcendence at the same time. I usually commute by bike to school or work, and leisure rides on calm summer nights can be exquisite. I am an occasional camper. Nature is awe inspiring and wonderful and sometimes terrifying. I love animals, but my current abode does not permit pets.

Logic puzzles, board games, and puns are underrated sources of amusement. I also appreciate art in its many forms, including the peculiar and the offbeat. I'm always seeking harmony between the logical and the intuitive sides of my personality. All that being said, I like kicking back with good friends and a few beers, hanging at the beach, going for a bike ride, or watching a brainless movie.
What I’m doing with my life
Reading. Teaching ESL. Learning HTML & CSS for my web design class. Juggling. Running. Biking. Working out. Contemplating working abroad (again). Writing. Looking for satisfying career opportunities.
I’m really good at
Philosophy. Juggling. Editing. Distance running. Procrastination.
The first things people usually notice about me
My height? People have characterized me as easy-going, curious, nervous, geeky, principled, perfectionist, thoughtful, and occasionally articulate. I've heard it said that I have a broad sense of humour, that I'm easily entertained, and that I'm a bit of a klutz. I can't really argue.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Too many to name them all, but for starters... Lord of the Rings, The God of Small Things, Cloud Atlas, Siddhartha, Ender's Game, Brave New World, Flowers for Algernon, The Man in the High Castle, Dying Inside, Coraline, A Thousand Splendid Suns, Kafka on the Shore, Catcher in the Rye, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, The Stars My Destination, The Lathe of Heaven, The Remains of the Day, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Sabriel, The Man Who Was Thursday, Calvin and Hobbes, the tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the poetry of William Blake, John Keats, Jan Zwicky, and Lorna Crozier.

In the non-fiction department, I'll read any decent philosophy I can lay my hands on. I've also enjoyed the writing of Clifford Geertz, Ray Kurzweil, Ayan Hirsi Ali, Samuel Hayakawa, Northrop Frye, Allan Watts, Jane Goodall, and Christopher Hitchens, and Michael Polan.

Movies I especially dig: All of Hayao Miyazaki's animated masterpieces (Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbour Totoro etc.), Charlie Kaufman's scripts for Adaptation & Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Terry Gilliam's 12 Monkeys, Brazil, and Monty Python series, as well as About A Boy, Hero, Shaun of the Dead, Batman, Almost Famous, Amadeus, Gattaca, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Princess Bride, The Matrix, Jurassic Park, Serenity, The Lord of the Rings, anything by Woody Allen, Clint Eastwood, the Cohen brothers, or Wes Andersen.

TV Shows: Community, Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, The Daily Show, Colbert Report, Breaking Bad, Louie C.K.

Music: Metric, The Decemberists, Arcade Fire, Sam Roberts, The New Pornographers, The Shins, Old Man Luedecke, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Tom Cochran, Amy Winehouse, Green Day, The Slackers, The Bare Naked Ladies, Ben Folds, various K-Pop groups, Beethoven, Handel, Tchaikovsky.

Food: I enjoy almost everything indiscriminately, and I love most Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, and Korean dishes. I was vegetarian for a couple years out of principle but lost my resolve, and now I just try to keep my red meat consumption to a minimum.
The six things I could never do without
Running shoes, bicycle, juggling balls, a good book, oranges, the night sky and a sense of wonder.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Blogs I'm currently following pertaining to literature, running, sexuality, and skepticism. The political and spiritual turmoil of the modern world. The promises and the risks of new technologies. Why people do what they do. The relationship between language and culture. What to have for dinner. Spontaneous connections between my personal experiences and my favorite stories. How to best communicate my passion for whatever I think is beautiful and worth remembering.
On a typical Friday night I am
Working out, playing board games, taking in a movie or watching live comedy with a few friends. Having a drink at a the local pub. Going for a late night walk or bike ride. Hunched awkwardly in bed with a book.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I used to be obsessed with collectable card games and graphic adventure PC games of yore, and a part of me still misses the "good old days." You name it-- Magic, Civilization, Myst & Riven, King's Quest, Sam n' Max, Curse of Monkey Island, Syberia, Broken Sword, The Longest Journey, Blade Runner.

My new time-killer is philosophically informed web-comics.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 22–30
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
You read to the end of my profile. You have a question for me. You think we might get along. You want to have my babies (*ahem*). You are passionate enough about something that you want to share your joy with others.