What I’m doing with my life
I’ve been back in the US for about a year after spending the last
two in Shanghai. I still feel a little out of place from time to
time. I’ve readjusted to the US, but I still sometimes miss living
in a larger city. I’m trying to find my way back into all the
excellent things Portland has to offer.
I’m really good at
soaking in information, spatial geometry, and carrying on a
The first things people usually notice about me
I text in complete sentences.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
This is a really long list, but I frequently eat Asian or Italian
food, listen to jazz, rock, or classical, and watch old
Some of my favorite authors: Virginia Woolf, Mary Shelley, Raymond
Chandler, Friedrich Nietzsche, Michel de Montaigne, David Mitchell,
Michael Chabon, Aldous Huxley, and China Mieville
Some of my favorite movies: It Happened One Night, His Girl
Friday,The Philadelphia Story, Shadow of a Doubt, Notorious, Double
Indemnity, The Third Man, Marty, Seven Samurai, The Battle of
Algiers, Apocalypse Now, Barry Lyndon, Klute, Before Sunrise,
Gosford Park, All About My Mother, Fast, Cheap and Out of Control,
The Red Violin, Brick, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,
Before Sunset, In the Mood for Love
The six things I could never do without
Honestly, aside from the obvious life necessities, I can adapt to
quite a bit. I would be sad without music and movies, and I get a
little grumpy if I can’t get a shower after more than about 4 days.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
anything and everything. I tend to think a lot. In fact, I usually
have trouble making myself stop.
On a typical Friday night I am
...at happy hour with friends, and then maybe a movie.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
It's not uncommon for me to dance around the house when I'm alone.
You should message me if
You’re open to occasionally trying new things, looking for someone
independent, and can handle a considerable analytical streak.