Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Diversity defines me. I immigrated to the US for college and split
time in the east and west coasts since. I moved to Portland in 2003
and developed a strong liking for the beauty of its outdoors,
friendliness in people, and great food.
Living with passion is important to me whether I am the gym,
training junior coworkers or reading a book. I live by values of
humor, health, and humility.
I practice daily renewal through daily meditation, exercise
(weights, yoga, taekwondo, and group exercise), eating mostly
organic food, reading, coaching junior team members, and writing in
my journal. I am interested in trying new activities like guitar
lessons, wine tasting, and traveling more. Currently, I'm
developing a taste for straight coffee and tea flavors and a liking
for photography and cooking.
On the side, I tutor troubled students. I help them improve their
grades and confidence while strengthening my readiness to become an
instructor when I retire.
I'd like to meet a caring partner who prioritizes her physical and
emotional health. She can and is willing to share her feelings. She
can laugh silly and hold an intelligent conversation. Ultimately,
she is confident enough to commit to a synergistic greater good (a
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
My team saves lives every day by designing cables for medical
devices. The most important aspect of my job is enabling others
either technically or through personal development. I make time to
invest in personal growth through mindfulness, reading, and TED
talks. Every day counts!
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Smiling, listening with empathy, and helping when appropriate. Give
me a complicated problem, and I'll figure out a simple way to fix
The first things people usually notice about me
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I smile, maintain eye contact, and will make it safe to dialogue.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books - I enjoy work from these authors a lot: Gladwell, Follett,
and Vargas Llosa.
Movies - My Cousin Vinny, The Godfather, The Shawshank
Shows - I don't watch much TV but will stream documentaries and TED
Music: my MP3 carries a lot of 80s rock, latino pop, and some
Food: I will eat all cuisines: Peruvian, Cuban, Middle Eastern,
Indian, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, and more.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
a good/healthy salad (I experiment almost every day)
a warm bath
trying new coffee/tea flavors
enjoying the surrounding outdoors
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Being present, living healthily, my mom
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Each Friday can be a little different. It could vary meeting new
people, resting/reading, or a Taekwondo class.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I nearly flunk 3rd and 5th grade. Had to be because of a late
You should message me if
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You are excited about exploring a new chapter in life.
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