I've been described as being the ultimate contradiction. Everything
I am, or think I am, I also seem to be the opposite. Both lazy and
ambitious, talkative and quiet, Star Wars and Star Trek, and so on.
Maybe that's why I try to take the MBTI I get a different result
(though I seem to have settled on INTJ). What is constant
throughout is that I am always laid back and low-stress, eagerly
searching for a new adventure, and seeking new ways to feed all
these competing traits. I'm also pretty intellectual, definitely
nerdy, and I'm sure I have my quirks.
What I’m doing with my life
I studied political science and math in college, the ultimate mix of nerdy irrelevance. I also spent a semester abroad in Nepal, which really was a life-changing experience. After school I worked for a year in Nanjing. Bouncing around abroad has given me a lot of crazy stories and I've met a lot of really amazing people. It's something I plan to continue throughout my life. I worked World Bank for a while promoting energy sector FDI flows. Now I'm doing M&A for an international electricity company trying to improve efficiency and reach of electricity systems around the world.
I’m really good at
-adapting to changing environments and being flexible
-playing the devil's advocate
-spending hours on wikipedia indulging my curiosity
-being stubborn, but ultimately caving under pressure
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm short. And I have a really big mouth.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Games: I'm playing a lot of League of Legends these days after not
gaming all through college and grad school. I used to play a lot of
MMOs and the best console shooter ever, SOCOM. I like board games
too, especially trivial pursuit and Risk.
Books: I'm not a huge reader, but I do like a variety of books.
Lord of the Rings, Kite Runner, The Bourne series, Crime and
Punishment, On the Genealogy of Morals, and all sorts of other
Movies: I really like Christopher Nolan movies
Shows: Don't watch much TV, but currently watching Game of Thrones.
I like any of those History Channel or Discovery Channel shows, and
Food Network too. And the Ricky Gervais show. Also watch a lot of
football in the fall and I'm a big Eagles fan
Music: I generally just listen to whatever is on, not picky
Food: Open to try most things. Spicy is good
The six things I could never do without
Variation. I can't get stuck in a routine for too long or I go
crazy. As long as there are new and interesting stimuli to give me
fresh perspective and experiences, I am happy.
People always seem to list things like cell phones, good food,
family, etc. I've lived without all of them for varying periods of
time, and I've found that I adapt really easily. So sure, those
things are all a part of my life and important to me. But I
certainly don't need them and I feel a lot more free knowing I can
always find things to keep me going (if interested, I have a funny
story about this from a trek in Nepal, also related to my profile
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I think about a lot of things. I could spend hours late into the
night talking about the random thoughts in my mind.
On a typical Friday night I am
The same thing we do every night Pinky, try to take over the world.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have an eeyore stuffed animal that I sometimes sleep with. And a rilakkuma.
You should message me if
you want to go on some ridiculous and impulsive adventures, or you want to explore some dive bars in the city, or if you just want to chat about life and the world
Also, the following are important:
• You're at least a little bit of an intellectual or a nerd
• You can take sarcasm, and can dish it out too