I'm new to HK by way of SF and NY.
I hang from bars at the gym, like spicy foods that make me cry, put milk in my mug before my coffee, and make sure to call my mom every three days.
What I’m doing with my life
A recovering lawyer now back in Hong Kong to build American international schools across Asia.
I’m really good at
Picking restaurants. I find myself getting calls from friends all of the time asking for a recommendation, once even getting a call on my mobile in China from a friend wandering about the West Village in New York in need of a good place to eat dinner. I took that as a major compliment.
Need a crash course in the HK dining scene to get up to speed. Any recommendations as to where to begin?
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm guessing my smile, though it's hard to know what other people
really notice since it's pretty difficult to get a good look at
yourself and borders on unacceptable arrogance to ask such a
question of people.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - Midnight's Children, Wind-up Bird Chronicles, the Swimming
Pool Library, Catcher In The Rye, On Beauty, The Slap, really any
long and winding book with lots of characters and moving
TV - Mad Men, Scandal, Veep, Top Chef, The Wire, Parenthood, Golden
Girls, Party Down, Family Guy, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia,
Friday Night Lights.
Food - almost anything, as long as it's good without trying too
The six things I could never do without
3. Something to read
6. Loved ones
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Whether to get another tattoo and what I want to write about next.
On a typical Friday night I am
Out for a late dinner at a restaurant I've been wanting to try or
one of my stand-bys with one (or a few) of my closest friends
imbibing wine and other spirits, and then if not too tired from the
week that was or dinner, perhaps making it to a bar for a drink or
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I was on Teen Jeopardy back in the day and Alex Trebek is really
not a nice guy.
You should message me if
you are content with who you are, like coffee, can recommend a good
running path, show me something new in the city, have a really good
work of fiction to recommend, and like what you've read.