44 Krung Thep, Thailand
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My self-summary
I am from the UK and have been in Thailand for 2 years, I am here working and am looking to build a long term future here, I am not here on holiday. ผมพูดภาษาไทยเก่งครับ ผมเรียนภาษาไทยทุกวันครับ ผมชอบประเทศไทย มีอาหารอร่อยอากาศร้อนชาวมิตรจิตแต่ถนนวุ่นวาย. If I do not feel that I am being sufficiently challenged or stimulated after x years I will move elsewhere in Asia and learn another language which I think anyone is capable of doing if they have the personal motivation to do so. I will only return to the UK once I have ran out of ideas which I think will be when my black plastic heart stops pumping blood into my tiny brain.

I take my personal health and fitness seriously and like cycling and going to the gym and eat healthily, I don't smoke and rarely drink, and eat sensibly (code word for boringly) I also like relaxing at home or on the beach under an umbrella, listening to relaxing music or enjoying peace, quiet and relaxation.

I also like to challenge myself and get as much as possible out of every day. I don't procrastinate and am also not afraid to be blunt or honest with people, I also respect honesty and integrity in others. I'm open, warm, kind, generous, fun, relaxed, quirky, smart, respectful, considerate, humble, patient, ebullient, and sometimes too loud.
What I’m doing with my life
I presently live in Bangkok working at a university as an english and computer teacher. I graduated from university with a Mathematics degree then worked in the IT industry in Europe. I'm trying to build a future in Thailand and that involves working hard, doing as much as I can the very best I can every day, and making a positive contribution to the lives of other people while I am here. That also involves constantly trying to improve my Thai language skills, keeping myself in good shape, and looking after my appearance.
I’m really good at
Speaking Thai, most sports, having a quick answer to most questions, fixing computers and other things involving technology, general knowledge questions and other trivia, cracking jokes, getting organized, ironing, cleaning the toilet. I have three Edwardian parasols, red, purple and cream. Ok this is not something that can be described as being really good at but worth mentioning, I take one everywhere, usually color matched to my shirt/trouser selection. It could be very sunny or rain at any time, depending on the season. I'm really good at waking up during the night and quietly using the toilet too, do it so many times it is not funny anymore, I drink too much water, nothing to do with a weak bladder, it's a sign of good circulation, the heart that beats, etc.
The first things people usually notice about me
My shoes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorite book (fiction) : 1984 by George Orwell
Favorite book (non-fiction) : The Age of Spiritual Machines by Ray Kurzweil

Anybody willing to discuss that the first is actually non-fiction and the second is fiction please message me so I can stop arguing with myself.

Last books I read were : This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking, The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap by Matt Taibbi, Who Owns The Future? by Jaron Lanier, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State by Glenn Greenwald. How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer. You Are Not So Smart by David McRaney.

Favorite movies is a tough question, I'm a bit of a closet film geek, the last movies I watched recently (and enjoyed) were :
Guardians of the Galaxy, How To Train Your Dragon 2, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Blue Ruin, Under the Skin, The Lego Movie, Run and Jump, A Birder's Guide to Everything, The Railway Man, Transcendence, The Selfish Giant, Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier, Philomena, Her, Rush, Thor 2: The Dark World, American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave.

Not my all time favorite movies, I don't think I have one or some, I don't really like watching movies more than once, I'll enjoy anything new that is different including animation and world cinema, if a movie is really bad I'm a harsh critic (of the movie).

Favorite shows : The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, South Park, Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Brass Eye, Real Time with Bill Maher, Newsnight, Unreported World, Big History.

Favorite music : Electronic stuff from 20 years ago that nobody listens to anymore like The Future Sound of London, at home I also listen to internet radio stations that play relaxing music and I like to listen to that at night while I sleep too. At the gym I might listen to something electronic that is more uptempo. I don't expect to meet someone with the same taste in music as myself.

Favorite food : สมตำไทยพริกห้าเม็ด
The six things I could never do without
well saying I could never do without these is pushing it a bit, after all over a billion people in the world don't have access to clean drinking water, and over a million people, mostly children, die every year from diseases associated with a lack of access to safe drinking water but I guess the person who wrote this question doesn't have those sort of things on his mind so here goes....

my collection of Jeffery-West shoes (must get more)
my umbrella
internet radio
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The future, where to go on holiday, what I might have run out of (milk, soap, toothpaste, toiletries, etc), sports, world events and politics, future food and energy supplies, what the world will be like in 5, 10, 50, 100, 5000 years time, how humanity will evolve over that time and how new technologies might effect that evolution in both good and bad ways, oh and if I left the iron on.
On a typical Friday night I am
Watching a documentary while doing my laundry.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'll admit anything private to a trusted friend or partner but would not admit a private thing on the internet, to do so would be quite foolish.
You should message me if
You want to learn English and can teach me Thai.
You are honest, open, friendly, happy and looking forward to the future and sharing that future with someone.
Or if you want to laugh harder than you've ever laughed before in your whole life (ok this bit might not actually happen).