I'm an American currently living in Beijing. After working for a few years I went back to school in New York to get my J.D. (law degree) and then came to Beijing to study Chinese law for a year. Now I'm working in a law firm in Beijing and so far I like it.
Before law school I was a software developer and I worked for a year in microfinance. I’m still trying to figure out how to bring this more technical side of me back into my life. I also miss doing math so I want to weave that in somehow as well.
I’m a pretty nerdy and geeky guy but I also like to get out and do stuff. I enjoy talking with people and exploring ideas with them. Be warned: if a debate interests me I can get a bit intense about it; not angry but just intense in the sense that I will want to use the debate to dig deep into the ideas involved.
I enjoy traveling. I’ve been to a number of countries and there are many more places I want to go. I enjoy checking out the sights but I also try to meet some locals or other vacationers if possible at bars, coffee shops, etc… Most people are friendly.
Studying whatever interests me at the time: right now its Chinese and tensor calculus.
Beginning to explore Beijing; next on my list is to find places I can watch plays (in English, for now anyway).
Trying to figure out how to make the world a better place.
Logic, math,, etc…
Certain types of movie quotes.
Listening (I used to be horrible at this but I decided I needed to develop it as a skill).
Other random things.
Books: sci-fi, science, philosophy.
Moves: anything with a good plot.
Shows: generally I like anime but I’m also into anything with anything sort of mysterious… I like to see what surprises the writer has in store.
Music: not too picky.
Food: anything, really. I make it a point to, when given the chance, try just about everything that someone, in some culture, considers food. If you are curious I can give a list of my weirdest but I won’t list it here since some people are squeamish about this sort of thing.
2. good books
4. good beer
5. diverse foods
You like the idea of hanging out at a bar, getting a few drinks and debating how to save the world.
You are willing to travel to other countries, meet some people, eat some random food, find our way back at night and do it again the next day.
Or if you feel the deep desire to do so… (read: if you think we would be a good match).