Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Salut! Hello! I am a busy graduate student at U of T who attempts
to find time to enjoy bath salts, jog, and listen to CBC radio when
not reading, writing, or grading papers. I enjoy meeting
interesting people, having stimulating conversations over wine, and
travelling to new places.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm currently working on my PhD, which has taken over my personal
life (as you can see from my previous response), and will continue
to for at least the next four years. I am very passionate and
excited about my research project.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
So many things, really....lol. Not. I am a great listener, and I
would like to think that I am a decent cook. Giving or taking
directions, on the other hand, is better left to someone else.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Several weeks ago I accidentally eavesdropped on a student of mine
who happened to be describing me to her friend: "oh, he's a really
thin, sweet guy, and very cool." Win! Generally, I would like to
think that people notice my positive energy.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I haven't had the pleasure of being able to read for pure enjoyment
in a while, unfortunately. Some of my favorite writers are
Marguerite Duras, Toni Morrison, Barbara Kingsolver, Maryse Conde,
Edmund White, and Edwidge Danticat. A Tale of Two Cities is perhaps
my favorite novel, although I am not sure why.
I enjoy dramas, docs, and dark independent films. Christopher
Guest's work is amazing.
Indian food is the best, hands down.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. My swimsuit. I am always looking forward to my next swimming
session! Sometimes the men's water polo team is practicing, which
makes the experience that much more enjoyable.
2. My Birkenstock clogs. I have retired them from public outings,
but they are now tenderly kept in my office. Ahh, heaven.
3. My yoga mat. It helps keep me grounded when I need it
5. Kashi cereal. So many choices! Best experienced with vanilla soy
6. My running sneakers. Not so much for when I'm in Toronto - I
hate city running. But, whenever I can leave I find nothing more
enjoyable that a country jog.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How does one challenge oppressive structures in a changing
neoliberal world? Okay, I spend some time thinking about that. I
also ponder over what my next meal will be or which podcast I
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I like to have a quiet evening involving drinks and friends,
perhaps a movie or some other distraction of sorts.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Yikes! Intense question. I would have to say that I can be an
introvert and I do struggle at times to open up to strangers. But,
of course, sometimes I struggle to open up to some more than others
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