I'm a science geek turned business guy. I'm playful, yet grounded. Usually outgoing in public (extroverted introvert), yet I'm very private at home and keep a small handful of close friends. I like to focus on broad strategy, yet I'll roll up my sleeves and dig right into the tiny details make a difference.
I have a small musical/creative streak. Photography, Music (Guitar/keyboards, Composition, etc), Singing, Social Dance (Swing, Salsa, would love to re-start Argentine Tango) are all things I like to share with people. I have more fun doing something creative together than just talking over drinks (and I rarely drink unless we're at a party or hosting guests). If I have only one regret, it's my lack of drawing skills 8-/
I appreciate people who define themselves by what they create more than those that define themselves by what they consume or possess.
I grew up on the east coast with 4 seasons, banter, and a touch of deadpan sarcastic wit, though that's now wrapped/blended with an upbeat California outlook. I miss a few things from the east coast (like predictably agressive drivers), but I don't miss the negativity.
Travel wise jets, boats, trains, and feet have taken me to: Greece (4x or 5x? Mainland and islands though Santorini keeps calling me back - probably again this summer), England (4x), Scotland, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Germany (even chipped off a chunk of the wall back when it fell), Mexico, Canada, Thailand, Vietnam (2x), Cambodia, Korea, Japan (4x), Singapore (2x), Israel, Taiwan, and a few cities in Mainland China (HK (4x,), Shan Tou, Shanghai, BJ)... and a bunch of small islands in various seas.
Things I can teach: Basic Swing, Salsa, Cha Cha, Two Step, and more. Portrait Photography, lighting, and how to work your way around a high-end DSLR with a good lens. Audio recording. How to cheat at piano to play most pop tunes, how to sort of cheat at guitar (requires more practice, look out for calluses), basic drumming, how to find the north star on a not too cloudy/hazy night.
I've had my fair share of challenges to overcome. Sometimes that makes it hard for me to really bond with the overprotected or the overly lucky.