This is difficult for someone like me who is not very extrovert ...
I am working in hillsboro for almost the last couple of years now
after finishing my PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from
Arizona State University. So I am getting familiar with the
northwest, meeting new people and making new friends. I love to
listen to music, play guitar, read books (these days more
preference towards non-fiction), watch movies, hiking/backpacking,
and watch/play soccer ... I am an ardent follower of soccer and a
huge fan of Arsenal Football Club.
I value people's friendliness, open-mindedness, honesty and the
thing I hate the most is arrogance. For me, in any relation the
most valuable aspects are friendship, honesty and transparency.
What I’m doing with my life
Working in the semiconductor industry in Hillsboro after my
graduation from Arizona State University. It's been almost two
years, so meeting new people, making new friends and exploring the
beautiful northwest. After work, trying to learn new stuff on my
guitar ... and whenever I get chance, taking photographs of
landscape, city life and portraits.
I’m really good at
Listening, making friends, maths ... and the rest is left for you
to find out.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I am friendly ... apart from that really don't know! I should
ask the next few new persons I meet and then write this again! :)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: A lot of them, just writing the ones which are on top of my
mind - Catcher in the Rye, Siddhartha, 1984, The Tao of Physics,
The Old Man and the Sea, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Illusions,
Inverting the Pyramid (it's about the history of football
(soccer)), Fever Pitch ... and the list goes on.
Movies: I really care for movies, and watch them seriously, and
never just as a background while I am doing something else ...
again a huge list, but I generally watch movies of all different
countries, special interest in the French new wave and the Film
Noir genre ... good documentaries. In a nutshell, I love movies,
watch them, read reviews/critiques and may even care to write a few
Shows: Don't watch TV in general, but I watch soccer ... and
whenever Arsenal is playing I don't miss watching them
Music: Classic rock and blues ... I love them.
Food: Always like to try new cuisine ... so far tried a lot, and
not anything particular that I don't like.
The six things I could never do without
Really can't tell unless it is taken away from me, so it will be
just a guess:
Books, Music, Guitar, Movies, Friends & Family, Food ... I am
taking water as granted or should I?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
what should I think next.
On a typical Friday night I am
It depends on what I feel like doing then. But typically, either
watching a good movie at home, or reading a good book, or having a
few drinks or partying with friends at some of my favorite places
in the city.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
After a whole day's hike, I may sometimes snore :P