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25 Palo Alto, CA Man


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I’m looking for

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  • Ages 21–28
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

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5' 8" (1.73m)
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Doesn’t have kids
English, Chinese, Spanish (Somewhat), German (Somewhat)
My self-summary
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I really like outgoing people and friends who can allow themselves to be silly and stupid, because life us too short to complain about the little things. And if you join the circle of trust, I would never mind helping a friend out.I strongly believe in cultivating relationships that bring the best in ourselves and throwing away the parts of ourselves we don't want to be.

I enjoy being outdoors, especially going out hiking, having beach days and playing a game of soccer. Lately, I've been training for a marathon. Finished my first half-marathon back in March and want to keep going.

I'm fascinated with the unconventional or doing things differently. For example, I love reading and trying to replicate a vagabonding experience rather than a trip of vacation. I love conversations with complete strangers. I may be a traveling nomad or a vagabond because I enjoy traveling with no real plan and try to meet locals. I learned that most people are genuinely nice and are willing to share what they have. If we go for drinks, I'm a blast at doing accents and pretending to be Australian or something.
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm a new software developer, formerly a medical device engineer and high school substitute teacher. I'm also a life-long learner.
I’m really good at
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I love the act of cooking. I fall in the trance of making food than devouring it. And have a making spirit, like developing websites, working at a metal shop, or making with Legos. Also, I'm good at playing classical piano music, listening to others, and folding origami swans.
The first things people usually notice about me
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That I listen to them, through reflective listening. But I use it sparingly because it makes people feel uncomfortable after a while.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Not to discourage anyone who wants to read one book a week, but it's about the quality, not quantity, of books read. Quality doesn't mean the length of books either. I've read plenty of books that are short and sweet, but get to the brass tax.

Conversely, I've read too many books that say the same thing. I've been suckered into one too many self-improvement and self-help books that have a lot to say about making improvement, but only a handful of them actually have any call to action and immediate steps to take today. Because I'm a sucker, two years ago, I read a little more than a book a week, yet didn't feel I learned much.

I've scaled back since then, and I think the array of books have raised the bar in terms of quality. I got started with Neil Gaiman after being enticed by American Gods. I can say the same about Haruki Murakami with The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. Currently, I'm reading Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson because I've been in a deep binge with cryptanalysis.

Although I mentioned cryptanalysis, I wasn't impressed by The Imitation Game. It's climax with breaking the enigma machine was only step one in a longer process to try and eventually break colossus. Plus, the bombes developed to break the German code didn't always work, unlike the movie depicted. But, it's Hollywood, and they've done this before with A Beautiful Mind and other math-related movies.

My surprising recent favorite has been Whiplash. I used to play jazz in High School, and I was enthralled by the music, even though I don't find many people my age actually listen to jazz much.

Music: I enjoy singing, but to myself and all of those drunk people at the karaoke night. Depending on the atmosphere in the room, I'll sing the oldies with a general crowd. I'll sing these styles otherwise: Baroque Pop, World (Cuban, Bossa Nova, Chanson), Soundtrack Classical. I also play classical/pop music.
Food: Learning to commit to Meatless Mondays, which forces me to cook with new ingredients like Quinoa and Okra.
Sports: Don't really follow any teams, I'll just watch playoffs for basketball, football, tennis (at times, though I'd rather play it), and recently hockey.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Courteous drivers that are actually aware of bikers in the bike lane, A picnic basket, a good book, fresh laundry, the outdoors, and new perspectives
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I've been writing a newsletter for a small group of people, so I'm constantly brainstorming what's the next thing to talk about, or how to refine some ideas I have. The spread of topics is wide, from talking about Caltrain suicides to figuring out how to settle on the friends that matter and take less time with those who don't.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
On a mini-adventure which could be down a rabbit-hole of information, dinner with friends, or staying in for a movie.
You should message me if
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You can describe a moment in your life you were your happiest.
You can tell me you're biggest influences (to life, to music, to your career, etc.).