APKirstein
24 Oakville, Canada
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My self-summary
Engineer. Grad student. Piano player. Widely considered a pretty cool guy.

Share a joke or introspective comment with me and I think we'll get along.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm learning more than to I need to about a very specific thing, in the hopes that the transferable skills will come with it.

我学习中文一年了。I'm proud to say I'm officially an advanced beginner!
I’m really good at
I'm pretty good at not bumping into people when I'm walking downtown. Edit: I've bumped into at least one person since writing this. Not sure where that puts me.

More seriously, asking questions.
The first things people usually notice about me
Well, there's the height. More sincerely, I try to be genuine and I hope it comes across.

I'm also really funny, and it's not just me who says so. At least, like, two other people have told me that.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I also read a lot of technical literature for school. I highly enjoy this process of asking questions and looking for answers.

Coen Brothers. Films with subtitles. Comedies with likable characters. Documentaries that show you something new. Movies with interesting plots.

Rachmaninoff. Honestly, I listen to a wide range of music, and I'm not just saying that because I'm too lazy to think of something. I grew up in a musical environment, and it's a pretty important part of my life. If I'm in the car, I'll usually try to find the most obscure channel just to expose myself to something new.

Peanut butter. I know a lot of people feel strongly about food and identify as foodies. I also enjoy trying new foods and experiencing different cultures. The whole foody culture can feel kind of elitist and superficial, though.
The six things I could never do without
1. My bike
2. Long walks
3. Puns
4. Interesting conversation
5. Whatever notebook I happen to be writing my thoughts/life in at the time
6. I'm gonna be one of those people who says family. If it helps, I do mean it.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Social/environmental issues, music, math puzzles. Everything! These days, research stuff.
On a typical Friday night I am
I like shows better than clubs. Museums and classical music concerts are also my jam. I don't know if this describes my typical Friday night, but if the broader question is, what do you do for fun when you have spending money, then I feel pretty comfortable with my response.
You should message me if
You should message me if you like getting to know people and you think you might like me to be one of those people. I occasionally say interesting and profound things.

Or, you know, if you just want to banter. That's always fun.
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