APKirstein
24 Oakville, Canada
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My self-summary
Why did the scarecrow get a promotion?

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I'm pretty idealistic, and value empathy. Because of what I'm studying, I also have to be analytical and objective sometimes. In the past, I've wondered if the two are at odds with each other, and if I'll have to sacrifice one over the other. These days, I'm becoming more confident that I'll be able to join them in a meaningful career.

I guess at the end of the day, I'm looking for someone who also cares about the world and the people in it, who likes to talk about issues both large and small, and who likes to take time to get to know people for all their complexities.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm doing a master's in civil engineering at Ryerson. In other words, 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
I'm too tall for mirrors.

Or maybe that's just something I notice about mirrors...

Edit: My own picture betrays me.
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 want to find out why the scarecrow got a promotion.
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