Andy___W
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My self-summary
Taiwan > Vancouver > Toronto > Calgary > Kingston > Vancouver > San Francisco (yes I moved around a lot)

I'm a bluegrass loving, mandolin playing, trail running former plant evolutionary ecologist. I think the essence of what I'm pursuing in life is that "flow", that state of being when I'm completely home in my own skin and at one with my surroundings.

I value quality over quantity in all aspects of my life. I also value experiences over things.
What I’m doing with my life
My friends think I fool around on the computer and call that a living. I guess that's not too far from the truth. ;)

When I'm not poking at the keyboard like Homer's bird, I run on trails, ride bikes, try new recipes and read to my heart's content.
I’m really good at
Packing light, riding bikes on cobbles, making omelettes, baking creme brule, making fresh pasta, flipping someone else's kayak just by looking at it, and writing travel letters with hand drawn maps.
The first things people usually notice about me
The dimples. Got one from me mum and one from me dad.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Count of Monte Cristo (revenge at its most bitter sweet), One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich, Cumulus

Movies: Equilibrium, Meet Joe Black, La la land, The man from U.N.C.L.E., A river runs through it, Thank you for smoking.

Shows: Anything broadway + opera, Chris Thile

Music: Bluegrass (if the band has banjo + mandolin I'm sold eg. Sierra Hull, Aoife O'Donovan, Mandolin Orange)

Food: Japanese, Taiwanese, French, Italian, Norwegian

TV shows: The Expanse, Dark Matter, Vikings
Six things I could never do without
My bikes (ok I'm cheating here), mandolin, family, Rollei 35S, glasses, earl grey tea.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How light falls and cascades on objects. Data visualization for telling interesting stories. How geeks thought they could save the world but it takes a lot more than just technology. Drag coefficient of my bicycle. How much my drag coefficient doesn't matter. Why fire hydrants look like people. Urban design - how it can fix so many rotten things.

Also how to live a bi-coastal life, as a lot of my family lives out east and I realize how precious time with family is.
On a typical Friday night I am
Trying out a new recipe while preparing for the trail run / bike ride on the weekend. I cook while catching up on my favourite shows / movies.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm part of a... well... my friends describe it as a cult. :) We like bikes that fold...
You should message me if
If you'd be interested in getting to know a liberal minded guy who values kindness and experiences.

I'm at that stage in my life where I'm looking for the real deal.
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