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My self-summary
I believe you can tell the most about a person from his actions. Here are some of mine:

I halted my theatre-directing grad school just before completing my Master's, in favor of a science PhD. I'm still constantly planning future productions, and promised myself to go back to theatre once I graduate.

My days are structured around studying: reading, doing research, writing, teaching. I jump around between interest foci.

My scheduling would make OCD guys proud, but I will stop everything to do something ridiculously fun and irrational on a whim.

I stay away from night life and parties when they happen, and search for them once they're gone.

I'm easy to share my emotions but I'll be elusive about what lies underneath.

I avoid confrontations as much as possible but my persistence (insistence?) usually gets me what I want.

I will bake desserts or eat ice cream and chocolate whenever you see me. But you don't see me quite often. In the rest of the time, I don't really eat much, and I run a lot.

I left all my family and friends to move to the states for at least five years. I call my mom and grandma every day.

I take more sexual initiative (and do so more often) than most people I shared time with.

I am not sure this was helpful for you in getting to know me.
What I’m doing with my life
Watching and directing plays. Consuming art. Over-committing to every community-building committee that comes across my way. Walking the streets singing show-tunes way too loudly.

I'm also a PhD student in cognitive neuroscience at MIT. I study language processing.
I’m really good at
Teaching, and I take great pride in that.
Supporting engaging conversations.
Directing and thinking about theatre.
Falling for the wrong guys.
The first things people usually notice about me
Strangers say it's my smile. My friends' answer was "you're thin".
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Movies: Chicago, Lord of the rings, Amelie, Chocolate, Finding Neverland, Peter Pan, Pina, Moulin Rouge, Hercules (Disney), V for Vendetta, Kill Bill. Stylized works a-la Burton and Anderson.

Plays: The Augmentation (Perec), Othello, King Lear, Romeo & Juliet, Three Sisters, Iphigenia in Aulis, Scapin's Deceits, The Birthday Party, The Caretaker, The Homecoming, Happy Days, Endgame, The American Princess, Aunt Liza, Napoleon Dead or Alive, The King's Clothes, The Great Whore of Babylon, Yaakobi and Leidental, Winter Funeral, The Suitcase Packers, Dreaming Child, The Good Person of Szechuan.

Musicals: Light in the Piazza, Matilda, Company, Into the Woods, Passion, Sunday in the Park with George, Follies, Sweeney Todd, Wicked, The Last Five Years, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Avenue Q, Rent, Cabaret, Next to Normal, the Bridges of Madison County, If/Then.

Music: Ben Folds, Regina Spektor, Fiona Apple. Sometimes the Spice Girls and Christina Aguilera can fill me with unparalleled bliss.

TV: Game of Thrones, Gilmore Girls, Modern Family, Arrested Development, Breaking Bad, Parks and Recreation.

Other likes: Moon. Piano. Dulce de Leche. Perfectionism. Romance. London. Innocence. Chocolate. Meta-theater. Rain. Ice-cream. Symmetry. Lists. The Giving Tree. Ambition. Pesto. Dancers. NYC. Humility. Alice in Wonderland. Saxophone. Pauses. Eyeglasses. Big dreams. Cryptic crosswords. Johnny Depp and Tim Burton. Overachievement. Fate. Shyness. Cinnamon. Eternity.
The six things I could never do without
Theatre, Love, Family and Friends, Ice Cream and Chocolate, a Laptop, Music. Not necessarily in that order.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Would "sex" and "death" be too Freudian?
Whether leaving my family and friends for grad school was the right decision.
Plays I wish to direct.
On a typical Friday night I am
Doing research. I work a lot.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I sometimes shiver when I kiss a guy for the first time. I'm not sure it's noticeable. But it is a good sign.
You should message me if
The geekish-intellectual-who-is-not-all-that-naive is your thing. Or for any other reason.

Also, I'm not up on courting etiquette. For example, people ignoring messages instead of saying that they're not interested. What's up with that. If you'd rather ignore a message than type "sorry, not interested", please kindly fuck off. Otherwise, say Hi :)