Well about me... I'm an International Trade Specialist / Economist for the Golden State of California.
Returning from Japan after 10 yrs. I export California Agriculture to Japan. More particular boutique / micro wine producers of Northern California. During our Economic downturn, it was my responsibility to erect a trading platform to get our wineries into international markets to offset market stagnation domestically.
I love global commerce the lifeblood of the global community thus along with the above project I was appointed for I also founded an International trade business development firm. It's not work when you're doing something you love.
Lived in Northern Thailand N.E. of Chiang Mai toward the Laos border on an Econ Development project for 8 months. Seeing the distinct cultures the Thai, Laos, Cambodian, Hmong and Mienh was amazing. I would deff say it's they that hold the temple within. They seem focused on a person’s center / core who you are as a person. With that very natural, very solid. Happy to be who they naturally are and seem to be of a higher core or deeper more transcendent spiritual center.
Before we get too far I'd like to say upon returning home I've noticed a tremendous disconnect between people. I've met numerous people that seem quite detached in relationship to those around them. It seems the US is a society that does not look within any longer in that people are viewed as expendable and treated with a dismissive attitude.
Ralph a spiritualist from the U.K. talked about this point : https://youtu.be/RiswadVgWcw . With regards to myself, my partner understands and will cherish bonds.
I'm Bi-racial Black & white 4th generation on both sides. I’m a patriot to the core! Dad was Special Forces and I went to military school as a youth. My personality type liberal and tolerant but at the same time frank. I say what I mean and mean what I say. I’m an optimist, not a pessimist. Color of eyes hazel green all the men in my family have the mark. No artificial contacts or any of that fake stuff made the old fashioned way DNA. Body type athletic.
Points of enjoyment are yoga twice a week, sitting / meditation, reading ( Econ, Business Dev, management, global issues & trends. Bio’s are ok, but it’s got to be practical). I'm into any and all water activities diving, kayaking, polo with old team members. Gym 3 days a week, and playing ice hockey once a week up at Roseville.
I'm a professional with very limited time. I tend to match woman that are not from Sacramento. Sacramento seems to breed a culture of ultra-conservativism and superficial judgment. Someone mentioned, “Sac was voted as the most diverse city”.
To that I would say yes, groups may be present but they don’t blend nor intermingle together. People here seem skeptical, overly critical, fixated of safe space and maintain a racist core. A fearful society, not a brave or humanitarian-based one. The primary difference in people are the books they read and the people they meet.
Diversity and balance are a necessity. Abroad the guys I hang with were Canadian, Aussies, Turkish, a few Brits here and there, Kiwi's (N. Zealanders), German and Saudi's. Circles always need to be balanced.
All I can say is that time and time again life has proven to me that we all share much more common ground than different ground. Having beers at a table with guys that couldn't be more different to you in every way at first glance. But taking the time to discover those hidden treasures of common ground that bind you as brother. Priceless…
Just a touch so you know, I still very much so see and think things out through JP filters. What's common sense for you is not for me. I've lived in a thoughtful mindful culture where the voice is "we" not "I'.
So who am I looking for now that I'm back home? She'll be a woman of maturity which means purged of ego and smallness. Key word "purged of smallness". Level minded, global in perspective or at least open to things of difference and deff one that faces challenges.
Looks are not a priority. Yes for most guys they are…but from the above you can see I'm not "most guys". Fiber and core, are what speak to me...Point being I'm trying to prolong my life not shorten it.
With that, if you've made it to the bottom of this micro novel.
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Namaste & Warm Wishes
Thank you to all who read the book above and reached out to
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Feverishly trying to finish the book I'm writing about the economic power shift and military issues between the United States, JP and China. 290 down just a few more to go!
* Modern Technology (PC, iPhone, com networks)
* Those that touch & fill my spirit
* Long night drives
* Coffee Houses
* Global Cultures of the World (Magica!)
* Have interests in International Commerce / Business / Cultures
* Passionate about life, enjoy discovering and trying new things