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My self-summary
ENTP, but that's flexible

Hardcore urban cyclist (but not one of those jerks that run stoplights and signs willy-nilly. It's all about the Idaho Stop, yo)

Engineering Teacher

Aspiring Entrepreneur
What I’m doing with my life
I'm an engineering teacher for middle and high school students! Also finishing up a master's program in Environmental and Sustainability Engineering.

Aside from class work and research, I volunteer for a nonprofit called Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW). I probably spend more time volunteering for ESW than I do on my grad work or trying to start my own companies.

I also burn time by going on moderately long biking trips and rock climbing. I might've logged 3000 miles over the last 12 months?

And on the more creative side, I'm working on becoming one with my camera (now on flickr!).
I’m really good at
1. Getting way over my head in deep discussions.
2. Scrabble (and apparently Bananagrams)
3. Parenthetical asides
4. French Toast
5. Curry Mashed Potatoes
6. Lists
The first things people usually notice about me
That I'm Asian? Actually once I get to talking, people tend to notice that I'm pretty good-natured and quite nerdy, usually in that order.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Generally not snobby about most stuff, except for Vietnamese and Chinese food since I get the real stuff at home.

An abridged list of media I love right now:

Legend of Korra
The New Girl
World War Z (book, not the movie)
Acapella music
Pop music (mostly the danceable portion)
The Omnivore's Dilemma
Game of Thrones
Terminator (1, 2, and the TV show)
Planet Money
The Moth
This American Life
Six things I could never do without
1. My bike
2. Someone to argue with
3. At least 3 different streaming services to watch my shows
4. Someone's coffee to taste only to spit out
5. My camera
6. A good wall to climb
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How I can change the world. There might have been just a few hints here and there throughout this profile, but I'm sort of "environmentally conscious" and my goal is to engineer a sustainable world.

Also, as of late, social justice, sex positivity, and political theory have become favorite tipsy topics of conversation.
On a typical Friday night I am
Out and about in the city, but the event varies. Alcohol is usually involved to some degree.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
My secret to karaoking is to pick a song that everyone sings to, thereby drowning out my voice. The Backstreet Boys generally serves this function well.
You should message me if
You're intrigued by anything you've read or an interesting question pops up. It can also be totally random like "What does purple taste like?" or "Could God make a doughnut so big even He couldn't eat it?" or something more substantial like, "Why do you love Korra so much? It's just a cartoon."

You should also message me if you feel uncomfortable when white people use "woke".
The two of us