Environmentalist. Scuba diver. Globe trotter. Foodie (especially Indian food). Feminist. Small gig lover. Climber. Researcher. Book lover. Working in international development.
And the longer version:
Inexplicably in late 2014 I landed an amazing job, working in environmental policy to support sustainable development and poverty reduction in the developing world. Most of my work focuses on south Asia and east Africa, so I get to travel for work, which is basically a dream come true. So I can often be found bouncing between my family home in Vancouver, my flat in London and work-related travels in India and Nepal.
At the moment I'm back in Vancouver to become an uncle for the very first time - so exciting! While I'm here I'd love to meet inspiring people who might just coax me back into Vancouver full time...or decide they want to throw it all away and go explore the world together!
Books: I spend way more time/money on books than is possibly healthy...so this list could be way longer. A few favourites:
The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Catch-22, A Fine Balance, The History of Love, Cloud Atlas, Shantaram, House of Leaves, Midnight's Children, Ishmael, Time Traveller's Wife, Oryx and Crake, Norwegian Wood, the English Patient, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, 2666, The Goldfinch, The Land of Green Plums, If on a winters night a traveler, The Narrow Road to the Deep North.
Films: Before Sunrise, There Will Be Blood, The Pianist, Waking Life, Schindler's List, Eyes Wide Shut, Superbad, Life Aquatic. Basically anything by Wes Anderson, Stanley Kubrick, Richard Linklater or the Cohen Brothers.
Food: I couldn't live without Indian food...but also Thai, Italian, Middle Eastern and Indonesian are favourites. In fact, I think I spend more time focusing on food then on my career. Also, cheese is it's own category of food, right?
Music - small gigs, or sitting on a train watching the world pass by
Sex & intimacy
Second-hand book stores
Mountains and the ocean - a shout out to my home on the West Coast
That's 9. It's more fun to break the rules.
You want to go on outdoor adventures!
Or if you want to throw it all away and go traveling to India in 2017...