So this is where I'm supposed to give you a description of myself. Well, I can try and give you the basics, but I have to say that I believe that once one gets to know another person better, it is for both to find out what the other person is like. I find that to be more interesting than just trying to summarize everything, because learning about the other person never gets boring. But anyways, here's a few very general things:
I've been living in DC for a few years now, but recently I moved back to my home country. I am finishing up work on my Ph.D. (almost done!), and after that I hope to pursue an academic career. I love to meet new and inspiring people, but that doesn't necessarily mean that I'm out every night. I value quality rather than quantity. I enjoy listening to music (it depends on the genre, though), and I also play myself. I also enjoy reading, cooking, baking, hanging out with friends, exploring sights, museums, and other interesting spots. For my free time, I usually don't have a specific concept; I'm up for almost everything that sounds like fun, like watching a movie (together with friends or alone, although together with friends is more fun), spending quality time with friends, talking about random things, going for a walk or to the zoo, deep and meaningful conversations ... you name it, and who knows, I might say yes. I love to travel (as far as money and time allow) and have been to a few places; I'd love to go to new places as well as go back to places where I've been and which I liked.
I believe that, although email is a great advantage of our era, there are some times and seasons that call for an old-fashioned, handwritten letter. I don't mean to downgrade email, and I'm not saying that I'm opposed to it. But I think it's nice every once in a while to write a letter to someone you like, and of course, likewise to get a letter from such a person.
I would say that I have a great sense of humor and can find something funny in almost every situation. It's usually a dry kind of humor, sometimes sarcastic, sometimes just ironic. I love wordplays.
So much for the general picture. You want to know more, drop me a line.
Movies: I won't give you the entire list, so instead of trying to name them all and still forgetting half of them, I'm going to name only a few, in no particular order: James Bond 007, The Holiday, Notting Hill, the Bourne Identity/Supremacy/Ultimatum, Ocean's Eleven/Twelve/Thirteen ... I like comedies (including romantic comedies) and action stuff. If you want to know more, just ask.
Music: That depends and changes, too. For instance, last year I probably would have listed stuff here that by now, i don't even listen to any more. But to give you an idea: I like Italian pop such as Eros Ramazzotti and Laura Pausini; I like jazz, too, and both the "old stuff" as well as some modern day remakes (Michael Bublé etc.). I like anything that sounds cool, is not too disharmonious, and allows you to sing along or fly away into your dreamworld. I don't like the all too loud and noisy stuff.
Food: ... which I have prepared myself, or together with friends. Except liver and seafood.
I'm also very shy, so if you're making the first move and message me, that's a huge bonus. ;-) That being said, if I happen to be online while you're looking at my profile, you can also use the IM thingy. It's not the greatest IM feature, granted, but I promise I won't sign off the instant I get your IM and then blame it on technical difficulties later on. :P
Please message me only if you've read my profile. – Just telling me that you think my profile is interesting probably doesn't qualify as having read it; if you read something that you found interesting, why not tell me specifically what it is? :)