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My self-summary
Born in Muscat, Oman and raised for the first six years of my life in Malaysia. Lived in the Netherlands ever since. Living in Amsterdam, playing sports, writing, cooking, sailing and doing about everything that's worth doing with or without my friends.

Overall I'm a very calm guy with some ridiculous outbursts. It's not easy to get me mad, but if you really insist on being a d*ck, I will play that game and play it well.

Things people have said about me:

-"Your room contains as many weird things as your mind, and that's a compliment."
- "You're the kind of guy who should be driving an old Land Rover in England."

What I’m doing with my life
Working as a program and project manager at a high-tech company on the verge of product launch . Basically I'm the planning monster. I like to row, sail, ski, play squash, play golf, and being at parties talking to strangers.
I’m really good at
Talking crap that doesn't sound like crap. Playing the devil's advocate. Being a tour guide at a museum. Making tiramisu. Fixing costumes for fancy dress parties. Finding exactly what I need for a ridiculously low price. The list is endless...
The first things people usually notice about me
I don't know what they notice, maybe my length (not THAT length), my style of dressing, and you will doubtlesly encounter my dirty mind....A dirty mind is a joy forever, and i have been enjoying it a lot! Maybe you'll notice i sing along with EVERYTHING, and sometimes i'll be singing at you...Maybe you'll notice the everlasting big fat smile on my face when i'm surrounded by people. But most probably, you'll notice that i have noticed you!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Catch-22, A short history of nearly everything, Brotherhood of war, In the middle of the road as fast a possible, The Romanov Prophecy, Soldaat van Oranje, Am westen nichts neues. Pretty much everything you toss in front of me.

Movie: Forest Gump, Blood Diamond, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Spy Game, The Thomas Crown Affair, Weddingcrashers, Band of Brothers, Hornblower, Interview with a vampire, The Life Aquatic.....I love watching movies, and I do it a lot. I see them as entertainment, and I'm not very interested in meaningful 'art house' things. The most important thing for me in a film is ambiance, and I will watch a carefully selected 5 minutes of a movie just to get in the right mindset for something.

Music: Anything, but really like '30 and '60-'70 mostly old pop and rock.

Food: I like almost everything, and I even enjoy cooking it. My specialties are mostly oriental and Italian, but I have a particular fondness of having fun with old Dutch cuisine at the moment. The general idea of Dutch cuisine is horrible, but can be really interesting if you do it right.
Six things I could never do without
My heart is always set on leaving the place i'm in. It would be a bummer though, to see the world without good food, smokes, sunshine and booze. Other things:
-The Holy Trinity (soy sauce, powdered ginger and galanga root)
-New people
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I spend a lot of time having thoughts like:

-what to do if you'd win the lottery
-what my cat is thinking
-why people can be so stupid
-why do the buttons on mens clothes are on the other side than womens clothes (I know the answer to this now!)
-if everyones view of what blue is, is the same
-why beer tastes so good, even though it has such an undiserable taste
and so on, and so on, and so on...
On a typical Friday night I am
Watching a good movie, listening to crappy live music in the pub, going out with my friends or spending way too much time in the kitchen.

I have to be home by 12, or a pumpkin turns into me. And even though the idea of mutual clone masturbation is interesting, I think 1 is enough.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I would have definitely enjoyed being born a century ago. Oh....and i am in fact Washington Irving...

I believe life is about collecting experiences, the good and the bad. This has resulted in some stuff that I'm typing under the title: "Things I wouldn't tell my mother." Ask me about it.

I honestly don't get the Sushi-craze. Sashimi is awesome, but you can leave the cold rice somewhere on vacation where it will thoroughly enjoy itself.

Not vanilla.
You should message me if
If you've read this far you'll have a pretty good idea of the person I was when I wrote it, and still am most of the time.

You: Very intelligent, educated, mature. You don't need a man to base your self-confidence on. You're a sparring partner, not a head-nodder. You love to dress up for yourself, not for my sake. You like it when I bore you with endless amounts of 'fun facts' in museums and during films. You're your own social entity, and know you way around a party with only strangers around.

We: Have a drink, laugh, get drunk (or have coffee for hours on end). I'll cook, you'll sit there drinking wine and being pretty (helping me cook is dangerous; lots of running, incoherent words, and flying knives; and I simply like to cook for you). Dinner turns into long talks, and playing eachother different songs with an almost competitive enthousiasm.

Lots of 'Damn.... the bottle's empty...already'-moments, making silly future plans we don't take seriously...

I want to be romantic, and I want someone to share that ambiance with me, who will build it with me. I'm not here to take you for a ride....I'm looking for someone who will build that ride with me.

Interested? Shoot me a message, anything at all.

Don't message me if your jaw is permanently working on a piece of gum; it's disgusting.
The two of us