26 Manhattan Beach, United States
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My self-summary
Recent transplant to LA from the east coast. I was born in Venezuela, but grew up in five countries before coming to the US for college.

If I have more than a week off, I'm traveling abroad. I've been to 31 countries and try to visit at least one new place every year. Next up is New Zealand!

I work in healthcare and have crazy hours, but when I'm free I like cooking for myself/friends, salsa dancing, and exploring the outdoors. Taking advantage of living in Cali to learn how to surf.

I played rugby in college and enjoy working out, hiking, rock climbing, biking, and scuba diving.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm an ER doctor doing my residency. After graduating the plan is either to pay off my loans and travel as much as I can, or do an aerospace medicine fellowship (it's a thing) and apply to the astronaut program.
I’m really good at
Being happy, thinking rationally, improvising, making friends with strangers, rugby, stepping outside my comfort zone.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm easy to talk to and open minded. I also usually get asked why I don't look Hispanic/ have a strong accent with a name like Fernando.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I am an avid reader, but picking a favorite book is very difficult. My IB English class taught me to enjoy classical literature, but I also like reading series such as Game of Thrones, The Wheel of Time, and of course, Harry Potter. Currently exploring the works of Brandon Sanderson and the Dalai Lama.

I try not to watch TV much.

I love almost every kind of cuisine. Mexican and Thai food are probably my favorites, and even took a Thai cooking course while I was visiting. I'll forever be working on my perfect steak.

As far as music goes, I like almost everything except country music and top 40.
The six things I could never do without
Curiosity, companionship, competitive sports (watching and participating), my passports, the pleasures of quality food and drink, and goals.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I think a lot about where my next adventure will take me, what my next meal will be, and why people are unwilling to accept that evolution and climate change are facts. I'm also trying to cultivate a more sustainable and less materialistic life style.
On a typical Friday night I am
Roll the dice: I could be working, sleeping, out at a bar or restaurant with friends, hosting a dinner party, dancing salsa, on a road trip, or playing board games.
You should message me if
You're confident, intellectually curious, and have a sense of adventure.

Also, if you'd like to show a new comer to LA around, that would be great.