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.

Most importantly, I value experiences and people over possessions, so I drive a crappy car but have awesome friends but have visited 31 countries. I believe that happiness and fulfillment are a journey, not a destination.

I work in healthcare and have weird hours, but when I'm free I like cooking for myself/friends, salsa dancing, and exploring the great outdoors.

Staying active is important to me. I played rugby in college and now I help coach a local high school. I'm also scuba certified.
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
Enjoying life, science, 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 don't care much for TV.

I love Mexican and Thai food, and even took a Thai cooking course while I was visiting. I cannot turn down a good steak, but I'm transitioning to a partially vegetarian diet for ethical/health reasons.

My music taste varies, but I can enjoy anything from electronic, hip-hop, or classical music.
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 be (New Zealand in November atm), if I should actually apply for the astronaut program, and why people are so afraid to accept that evolution and climate change are facts.
On a typical Friday night I am
You can roll the dice. I could be working, sleeping, out at a bar or restaurant with friends, hosting a dinner party, dancing salsa, exploring the West coast, or playing board games.
You should message me if
You're confident, curious, and have a sense of adventure.

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