33 Beaverton, United States
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My self-summary
How do you experience emotions? They are very complex and difficult to communicate. Yet they make great conversation. I love talking to a close friend about this, and about interpersonal psychology.

Message me and let's talk. Whether our life stories seem similar on the surface or not, we will never know whether we communicate well, until we meet in person.

I'm from Hawai'i. I love the diversity and activity of city life. I read books about faith, hope and love. There's a book The Five Love Languages, and mine are spending time together, and words of affirmation.

Things I love: riding my bike, watching movies. In music, I play some piano, some guitar, more of drums, bass guitar too. I love singing songs. I'm extroverted although I'm not super talkative; I like hearing quiet people speak more than loud people over-talk.

We are each on a journey to better understand ourselves. Call it trite, but I call it truth. We all benefit from an outsider's perspective on ourselves. If I can help someone become the best person that she can be, and if she can do that to me, then we can set each other free.

I challenge you to share a tiny piece of your story with me. Or just a silly joke for starters. It can be awful too -- take a chance!
What I’m doing with my life
completed graduate school in international economics; seeking my next opportunity in data science, economic consulting, research
I’m really good at
figuring out musical instruments. organizing socializing events. listening. speaking out loud in front of a crowd
The first things people usually notice about me
I make people feel welcome. I enjoy socializing much. I respect people.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
awesome author: Haruki Murakami. Life of Pi, Count of Monte Cristo. Also books on econ/economic development, numerous Christian literature titles, and National Geographic Magazine, definitely!
movies: there are WAYYY too many to name. Films with Matt Damon, Denzel, Clooney, Brad Pitt, Liam Neeson. films directed by Chris Nolan.
fav food: Japanese, Korean, Hawaiian, Thai, Italian.
music: I think 90s music is much of my fav. I love listening as well as playing it. jazz/folk/alternative/indie artists often amaze me, and I love catching an up-and-coming artist live
The six things I could never do without
friends and social gatherings
NPR podcasts
prayer/meditation/spiritual exercises
discovering my inspiration each day
kitchen, oven, and a well-stocked fridge
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How my worries are always put into a much healthier perspective when I think of what other people are going through. It's especially why I listen to story-telling podcasts much.
How each person's personal life story is made up of where she is from and where she's been
On a typical Friday night I am
either: hanging out with friends, recuperating from the work week, watching a movie at home, often quite low-key.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
When I'm alone and in a great mood, I sing my head off!
Also, there's a gap between two of my teeth that often splits my dental floss in two, and I always forget this.
(oh there's plenty of time to hear what mundane things you have to share about yourself!)
You should message me if
- you're just curious to talk about your life. the ups and the downs. you never know who'd be interested in listening
- you're from Hawaii or have spent significant time there
- you have an affinity for music, especially classical, like Chopin or Debussy
- you get excited about staying in and watching movies, or even just talking about a ton of them
- you also like to go sightseeing in random places that are not always well-known or popular