Living back in Southern California is proving to be a very interesting experience. I'm finding that I'm certainly not your typical Southern California resident. I don't share the same passion for materialism and status that seems to predominate much of the culture of the region. I'm very happy living in simplicity and enjoying the little things in life like watching plants grow and listening to the birds sing. That said, I do have a strong work ethic and enjoy nice things.
I try my best to live a healthy and happy life. I try to eat healthy. For this reason I rarely eat typical "American" food. I mostly eat Asian food as I find it to be better for me. I also eat tons of fruit.
I stay fit by practicing Aikido, which is a Japanese martial art. "The way of harmonizing energy" is the best translation I have been able to come up with. Been practicing since 2002.
Exploring the mind is a passion of mine. I do this through meditation and also by using some "plant spirit medicines". I also like to try to remember my dreams.
Spending time outdoors is also very important to me. In fact, I work outside.
Hoping to meet a nice lady who shares similar interests and values.
Kayaking (I own a 2 seater)
Surfing (learning to)
Playing ukulele (learning to)
Traveling- I love to tell some travel stories
Starting a new life in So Cal
Working at an employee owned garden center. Helping people figure out their gardening dilemmas.
Pondering going back to school for a TESL certificate (teaching english as a second language) so I can travel more.
Being a friend
I like movies. The Big Lebowski is a favorite. I like lots of other ones too though. I don't spend very much time watching movies. It's OK if you do- I'll probably watch them with you.
I don't watch much TV. Been watching Battlestar Galactica series lately. Also Louie.
I LOVE me some music. I listen to lots of different kinds. Not real big on "pop music" in general. I listen to Reggae, Ragas, Rock-N-Roll, Bluegrass, Hip hop, Grateful Dead etc.
LOVE me some food. I like exotic and foreign foods. Thai ,Mexican and sushi are favorites. I would consider myself a "foodie". I get immense joy from trying new unusual foods.