In my free time, I enjoy exploring the city, hiking, working out and reading. I plan on taking up cycling in the coming weeks as I decided not to bring my car with me to Seattle. UPDATE: I found a decent used bike yesterday. I should have it cleaned up and road worthy by this weekend!
I love to travel. I travelled as much as possible during my undergraduate through study abroad opportunities. As a result, I have been to Costa Rica, Panama, Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, Ireland, Uganda, England, El Salvador and the Philippines. I believe that persons from differing cultures can learn from one another. And, I love trying new foods. After I finish grad school, I hope to continue my travels!
If anyone likes to swing dance, I would love to learn. I took a beginner's class during my undergraduate and really enjoyed it.
Also, if you know Spanish or Italian, I'd love to learn it. Even though I took 4 years of Spanish in high school and spend four months in Florence Italy, my foreign language skills are in need of improvement.
I love movies. I must admit that I enjoy the Harry Potter series along with other "kid" movies like Monsters Inc., Up and Kung Fu Panda. But, I also enjoy adult movies such as Zombieland, Stranger than Fiction, Saving Private Ryan, Braveheart, Monty Python Movies, The Importance of Being Earnest etc etc etc.
I listen to all kinds of music. My preferences change often. Right now, I am really into Colin Hay and Mumford and Sons.
I love trying new foods! There are very few things that I will not eat. Also, while I am far from being a vegetarian or vegan, I do tend to enjoy vegetarian and vegan dishes. For example, I prefer soy chicken in salads as opposed to the real thing. And, I love tofu. UPDATE: I have added a second food to the list of things which I will no longer try. While at Uwajimaya, I decided to try the pickled plums. Not for me. The other food I will not eat again is a filapino delicacy: balut.
- You are ambitious.
- You want to explore the city/show me something new and interesting in Seattle.
- You want to grab a cup of coffee or a bubble tea.
- You know of a good place to go swing dancing.
- You want to take a bike ride with a beginner.
- You want to go hiking.