Living abroad gave me the opportunity to hike, bike and scuba dive. Being back stateside, I stay active with swimming, yoga and dragon boat paddling on a competitive team.
I'm a nerd with a geek fetish who loves dogs and ice hockey (let's go Rangers!). I watch rugby as well (All Blacks).
I'm not sure where to put this in my profile, but I believe kindness is one of the most attractive qualities in a person. Choose and be kind.
I've always had the 'arty and crafty' bug. Two recent projects: custom designed sheep piñata destroyed in mere seconds and stripping/sanding/staining wood furniture for my new place.
I love to cook. I love to cook for friends. I love cooking Chinese, Thai, Turkish and Indian cuisines for friends.
Starting a new video project combining my personal and professional interests of cooking and Chinese language, but with a twist!
Some random things I have on my 'bucket list': be able to do a full cartwheel, go fly fishing, learn to code, watch The House of Commons live, and try sky diving...not necessarily in that order :)
Most recently I've been enjoying Jerry Seinfeld's new web show, Comedians in Cars getting Coffee. I also love watching comedies in general: Parks and Recreation, Arrested Development, Flight of the Conchords, Hello, Ladies and Louie to name a few.
Blazing Saddles is my all time favorite film.
I'm contemplating getting a Netflix account to watch House of Cards and The Wire. Update: I now have Netflix!
I have pretty eclectic taste in music: I listen to Alt Latino songs, movie soundtracks, blues, Afrobeat...and always up for something new.
I recently finished a David Sedaris book-a-thon. I've started reading The Geography of Thought by Richard Nisbett.
For me, not much tops the 2,000 Year Old Man recordings....points to those who know what they are!
That being said, I can't live without garlic, cumin and olive oil in my kitchen.
you like home cooked meals.
don't take yourself too seriously, but know when you need to.
you give up your seat on a train/bus for the elderly, disabled and pregnant.