38San Francisco, United States
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My self-summary
I hail from one of five BBC featured "Places That Don't Exist." In the past year, I have been to Washington St. (Olympic National Park), Seattle, Peru (Machu Picchu), Brazil (Rio and Manuas Amazonas), Boston, and NYC (tickets purchased in as little as 12-hours before flight)! SCUBA diving, indoor skydiving, and photography (street/nature/astronomy) were also some recent experiences connecting me to nature and nostalgia. I am actively exploring new/old cities/towns, concerts, street festivals, clubs, balls, theatre, classes/workshops, restaurants, and bars and am looking for a companion to share fun experiences with.

The diverse experiences began with the familiar story of parental sacrifices--uprooting to the US when I was a tender age of eight. I was a shy academic--8th grade math in fifth grade and testing in Honors English in HS among other achievements. By the second decade of "Cheesedom," I was determined to excel physically as well as academically. I had trained almost a decade to the strongest (pound-for-pound) in the gym while playing competitive baseball, football, and softball. I was one of the couple college freshmen in linear algebra; certainly the only one who happened to be on the football team.

As manager and player, I led my vice-champion intramural co-ed softball team with my wits and at-bats (and glove). What appeared to be a tragedy, struck when I sprained a MCL while beating out a grounder. Life has a funny way of turning us onto different paths as I discovered dance and the joy that escaped me in the first brief stint in college when commitment was lacking.

In ballroom dancing, I consistently won or was a finalist. I excelled and continue to excel through perseverance. I seek substantive understanding for a few subjects at a time and talk through action. My nature is still really quiet though my loving circle of friends will attest: I am anything but boring! Life is a journey better shared with a good friend! What are you waiting for?!
What I’m doing with my life
Software consultant during the day; life student, engaging discussions, and art (dance, improv, photography) in the evenings keep me quite busy. Always open to new ideas for enrichment!
I’m really good at
One-to-one relations

Organizing, planning, and leading through action

Dance (practice, compete, perform, teach, share):
ballroom (waltz, tango, viennese, foxtrot, quickstep)
latin (cha-cha, rumba, samba, jive, paso doble)
swing (blues, west coast, lindy)
Argentine tango

Writing and grammar

Finding the way in unfamiliar places
The first things people usually notice about me
my quietness and fun when warmed to.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
book: Happiness Hypothesis; Stumbling on Happiness; Guns, Germs, and Steel; Almost Chimpanzee; Kite Runner
music: Beatles, Edith Piaf, Elvis, Enya, Feist, Mumford & Sons, Stevie Wonder
movies: Black Swan, Casablanca, Gattaca, Murderball, Once, Ratatouille
Six things I could never do without
friends & family
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how to better the world through social equality, how to connect seemingly diverging ideas, how to be better to my family, and what happens when one reaches 100% in OkCupid land?!
On a typical Friday night I am
dancing after wining and dining.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I used to not sleep. I think I may have been a vampire. Boo!
You should message me if
you feel like it;
you have your ducks lined up and your ducks like my ducks;
or, if you believe likeness attract: you are compassionate, smile easily; have a thirst for learning; love food, dance, and travel!
The two of us