Besides medicine, I am passionate about several things in life. I love to cook!... I used to work as a cook before medical school and now it is a hobby of mine. I also love to dance, recently (within the last 2 years) I have found the joys of Zumba and Hip Hop. To keep in shape, I find that dancing is much more fun that running any day. However, I am currently training for a marathon.
I am an optimist and generally a positive person. After getting to know someone, I prefer hugs over handshakes. I love to laugh and make others laugh as well, a day without some sort of comical diversion is a day wasted. I'm generally an extravert while being content alone for short periods of time.
I believe that happiness lies in helping others, thus the decision to practice medicine. I'm big into volunteerism and saving the planet, politically liberal on social issues.
Where do I see myself in the future?... besides practicing Medicine, I want to see the world. Specifically I want to do what Anthony Bourdain does and travel the world, eating and writing. So far I have back packed through Europe and have visited Ecuador and Southeast Asia. The lack of time and money has limited any recent travels, I hope to do a lot more traveling once I settle into my career.
My relationship with family and friends are very important to me and I am looking for a person with whom I can also build a special relationship with as well.
I am also a writer, I have kept a running blog of my life since medical school started, an endeavor that I am very proud of, it allows me to be creative, since much of medicine is not very creative. I'll let you read the blog after we've met.
Also... I don't want to sound narcissistic here, but I'm a pretty hilarious guy.
Favorite Movie: Mary Poppins (childhood favorite), Shawshank Redemption
Favorite Show: Anthony Bourdain's No Reservation, The Office
Family & Friends
Hip Hop and Zumba
I like going out as well, trying new restaurants and (x) activity with friends.
I don't drink, cause I can't digest alcohol, specifically I can't enzymatically break down aldehyde, thus frequenting bars is not for me. Unless, its an oyster bar or a tapas bar, sushi bar... possibly a coffee bar?.... All great choices.
Some movies that I enjoy that most guys are not willing to admit to liking... Pride and Prejudice, Love Actually
I swear... I am all that is man otherwise....