SimplePole
33 Greenford, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
UPDATE: Wow, it's been over a year in London. Time flies so quickly...

I'm Polish! As English is not my native language, please forgive me my grammar errors or weird vocabulary - hey, I still think I'm doing a pretty good job! :-) I moved to London from California, where I spent the last few years working on my PhD at Caltech.

I believe I am an outgoing, friendly and fun person with a good sense of humor. I'm somewhat of a loner, but I still enjoy interacting with people and hanging out with friends. I tend to be contemplative and science is a big part of my life.

In a relationship I look for love, affection, care, support and understanding. Naturally, I offer the same thing in return. My ideal girlfriend will also be my best friend.

I have a constant lust for knowledge. I like learning new things, acquiring new skills, getting to know new cultures and their history. I believe it is important to have hobbies not directly related to your work. This makes you an interesting person, takes your mind off your work and provides topics for conversation.

While camping is not my cup of tea, I absolutely love hiking. I am a Nature lover and I feel a need to be in the wild every now and then. I love hiking in the mountains and enjoy beautiful views.
What I’m doing with my life
I did my PhD in Applied Mathematics at Caltech and recently moved to London for my new job at Imperial College. I intend to be a research scientist, either in academia or in R&D. At the moment I'm sticking to academia :-)
I’m really good at
My hobbies are:
- competitive ballroom dancing
- photography
- history
- hiking

I wanna learn horseback riding, too.

I can juggle 4 balls :-)
The first things people usually notice about me
How tall I am. I speak with an accent (supposedly Italian) :-)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
MUSIC:
I listen to very different kinds of music: pop, hip hop, oldies, musicals, classical, opera, ballroom dance music.

MOVIES:
To name just a few: Shawshank Redemption, The Godfather, Scent of a woman, Wall-E, Leon, The Lion King, The Double Life of Veronique, Amelie, The Butterfly Effect, 12 Monkeys, Lars von Trier's movies and a zillion of others I can't recall now.

SHOWS:
Game of Thrones, Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek, Friends, Southpark, How I met your mother, Big Bang Theory (yay for Caltech!).

BOOKS:
I somehow don't read fiction anymore. But here are some novels that made a major impression on me: The Master and Margarita, 30 Door Key, Animal Farm, 1984, The Count of Monte Christo, Dad (by William Wharton), The Trial (by Franz Kafka), The Lord of the Rings. I adore William Shakespeare.
The six things I could never do without
ballroom dancing
music
wikipedia
tea
sliced bread
sunsets and starry sky
On a typical Friday night I am
Either staying home and reading/watching movies or hanging out with friends (dinner, movies, ice skating, bowling, go karts) or at a dance party/social. Sitting in the pub and drinking beer - I rarely do that and it's not my thing. Clubbing? Nope, I don't like shouting when I talk to people.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I actually never learnt how to dance at regular parties, even though it was the reason I took my first dance class :-)

I don't like making fast decisions about important or fairly important things. Some people might perceive it as slowliness.

I am an incorrigible perfectionist.

I sleep with earplugs.
You should message me if
you got to this point and haven't yawned yet :-P

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