I'm confident and outgoing. I value kindness and left leaning ideas. Good conversation and red wine put a smile on my face. I adore dogs and people who get why. I love cats and love to pet em. I'm equally comfortable eating Indian in little India or having dinner in an up-scale place. I love playing soccer and cycling. I'm an atheist and humanist. To me, life is an amazing gift that we get but one chance at. So, I figure I'm gonna make it count.
Learning is something I love. I like to figure out how things work. I'm into documentary films, science fiction, CBC radio, camping, hiking, science, cultural activities, art, live music, games, and economics. I'm a critical thinker, who is luckily connected to many creative people. I read a wide variety of non-fiction and fiction. Unfortunately, I have an uncanny habit of falling asleep on top of my books. So, lending me a book is never a good idea.
I want to see and do as much as I can. I've traveled to places like Cambodia, Tanzania and Colombia. I'm into music. I love bands like Sonic Youth, The Dandy Warhols and The National. I own a nifty old house near Runnymede and St Clair. I sing shamelessly out of key when doing karaoke, but my friends seem to like it; I'm the master of shatnerization, so I'm told. I'm fortunate to have a close group of like minded friends, who are dear to me.
I'm looking for a meaningful relationship. I believe that starts with friendship. I'm not in a rush.
I've been doing some home renovations. Its a ton of work, but quite satisfying.
Maintaining a zero balance on my credit cards. I'm one of those people who has a plan when it comes to that stuff called money.
Talking about all kinds of things with my friends. Taking the piss with my friends.
Defending Toronto from the naysayers. I love this city.
Doing a bit of gardening here and there. Which involves chasing squirrels away, and trying to figure out why my tomatoes aren't as good as my neighbours.
Travel is a privilege I'm grateful for, but I don't define myself through it. A few of the places I've seen: Cambodia, Burma, Laos, Switzerland, France, Tanzania, Portugal, and Vietnam. My most recent trip was to Havana. I'm going to India with my brother in October of 2017.
I'm a good kisser.
I look younger than my actual age.
Bands: New Order, Blue Rodeo, Wilco, The National, The Chromatics, Pixies, Broken Social Scene, The Clash, Nick Cave, The Dandy Warhols, Daughter, Pulp, Yo La Tengo, Lush, Bruce Springsteen, Glass Candy, Jesus And Mary Chain, Sonic Youth, Dan Deacon, Arcade Fire, Simple Minds, Dead Milkmen, OMD, Gordon Lightfoot, New Pornographers, She and Him, Lorde, The Smiths, Johnny Cash, Love and Rockets, Dead Kennedys, Theivery Corporation, Echo And The Bunnymen, Stereo Lab, Leonard Cohen, My Bloody Valentine.
Read: Vice articles, The Economist, Walrus, The Atlantic, King Leopold's Ghost (by Adam Hochschild), The Guardian, Blood Diamonds, The Corporation, Heart Of Darkness, some fiction, and lots of non-fiction.
Watch: High Fidelity, The Thin Red Line, The Wire, Battle Royale, Magnolia, Deadwood, Frontline, Nature Of Things, Lost In Translation, Blade Runner, Star Wars (the old school versions), Dig (music documentary about the Dandy Warhols and Brian Jonestown Massacre), Deer Hunter, Lord Of The Rings, Dawn Of The Dead, City Of Ghosts, Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood, Contact, No Country For Old Men, Alien, Daily Show, South Park, Monty Python.
Food: Vietnamese, Indian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Middle Eastern, Greek, chocolate. I'm open to trying anything when it comes to food.
Music, friends, family, brunch, good coffee in the morning.
My amazing friends and family.
How alternative facts are just lies.
Getting a dog some day.
The dust bunnies festering under my couch.
Plotting against evil doing neoconservatives.