A wee bit about me. I'm gregarious and at ease in my own skin. I value kindness and left leaning ideas. I adore dogs and people who get why. Good conversation and red wine put a smile on my face. I'm equally comfortable eating Indian in little India or having dinner in an up-scale restaurant. I'm really into playing soccer, even though my skills for playing it are disconcertingly suspect. It seems my team team moniker, "wild card," has been earned with good reason.
A few other things worth mentioning. I'm a bit of nerd. But nerd is not a dirty word in my family. My interests include: documentary films, science fiction, CBC radio, being active outside, urban things, science, art, games, economics and lots of other stuff. I read a wide variety of non-fiction and fiction. I have an uncanny habit of falling asleep on top of my books. Needless to say, lending me a book is never a good idea.
I've travelled in Africa, Asia, South America and Europe. I'm into bands like Sonic Youth, The Dandy Warhols and The National. I own a nifty old house near Runnymede and St Clair. I sing massively out of key when doing karaoke, but my friends seem to like it.
I'm working on a masters in technology management; I should be finished in December, 2016. I work full-time, and school is part-time.
I've been working on my house. Renovating an old place is a ton of work, but its satisfying. I'm going for that open concept thing.
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 stuff 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. Actually, the cats from next door have co-opted my yard and lounge about. But that doesn't stop me from patting them.
Travel is a privilege I'm grateful for, but I don't define myself through it. A few of the places I've seen include: Cambodia, Burma, Laos, Switzerland, France, Tanzania, Portugal and Vietnam. My most recent trip was to Colombia in December of 2015. I hope to see India and Cuba next.
I'm a good kisser.
I look young for my age.
Things I like to read: Vice articles, King Leopold's Ghost (by Adam Hochschild), Blood Diamonds, The Corporation, Heart Of Darkness, Treasure Island (hey, it was a big deal when I was 14).
Movies and Shows: 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, Colbert report, 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.
Social justice and international aid.
Getting a dog some day.
The dust bunnies festering under my couch.
Plotting against evil doing neoconservatives and rightist fascists.
You are emotionally available.
You are honest and not flaky.
You are not into hook ups.