It's hard to say what I'm really good at. I've got a pretty present sense of humour and whit is extremely important, so I expect that out of the wonderful people in my life.
Languages, I have a passion for languages, and random facts. But not in the overwhelming, "did you know" way. More in the good-for-a-pub-trivia-team kinda way.
Films are a bit dicey. My favourite movie is one which most people find bizarre. It's the Silence of the Lambs. I don't know what it is but it has the perfect mix of suspense, drama, romance, and just plain old horror. Others which rank high include Inglorious Basterds, Shame, Waking Life, L'Invasions Barbare, The Godfather, Virgin Suicides, Motorcycle Diaries, Y Tu Mama Tambien. So many many more.
Zadie Smith's White Teeth definitely qualifies as my favourite book, but there are a million more. Faulkner, Fitzgerald, V.S. Naipaul, Holingshead, Rand (not for the philosophy), Bronte (Emily, not Charlotte), and Hawking are amongst my top buys. The list keeps growing with each recommendation
I love to cook and consider myself a pretty good cook. My tastes span the countries that I've been lucky enough to call home. Food has always been a big part of my cultural life, and I consider myself a bit of a foodie. I can't stand food snobbery though, it's an insult to good cuisine.