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My self-summary
I keep on editing this part. Previously I had a lengthy description of my memories, based on the pretence of 'What is a man save for the sum of his memories?' Enough of that. Here's the deal:

I believe that we are defined by the choices we make.
I like to live life intensely.
I try to indulge in art as much as I can - both classic and modern. Especially music.

Global expat - I've lived in four different countries now and I'm hoping this number will only go up.
I find joy in the smaller things in life, too - cooking a nice dinner, the sight of lights over a dark body of water.
What I’m doing with my life
Now there's a good question, isn't there? Well, if I were to deflect this question altogether I would say that I'm living it, but I'm not one for deflections. I am a weightlifter, an existentialist and am currently working in IT to pay the bills. Huge coffee geek, too.
Oh, I've been playing the saxophone for years now (with some breaks in between naturally), and I love that brass baby.
I’m really good at
I've been told I'm not too shabby a writer.
Reading people.
Considering issues from multiple perspectives.
The first things people usually notice about me
I've been told I come across as a very impressive person, whatever that's supposed to mean. Personally I like to think that the first thing people notice about me is the intense gaze I have.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Currently reading 1984.
I still cannot believe I read the entire Wheel of Time series and that I still liked it after.
Song of Ice and Fire
The Stranger (Camus)
A Happy Death (Camus)
Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Shogun (James Clavell)

Pretty much anything Monty Python.
Interstate 60
Peaceful Warrior
Star Wars (except for the prologue trilogy)
Pulp Fiction
The Big Lebowski


Oh boy. Where do I even start? I'm a big fan of jazz and hard rock. No, seriously, I can listen to Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone followed by some Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Also got a bit of a weak spot for indie pop bands like The Neighbourhood. Caravan Palace (electro-swing) and Sabaton (heavy metal) are also up there.

Food: I find that I eat a lot of chicken. It's a lean, high-protein meat. I'm the least picky eater you will ever find - although I do still miss cooking from back home and I do have a weak spot for lamb chops.
Six things I could never do without
This list is made in no particular order of importance.

1. Coffee - YES. GIVE IT TO ME. GIVE ME COFFEE. I swear I'm not an addict - I can quit whenever I want to!
2. Technology - the only way I have to keep in touch with my family from abroad. Long live Skype!
3. Family.
4. Cooking, an inseparable part of my culture.
5. Real, human connection. None of that superficial crap.
6. Music - I seriously cannot believe how much I enjoy playing the saxophone and how music can connect me with so many amazing people.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Absurdism. The future, the rationale behind people's actions and general nonsense.
On a typical Friday night I am
Probably lifting some weights or discovering some new fanciful place in this city.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Honestly, I'm not much of a private person. But here's an aspect of existentialism I have adopted that may surprise people: in order to live life fully you must daily ask yourself whether you will kill yourself today. This question must be posed seriously and be given actual thought.
You should message me if
If you think that both you and I are not boring.
If you can appreciate the difference between existentialism and nihilism.
If you know how to enjoy good scotch.
If you have a story to share - I'm always looking to hear more interesting stories!
The two of us