Uria010
27 London, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
I keep on editing this part (I always find myself changing myself - is it actually possible to find a definition that will not limit you, I wonder?). 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.
I'm a non-monogamist (not to be confused with anti-monogamist).

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.
I keep wondering why people have such a stigma about sex. Then I remember we're but tiny mammals with a relatively fresh grasp of reason.
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'm not too shabby a writer (or so I've been told). I enjoy playing devil's advocate and I've also found that I'm rather good at reading people. Additionally, I'm an expert in using fancy words to describe the mundane.
The first things people usually notice about me
My generally nonchalant and relatively laid-back initial attitude. This is later contradicted by my intense stories and vibe.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I find that my taste in books diversifies over the years - I started out as a fan of pure fiction, such as the Wheel of Time series (still can't believe I managed to finish all 14 books) and the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is absolutely amazing, so is Henry Kissinger's latest work (World Order). James Clavell's Shogun is one of the few books that actually left a lasting impression on me.

Movies: As far as movies go, I like just about anything that makes you work some grey matter. Also, pretty much anything Monty Python. Peaceful Warrior and Limitless are also pretty good movies in that they're rather inspirational.

Music: where do I 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. Also got a bit of a weak spot for indie pop bands like The Neighbourhood.

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.
The 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 - call me old-fashioned, but I absolutely love my family and try to stay in touch with them on a daily basis.
4. Cooking - I absolutely love cooking. It's an inseparable part of my culture.
5. Books - seriously, a good book is worth tenfold what you paid (unless it's a ridiculously expensive book) if it managed to teach you something/touch you in some way.
6. Music - I seriously cannot believe how much I enjoy playing the saxophone and how music can connect me with so many amazing people.

Oh, while I can definitely do without it, I'd hate giving up booze, especially good scotch.
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!
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