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My self-summary
I can't figure out if I'm an introvert or an extrovert. I prioritize adventure over all else. I'm on a mission to see as much of the Chinese countryside as possible. I've been here since September 2015 and am doing good so far.

I'm originally from Philadelphia, but have lived in San Francisco, New York, London, and Tokyo.

I want to be a consistent karaoke goer but so far I've only gone like 5 times in my life.
What I’m doing with my life
Living in Shanghai for a year as a teacher. Making films and writing about travel on the side. Studying Chinese and Japanese. Going on day trips whenever possible. Making really fucking good vegan food. Not being an adult at all, whenever possible which is usually always.
I’m really good at
I am a connector. I have an easy time talking to strangers and often meet lots of people who I introduce to each other.

Planning trips - I should probably be a tour guide
The first things people usually notice about me
I smile a lot and I am definitely a peformer at times.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Power of Myth, The People's History of the United States, Refuse to Choose, When God Was a Woman, Outdated, Their Eyes Were Watching God, 100 Years of Solitude, Hopscotch, The Power of Now, Lady Chatterly's Lover, The Great Gatsby, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, James Baldwin, Disgrace, Lyn Lifshin, Pablo Neruda, Frank O'Hara, Sylvia Plath.

Music: Ella Fitzgerald (esp. duets with Louie Armstrong), T-Rex, Françoise Hardy, Django Reindhardt, The Velvet Underground, that compilation of 60's psych "Nuggests", and this Brazilian TV singer Wanderlea.

Movies: Frances Ha, A Better World, Annie Hall, Tiny Furniture, Bridesmaids, Talk to Her, Legally Blond, The Dark Crystal, Juno, The Color Wheel, I Am Love, Midnight in Paris, Casablanca, Adaptation, Love in the Afternoon, Hannah and her Sisters, The Graduate, Manhattan, Bridget Jones Diary, Spirited Away.

TV and Web Shows: Louie, Key and Peel, The Mindy Project, Girls, Battle Star Galactica, Sailor Moon, New Girl, Vag Magazine, Awkward Black Girl, Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Jack in the Box.
Six things I could never do without
Mountains, meadows, oceans, water, food, and love.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How we can work less, how I can travel all the time, what would my day-to-day life be like if the world were not as corrupt as it is. How often can I justify using veganaise and still call my diet healthy.
On a typical Friday night I am
Discussing life stories over drinks. I always wanna talk about deep shit.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I was an anime nerd in junior high, and have made over 50 original comics some of which I wrote in Japanese.
You should message me if
I'm really looking for someone to travel and explore with. Ideally you want to go adventure outside of Shanghai as much as possible, but you also know how to have fun in the city too - you want to check out an art show, drawing class, Chinese opera, etc. You love eating! Extra points if you're a vegan or vegetarian, which I am. Even more if you love wine...
The two of us