35 Ch’ih-k’an-lou, Taiwan
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My self-summary
Last time I updated my profile was about a year ago, so keep that in mind whenever you see the word 'now' or 'currently'!

Last year I went to Hawaii, Australia, and a had an amazing experience at Burning Man (second year). So I guess you can say I've been bit by the adventure bug.

I'm about to go on a 5-month trip to Southeast Asia sometime in March 2013. Nothing is set in stone. All I have is my will, my passport and... well, I still need to get a ticket. I've never been to Asia before, so I'm getting ready for an adventure of a lifetime! Who's up for it?


These two quotes summarize me pretty well:

"The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion."
-– Thomas Paine

"Live as if you were going to die tomorrow; learn as if you were going to live forever"

I'm a little geek, love the outdoors, love performing arts. I'm a software engineer for a clean tech company in the Bay Area, but this is what I do, not who I am. I like to do a little bit of everything.

I'm always reading. I may be reading three books at a particular time. I also write short-stories once in a very while.

I also like languages and to travel. I speak three and I'm learning a 4th right now. Mexico and Nevada desert are my next big trips.
What I’m doing with my life
Right now I'm doing a lot of volunteering at my company and for Greenpeace. I believe in being part of something greater than myself, hence the Thomas Paine quote.

I like to learn new things. I'm currently (trying to) learn Mandarin and to do some juggling (I might try poi next).

Biking to work 4 times a week. Working from home on the 5th day.

Going to as many performing arts events as possible: from comedies, to plays, to dance shows.
I’m really good at
I'm really good at things I've never done before and I love trying new things, which unfortunately makes me not good in anything in particular! I'll soon be crossing spelunking and scuba diving off of my bucket list!
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm always smiling.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music: I'm very eclectic. I used to listen to a lot of rock, my preferred style is hard rock Korn, Rise Against and alternative/indie Hinder, Powderfinger. I also enjoy other rock variations Battles, Death Cab, Beatles. Also some more pop-y styles CSS, Tori Amos, Linda Perry. I listen to a lot of non-English music as well, specially Portuguese and Spanish Marea, Shakira, Titãs, Penélope. Lately I've listening to a lot... I mean a LOT of electronic music: house, techno, trance, and my favorite of all time, psytrance.

Movies: Crash, The Departed, Monsters Inc, Wall-e, Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, Gattaca, Seven, El Laberinto del Fauno, Olga, Netto perde sua alma, Memento, Donnie Darko, Zeitgeist

Books: L'etrange planete Orga by Bruss B.R., The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien, Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card...
I spend a lot of time thinking about
On a typical Friday night I am
Out with friends, in watching a movie, or preparing to go camping or to an electronic music festival (psytrance, most likely).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Hate driving on 101.
You should message me if
- You're driven, motivated, and have a plan!
- You are spiritual, artsy, and do things at the spur of the moment.
- You have a passion for life.
- You enjoy traveling the world, learning new things, new cultures. - And you have found a balance between all these things. :)