I've now lived in Seattle longer than I've lived anywhere else. Yet, I've been in Seattle only for nine years. That just means that my perception on this world has been molded by some very diverse experiences... My other major stops in this life of mine have been - Boston, Montreal and Lovedale. The last is a little hamlet on a hill station in India, where I attended a private residential school. Picture greenery, mountains, rivers, rain and a plethora of outdoor adventures... Hey! Doesn't that sound like the Pacific Northwest?? Indeed, that's why Seattle and the Puget Sound feels like home!
I've inherited a love for discovering the world from my dad. When I was a little kid we travelled across much of the world. As a grown-up, I've continued travelling. At times these experiences feel surreal, as if I’m living a dream - the sunrise at Abu Simbel, the aurora borealis in Iceland, Hammurabi's code at the Louvre, the pink lagoon in Bolivia,... and the list goes on.
At home, I embrace the mundane with the extraordinary. I run long distance and relish a healthy existence. I enjoy frequenting Broadway productions and concerts. I'm quite adventurous when it comes to dining out - I usually have to negotiate the spiciness of my cuisine... "Five stars, can I have seven??"
As a kid, when I was about to quit yet another activity, my dad brought me to a room and gave me a serious pep talk – “If you do something do it properly, else don’t bother doing it!” That’s remark has stuck with me ever since. I tend to be very dedicated about my passions. Think 30 marathons (Boston, ultras etc.), Photography,… That also has meant I’m game for trying almost anything once. Else how will I know if I might like it? That’s included adventures such as getting my Scuba diving certification, Sky diving, Zip lining, Surfing,... Yeah, I quickly realized that I might never be able to audition for a Baywatch life guard role :p
At the end of the day what do I want out of life? In a nutshell - "If my life flashes before my eyes one day, I want to make sure it's worth watching!" Care to be a part of it :)
I have been told I'm an excellent listener
I can be sarcastic and have a dry sense of humor. You might love this or be offended by it. Not to worry - I've learnt to gently probe my subjects to test their level or tolerance ...
Shows: Seinfeld, Friends. I don't watch much TV these days but I do love "The big bang theory"
Music: Anything that sounds good. I love Coldplay, Green Day, U2. Of the new bands I love "Fun".
Food: Ethiopian & Thai. Flavors over blandness.