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My self-summary
As I was bidding farewell to my tour guide on the Inca trail tour last month, he remarked - "I sure will never forget you". There sure is a story behind his remark but he has been doing these tours for over ten years. I reflected on how so many others have said the same to me... When I make connections with folks these are deep connections which usually last a lifetime. I'd rather have five of these connections over a hundred superficial ones :) That's just me.

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 :)
What I’m doing with my life
Living it - one day at a time!
I’m really good at
Quite a few things really:
Being logical
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 ...
The first things people usually notice about me
They typically surprise me!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Kite Runner
Movie: Gladiator
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.
The six things I could never do without
My passport
Running shoes
A camera
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The next place on my travel list I'm going to cross off...
On a typical Friday night I am
It really depends... I might be quite content staying home after a long week or out with friends or maybe in the airport heading out on an adventure.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I was once told that you need special skills to be as horrible as I am, in Pool. When I am shooting the ball please stay away unless you want to be injured :p
You should message me if
You'd like to hear from me... I know the OKC mantra is that guys should always send the first message but feel free to be proactive :) I'd appreciate that!