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My self-summary
I am ambitious, optimistic, and challenging. I work as an educational professional. I'm looking for something serious in the long-term, but I'm not in a particular rush to get there.
What I’m doing with my life
I divide my work time between classroom teaching (public speaking and debate), educational product development, and risk management and strategy advising.

I am working on enjoying the small things every day.
I’m really good at
Going on adventures. Darts, trivia, and karaoke. Improvising.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have an unmistakable laugh.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I read a lot of philosophy and public policy for work. I like short stories, especially Neil Gaiman and Simon Rich, and I love finding new authors on Selected Shorts. I like a lot of food journalism, too. Eddie Huang's new book was a great meditation on food, cultural identity, and love.

TV: I watch at least an hour of news a day, usually MSNBC or something else lefty. I'm currently digging Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, Flash, Arrow, BoJack Horseman, Orange is the New Black, Fresh off the Boat, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Better Call Saul, American Horror Story, Rick and Morty, and Gotham. I miss old shows, especially Aaron Sorkin series, NBC sitcoms, and the dramas everyone likes (Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and the like).

Movies: My taste is pretty broad, and I love a lot of different movies. As long as there is a good story that is told well, I'll keep going back to it. Some favorites: As Good as it Gets, Casablanca, Groundhog Day, The Life Aquatic, Almost Famous to name a few.

Music: I like just about anything. I sang in a traveling choir as a kid, I can sort of play several instruments, and I was in a punk band with my friends. I work to trashy electronic music and mash-up. I get nostalgic to 90s alt-rock. I drive to classic rock and pop. I love dinner and drinks to jazz standards, big band, and bossanova.

Food: I like to try new things, everything from fine dining to street food. I also love to cook. I'm looking forward to checking out the fair for the first time in a few years. My other food adventures this summer have included a tour of Philadelphia's cheesesteak establishments, sharing the joy of Taiwanese soup dumplings, and the late night eats of the greater Los Angeles area.
The six things I could never do without
Some kind of smart device
A good skillet and knife for cooking
A quality pair of durable headphones
A fan for white noise and breeze while sleeping
Flip flops
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to make my work/life balance a little better.

What it means/how to ethically live a good life.

What food to make with the people I enjoy spending time with.
On a typical Friday night I am
Some permutation of friends, music, movies, cooking, and cocktails.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am a radio star in parts of Asia.
You should message me if
I'm interested in people that are intelligent, witty, and most importantly, challenging.