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My self-summary
I am ambitious, optimistic, and challenging. I'm an educator and entrepreneur. 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 relationships.

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.

If you think you'd like some combination of my heart, brains, and quirks.

You want to watch Stranger Things with some one.