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My self-summary
Likes: books, listening to npr, arguing (oops, discussing) foreign policy and politics in general, traveling - have been to at least as many countries as the number of years I've lived (and hope to keep that up :-) I also like using my camera and once i get started, i can take thousands of pictures a day. I like the outdoors, walking through cities, taking random turns and corners, hiking through deserts and mountains or just strolling along any body of water. When not working, traveling, or experimenting with my photos, I enjoy being outside, being a devil's advocate, trying new (or old favorite) restaurants, going to museums, watching theater, movies, and sitting down to read a book (often many books), volunteering and teaching kids in my free time.

I am abstractly practical, adventurous, and inquisitive
What I’m doing with my life
usually working, traveling, or pursuing one of my hobbies - often all at the same time.
I’m really good at
packing, traveling, cooking
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I have a hard time choosing favorites. I love bookstores and I'll try to read any book I can get my hands on. I often read a mixture of fiction and non-fiction books. I had a "Books on democracy" phase. I have a permanent foreign policy books phase. My guilty pleasure is John Grisham. I recently read predictably irrational and really enjoyed it.

I tend to like movies that make me think or are too hilarious to make me think about thinking...doesn't have to be a specific genre/director, although I am a big fan of Almodovar and Miyazaki. Some movies I've enjoyed in the recent years include Inglorious Basterds, Up, Helvetica, Volver, Cache, Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, kung fu hustle, habla con ella, memento, city of god, and several miyazaki ones.

Try to stay away from country and rap but other than that, my music taste vary a bit, depending on my mood.. Rock, pop, jazz , classical, alternative, indie. I listen to all things from Belle & Sebastian, Camera Obscura, Joanna Newson to Sufjan Stevens, Arcade Fire to Green Day, Dido, Corrs to U2, Coldplay

Food is good! I tend to like asian foods more than other types...korean, chinese, indonesian, thai, afghani, indian, pakistani, persian, malaysian, italian, spanish, turkish, ethiopian, burmese. Unfortunately Chicago doesn't have a burmese place so I have to go to san francisco to get my fix. I'm up for trying anything a few times until i'm really convinced that i don't like it. Unfortunately, german/austrian foods fall into that category.
The six things I could never do without
my passports (all of them), internets (yes, all of them), camera, teleportation (as long as it mostly puts me back together ), mangoes (only the good kind), npr (not the late night cbc broadcast in chicago) , thoughts, airplanes (don't love them but can't imagine living without them) , the outdoors (green things, large bodies of water, mountains)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how to take over the world and be a benevolent dictator :)

how to magically improve education
You should message me if
if you enjoy sarcastic, political, philosophically silly conversations all at the same time.