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My self-summary
California transplant now calling NYC my home. I'm versatile from my interests, to fashion sense and activities that I enjoy. I appreciate spontaneity and being present in the moment. I'm outgoing and love to make people laugh. My friends describe me as optimistic, animated, thoughtful and loyal. I enjoy a night out on the town in a dress and heels, but I am also up for a Sunday Fun Day, eating wings and drinking beer with the guys. I have a solid group of close friends and a large extended family who I am close to and are very important to me.
What I’m doing with my life
I currently work in education. I try to find a good balance between building my career and enjoying life. I make sure to take advantage of my down time as much as possible (socializing with friends, exploring the city, theater/movies, karaoke, CrossFit or whatever opportunities come my way).
I’m really good at
Staying calm, having a glass half full perspective, parallel parking (a skill I perfected in San Francisco), solving puzzles/problems (ask me about my camping trip where a friend deemed me the female McGyver), recalling random details, and dancing old school 90's hip hop moves.
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile and that I look young for my age.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The Alchemist, Game Change, Hunger Games, Interview with A Vampire series, World War Z, Where the Red Fern Grows (my favorite book as a child), etc. Since arriving in NYC, I've been able to read leisurely on the subway rather than being stuck in California traffic so I have my list of books to tackle. Any suggestions?

Some of my favorite shows: Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, How I Met Your Mother, Law and Order SVU, CSI, Scandal, Chopped, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Big Bang Theory, etc.

Movies: To name a few: 80's movies especially ones by John Hughes, Love Actually, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Grand Budapest Hotel, Goonies, ET, Pixar movies, etc.

Music moves me and reflects my mood. So if you were to look at my iTunes, it would be an eclectic mixture of songs - 80's, show tunes, hip hop (esp. early 90's), R&B, classical, some country, alternative and pop.

I love food and exploring new cuisines, but sometimes nothing beats good old comfort food. My favorites are Sushi, Thai, home cooked Filipino food, carne asada fries (from San Diego) and Italian food (esp. spaghetti with bolognese sauce).
Six things I could never do without
Not including the obvious answers of family, friends, etc. and in no particular order:

New York City
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Life and how to live it to the fullest, what my dog thinks about, what motivates people, politics/social justice...
On a typical Friday night I am
When I'm not out with my friends, I love curling up under the covers and watching a movie on Netflix (any suggestions?).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I named my dog after an ewok.
You should message me if
You're a mixture of a gentleman, a little edge/personal style and a child-at-heart. You enjoy living in the moment and looking at the brighter side of things and are open to see where things go.
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