45Shanghai, China
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My self-summary
I am an active, playful person. I love partner dancing (salsa, swing, whatever), walking around and taking the world in, words, textures, those kinds of things. I am an American, and I have been in China for 3 years, Shanghai for 2.
What I’m doing with my life
Working in education, reading a lot, watching the occasional movie or tv show, learning Mandarin, working out, walking, being silly, planning Asian travel adventures. . .
I’m really good at
Seeing the big picture, making people feel comfortable, holding hands, sharing a smile, avoiding my impulse to make fun of Chinglish...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books- Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon, Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins, The World According to Garp by Jon Irving, Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood, Trees Call for What They Need by Melissa Kwasny

Currently reading: Mindset by Carol Dweck and Start Where You are by Pema Chodran

Movies- Moulin Rouge, The Fountain, Pan's Labyrinth

TV Shows- Orphan Black, Nashville, Game of Thrones, Girls, Grimm, New Girl, Happy Endings, Sleepy Hollow, Lucifer

Food- Korean, Indian, Vietnamese, Cajun (I am from Louisiana and am the child of foodies), Japanese; I would rather cook at home than eat out and love cooking with other people.
Six things I could never do without
Friends, rice products, a feeling of belonging, family, my meditation practice, a challenge of some sort
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Where I am going to travel next, what sort of challenge I will cook up next, how to work better in teams of people, how to practice being a better listener, cultural differences and how to bridge them
On a typical Friday night I am
Dancing, asleep early because the week was busy, having drinks with friends, watching a movie, it just depends
You should message me if
You are playfully irreverent and/or like partner dancing (salsa or swing, but I would be willing to try other types). You're artsy, witty, and smartsy, as well as local. If you are not nearby, I will not respond to your message.
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