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My self-summary
Born in upstate NY. Ethnoculturally I'm half-Chinese, half-WASPy East Coast intellectual. Boarding school, Yale undergrad, grad school at Stanford. Lived in China a little as a child, and then on-and-off for the past eight years. Have explored and adventured in lots of places around the world, but still not enough. Careerwise I did banking and investing. Then after b-school I co-founded a company that invests in and manages Chinese art. I'm still loving every minute of it.

I'm balanced, driven, caring, introspective. I love life. I try to do the right thing. I'm definitely a sentimental romantic -- I lead with what's in my heart, seek inspiration and to inspire. But I'm also a bit of a wise-ass. And inside, I'm still the goofy kid who likes to make everyone crack up and be happy.

While more of an extrovert, I also need some time to recharge at home. I'm pretty active, both in terms of exercise (xfit, running, tennis, squash, snowboarding, hiking, canoeing) and fun activities, but also very content hanging/cuddling on the couch with a good book or movie/TV. When going out I really enjoy cultural events (symphony, ballet, openings, plays, movies), but most often will end up at a convivial dinner with friends, drinking beautiful wine, inspiring and cracking each other up with thoughts lofty and low.

I've got my eyes peeled for someone really smart / well educated with a big heart. Intellectually alive. I tend to resonate most with people with an international perspective. I'm a softie and I need to be with someone else who is sensitive and caring. Values are super-important to me: family first, education, humanism. The personality covering these traits isn't as important. I get along great with sassy, loud people and more quiet introverted types. Chemistry is most important but hardest to explain: emotional, intellectual and physical. I'm sure we'll know it if we have it.

I'm quite serious about finding someone special. Also, having just moved back to NYC, I'm happy to make new friends. Either way, I look forward to meeting you!
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to be a better son and brother.
Opening a new art gallery in Beijing.
Eating up a storm.
Exploring the cultural scene.
Rooting for my beloved Milwaukee Brewers
I’m really good at
enjoying life, witty rejoinders, playing uncle, throwing a frisbee, traveling for work and pleasure.
The first things people usually notice about me
No idea. If they're so attuned, that I'm half-Asian?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
i guess this is about taste. my taste runs broad. i favor quality, authenticity, and beauty over a particular genre.

my taste in books changes all the time. murakami, kundera, chabon, david brooks, neal stephenson, jonathan spence
love music of all types. phoenix, bach, mozart, jay-z, classic rock, 80s (for karaoke:-)
movies. this year i loved the master, argo (in spite of my general dislike for affleck), the grandmaster (wang kar-wai), life of pi was visually stunning until I got seasick.
TV. arrested development, modern family (s1), game of thrones, 30 rock (first few seasons).
FOOD! I love a big cab and a ribeye. french is probably tops for me. i'm more thin crust than chicago deep dish. of course, chinese food, fresh sushi...God I love food.
Six things I could never do without
Parents and big sis
My business partner
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My future, then how to be more in the present
On a typical Friday night I am
Saying I'm going to stay in and rest up and then going out and having a fun long boozy dinner.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've read more peoples' profiles now and am worried mine is too personal!
You should message me if
You think we might be on the same wavelength
You've been to Asia before
You're interested in ideas
You've got a pinch of sass/spiciness
The two of us