lavenderrae
30广州, China
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My self-summary
I'm always up for an intelligent conversation, a cup of coffee, or seeing something new.

Presently I teach at a university in Huadu district, about two hours from Guangzhou. I'm a bit new to China and I'll admit that some things here freak me out. Before China, I was in South Korea for a year but I've traveled a lot throughout Asia and parts of Eastern Europe. Originally, I'm from Seattle, WA, I was a barista there for 8 years.

INFJ. An introvert often confused for an extrovert. Witty. Compassionate. Intelligent.

I love the smell of rain, coffee houses, and used bookstores.
What I’m doing with my life
I teach English. I'm trying to get some writing and reading done while I'm working a job that has me teaching less hours. So far, this simply means that I nap more than I used to.
I’m really good at
finding new, interesting places. getting lost. getting excited about nothing. improvising desserts. reading. quoting obscure poets. making coffee. drinking said coffee. making more coffee. refurbishing old furniture. sarcastic commentary. pretending not to notice something. noticing everything. loving my friends. cooking.
The first things people usually notice about me
"You're that girl who makes the really witty comments on facebook" is the what I've most recently been told.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Anna Karenina, mostly anything by David Sedaris, Russian Literature in general, British literature in general, Anne Lamot, Annie Dillard, Chang Rae-Lee, The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, Shakespeare

To name a few, but this list could go...

POETS: Two of my favorite poets are Li Young Lee and Matthew Dickman.

I read creative nonfiction, mostly. So, a lot of memoir.

I don't watch much TV.

I love theatre. Anything by Stephen Sondheim

As far as food goes, I like everything but seafood isn't my favorite.

MUSIC: Copeland, mewithoutYou, Emiliana Torrini, Beruit, deathcabforcutie, Kishi Bashi, Lana Del Rey, Band of Horses, Beach House, Foster the People, Cumulus, ect.
Six things I could never do without
blank paper
dark coffee
warm hands
loyalty
inside jokes
time alone
I spend a lot of time thinking about
the art of memory
stories
how to make healthy food
the people I love
irony
finding peace
On a typical Friday night I am
it depends on the Friday...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm on okcupid. You can see that, can't you? That's pretty much the most private thing I'm willing to admit on here.
You should message me if
You are a reader. You are intelligent. You want a friend with the possibility of a relationship.
I'm not here for hook-ups. :)
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