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My self-summary
I grew up in Singapore and moved to the Bay Area first for college, then for grad school, and now for work.

I have a knack for languages and speak a few. But what really cracks people up is me speaking English in a French accent, apparently, so I'll do it if you ask me politely. :-)
What I’m doing with my life
I work as a data scientist at a large company in Silicon Valley.

In my spare time I like to cook for friends, typically East Asian cuisines (Singaporean, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean...), or go with them on excursions to find delicious things. To counter this, I keep physically active by hiking, climbing and doing a lot of yoga.
I’m really good at
- making puns
- daydreaming
- functional programming
- cooking Asian food
- learning new languages

And I am really bad at paperwork of any kind. :-(
The first things people usually notice about me
My weird accent. I was educated at a colonial school set up by the British in Singapore in 1823, and many of my teachers were either British or went to school in England.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Alan Hollinghurst's The Line of Beauty, most of Edmund White's work, the collected poems of Rilke, Auden and Larkin.

Beyoncé's secret album.

Whichever movie because I'll just fall asleep anyway. :-p
Six things I could never do without
- Chillies. Spicy food fuels me.
- Oceans and seas. Saltwater restores, and the beach calls out to the tropical boy in me.
- Yoga. Stretches out the knots in my body.
- inov-8 shoes. I do everything in them - running, hiking, walking everywhere.
- My phone. I've grown to need the connectivity to stay in touch with friends and family halfway across the world.
- Rice. Jasmine rice. A lot of it. I can't feel full without it. I love carbs. :-/
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I spent a lot of time thinking about bad puns, e.g.

Q: What is the gay man's favorite programming language?
A: LISP, duh!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
My favorite earphones are the Bose Mie2i ones. I've have had to replace them 4x because I lost them, and 2x because I put them in the wash. :'(
You should message me if
You're kind and thoughtful and you think we'd get along :)
The two of us