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What I’m doing with my life
A pirate who has joined the navy. After three startups, now leading a team at a certain primary-colored internet conglomerate in Mountain View.

Beyond work, I'm explorig the south bay, going on hikes, watching movies, and going to a lot of stereotypical techie house parties with craft beer and board games.
The first things people usually notice about me
Lots of people have a hard time putting a finger on my exact ethnicity. People from middle-America have assumed I'm 100% Asian., while people who grew up in Asia will often assume I'm 100% white. Californians are usually best at pegging me as a halfie. Now, if you can successfully guess specific ethnicities on both sides, drinks are on me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren is undoubtedly my favorite novel. Reading a few chapters of a first-edition first printing of this book at Powell's Bookstore in Portland is one of the closest things I've had to a personal spiritual experience.

Moneyball is my favorite non-fiction book. It rekindled my love of baseball, and I use it as an inspiration/benchmark for how to break past conventional wisdom.

As a kid, I loved The Wizard of Oz series by L. Frank Baum.


I have a bit of a soft spot for mindfucks and gimmicks, so Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Memento, and Adaptation are three of my favorites.

I am a hack for anything Coen Brothers. A Serious Man perfectly captured the nihilist streak that runs through all the Jewish culture-stuff that I absorbed growing up.

When I'm feeling down there's nothing I like better than light-hearted action movies that don't take themselves terribly seriously. Examples are Serenity, Pirates of the Caribbean, Zombieland etc.

Music: A mix of classic rock, indie rock, occasionally r&b. I used to be more dogmatic/judgmental about top 40 but then I realized I was just being a snob.

Example favorites: The Beatles, Frank Ocean, Arcade Fire, Gorillaz, Of Monsters & Men, Jefferson Airplane
The six things I could never do without
Really I think this question should be answered by everyone with a list like "Food, Water, Oxygen, etc"'re probably more resilient (emotionally) than you think you are! You've just probably never had the occasion to really push your limits...and that's a good thing; living the tough life is romanticized a little too much.

But yeah, the six things I could never live without are you know, friends, family, truth, beauty, love, Nintendo, blah blah blah...that sort of stuff, right?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What the world will be like five, ten, twenty years from now. I used to read lots of sci-fi and speculative fiction as a kid, and the best thing about my work is that I get to do the same thing as a "grown-up". We're building the future out here, and I love talking with people about what that will end up being like.
On a typical Friday night I am
One of the following:
-Hanging out with a big group for food and/or music and/or board games
-Drinking with co-workers
-Working away at the office, because the dream won't build itself.
You should message me if
You like geeking out about something. Doesn't have to be something I'm into; I love learning new things! Being really into and knowing a lot about something a little offbeat is super-attractive.

You get along well with warm, earnest people (the dark, brooding type I am not).

Or, you just want to!