23 Plano, United States
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My self-summary
Hey there, I'm Daniel!

The short version: I'm goal-oriented, thoughtful, caring, humorous, inquisitive, and humble of course. I try to embody the whole "put yourself in other's shoes" ideal as much as humanly possible.

I started my journey in South Africa and now live in Plano working as an electrical applications engineer. Some of my interests include cooking, baking, technology, candles, dogs, watching assorted cat videos, and doing other various internet things.
What I’m doing with my life
I've recently graduated college in electrical engineering and started working as an applications engineer!

As it's the beginning of my career and adult life, I'm currently getting used to it and setting goals for what I'd like to accomplish in life. I'd eventually like to return to school and get a graduate degree.
I’m really good at
...petting dogs. If you have a dog it's an almost certainty that I'll ask to pet it. I love dogs & have fostered several in the past, they're amazing.

On a slightly more serious note: I do a ton of cooking and baking. Chicken spinach feta omelette, the usual bacon-wrapped-steak, cake balls; if it's edible then I'll probably make it.
The first things people usually notice about me
I was born in Cape Town, South Africa and immigrated to the United States with my brother and mom about 14 years ago! People usually notice the accent first, it comes and goes depending on who I'm talking to.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Hatchet, Harry Potter series.

I'm not a huge bookworm, but these are a few series that I've really enjoyed!

Movies: Serenity, The Princess Bride, Hunger Games series, Secretary, Law Abiding Citizen, Anything Marvel or DC, Saw series, Cube series.

My movie interests are pretty vast, though I'm especially into science fiction and/or psychological thrillers. I could watch pretty much any movie in the Marvel or DC universe several times over.

TV: Stranger Things, Game of Thrones, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Firefly, The League, The Magicians (SO GOOD), Rick & Morty.

Stranger Things is fucking incredible, and I'm super pumped for season 2, same with Game of Thrones and The Magicians. 2017 is looking to be an amazing year for good TV shows!

Music: Muse, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Taylor Swift & Katy Perry (for karaoke purposes).

I'm not a massive music listener, but I can totally get down with a good variety of music. I'm one of those awful people that enjoys particular Taylor Swift songs... I'm so sorry.

Foods: My diet is low-carb, so typically meats (all of them), cheeses (all of them), and vegetables (except water chestnuts, fuck those).

I think we can all agree that raw tomatoes and water chestnuts are objectively the worst things on the planet. Other than those, I pretty much enjoy all types of food. From wings to curry, I'll indulge in all edible items.

Games: Board games (such as Quarriors, Cards Against Humanity, Settlers of Catan, etc...), League of Legends, Hearthstone (And pretty much every other Blizzard game), Fallout 4.

I know this wasn't a named section, but it totally should be. I'm a big PC gaming fan, and my gaming interested are quite expansive.
The six things I could never do without
* Socializing (with both people & dogs, but they're practically people)
* My Mom & Brother
* My Desktop & Phone (vain, I know)
* The Internet
* Coffee (dear caffeine: I love you)
* Miscellaneous hobbies
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Who I am, the things I do, and the effects of my actions on others & myself.

Oh! And dogs too, of course.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging out with friends, watching a movie, browsing Reddit, or buried hands-first in some form of video or board game.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've lost a bunch of weight through dieting since November 2012.

I am pretty open to answer almost anything, go ahead and ask! :) I try my best to reply to every message I receive, even if I am not interested.
You should message me if
You're ambitious, have a sense of humor, and/or enjoy steaks and cupcakes being cooked for you. You should definitely send a message if you have anything in common with my interests! That's like... the whole point! Right? Maybe?

And here is a cat video! :D