tiger_09
30 Cambridge, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
I'm of mixed descent: Scandinavian on my father's side, troublemaker on my mother's.

I'm something of a paradox, similarly comfortable sipping cognac in rooftop lounges or chugging cheap beer in a dive bar basement. I'm extremely well-educated (A.B. Princeton, M.St Oxford, PhD Cambridge), yet I can be profoundly silly when the situation requires. I'm equal-parts gentleman and rascal, and I'd like to believe that I've achieved a tasteful balance. If you think you've got me figured out, I probably won't believe you.
What I’m doing with my life
(1) Fashion Design (Co-founder of a fashion startup)

(2) Creative and Academic Writing. (I've published poems, textbooks, newspaper articles, and short stories. I've written spectacular business proposals, love letters, and drunk text messages.)
I’m really good at
- Endurance sports
- Mixing Cocktails
- Staying up till the middle of the night to watch the NBA Finals (yes, I'm American, in case you haven't noticed from my spelling)
The first things people usually notice about me
Everything. I can never remember the date for Halloween, so I just assume that every day is Halloween, and dress accordingly.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love anything that combines extravagant passion with classical restraint: electric guitar, Spanish art & architecture, Asian food, Olympic Sports. I prefer to describe my more nuanced tastes as a series of inequalities:

MUSIC:
Rock > Jazz
Glam (e.g. Van Halen) > Classic (e.g. Led Zeppelin)
Symphonic metal (Arch Enemy) > death metal.

ART:
Michelangelo > da Vinci
Dalí > Picasso, Matisse, and Warhol.

LITERATURE:
Márquez > Cervantez
Tennyson > Eliot
Milton > Shakespeare
Wilde > everyone

FOOD & DRINK
S.E. Asian > Korean
Italian > French
Tequila > Scotch

TV: intelligent humor (Thank you for Smoking), dizzying cinematography (Requiem for a Dream, American Beauty), and irreverent animated comedies (If you love South Park and Archer, we can be best friends).
The six things I could never do without
Electric Guitar
Gym Membership
Animal Print
Interesting People
Spicy Food
My good friends, Don Julio and Remy Martin.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The difference between Asian dragons and European dragons. How on earth is a dragon supposed to fly if it doesn't have wings?
On a typical Friday night I am
No typical Friday!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
If I admitted it here it wouldn't be private now, would it?
You should message me if
You consider yourself fun, creative, intelligent, and otherwise exceptional. You don't need a fancy degree, professional credentials, or a perfect beach body to be exceptional -- but you must agree that life is too short to waste blending into the crowd :)
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