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My self-summary
I'm Arthur, sometimes styling myself as Hearthur (feel free to ask why hehe...). I'm a Christian, a Boy Scout, a physical therapist (also a PT educator). These 3 things describe my ideals, how I respond to things, and my passion in life.

I'd like to think of myself as different. I'm not as serious or as reserved as one might initially think. I try to learn as much as I can in what I do. Everything's a learning experience for me. It may not seem it, but I'm somewhat sentimental, I have a romantic side--though I don't show it (or incapable of truly showing it, I'm not sure). I try to be sweet, I try to be sensitive--it doesn't always shine through though. I'd like to fall in love--but I'm in no great hurry.

I believe that life is there for us to take hold of. We're on earth to do something, it could be that one big thing that will forever set us apart from the rest of humanity, or a multitude of little things which when seen from a better perspective would set us apart too. Yet, it's not being set apart that we do what we do, it's a need, a void we must fill if we're ever to realize what we are. I believe that we are born to struggle, and to hope, and in the end, to prevail with Christ.

I am attentive, unselfish, and friendly
What I’m doing with my life
I'm currently working with heart patients as a PT. I teach them exercises and educate them on how best to go about their lives after surgery or a heart attack, and how to avoid getting another one. In this capacity, I also educate and equip PT Interns in my specific field of practice. And while I'm not quite contented where I am at this stage of my career, I love what I do and it's a blessing to do the work I do.

Right now, I'm quite involved in my church (UECP) where I attend fellowship regularly, in Toastmasters where I'm currently the VP for Education in my club, and PPTA (our professional org) where I'm part of the Educators group--easily the coolest bunch of professionals I've ever had the pleasure of working with.

Other than that, I read books all the time. As in all the time. Before I sleep, when I have to wait on lines, while on the bus, walking from one boring place to another, you get the idea. I play badminton once a week. I blog, well I haven't really blogged in a month or so, but I enjoy it when I do. And I missed hiking and camping and wish I could do them again soon.
I’m really good at
I'm not entirely sure what I'm good at. Not anything tangible anyway. I've been told that I'm a fairly competent PT and that I do a pretty decent job educating my interns. I've not a bad writer but I've never done it professionally or even officially.

What I'm really good at though is having that heart to contribute. Strange thing to hear I'm sure, and I don't know if I can ever put words to explain it. Essentially, I do my roles, and do my roles well. I'll never be comfortable just being one cog in the wheel, I need to be a functioning cog. I'd take on the leadership role if needed, or take the back seat if that's what's necessary for success. I am willing to do the dirty job to get things going. If it's something I find of value, you can count that I'll find a way to contribute somehow.
The first things people usually notice about me
I didn't always know this, but evidently people think I'm a bit of a snob. I didn't realize this because I've always been considered a jolly person by my friends. I suppose it's because I'm naturally shy, and thus not as jolly to people who aren't my friends.

That and the fact that I sometimes take myself too seriously. I'm not sure how to change that. It's not as if I don't have fun or that I'm not fun, I'm pretty sure I do and that I am, but apart from those moments, I don't think it's responsible to take life less seriously.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
1. anything from: JRR Tolkien (I love The Silmarillion), Agatha Christie, Neil Gaiman (Gaiman rocks!), Robert Ludlum
2. short stories: O. Henry, Ray Bradbury, and Jeffrey Archer
3. series: Wheel of Time, A Song of Ice and Fire (the first of which is the Game of Thrones), Foundation, Harry Potter, Ender's Game, Chronicles of Narnia, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
4. misc: To Kill A Mockingbird, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, The Prince, The Catcher in The Rye, Chronicles of a Death Foretold, Silence of the Lambs, The Shoes of the Fisherman, Angela's Ashes, 'Tis, After the Earthquake
5. nonfiction: 48 Laws of Power, Autobiography of Lee Iacoca, and Malcolm X, Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, The Geography of Bliss, Philip Yancy's Soul Survivor and John Mc Arthur's 12 Men
6. pinoy: F. Sionil Jose's Tree, 'Gapo by Lualhati Bautista, Noli and El Fili, Trese graphic novel series

I'm sure there are a lot more to this since I'm never without a book in hand. I'll try to update this when I remember all of them.

TV Series: Lost, 24, Prison Break, Life, The Mentalist, Lie To Me, Sherlock, Coupling, Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory, Person of Interest, Game of Thrones, Sleeper Cell, Arrested Development, New Girl, The Sopranos, Seinfeld, Chuck, Avatar

Movies: The Passion of the Christ, Remembering the Titans, Almost Famous, Star Wars Epic, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Matrix, The Godfather Trilogy, John Q, Finding Nemo, My Sassy Girl, Meet Joe Black, The Fight Club, Magnifico, The Phantom of the Opera, Syriana, Hotel Ruwanda, Napoleon Dynamite, Shawshank Redemption, As Good As It Gets, Love Actually, Up, 50 First Dates, Let the Right One In, Die Hard 4.0, The Usual Suspects, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Infernal Affairs, Red Cliff. Again, not as updated as I'd like it to be, but I'm pretty diverse when it comes to movies. Maybe I'll fix this up and try to categorize them sometime.

Music: Gospel--Michael W. Smith, Don Moen, Steve Kuban, Hillsongs... a lot more... RnB, Oldies-- 50's & 60's, Classics, Neoclassicals - Enya, Kitaro, Norah Jones, Frank Sinatra, Beatles. Eminem, John Mayer, Josh Groban, Cold Play, Jason Mraz

Food: None in particular, I love food and I love the adventure of trying different kinds of 'em.
Six things I could never do without
In no particular order
1. clean handkerchief
2. wallet with money and CC's
3. book (s)
4. pen
5. phone w/ headset
6. laptop

Course, I can do without all of 'em, I just wouldn't want to hehe
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What people think about me. I worry that they're not seeing the real me. Or that they're taking me for granted and the things that I do for them, and I sometimes think that maybe if I withhold it every now and then they'd realize my worth... but then I can't. I can't not do my part. I can't not do my end of the work. I can't not be who I am.

Well that and what I'm going to do with 100M if I win the lottery. It's a bit outlandish I know, but I believe that you have to plan these things lest you end up winning and squandering it all on inanities.
On a typical Friday night I am
I'm mostly free on Friday nights now, if I don't have meetings, I'd be in a coffee shop reading, watching a series, or writing an article, a lecture or a speech.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm from a broken family, my parent's separated when I was 11 and while I would sometimes wish that it turned out better, I'd like to think we all turned out pretty well.
You should message me if
You'd like to:
1. teach me to dance or sing
2. need to ask me a question about anything (philosophical questions welcome)
3. tell me something groundbreaking
4. want to suggest (or discuss) a good book, an interesting movie, or a new series your following
5. or essentially, want to get to know me more!
The two of us