I'm a curious dabbler, an explorer of new cultures and interesting things, an idealist, and a humanist with faith in science, reason, and the human heart. I'm calm, collected, down-to-earth, creative, and introspective with an occasional witty, wisecracking edge. I'm also very open-minded about a lot of things, including the kind of people I choose to associate with. I embrace cross-cultural experiences and relations, and see ethnic/cultural differences as gaps to bridge. I practice and preach tolerance and I try to give the oft misunderstood in society a chance before passing judgment. I like conversations that lead to enlightenment or a new perspective. I thrive on positive challenges that result in personal and professional growth. But, I'm far from perfect. Get to know me enough and you'll learn of my flaws and quirks, and hopefully accept them as part of who I am. We're all works in progress, right? I'm able to change for the right person.
Simple things make me happy: spending time with my family and a few good friends, making new friends, playing with my nephew and nieces, cooking, tasting finely-crafted beer, Fridays after work, coming to a mutual understanding, especially after a misunderstanding, eating good food, helping someone feel better, art and music, my dog, Sunday afternoons at the beach, or just being outdoors on a sunny day.
Eventually, I'd like to be in the long-term company of someone who shares my same passion for life, wants to experience and discover new things, and do something good together. Being as enthusiastic as I am of being active outdoors (e.g. hiking, camping) is a must. Although I can appreciate a relaxed day indoors, I always prefer to be out and about. Let's talk and see where the wind blows.