I am passionate about living life to its fullest! For me that includes traveling and experiencing all sorts of things, trying new local foods and new receipts, and exercising (swimming, running, yoga, scuba diving, basketball among others). I like my job (teaching and research), too. I also like outdoor sports (hiking and camping), watching movies, and listening to good music. I love wine. I am warm, loyal, respectful, and intelligent. I spent a year in CA and 6 yrs in AZ, and 9 yrs in GA, and one year in Fukuoka in Japan and the rest in Yokohama, my hometown/birth place. I hope to meet a special person who has good sense of humor, open-minded, and most importantly, positive attitude toward life. I'm looking for someone with whom I can grow together! Life is good (and short).