When was the last time you had a really good conversation with someone with a different perspective or from a different background and it made you think, “there’s so much about life that I still need to learn”? For me, that happens quite often. I’m always interested in meeting and hearing stories about people from all walks of life – and I’m looking for someone who approaches life with a similar sense of curiosity. Someone who is adventurous enough to want to take the Trans-Siberian Railway with me for few weeks, but is also dedicated and passionate about his everyday job. Someone genuine, thoughtful, and inquisitive. Someone who’s not afraid of new things, and enjoys simple things in life.
About me: I was born in Tokyo, grew up mostly in New Jersey (but no, I don’t have a Jersey accent), and I’ve also spent some time in Europe and the Middle East. I’ve been in DC for over four years (for graduate school plus working), so maybe it’s about time that I start calling this city my “home”? I’m ambitious, easy-going, a foodie, and I value my friends (who help me through the hiccups in life) like family. And what makes me smile? Cute puppies (I especially have a soft spot for pugs!).