The one thing I am passionate about...
Definitely music. I have loved music since I was very young, and was fortunate enough to learn to play several instruments. I've been playing music for about 12 years now, and every time I do, I get something new out of it. It gets me out of bed in the morning.
I typically spend my leisure time
On my days off, I enjoy studying and playing music, learning Japanese, reading and writing, going to a sporting event with my friends, finding a good bar or restaurant, hiking and biking.
The most influential person in my life has been
Someone with whom time spent together is always fun and enjoyable. I can go out or stay in, as long as I am having a good time. I love a challenge too. If she is sweet and affectionate, has a sense of humor, communicates well, values music and is sporty, all the better.
The first thing people notice about me
Probably that I am a bit eccentric. I enjoy talking about topics that are outside the standard fare, and my interests are different than most of my peers. Bring up philosophy, music, sports, travel or social dilemmas and I can talk for hours.
The last book I read and enjoyed
American Psycho. I know, crazy and intense, but it was exhilarating to get into the mind of such a twisted man, and see the world through his eyes. Also, it was full of insight on the culture of materialism, greed and violence. I would defend that book any day.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My loving family and friends, who have supported me in all my endeavors.
- My personal successes and failures, which motivate and educate me.
- My musical background, which allows me to create and appreciation music.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I always like when people have a healthy respect for and interest in my passions. I value music, relationships, communication, leadership and progress very deeply. For that reason, I appreciate the passions of others too, and find it delightful when I discover someone's true callings.
Friends Describe me as
Articulate, Funny, Passionate, Perceptive
A little more about me
Full disclosure so no one's time is wasted: I am not religious, which is no big deal to me, but is surprising to some. However, I love meditation and balance, which adds an element of introspection to my life. Also, I have tattoos.
What I like to read
Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction, Self-Help / Self-Improvement
Books I've read
the hobbit, 1984, the invisible man, armed struggle: history of the ira, lincoln on leadership, start with why
Sports I enjoy playing
Cycling, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Running, Skiing or Snowboarding
Sports I enjoy watching
Baseball, Football, Golf, Hockey, Soccer
Music I like to listen to
led zeppelin, rhcp, jamiroquai, lana del rey, any motown, bee gees, earth, wind and fire, herbie hancock, jaco pastorius, billy cobham, miles, dvorak, hovhaness, ambient music, soundscapes
Music I like to perform
Blues, Jazz, R&B and Soul, Rap and Hip-Hop, Rock and Pop
Movies I like to Watch
Comedy, Crime Drama
TV I like to Watch
Animation, Comedy, Educational
My Favorite TV Shows
the office, natgeowild, retro cartoons, when i'm in the mood for them