The one thing I am passionate about...
Learning in general. To understand better the world around me both past and present in regards to its history, people, cultures, social issues,etc. Also continuing to challenge myself in living up to the ethics and moral standards and principles that I believe in.
I typically spend my leisure time
Reading, watching CNN and selected TV programs (news, commentaries, discussions, travel channel), listening to NPR, visiting the local library, walking in a garden or park. I also visit museums and galleries (mainly the Smithsonian) by myself but would very much like to have a companion to share these times with. I also enjoy going to ethnic/outdoor festivals, summer outdoor music events and symphonies.
The most influential person in my life has been
Honesty and kindness and do not compromise his personal integrity and principles for material gains.
The first thing people notice about me
Never done a survey of that - probably that I'm knowledgeable and engaging.
The last book I read and enjoyed
Titled "From Ironing Board to Corporate Board". It is about a first generation Chinese immigrant's experience growing up in America transitioning from a Chinese- laundry life to mainstream America through assimilation. It is poignant and reflective and invokes fond memories.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- Being alive with sight, hearing and mobility and able to work and be self-sufficient.
- For my parents who had raised, nurture and educated me and taught me the moral principles of life.
- For an inquiring mind, the quest for knowledge, the ability to appreciate nature and beauty, humility and contentment.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
That I am friendly with a good sense of humor even though I may look aloof to people who do not know me.
Friends Describe me as
Good listener, Intelligent, Kind, Respectful
A little more about me
I am a Chinese-Malaysian American and embrace eastern culture, traditions and philosophy with western influences. I cook and enjoy Chinese and Southeast Asian cuisine (Malaysian, Thai, Indian, Vietnamese).I am looking for someone to love and be loved. I am easy-going, unpretentious and live a simple lifestyle,