The one thing I am passionate about...
Family and friends are on the top of my list is because they have always supported and have loved me unconditionaly. Other than that, taiko (Japanese drumming) has been a passion of mine for the last 8 years- performing/teaching. Participating in community/charitable events also has made me feel like a better person.
I typically spend my leisure time
Listening to music or watching tv. I enjoy a wide range of music, i.e. classical, easy listening, Broadway showtunes, rock n' roll, etc. My favorite tv shows right now are "JAG" and "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" because they deal with all aspects of human emotions. I've laughed, cried, been angry, and came away feeling deep respect for those involved with the 2 shows.
The most influential person in my life has been
I find that having a great sense of humor and being a thoughtful and caring person is incredibly important. I'm not only looking for a partner, but for someone who will be my best friend too.
The first thing people notice about me
That I am shy and reserved. I tend to need a bit of time to warm up to new people before I really open up to them.
The last book I read and enjoyed
Persuasion by Jane Austen. The story is about Anne Elliot and her dealings with her father and sister who were more concerned with their status in society and her long lost love, Captain Wentworth. I love this book (and all other Jane Austen novels) because of the romance and the true beauty of the language.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- family- they love me unconditionally and are always there for me
- friends- they bring me laughter and joy with their companionship
- musical talent- being able to carry a tune and play instruments have been very rewarding
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I am more outgoing than I may appear as I tend to be better in one-on-one situations than large group settings.
Friends Describe me as
Creative, Generous, Kind, Modest
A little more about me
Although I'm not much of a camper, I have a great love for nature. I enjoy the sunshine, green trees and grass, the sound of the waves of the ocean, and the smell of flowers. Basically, the wonders of Mother Nature. I also have a special fondness for my Japanese culture- which I endulge in every moment that I can.