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A story you should remind me to tell you on our first date
The 4am border crossing between Malaysia & Singapore & the unknown black bag that almost caused some serious trouble! Outside of that, ask me anything & I'll tell you :)
Obscure knowledge I possess
The ancient Japanese healing art of Jin Shin Jyutsu (energy point therapy), knowing how to quickly heal a leg burn caused by a motorcycle tailpipe, and how many licks it actually takes to get to the center of a tootsie roll tootsie pop :)
The movie I've watched the most times
I wouldn't say it's my all-time favorite, but I've probably watched the Dark Crystal about 15 times (shrug of shoulders)... A tad eclectic, I know... A bit of early 80s nostalgia, perhaps? Jim Henson was wildly creative - his ability to create an entire world of archetypal characters was extraordinary!
One thing my mother would want you to know about me
TMI is my mother's M.O.! :) But I'm sure she'd say: I'm creative. I'm strong-willed, passionate & usually good at whatever I truly apply myself at. I appreciate beauty. And I have a lot of heart.
My first concert / My dream concert
I love music way too much to name a single Dream concert, but some of the best I've seen: 1) Sade / Lauryn Hill / The Roots (on the water in Seattle on a summer night) 2) Leela James (yes the woman can raise the dead...in a good way) 3) Brick & Lace / Redsan (outdoors in Nairobi, Kenya...the energy was through the roof!!) 4) Prince (I appreciate musicians who are truly in love with the music -- he did an hour-long encore!)
For me, a first date no-no is
Not having a darn thing to talk about. Or talking incessantly about yourself, without pause :-/
What I would bring to show and tell
My smile & positivity.
An infatuation of mine
Windstorms, Spicy food & delicious beverages (yes, I love to cook), international travel, learning about/experiencing new things, looking at the leaves of trees against a backdrop of night sky, Anything on or near the ocean.
An awesome place I've visited
Too many: Small fishing islands in Indonesia (accessible only by suspension bridge!), midnight hike up Śrī Pada in Sri Lanka (and watching the sun rise from the temple at the top), covering my body in silica mud & floating in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland, Picnicking in lemon groves in central Sicily, lazing in mountaintop hot springs in Taiwan, traversing the Masaai Mara in Kenya... :)
I secretly want to be
Able to speak every language on the planet.
I want to be with someone who wants to be
Completely & totally themselves, and who doesn't mind sharing.
My perfect sunday
A leisurely start, delicious food, good people, and a fun outdoor adventure.
If I won the lottery and quit my job, I would
Start/direct a scholarship fund for women over the age of 30 who want to complete their higher education; Go back to school full-time for my MBA so I can help social entrepreneurs around the globe achieve their goals; Travel. Everywhere. Of course!
I have a weakness for Guys/Girls who
Know what they want in their lives and aren't afraid to go for it! Love to get lost/found in new experiences ...Are self-motivated & driven, but who also know how to relax, unplug & enjoy life. Know the meaning of humility and actively employ it in their everyday interactions Are self- & culturally-aware (no matter what your ethnic/national background) Actually enjoy other people & the world around them. Can relate to the phrase "geek out" Know how to "play the game" with the best of 'em, but who've
I want to come home to
Peace & Love. Not to be underrated.