I'm INTP. Bonus points if you can tell me your 4 letters code. Some think I'm funny, but it's the witty-ironic-sarcastic kind. I'm a practical idealist. I'm quiet, but this profile is growing in length. I think love should just happen, but then I'm writing here. I'm full of contradictions, but in a good way. I think.
In relationships, I think honesty is the solution to most problems before they happen. Brutal honesty on values, expectations and wants. Next to that, creativity, passion and intelligence keeps it alive. I don't believe in the Hollywood deal on love at first sight and he/she is The One (and only), since love needs work in order to last, after initial attraction and requisite ingredients. (they call it "chemistry"?) Values need common ground, but not all interests or personality should be identical. I'm looking for someone with complements of what I don't have, and that we can both be better for and with each other. As awesome as I am, dating my clone maybe a little weird I think.
Photography and travel are my vices, often both at once. Workations are the best, because work trips can be stressful and vacaying can get boring. I run a software company. I think a lot of about technology and design. I try to enjoy all things in moderation, although I tend to get consumed in whatever I get sucked into working on/playing with and completely lose track of time. I see life as a journey of learning, discovery and change. I think as a scientist but appreciates art, I see God's wonders for moments in between. I think about what is, I dream about what can be.
Why my tagline? I've been a perfectionist and I had a fetish with arranging stationary and objects in perfect order and alignments when I was small, but I put myself through therapy and I'm better now.
My favorites list, since you gotta have lists on profiles:
Books: The Bible, Jin Yong's novels, Harry Potter, The Outsider, Love Wins, Freakonomics, Game of Thrones, Ender's Game
Movies: Gattaca, Matrix, Blade Runner, Gladiator, Schindler's List, Lord of the Rings, Contact, Laputa, Nausicaa, The Dark Knight, Lord Of War, Serenity, Forest Gump, Life Is Beautiful, Independence Day, The Rock, Shawshank Redemption, Blood Diamond, Fight Club, Juno, Amazing Grace, Inception.
Good documentaries like The Corporation and some of Michael Moore's
Music: Nelly Furtado, The Secret Garden, Sarah Mclachlan, Sting, Beyoncé, Dido, No Doubt, Alicia Keys, Enya, Yanni, Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Bach, good soundtrack like Hans Zimmer's, Joe Hisaishi, Lights, Adele.
Food: Pho, ramen, sushi, dim sum, everything that's delicious. Including durians.
Countries: Saving this conversation starter ;)
Favourite quotes for a sense of how I see things:
"He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot
"Science without religion is lame: Religion without science is blind." - Albert Einstein
"The Way to see by Faith, is to shut the Eye of Reason: The Morning Daylight appears plainer when you put out your Candle." - Benjamin Franklin
"Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power; religion gives man wisdom which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals. They are complementary." - MLK Jr.
"A god without wrath is a god without love."
"Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness." - quote on a matchbox
"The best way to predict the future is to invent it." - Alan Kay
“Creativity is 99% perspiration and 1% inspiration.” – Thomas Edison
"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Gandhi
"Stay hungry, stay foolish." - Steve Jobs (quote on backcover)
“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” - T.S. Eliot
"You don’t stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing." – Michael Pritchard
“Everything is more beautiful
because we’re doomed.
You will never be lovelier than you are now.
We will never be here again.” - Homer (not of Simpsons)