No I am not Hawaiian, however I would like to be, to be blessed with the spirit of Aloha. I appreciate history, tradition, and respect various cultures and the personal stories and wisdom of the elders.
I very much enjoy ethnic cuisines. I absolutely love the variety and flavors of Malaysian, Indian, Japanese, Korean (hello kim chee), Chinese foods.
As for music, I like most types (not rap and not hip hop either). I am aware of classical's therapeutic value for promoting neuron growth factor which improves brain function circuitry and memory. I recall learning about the "Mozart Effect" from an NPR program called "Music and the Brain." I like good old classic Rock and Roll and music where I can understand the lyrics. Blues. Jazz. some Folk music.
My style of travel is not the pampered route. I like to plan my own itinerary with flexibility. (Although I am giving some thought to going on my first cruise during the summer on Holland America)! I have not traveled to many countries, but did spend 5 weeks in Nepal many years ago, and that was like stepping back a few centuries in time and culture. Studied for 5 months in Japan during college. Have traveled to England and Scotland, with family members. I lived 3 years in Malaysia in the late seventies as a Peace Corps Volunteer and have life-long friends from those experiences.
Having worked as an RN for many years, I have some changing opinions on how the USA might spend its health care dollars. Thinking of all the expenditures that the government budgets, it is appalling that we don't have excellent health care for all, better outcomes educationally compared to other nations working with less, progressive energy policies, and caring for the "Greatest Generation" which unfortunately is dying out.
I love nature and particularly the rare opportunities to observe wild animals in their natural habitats. As for family pets, they are special, and I enjoy them in a different way. In my opinion, dogs are the sweetest.
If you have read this far, you have patience and I'd like to meet you. If you write to me, I'll write you back. All the best on trying online introductions.
I am still working on adding photos.
Mutual decision, some place quiet enough to be able to speak and listen and think, to have a chance to meet. I kind of hope that you don't rely on brief initial impressions, unless I show up with the red wig and clown nose.
All the Best