Life is short. I realize that I can never do and learn everything that I want to in one lifetime. So I focus on the things that I find most fascinating. My real passion is for my research on U.S.-Asian relations. I have studied Asian languages, politics and culture.
I am an academic and am pretty happy with and settled in my career. I hope to stay in this area and continue with what I am doing for a while. I hope to meet somebody who is relatively committed to living and staying in the area although I know that nothing in life is ever certain. My career does not completely dominate my life. My friends and family are important to me and have influenced my values.
I enjoy good long conversations with people who have their own special passions and convictions. You don't have to have the same interests as me but you can relate your life and experiences to mine in ways that stimulate both of us to think.
Living a fit and healthy lifestyle is important to me and I expect it to be important to you too. I make it a priority to go to the gym at least three times a week, maintain a healthy diet and don't smoke. Most people think that I look much younger than I am.
I am an honest and sincere person and I look for these traits in anyone I become friends with. Most of my friends consider me considerate and reliable.
I think that I look young for my age. Everybody thinks that. But you can judge. All of my pictures were taken within the last year and I took most of them using the timer button on my Kodak Easy Touch so they are not professional work.
If you are my match then you have a real passion for something that has a special significance to you. My profile probably won't appeal to everyone but if it appeals to you send me a line!