The Eagle Scout and Fulbright Scholar your mother warned you about. The only Chinese Hungarian American New Zealander. Investment manager by day. Writer, filmmaker and real estate investor nights and weekends. 39. Love hiking, documentaries, cooking, travel. I'm tidy and have a good credit score. Any search engine will tell you plenty about me. I'm an outgoing introvert which means I enjoy talking with people but need my quiet time.
I have traveled the world and lived in Spain, France, Mexico, Taiwan and New Zealand and love meeting and hosting people from everywhere. I speak fluent French and Spanish and basic Chinese, Portuguese and Maori. I love outdoor adventure and am out hiking in the summer and cross country skiing in the winter.
I am one of the organizers of a local meetup hiking group and you're welcome to come on our adventures if you're staying with me in Eugene. I've been hiking with new meetup friends in San Francisco, Portland, Kansas City, Las Vegas and Hong Kong and always had a blast. If I'm not hiking, I'm often doing hot yoga: an hour of nonstop motion in a room at 100 degrees (38 degrees C) and 95% humidity.
For me the best food is what I've fished or foraged, hunted or harvested with my own hands. I used to work on a cooking show in NZ and especially love shellfish harvested fresh from the ocean and mushrooms and berries picked right out of the forest.
I did a documentary about my walk across 300 miles of New Zealand. Working on a new one about my upcoming walk of the Oregon Trail.
Favorite films: Trainspotting, The Corporation, Genghis Blues, Dr. Strangelove
TV (I don't have a TV but occasionally watch online): Deadwood, Wagon Train, This American Life, Longmire, Dual Survival
Books: Outliers (Malcom Gladwell), Catch-22 (Joseph Heller), Candide (Voltaire), Ballad of the Whisky Robber (Julian Rubenstein)
Listening: I don't listen to that much music, but like good storytelling, Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash, Greg Brown. I love public radio, NPR, Radio France, Radio New Zealand, BBC. I especially love audiobooks and love how smartphones will do text to speech and read out books that are not yet available in audio format.
Real estate is another passion of mine and I love to talk investing. If I'm travel I often plan a little time to look at real estate wherever I go, or I go look at real estate and plan hiking on the side.