I enjoy trying new foods. I've never met a soup I didn't like, and very rarely food that I won't try. The weirdest foods I've tried include: snake, duck feet (it was webbed!), and silkworm (even though I am deathly afraid of bugs, but I ate weird things as a kid). I try my hand at cooking once in a while, I'm not very good but I can follow instructions well enough that it comes out okay.
I also like playing boardgames with my family and friends, favorite games lately have been Ticket to Ride, Scribblish and Mahjong.
When I pick places to travel, I gravitate towards larger cities. I find city planning and infrastructure to be fascinating. Of my recent travels, I am most impressed with Chicago's waterfront.
I don't have a life motto, so here's a joke that I like instead:
"I'm good friends with 25 letters of the alphabet… I don't know Y." -Chris Turner