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graduated from a local university
Work
i guess i'm retired since i just have hobbies
Hey, I'm Vic!
San Francisco, California, United States · Member since October 2009

my travel experience...
romantic hangout: paris
most beautiful: lucerne
tastiest fries: brussels
at peace: holland
nostalgic castle: heidelberg
just beautiful: cordoba
beautiful gloom: london
good vibe: montreal
surfs up: kenting
delicate beauty: kyoto
can't breathe: beijing
almost got hustled: bangkok
burned a huge hole in wallet: tokyo
feels like home: taipei
best grotto: capri island
best wineries: sonoma
best pastel: pastéis de belém
chaotic fun: delhi
sink or swim: shanghai
nearly froze: seoul
best cave lifestyle: granada
coffee experience: caffè florian in venice
most laid back: sorrento
graffitied, but safe: lisbon
amazing buddha: hong kong
best basilica: lyon
never sleep: nyc
too much to see: rome
flamenco & tapas: sevilla
best ramen: setagaya-ku
best weather: hawaii
best sangria: majong in barrio alto
best restaurant: tempura matsu in kyoto
diverse spice: kuala lumpur
friend ditched me: saigon
full of kind people: suzhou
craziness: tijuana
great eats and scenery: vancouver
second favorite city in the world: barcelona
most carefree city: san francisco

2014 here i come: rio de janeiro, sau paulo, santiago, buenos aires, tanzania, beijing, taipei, istanbul, berlin, copenhagen, moscow and hyderabad

life lessons...
tragic: slammed into a buck...on a 600rr
thrilling: thunderhill turn 11 (blind corner)
kinda scary: being held up
interesting job: seminar speaker
most shaping: raised in poverty, but kids don't mind and I'm still a kid
shocking: face burned off and i looked like freddy krueger at the age of 7
rewarding: saving a life
most awesome feeling ever: dunking under pressure
most unproductive: week long hibernation watching a drama
most productive: week long hibernation watching a drama
sad times: putting down my best friend
pretty fun: feeding animals and often developers

more about me...
must read: martin eden & fountainhead
favorite food: soup
fun movie: sweet & lowdown
entertainment: talk radio & TED
likes: nice people, bicycles & phillumeny
dislikes: stress & clutter
spare time: naps and shoot baskets
how i host: make people comfortable
how i travel: heavy sleeper, easy going (sometimes neurotic) and will leave your home clean

must eats in the bay...
sea bass @ tamarine
coffee @ philz
ramen @ orenchi
tapas @ en
a croissant @ tartine
sushi @ fuki
butter masala dosa @ madras cafe
ice cream @ mitchell's
kobe burger & fries @ le garage
samgyetang @ bn chicken
sacripantina @ stella pastry
brunch @ brenda's
egg tarts @ golden gate bakery
anything @ chez panisse

how i pack...
dri-fit shorts / tank / pants / 2 shirts
3 pairs of undies and socks
computer / phone / cords
contacts / toiletries
blazer / jacket
slippers / vans / loafers
passport / funds
belt / sunglasses / hat / bottle

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