Off the cuff adventures off the beaten path are my passion. I love all things local - people, places, and food. I'm excited to go on my very first cross-country roadtrip to see the best of what America's small towns has to offer.
going on a community service trip with Dek Thai foundation from Bangkok to Suphanburi, Thailand to donate a set of encyclopedias to a public Thai high school with very low funding.
Going up a winding bumpy mountain road in a pick up truck near Chiang Rai, Thailand to visit the local villagers at the Doi Tung Sustainable Development Project. I did not take any motion sickness pills when I really should have. I was so dizzy when we got to the top that I threw up in the roofless toilet shed.
my Zee Avi CD. She's an essential part of my life's soundtrack.
I like foreign films like the 2008 Swedish romantic horror film Let the Right One In directed by Tomas Alfredson. I also liked The Lives of Others (2006) directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. Swedish film The Celebration (1998) directed by Thomas Vinterberg and Monsoon Wedding (2001) directed by Mira Nair.
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera, Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote, Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Zee Avi, Bob Marley, Damien Marley, The Shins, Postal Service, Vampire Weekend, The Smiths, Mumford and Sons, Feist, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Beatles, The Ting Tings, The Drums, MGMT, Foster the People, Imogen Heap, Nitin Sawhney, Jorge Ben, Knock the Knock, Arcade Fire, The Bravery, Of Montreal