I was born in Bucharest, grew up in Toronto, went to school in New Haven, and reside in Redwood City.
I spend a lot of my free time working on personal projects, and learning new skills. To unwind, I read, play sports, and enjoy stand-up comedy.
I used to play soccer and tennis competitively, winning a number of national championships at the high school level. I also rowed crew, competitively.
These days, I cycle to stay fit and I strength train with the goal of matching Rich Froning's 1020 lb clean, overhead squat, and bench press total.
I enjoy biography, non-fiction, history, business, science fiction, and psychology.
Reading a book allows you to spend 3 to 30 hours with a historical world expert that is laying out for you his or her life's work in a distilled fashion. For the past couple of years, I have read a different book every week. These are the books that I have found to be particularly enriching.
When I am in a beautiful place, or am with beautiful people, I enjoy dabbling in photography. Here are some of the pictures I have taken.
I love my friends. Here are some of the things that they are working on: