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Member Since:January, 2014
Hosted Meals: 10
Attended Meals: 26
Age: 25 years
Occupation: Entrepreneur, Blogger, Podcaster
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College Hill, Wichita
Interesting fact about me
In honor of my mom, Jackie, and my dad, Harry, and my love of 80s romantic comedies, I secretly want to make a documentary titled "When Harry Met Jackie".
Hello! I think the best description of me is that I am a friend to everyone. I'm happy talking with all different kinds of people and naturally try to understand others' perspectives. That might owe itself to the fact that I grew up with multicultural parents (my mom emigrated from Vietnam when she was 12 and my dad was raised as a good ol' Florida boy). I always thought my childhood was painfully boring, growing up in the suburbs of Wichita, and perhaps I used that as an excuse to dabble and bounce around all my life. But now that I've left, I see how special the people I grew up with were to me. I'm beginning to realize that my medium is people and that my purpose is to create spaces where people can connect and relationships can be made. And Mealsharing is another amazing tool I've found that does just that!
Why I Share Meals
I want to create an inviting space where people can come together and have an experience that goes deeper than eating out at a restaurant full of strangers. I want to enjoy good food and good company!
Places I’ve Traveled
In 2013 I took a two month trip through Western Europe where I had my first proper Guinness (Ireland), volunteered on a dairy farm (The Netherlands), went down the Rhine River (Germany), and participated in my first Harlem Shake video (France). In 2011 I went on a 10-day trip through Italy. From nights in a convent in the Umbrian town of Spoleto to choir singing inside of the Pantheon to community feasts with the churchgoers of Lucca to impromptu sidewalk concerts under the archways of Florence, Italy had a little bit of everything and then some for us. I want to take my next big trip throughout Southeast Asia and visit Vietnam, the country my mother is from.
What I Read, Watch, and Listen To
Movies: When Harry Met Sally, any Woody Allen movies Bands: Typhoon, Alt-J, AWOLNATION (at the moment) Books: If on a winter's night a traveler, The Sun Also Rises Shows: Downton Abbey (duh), How I Met Your Mother :'-(
A Memory of a Home-Cooked Meal
Every Christmas. Of course we had the classic dishes: ham, mashed potatoes, deviled eggs, corn, rolls. But since we always spent Christmas with my mom's family, we had all the Vietnamese goodies too: fried rice, spring rolls, egg rolls, lettuce wraps (if you can roll it, we had it!)
Who I’d Like to Have a Meal With
Ernest Hemingway and the rest of the Lost Generation, Woody Allen, and of course Annette Radziszewski any day of the week!
I’m Interested In
- Shared Spaces
- Holistic Health