A Little Bit About Me
I hail from the professionally run
sh!tshow otherwise known as the United (for now) Kingdom. Like all people from the UK, I can babble on pointlessly as if it were a national sport. Without getting to the straight point of course.
So currently I find myself In Singapore wiping sweat of my forehead. When I'm not stuffing my mouth with bbq stingaray and circling hawker centers like shark, I'm burning my fingers in a liquid metals lab trying to publish papers on subjects completely alien to 99% of the demographics on here. Basically, I'm here temporarily for a scientific research visit working with one of the national research agencies. Also finishing off an engineering/science PhD (let's say it's around advanced metals) by July iA. The fact that I'm also a metalhead is just coincidence.
They say humans are atoms arranged in a funny way so that it can learn about itself. (Best not think of that too deeply :P) And they've certainly found me for a host.
That's a long winded way of saying I'm very knowledge orientated. I think knowledge is the greatest of wealth and ignorance is the worst kind of poverty. Seeking knowledge is a duty in Islam. But I really take offense to the "deen and dunya" dichotomy. Or "deen vs secular" knowledge. As if learning about Allah's creation is a foreign concept and outside Islamic teachings. Allah said there's a cure to every decease. And decease would've wiped most of us off the planet if it wasn't for a few scholarly folks. Although I'm not in the medical field, I do take it as a beautiful metaphor none the less. There's a solution to every problem. And Allah gave us free will and the brains to look for it.
I'm also incredibly materialistic.But not in the way you think. I'm more into aircraft, surgical robots, factories and the inner workings of an atom. Things that define us as a species. As opposed to just owning a BMW and a gold watch. Men are remembered for what they've built. Not what they've bought.
And buying things is something a lot of us Muslims are very good at. Wish more of us were better at inventing/producing things of high value.The lack of traction of science in the current Islamic world is depressing. South Korea published more scientific papers in a single year than all Arabic speaking states combined. But I'm sure there's a SOAS PhD student somewhere writing thesis arguing why it's always other peoples fault :P Less Naan breads and Kebabs, more Nano robots and exploring the kuiper belt please :) #MakeIslamicScienceGreatAgain
So that's the English way of saying I'm very passionate about what I do. As opposed to the Asian way of saying which goes something like this... "I like my Jo'" (always cutting out the last word :P)
So that's my philosophy for existence. It's not as descriptive as a torrent of "take my word for it" adjectives like a cheap laptops full of stickers. I'm sure there's plenty of guys to the left and right of me who come with easy to read package labeling. I'm not going to scream at you shouting how wonderful I am. I'm no all singing all dancing all things to all women like some cheesy bollywood caricature of a man. I'm a poker faced, iron willed but softly spoken man who's built like a tank that both (physically and metaphorically) runs over any obstacles standing in its way. And I'm hopelessly polite like a typical
As to who I'm looking for...
Someone well educated preferably in the STEM fields (but open to few others) with a degree, in reasonably good shape, physically active and healthy. But having all the right ingredient's doesn't mean your cake won't contain broken egg shells.
Race/ethnicity is not an issue for me because I'm not cultural. Someone with the same cultural background would make things easier that's true. But I like difficult things ;-) There's more to get out of difficult things :)
Your pretty face might draw my attention. But your personality, perspectives and individual traits are things that might make me initiate contact. Not a list of useless idiosyncrasies that differentiates you trivially from other people. Personality outsourcing is a huge turn off. Some guys like that kind of stuff. I don't.
Allhamdulillah I'm fortunate enough in to work around any part of the world..as much as i love the land of Newton, Babbage and the chuckle brothers, a idon't fancy living in the depressingly ugly damp landscape of the UK. Fancy working/living on developed parts Asia (Singapore, Japan, PRC, Korea) for a change. But ultimately want to settle in the US)/Canada. You should be in a position to do the same. No i don't plan on living in the middle east. I rather be remembered for building/inventing things than just buying them ;-).
What I Am Looking For
Basic requirements. Some flexible some not
*Not sounding like Taj from little britain is a good start :)
*Degree educated. Preferably in STEM but open to few others (not flexible)
*Wishes to remain a professional after marriage
*over 1612.31mm in height
*Healthy with an active lifestyle
*In reasonably good shape
*Not previously married (not flexible)
Can't be regionally bound I'm afraid. Don't fancy living/working in the UK for the rest of my life as much as i love my country. Willing to negotiate where when how and why to suit both our careers.