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Divorced
Santa Clara, California
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Software Engineering is what I do for a living though with over 15 years in the Silicon Valley region, I have amassed enough material to seriously start considering a career switch (I like to think that) I am a cartoonist in my spare time, read Dilbert comic strips and you will know what I am talking about. My view of the world has been shaped by living 25 years in North Africa first before coming to the US...this brings a whole different perspective and allows me to see similarities and differences in a curious and unique way. I love the outdoors, I will gladly go hiking or biking any day...though I am not as adventurous as I used to be but I can still appreciate tent camping and the discomfort that goes with it. I am a practicing Muslim and I take my arkan very seriously (with the obvious admission that I have a lot of room to better myself), I grew up in a conservative family but I have always been curious about other cultures and traditions at the same time without questioning or compromising mine. For me life is simple and can be managed by trust (tawakul) in Allah (swt) and patience during periods of tribulations while expressing contentment and gratefulness at all times. I am seeking a companion, someone with compassion, a person who genuinely likes to do good to others.

Appearance
Hair
Black
Eyes
Brown
Physique
Average
Height
6'  0"   (183 cm)
Family Roots
Algerian
Race
Mixed Race
My Lifestyle
Has Kids
Yes
Wants Kids
I'll tell you later
Religion
Muslim
Education
Bachelor's Degree
Occupation
Technical Science / Engineering
Income
I'll tell you later
What languages do you speak?
English, French, Arabic
Favorites
Favorite Artists
The Beatles
Favorite Athletes
Mohamed Ali
Favorite Authors
Ah! so many but if I have to pick only one: Mouloud Feraoun
Favorite Books
I will go by genre instead: any history book
Favorite Cities
Any city (big or small) on the Mediterranean sea
Favorite Clothing Stores
I don't really have one
Favorite Colors
depends on what (cars? white, clothing? beige)
Favorite Country
Algeria, I know it sounds like chauvinism but I am really proud to be Algerian! my ancestors established a flourishing civilization in Andalusia that lasted 800 years oh and we kicked out the French from North Africa :)
Favorite Magazines
National Geographic, Wired (for my nerdy side) and Time Magazine
Favorite Sports Teams
Real Madrid (it's OK if you are a Barcelona fan :) )
Favorite Sports
Soccer, soccer and soccer!
Favorite Foods
Mediterranean food
Interests
Antiques
not for me
Art
for home decoration: Islamic Calligraphy
Astronomy
ah stargazing!!!
Biology
only an atheist can explain cells division with cosmic dust :)
Camping
ready to go, I don't mind the discomfort.
Cars
would love to own an electric car
Community Service
my future wife will push me to do more volunteering I.A
Cooking
I love to cook, unlike baking, it's very forgiving.
Drawing
political and social satire, cartoons
Electronics
man's toys
Exercise
yes, regularly...3 times a week
Food
Not into deep fried food, unless it's Indian
Football
you mean soccer? yes I am in
Gardening
planted heirloom tomatoes, got tasteless cherry tomatoes but I will keep trying
Internet
essential
Math
the best usage of mathematics was during college when I spent my summer vacation rendering Mondelbrot's fractals on a computer, kind of nerdy...I know :)
Medicine
I know for sure that contentment will lower your high blood pressure and altruism is good for your heart
Movies
Non-sense and slapstick comedy
Painting
Dutch painters of the early 14th century.
Photography
still got my old Canon 30D camera, time for an upgrade
Reading
I love it!
Religion
I love to engage in conversations with non-muslims
Shopping
I buy what I need, never had a garage sale in my life!
Singing
only in my car
Sky Diving
one of those activities where the only goal is to stay alive
Snowboarding
the goal is not to break a limb
Soccer
you mean football? yes I am in
Stock Market
Speculations, deceptions and lies
Technology
essential
Tennis
did not watch a major tournament for a while now
Traveling
love it! visited 11 countries so far, next trip Japan I.A
Video Games
not really
Walking
love it!
Writing
typing instead
Personality
Adventurousness Somewhat Cautious
Affectionateness Somewhat Doting
Trustingness Somewhat Gullible
Confidence Somewhat Confident
Mood Somewhat Chill
Sociability Average
Thought Process Somewhat Artistic
Tolerance Compliant
Lifestyle
Energy Average
Neatness Somewhat Neat
Punctuality Always Early
Spending Average
Work Ethic Driven
Insights
Describe your perfect weekend.
starts with an early breakfast then the outdoors if weather permits
How many kids would you like to have?
Don't know yet
How important is someone's physical appearance to you?
it's important but other criteria are way more important
What is the purpose of marriage?
to have a companion in this life and the hereafter
What do your friends like about you most?
my loyalty to them, being a good listener, my sense of humour
What gets on your nerves?
Lies, mistrust
What is the most important thing in a relationship?
Sakina
What do you hope to be doing five years from now?
Hopefully in good health...I will continue working & providing for my family Insha Allah