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.