[mk_page_section layout_structure=”full” attachment=”scroll” bg_position=”left top” bg_repeat=”repeat” bg_stretch=”true” enable_3d=”false” speed_factor=”0.3″ bg_video=”no” video_source=”self” stream_host_website=”youtube” video_mask=”false” bg_gradient=”radial” video_opacity=”0.1″ top_shadow=”false” section_layout=”full” min_height=”400″ full_width=”true” full_height=”false” intro_effect=”false” padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ margin_bottom=”0″ skip_arrow=”false” skip_arrow_skin=”light” first_page=”false” last_page=”false” sidebar=”sidebar-1″ bg_image=”https://suavington.com/wp-content/uploads/steven-chinatown-dc.jpg” gr_end=”#1e73be”][vc_column border_color=”” visibility=”” width=”1/4″][/vc_column][vc_column border_color=”” visibility=”” width=”3/4″][mk_padding_divider size=”150″][mk_title_box color=”#ffffff” highlight_color=”#000000″ highlight_opacity=”0.55″ size=”55″ line_height=”34″ font_weight=”inherit” letter_spacing=”0″ stroke=”0″ margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”18″ font_family=”none” align=”center”]List of Favorite Things[/mk_title_box][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][vc_row fullwidth=”false” attached=”false” padding=”0″ visibility=”” animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][mk_padding_divider size=”10″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1439492260906{border-left-width: 10px !important;padding-right: 10px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}” width=”1/1″][mk_title_box color=”#ffffff” highlight_color=”#000000″ highlight_opacity=”1″ size=”40″ line_height=”10″ font_weight=”900″ letter_spacing=”2″ stroke=”0″ margin_top=”21″ font_family=”none” align=”center” stroke_color=”#000000″ margin_bottom=”18″]FOOD[/mk_title_box][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]

Item: I like pizza, but it is like Kyrptonite to me.

Dish: My favorite dish is Pad Thai.  I also like chicken and dumplings, and pasta with pesto sauce.

Type: I love Thai food. I also like Italian, Chinese, and Ethiopian food.

Vegetables: Kale, okra, spinach, and Brussels sprouts.

Meat: I like turkey, fish, and chicken.  I’d say that chicken is my favorite.

Diet: Lots of protein intake with vegetables.

Fruit: Apples, blueberries, and cherries.

Desert: Rice pudding, ice cream, pumpkin and sweet potato pie.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row fullwidth=”false” attached=”false” padding=”0″ visibility=”” animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″ css=”.vc_custom_1439490788323{background-color: #ffffff !important;}”][mk_title_box color=”#ffffff” highlight_color=”#000000″ highlight_opacity=”1″ size=”40″ line_height=”10″ font_weight=”900″ letter_spacing=”2″ stroke=”0″ stroke_color=”#000000″ margin_top=”18″ font_family=”none” align=”center” margin_bottom=”18″]LIBATIONS[/mk_title_box][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]

Wine: I love Sauvignon Blanc. I also like Merlot, but not too much in the summer.

Beer: I love Miller Light.

Liquor: I like Svedka, Belvedere, and Absolute Vodka.

Drink: I am convinced that coffee gives me super powers. I also like ice-cold, flavored and carbonated water.

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Sounds: I love the sound of water such as the pounding waves of the ocean, a waterfall, an urban fountain, or a running shower. I also like the sounds of birds, computer keyboards, downtown rush hour, and coffee shops.

Color: My favorite color has changed over the years. I currently favor orange.

View: I find mountains to be awe inspiring.

Taste: I don’t like very sweet food and drinks. However, I like things that are mildly salty.  I also like things that taste tart.

Smells: The smell just before and after it rains, the beach, paint, new cars, new carpet, wood, wine, coffee, ginger, lemons, limes, apples, freshly-washed clothes, and cologne.

Cologne: I used to have an impressive cologne collection. Anyway, my top favorite colognes are Original Vetiver by Creed followed by Allure Homme Sport by Chanel.

Touch: I like leather, cotton, and suede textures.  I also love the feel of water.

Perception: My 6th sense. I don’t discuss it much because the topic is sensitive (get it?).

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Pastime: Spending time with my beautiful wife.

Fitness: I’m a calisthenics type of guy.  I love doing push-ups and pull-ups.

Hobbies: Drawing, networking, martial arts, working out, and of course blogging.

Day: I like urban or rural exploration and day trips.

Evening: The movies. Nothing beats having dinner with my wife. Happy hour is always fun.

Night: Thank goodness for Netflix–and wine, and my wife.

Online: This lifestyle blog, of course! I’m also like Twitter, so add me here.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row fullwidth=”false” attached=”false” padding=”0″ visibility=”” animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″ css=”.vc_custom_1439491418457{background-color: #ffffff !important;}”][mk_title_box color=”#ffffff” highlight_color=”#000000″ highlight_opacity=”1″ size=”40″ line_height=”10″ font_weight=”900″ letter_spacing=”2″ stroke=”0″ stroke_color=”#000000″ margin_top=”20″ font_family=”none” align=”center” margin_bottom=”20″]MOVIES[/mk_title_box][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]

Genre: I am a super imaginative person so I love science fiction movies. I also love science-related documentaries. I tend to like most big-budget adventure and action movies too.

Movie: The Matrix.

Icon: Growing up I idolized Bruce Lee. In the Martial Arts genre, I also like Jackie Chan, Jet Li, and Tony Jaa.

Character: In my opinion, James Bond is the coolest character ever.

Movie Stars: Daniel Craig, Jason Stratham, Denzel Washington, Sondra Bullock, Forest Whitaker, Pierce Brosnan, Julia Roberts, Tom Cruise, Christian Bale, Angelina Jolie, Liam Neeson, Hale Berry, Morgan Freeman, Jessica Alba, Robert De Nero, Al Pacino, Dwayne Johnson, Maria Tomei, Matt Damon, Scarlett Johannson, and Bruce Willis.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row fullwidth=”false” attached=”false” padding=”0″ visibility=”” animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″ css=”.vc_custom_1439491469715{background-color: #ffffff !important;}”][mk_title_box color=”#ffffff” highlight_color=”#000000″ highlight_opacity=”1″ size=”40″ line_height=”10″ font_weight=”900″ letter_spacing=”2″ stroke=”0″ stroke_color=”#000000″ margin_top=”18″ font_family=”none” align=”center” margin_bottom=”18″]TELEVISION[/mk_title_box][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]

Old TV Shows: My favorite was Remington Steele. Remington was mysterious and suave. I also loved Star Trek, Battlestar Gallatica, Gilligan’s Island, Fantasy Island, The Love Boat, and Soul Train.

Newer TV Shows: Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Ascension, Z Nation, Continuum, Helix, The Blacklist, science- and technology-related shows, documentaries, and news shows.

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Genres: Hip Hop and R&B, without a doubt. I also like Go-Go and Jazz music.

R&B: Tank, Chris Brown, Mario, Keyshia Cole, Avant, Lloyd, The Dream, D’Angelo, K. Michele, Trey Songs, Faith Evans, Miguel, Jeremih, August Alsina, and Eric Bellinger.

Top-10 Rap: Notorious B.I.G., Nas, Tupac, Big L, Big Daddy Kane, Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J, DMX, Slick Rick, and Rakim.

Current Rap: J. Cole, Drake, Fabolous, Tyga, Curren$y, Rick Ross, and Troy Ave.

Go-Go Bands: Familiar Faces, Subtle Thoughts, Bela Dona, Dynasty Band, and Rare Essence.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row fullwidth=”false” attached=”false” padding=”0″ visibility=”” animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″ css=”.vc_custom_1439491217250{background-color: #ffffff !important;}”][mk_title_box color=”#ffffff” highlight_color=”#000000″ highlight_opacity=”1″ size=”40″ line_height=”10″ font_weight=”900″ letter_spacing=”2″ stroke=”0″ stroke_color=”#000000″ margin_top=”18″ font_family=”none” align=”center” margin_bottom=”18″]OUTLOOK[/mk_title_box][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]

Motivation: Perhaps like many people out there, music is one of my favorite sources of motivation.

Inspiration: I am inspired by the slightest and grandest of things, and I find that both music and silence are excellent triggers for creativity and action. Positive people inspire me.  I am most inspired by people who dare to be different, those who face adversity with confidence and faith, and folks who achieve great things despite tremendous odds.

Fixation: My favorite thing to think about is life. I like to observe nature and think about the meaning of life.

I like to peer at the sky, sun and moon. I have spent my entire life trying to conceptualize the heavens. Yep, I have a deep fixation with trying to understanding the universe and our place in it.

I am equally perplexed by the micro-universe. So, I spend a lot of time trying to conceptualize that which is downward and inward.

Thanks for reading my list of favorite things.

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