David X., Mar 15, 2019 : Hi friends, Happy Friday! My name is David Y. No, not that @David Y. —I'm not the Community Manager you all know and love . To avoid confusing everyone, I’ll be going as David X. on the forums. Anyhow, I’m kicking off the first in a series of posts where our US team members introduce themselves, from their role at OnePlus to their passions and hobbies. I joined OnePlus exactly one year ago to this day. Initially, I spent 9 months in HQ to learn the ins and outs of the company before transitioning back to the New York office earlier this year. My job is to assist departments on any and all projects that need copy. This means anything from scripts and speeches to email newsletters and articles, as well as everything in between. I'm originally from SoCal. Back home, I have a pitbull rottweiler mix named Cleo, but everyone just calls her “Party Girl”. Party Girl at rest. In addition to reading (currently reading Lost in the City by Edward P. Jones) and writing, I love taking pictures, particularly street photography, and watching movies. I’m also big into podcasts and enjoy listening to my favorite murder mystery (shoutout to My Favorite Murder!) and business/financial podcasts (Jill on Money, Without Fail) while cooking or doing chores around the house. I love PocketCasts. It's a podcast app I can't live without. This year, my resolution is to become an expert on making pasta from scratch. Last weekend, I made walnut pesto fettuccine. This weekend, I’m doing pho with homemade rice noodles. On the weekends, I enjoy walking through historic neighborhoods like Brooklyn Heights, the Bronx, or Chinatown with my camera. These days, I find myself shooting film, though my trusty OnePlus 6T is great when I need to shoot digital. My favorite pictures are always of people. I look for those who appear lost or out of place, as well as those who seem to belong to a place more so than others around them. In either situation, it’s an innate type of authenticity that appeals to me. Here are two pictures I took in Hong Kong a few months ago (with faces turned away for privacy): Street Food Cab Crossing In addition to street photography, I also try to watch movies once a week in theaters. My favorite is the Metrograph, a gorgeous two screen theater on the Lower East Side that has some of the best programming in NYC. Where else can you see Hou Hsiao-hsein’s Millennium Mambo and Chantal Akerman’s News from Home in one day? It’s places like the Metrograph that make New York... New York. Millennium Mambo (2001) This weekend, they’re screening Catherine Breillat’s Fat Girl. I’ll be attending so let me know if you plan to come out! Finally, when I need to get work done, I go to Saturday’s NYC. It’s a clothing store, coffee-shop, and kinda-sorta surf shop with a private outdoor area that has bench seating. Solid vibes! Right now, it’s a bit cold in NYC, but you bet I’ll be there once temperatures hit 60. Secret Garden at Saturdays NYC, formerly "Saturdays Surf NYC" That’s it from me this week! Next week, I’m so happy to re-introduce @Kyle K., our Head of North America to the forums. Until then, I have a question for the US community: If you were stuck on a desert island and could only bring 1 movie, 1 book, and 1 album, which ones would you bring and why? I'll share my answers below in the comments.