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My self-summary
I'm a considerate, creative, and caring fellow - in touch with myself and my emotions. I don't follow the crowd and I live life by my standards. Socially liberal and fiscally conservative - I hold a blend of traditional and progressive values. I tend to be a bit critical of my shortcomings and the culture around me, but that is counterbalanced with a general optimism and faith in the future and the eventual justness of human life. I am very spiritual and follow an Eastern path which, while quite open and universal, still encourages a certain set of personal moral standards.

I'm looking for a woman who has an observant and intelligent sense of humor, a natural approach to living and raising a family, and a sense of sincerity amongst the blight of cynicism of this current generation. Being observant and curious is so attractive. Can you articulate WHY so many women are attracted to tattoos, beards, dog-owners, and whiskey drinkers?

While I have emerged into my early 30s with a clarity, confidence, and set of passions galvanized by years of sad introversion and shyness - I am currently struggling to jettison my long held entrenched belief that I am not attractive - even though I know I am, objectively. Kinda weird. LOL.
What I’m doing with my life
I used to live in Harajuku, Tokyo, perform live electronic music in the Tokyo underground, and catwalk the streets in playful fashion creations. Then moved back to LA, got embroiled in a labyrinthine family project of building a house from scratch! Learned a ton, improved my family relationships, and now I'm forging ahead working for a well-respected international company in a field I have been passionate about for almost 20 years. My day job happens to be my dream job - so I'm set there. I'm huge on fiscal responsibility and being debt-free.
I’m really good at
handyman stuff
singing/harmonizing in Japanese
being diplomatic
moving comfortably amongst various social circles and tiers, though solitude is where I recharge my batteries
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Eckhart Tolle, Yogananda, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Julia Cameron (The Artist's Way), Marshall McLuhan

Kera, FRUiTS, Tune, Street, Monocle, Tokyo Graffiti, Future Music, National Geographic

adventure, documentary (especially history, religion, engineering, society, travel, culture, and music), awkward-situation comedy, Best in Show, Wet Hot American Summer, TRON (1982), Indiana Jones, classic Bond, Helvetica, Akira, Dogtown and Z-Boys (the doc)

British humour (The Office, PEEP SHOW, Mighty Boosh), shows about getting rid of clutter or improving your home, World's Strictest Parents, Arrested Development, Parks and Rec, TED Talks

Peter Max, Kandinsky, Mucha, Maxfield Parrish, Katsuhiro Otomo, Rumiko Takahashi, Kenichi Sonoda, Monet, Lisa Frank (don't hate, I know you're down with purple metallic zebra-corns), Thomas Kinkade (yes, it's like Julia Child secretly liking cheetos). I am especially stimulated by compounded retro style (2000s looking at the 80s looking at the 50s, or 2010s looking at the 90s looking at the 40s and 70s).

funky, moody, peaceful, hopeful, soundtrack, piano solo, techno, funky house, (a couple all time faves: Perfume, 小室哲哉, カジ・ヒデキ, YMO, Jeff Lorber, MJ, Smashing Pumpkins, NIN, DEVO, Beatles, Beach Boys, motown, Earth Wind & Fire, Chic, anything involving Thomas Bangalter). Have always had a thing for sassy basslines from the likes of Chic, George Duke, The Whispers, etc. I like driving to country music if it's got a great lyric.

If I could split my life between the Middle East, the Malay Peninsula, and ZINC (in the Arts District) I think I'd be set. Anytime an establishment makes their own fish and chips or root beer, I *have* to try them. I was brought up unintentionally macrobiotic - so that, too, has a special place in my heart.

Oh yeah, I love stuff like this:
The six things I could never do without
♩ The sense of underlying contentment that comes from regular meditation.
♩♪ Letting deep beats, sexy basslines and sassy chords hijack my body (dancefloor, sidewalk, in my room...doesn't matter).
♫♪ Hopping on a train and feasting on the 4D still life, the chance of a stranger's smile, the silent melancholia that saturates the bleak industrial railway corridors
♬♩♪ Getting lost in the joy of composing/performing music
♬♪♫ Daily exercise
♪♩♪♫♩ The flicker of golden ginkgo, poplar, liquidambar, or cottonwood leaves against a bright blue sky; instant contentment!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
• the younger generation, hipsters, texting, sincerity, sarcasm
• how to best integrate myself into my community in terms of artistic and commercial relationships, and contribution to local culture
• managing sexual energy constructively
• the undeniable and fascinating connection between travel, romance, adventure, and longing
• catchy melodies, lyrics, and the gear I'll be using for my next project
On a typical Friday night I am
surrounded by poseurs at the Roosevelt Hollywood pool deck...all milling about with a drink in one hand and their phone in the other while instagramming the newest coke-stached DJ with a triangle tattoo, rabbithatting disco standards as if they were some kind of undiscovered treasure...I look up at the moon and wonder how I got here...the music fades and the temperature drops...


We are huddled at our candlelit table. The rich incense and my warm humor melt away the stresses of the week. My eyes smile as you place down a wooden bowl of sliced avocado, sea salt, black sesame seeds, organic brown rice and whole black beans. A peaceful vinyl nocturn crackles and croons as we celebrate our humble, healthy providence, laughing and listening intimately to eachother. The cold moon, our dreamless sentinel, steadily journeys its arc across the boundless, twinkling zodiac--watching over our warm home throughout the night as I worship your body temple until we are both full to the brim with love, recirculating, flowing over, glowing.

...a bro stumbles backwards into me, the smell of whiskey breath, I'm back at the Roosevelt.
You should message me if
- you enjoy being around principle-driven nonconformists, e.g. weed-smoking theists, queer republicans, principled anarchist peaceniks, homeschooling off-gridders, reiki goddesses

- you're interested in becoming friends or artistic muses based on a common interest in: house music, sassy basslines, harajuku, organic/healthy living, J-pop, anime, cosplay photography, fashion, design, nature, naturism, crafting, building, biking, synthesizers, technologically enhanced art like projection mapping, meditation, yoga (as a meditative/self-loving act)

Thanks for stopping by! = )