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Ignarum

28 M Hong Kong, Hong Kong

My Details

Last Online
Online now!
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Rarely
Drugs
Never
Religion
Atheism, and very serious about it
Sign
Aquarius, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Dropped out of university
Job
Retired
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, and doesn’t want any
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), Italian (Fluently), Spanish (Okay)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
After living for more than 4 years in UK, and now almost 3 in Spain, I decided it's time for me to move to Asia! I am moving to Hong Kong on September 4th and I'm gonna live there as long as I can (ideally 3-4 years at least).

I'm trying to find a host on CouchSurfing for the first few nights I'll stay in HK (feel free to check my CS profile: https://www.couchsurfing.org/people/dario_lat/), so if you can host me for a few days, that would be awesome! ^_^

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I'm Italian, from a city in the south east called Taranto. I'd rather tell you the rest in a conversation.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I've been working as a freelance translator for a while now.
When I was in UK I worked for 4 years in the videogame industry as a certification language game tester and a team lead.

Other than these boring things, I've been creating and organising various free real-life games in Barcelona for my friends, mostly outdoors, in city parks or abandoned sites. The games consist of a variety of tasks, depending on the game: you have to explore the environment, find items, hunt your prey, escape or hide from your pursuer, solve puzzles and enigmas, cooperate with your teammates or deduce who's the bad guy.

I have been discovering the popularity Room Escape games recently, I see they are big in HK as well as here in Barcelona.
I haven't had the means to implement most of the ideas I have in my own games, due to lack of time and resources, however if I would dedicate myself to this as a job, I would be able to create new intricate games, combining elements of my previous games with those of the Room Escape games. This idea is growing on me, so once in HK I'll start seeing how to open my own game area and make a living out of this.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Things I might be really good at:
- Making lots of questions (ok, that's not something you are "good" at). Making questions is my way of understanding things. If I ask you a lot of things, it means I'm interested in figuring you out.
- Seeing things logically and rationally rather than impulsively and over-emotionally.
- Getting the it's/its, you're/your, they're/their/there etc. right despite English not being my first language.
- Making arancini (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arancini).
- Understanding what I'm feeling (emotion-wise) and why.
- Considering others in what they might prefer to do.
- Cutting my own hair.
- Googling the shit out of things.
- Not wasting my money.
- Muff diving.
- Organising things of life into filterable Excel lists.

Things I might not be very good at:
- Having regular eating and sleeping schedules (it's 4:10 AM as I type this).
- Being funny for the sake of being perceived as funny, rather than being funny as it naturally happens, within context.
- Laughing about things/jokes that really have no real logic behind it and don't make sense but are supposedly hilarious to others.
- Acknowledging supposed authority or merit.
- A lot more things I can't think of right now.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Probably that I don't sound or look Italian.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Music: I like different kinds of music, mostly anything that combines fast verses and harsh lyrics and chourses over hard beats. Favorites would be something like Linkin Park, Hollywood Undead, Deuce, Korn, Issues, Dangerkids, Scare Don't Fear, Eminem, Fort Minor, Tyler the Creator, Young Buck, Lie or Liar, System of a Down, Limp Bizkit, G-Unit, Attila, Marilyn Manson and some more.
So I guess my main genres are rap, rap-rock/metal/core and nu metal, and recently digging the hell out of metalcore and deathcore. I also enjoy electronic music too, especially dubstep, vocal trance, trap, goa-psy trance, progressive psy, and even ligher music like pop, r'n'b and soul sometimes, depending on what the song is about.
I don't really listen to Italian music, although I've been listening to a specific Italian album for almost a decade now (Mr. Simpatia by Fabri Fibra, catch it here on my channel:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTflPf8pufs).

Movies: I watch quite a lots of movies, but mostly I go through periods in which I watch a lot and periods in which I watch nothing at all, focusing on gaming instead. I like movies where you have to think and try to figure out the plot as things are happening, movies with twists, those that maybe require a second watching to completely understand the story; also movies with an innovative or unusual story/idea behind them. I like the "found footage" genre. Some movies I really liked are: The Last Exorcism, Triangle, Grave Encounters, The Descent, Fight Club, Super, Ken Park, Oldboy, Lovely Molly, The Tall Man, The Butterfly Effect, The Mist, The Matrix, Chronicle, Cloverfield, REC, District 9, Kick Ass, Borat, Saw, The Devil's Double and many more.
I ended up on IMDb just to keep track of what I've watched: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls052715857

Shows: I don't watch tv so I don't really watch any show, if I ever want to watch one I download it. I know it's an old tv series now, but I was really into The X-Files at the time. I have watch and enjoyed some anime series, things like Ergo Proxy, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Ghost in the Shell and GANTZ. Salad Fingers was an animated web series I really liked.
The fact that I don't watch any tv series is something that really locks me out of a lot of conversations when I am with friends, or meeting new people, since they're always all about things like Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, Big Bang Theory. And I never watched any of any of that, but I still ended up learning a lot about them just because people are constantly talking about them.

Books: I don't read books. I do read a lot though, online. Articles about what's new in the world, or articles about specific topics which are relevant to my interests; I use Wikipedia and other Wikis in general quite a lot, rarely I contributed to some Wiki article. I read on a want-to-know-more basis, but I don't have a book in my hands so that people can think how smart I must be. As far as reading for entertainment, I (used to) read some mangas online, like Gantz or Maka-Maka, or some webcomics like Oglaf. Novels don't entertain me, so I don't read them. You're a book lover, okay, shoot me XD

Food: I eat a lot of pizza, pasta, and cold milk with muesli. I also love hummus, but I try not to eat it as much. I like to believe I still have a quite varied diet though. Recently I started eating a lot more fruit than I used to. Still lacking on the vegetables area though!

And it doesn't ask for it but I do play a lot of videogames, usually anything that is story-driven or has a good degree of creativity involved in it, or just any game that is fun and engaging to play. I don't play MMOs or competitive-based games. I love survival-horror games like Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Cry of Fear, Alan Wake; puzzle games like Limbo or Braid or mindfuck games like The Path. Some other games I really enjoyed are Project Eden, Obscure, Alone in the Dark, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines, Shadow of the Colossus, Outlast, DreadOut, Minecraft, Lucius, Sleeping Dogs, Deus Ex - Human Revolution, Oblivion, Skyrim, Switchball, the series of Assassin's Creed, Hitman, Prototype, Prince of Persia, Splinter Cell, Tomb Raider, Dead Rising... I also (used to) play The Sims 3. Also always been interested in playing any game co-op, but I almost gave up on the idea after seeing how hard it is for people to do that seriously.

Another activity I enjoy doing when possible is the exploration of abandoned buildings/sites. I used to do this alone. You can see some of my explorations here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD52CD41B5E4860AB
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Unless you want me to list banal things like "food" or "internet", I have been living most of my life without certain things that one is not supposed to be able to do without, at least not for such long times, so I don't really have six things that I could never do without, since I'm already without those things.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I spend a lot of time thinking and analyzing my thoughts, feelings, desires and behaviour, as well as those of other people.
I end up doing most of my serious thinking as I go to bed, sometimes talking to myself out loud, as having to construct an understandable sentence with spoken words helps me shape a mass of abstract thoughts into a more concrete and understandable idea.
I also spend a lot of time: wondering and researching about what's the proper word that accurately describes what I want to define; how to correctly pronounce words I thought I knew how to pronounce; other stuff I am now removing from this section.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Let's go with a generic night, not just a friday night: either out (or in) with friends, or at home alone reading wiki articles, playing games, watching scary movies, eating pizza/pasta/cold milk with muesli, and trying not to sing too out loud to the music in my earphones since it's like 3AM and my voice is probably the only thing that can be heard in the entire block.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm very open and can talk about my private things without many problems, just I don't want to write things here, for everybody. Let's talk and I'll tell you everything as it comes by.

But perhaps something that it would be fair to mention would be that, despite what it might initially seem, I don't have a very sunny personality. With this I don't mean to say that I'm not outgoing or friendly, quite the contrary. I'm always interested in meeting new people and doing new or fun things. What I mean to say is that I'm just not as easily cheerful as the average person usually is, as it seems harder for me to experience joy than all the people I see around me. I don't let this affect my interaction with others though, as I always do my best at having a positive and vibrant mood whenever I am with someone. I may carry my gloom inside, but I'm not the kind of person that would sit in a corner and whine about life without doing something about it, I am in fact constantly trying to improve my situation despite my insecurities and sometimes lack of energy to face the future. My moving from country to country (Italy, UK, Spain, and now HK) is a result of this inner restlessness.
I find affinity to people who share similar traits with me but even more I'm attracted to the people who are the complete opposite of me, those who always have a genuine smile on their face that can penetrate you and reach you in all of its strength.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 18–35
  • Located anywhere
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating, casual sex
You should message me if
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you feel like it! Don't be shy :)
And if you read my entire profile, you should definitely message me!

PS: I always reply to first messages, even if I think we're not compatible at all.
A reply doesn't really cost anything... and I know how shit if feels when people choose to ignore you completely without even giving you the chance to start a conversation.
PPS: If my inbox is full again, message me directly on facebook, but please link me to your okcupid profile! Here's my fb: https://www.facebook.com/dario.latagliata.3