A) - I read Suspense, Thriller, Historical, Non-Fiction, Science
Fiction novels but am hardly limited to these genres. I have a few
books on the go. I'm current working on reading books by John
Scalzi, among them the highly entertaining "Old Mans War". I also
like to keep up to date with world affairs. International and local
newspapers are a daily read as well as magazines such as The
Economist, Time, Newsweek and more. I'm a big fan of Popular
Science although it always seems as though the really cool
inventions / ideas in their articles never really materialize or
benefit the average person.
B) - I have MANY favorite films. The list is long but I'll give a
few : Top Gun, Saving Private Ryan, Scarface, Se7en, Silence of the
lambs, Alien/Aliens, original Indiana Jones trilogy, Pulp Fiction,
Lord of the Rings trilogy, Forrest Gump, The Shawshank
Redemption,Gladiator, Braveheart, Contact, Paths of Glory, Hero,
Spaceballs, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight Rises, Bourne Trilogy,
Dumb and Dumber, Coming to America, Lost in Translation, Before
Sunrise/Sunset/Midnight. I'd say that I like most of the films by
Christopher Nolan, Danny Boyle, Martin Scorsese and Stanley
Kubrick. Unfortunately, I can't say the same for Ridley Scott or
Steven Spielberg anymore.
Recent films that I've seen and liked were:
Gravity, Captain Phillips, Rush, Before Midnight, Blue Jasmine,
World War Z, Pacific Rim...
But let's not forget the Television medium. Here too, I like many
shows. They currently are : Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire,
Downton Abbey, Mad Men, Treme, Top Gear UK, The Walking Dead,
Homeland, Family Guy etc...
Shows I used to like and are no more : The Wire, The Sopranos,
Brotherhood, ER, Entourage, Battlestar Galactica, Rome, Band of
Brothers, Stargate SG1, The West Wing, Six feet under, Sex and the
City, The Shield, Seinfeld etc...
I love Anime/Manga. For example, Grave of the Fireflies ,Cowboy
Bebop, Ninja Scroll, Gungrave, Berserk, Robotech, Spirited Away,
Neon Genesis Evangelion, Hajime no Ippo, Golgo 13, Macross Plus,
Samurai Champloo etc.
C) - I'm very diverse when it comes to music. I'm more of a
specific song/track person than a person who loves specific bands
only. If you insist I usually find myself listening to 60's 70's
and 80's Disco, Rock and Pop music more often. Dance/House is also
cool, depending on the track of course. I also enjoy listening to
Soundtracks. Some music artists I listen to more than others :
Queen, The Doors, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Nightwish, Abba, U2,
Bon Jovi, Iron Maiden, Guns and Roses, Metallica, Dire Straits,
Bruce Springsteen, Roxette, Blondie, Tom Petty, Vangelis, Kylie
Minogue, Madonna, Stevie Nicks, Kim Wilde, Alanis Morissette,
Emmylou Harris, Scooter, Moby, 2 unlimited, Snap, Film Scores by
Hanz Zimmer,Ennio Morricone, John Williams, James Horner etc.
'Ethnic' music is cool as well such as Chinese, Irish/Celt, Greek,
South American and much much more.
D) - I love Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Middle Eastern
E) - I took the liberty to add another category, hobbies. Like I
said, I do enjoy doing a variety of things. The main things I'm
into or would like to focus on are:
Sports - Skiing, Horseback Riding, Fitness gym, Krav Maga,
Football/Soccer, Ping Pong, Pool, Bowling etc.
Computer entertainment and the internet.
Outside activities - Dancing, Irish pubs, restaurants,
concerts,comedy clubs, cinema, the beach, hiking, walking in the
park. All of these work for me. What matters is the company.
Traveling - The best thing in the whole world. I really like Europe
(especially France, The U.K, Italy, Holland), The Far East (Hong
Kong/China, Japan, South Korea,Singapore), Australia and New
Zealand (Haven't been there, yet). Last but not least North America
(Both Canada and the U.S).
Places I'd like to visit in the near future are San Francisco, Hong
Kong, Berlin etc... Hopefully my next big trip shall be to Mainland