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35 Brooklyn, NY Man


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  • Ages 25–36
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My details

Last online
Mar 26
5′ 11″ (1.80m)
Body Type
Atheism, and laughing about it
Scorpio, and it’s fun to think about
Graduated from university
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently), Japanese (Fluently), Chinese (Poorly), Spanish (Poorly)
My self-summary
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Yes I lived in Japan, but I swear I'm not an anime nerd, a martial arts dweeb or an asian fetishist. I met plenty of them during my time there though...

My absolute favorite party of the year is this annual get together where a bunch of folks who ferment stuff at home have a big pot luck and talk yeast starters while consuming sour-dough, yogurt, pickles and homebrew. I tried a beer there this year that smelled like a reisling and tasted like an awesome. Mind. Blown.

I bike the hell out of this city. Mostly because it's faster and cheaper than the subway and I love gliding across the emptiness of the Brooklyn Bridge at 2am.

What I’m doing with my life
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After a few years hiatus scrambling as a freelance translator I'm back in my original home: the restaurant industry. Running a restaurant that is gunning to be one of the best in New York and spending a million hours a week doing it. Considering something that would leave me a little more free time, but I've become a little addicted to the rhythms of this thing.

Also I have become a total running nerd since I moved back to New York. As someone who has been profoundly unathletic for good chunks of their life it is hard to jive this with my self image as a book worm.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Over the course of my 20s I taught myself Japanese to reasonable fluency. I can read novels, talk naturally to folks and get paid for translations. I am really proud of that.

I used to work in restaurants in Japan, which taught me to quickly reduce veggies to uniform chunks and slices.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I tend to bounce when I walk.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Paul Theroux's travel writing, Marilynne Robinson's first two novels, popular science by the likes of Steven Pinker and Jared Diamond, the greatest book ever written about New York: The Power Broker.

When I was little I was into lots of this, this and this, high school this and this, college this and this, 20s lots of this, now a lot of this and this. And all of the above.

I am a total sucker for post-apocalyptic fiction/movies. "The Road", Paul Auster's "In The Country of Last Things", and Samuel Delany's "Dhalgren". Especially Dhalgren.

My ideal interaction with movies is spent scrunched into the seats at Film Forum marveling at some random ass film noir masterpiece from the 40s or Japanese surrealist gangster flick from the 60s. Although I inhale Netflix before bed just like you do.

Outside of spending Sundays in fall and winter agonizing over the New York Football Giants I don't watch much TV, but just in case no one told you the great American novel has been written, and it's a TV show called The Wire.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I can do without a lot, but these things make life worth living:

1) a decent bicycle in working order 2) two or three books I haven't read yet 3) a pen and a ruled notepad 4) beers after work 5) a good sweater 6) oh hell, internet access.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My job: how to take all the chaos and entropy inherent in the world and carve out a beautiful piece of it in the shape of a well functioning restaurant.

How to focus all the usual mental clutter of jobs, girls, friends, science, frustration and politics into clear and moving prose.

That I should bite the bullet and make time to print pictures from all that film I have lying around.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Easy answer: trying to steer my awesome crew of servers, cooks and dishwashers through weekend restaurant service and get them to create a beautiful experience for every customer that walks through that door.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I tear up at movies (and dramatic sporting events) more often than I care to admit.
You should message me if
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I have a list of restaurants I'm interested in on my phone and have been working through them every Sunday night. However, I'm getting sick of my dining companion being my awesome brother and not a scintillating date.

Also, if you are one of those lovely ladies I see biking across the Manhattan Bridge in the dead of winter, be forewarned that I am already in love with you.