Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I carried a panama hat all over the world for 12 months even though
I probably only wore it 6 times. Actually I lost it twice. The one
in my pictures is the 3rd one bought in Venice (Italy not LA). #2
was bought in Singapore. #1 in Berkeley. Maybe #4 will be bought in
Panama or Ecuador?
I'm a geek. I like geeky things. I geek out on my computer. I make
stuff on it. I'd like to make more stuff off of it as well. Any
ideas? I like science and sci-fi. I listen to Radiolab, This
American Life, and Intelligence Squared, both the US and UK
versions. I also listen to Hardcore History where the guy sounds
like a sports fan but about history. He makes it so exciting.
I like going out and eating out and dancing out (though I can't
dance for reals ... yet) and singing out. While I was back in the
US had been trying to ride my bike more often. Road it 12 to 20
miles from Venice to Pacific Palisades or down to Manhattan Beach a
couple of times a week. Such a great place to ride bikes.
So far this year it's been
Next up is Istanbul. Not sure where after that. I really want to
I'm not looking for a fling so just friends to start and see if
there's enough chemistry to become something long term
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Have you ever considered what you could do with your savings? You
know, that money you're saving for a downpayment on something. How
long could you live off it without a job? How many places you could
visit? Maybe you could live somewhere for 3-6 months you always
wanted to live. Maybe you could go back to school to study
something you've been putting off. Maybe you could finally spend
the time working on that thing you've always wanted to work on that
just might start a new direction for you.
I quit my job ~24 months ago when a friend asked me why I was
staying at a job I found frustrating. That made me realize she had
a point. I had no reason to be at that job. I had plenty of
savings. I could leave and unless there's a big change in the job
landscape I don't think I'd have a problem finding another job (and
in fact just a few weeks ago my old boss tried to re-hire me)
And so here I am, anchorless. It's a strange feeling. Most people
have some reason to stay in one place. Family, kids, job are
probably the most common reasons. Well, my family is in 3 different
states. No kids .. yet? Job .. see above.
Ideally I'd like to find a place I "belong", a person to belong to,
and an activity that really sets me on fire.
I landed in California in July 2014 which is where I'm from. I got
sucked into an artist in residence roll at the UCLA. I made some
tech they are interested in using for projects and for their
classes and so they asked me to come hangout. After that I was in
SF for 3 weeks. Now I'm in Tokyo for ...?
I previously worked at the big G for 5 years and before that made
video games for like forever. First game I made was Centipede for
C64. I've made games for NES (ファミコンゲームも制作したことある）Yea, I'm old skool!
I've also made PS3/XBox360 games fer the youngins' :P
I'm trying to decide if I should do more traveling next or plant
roots here or what. I have the $ to do it for quite a while longer
but I'd much rather have reasons to be somewhere then have no
reason to be anywhere. Maybe you could be one of those reasons.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Speling and prefect grammers. Playing with dogs and sneezing around
cats. Dressing like a player but not actually being one. Actually I
usually dress down...ish
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Movies: LOVE EM! There's something though where it feels like there
hasn't been a truly amazing movie in a long long time. I don't know
if that's from growing up or what. Back in the 80s and early 90s
movies like T2, Aliens, maybe Jurassic Park, where amazing. But
since like say The Matrix it's hard to think of any movies that
really changed the world. Are there any that stick out for you? A
few I liked in the last 14 years. I liked Lord of the Rings when I
first saw it. It's faded though. Loved Sin City. Loved 300. There's
a few other highlights in there somewhere, Primer? Or maybe guilty
pleasures like Planet Terror, Death Race (old and new actually),
Kill Bill, Rebellion. What are you favorites? I'd love to discuss
Shows: Assuming that means TV I don't watch a whole lot of TV. One
day in like 2007 I had cable. About 11am I thought "I'll watch like
30 minutes and then go out". Next time I checked the time it was
6pm. I immediately cancelled my cable and haven't had it since. No
Netflix for the same reason. That said I have watched a few shows
recently. GoT, Walking Dead, Breaking Bad. I can't actually say I'm
a fan of any of them though. I mostly just like hanging out with
friends. Favorite shows of all time though would include The West
Wing and One Piece (11 years and still going strong)
Music: My favorite songs in the last 9 months. "Birthday" by Katy
Perry, "Slolove" by Janet Jackson, "Livin My Love" by Steve Aoki,
"Clap" by Wolfgang Gartner, "I Wanna Be Evil" by Eartha Kitt, "New
Kind of Kick" by The Cramps. Please give me some recommendations.
Rhapsody, Pandora, Spotify, iTunes Radio, Soma.fm, are all failing
me. I like mostly everything more or less. I've got lots of Big
Band / Swing music. Old Vocals like Sinatra or Tom Jones. Lots of
Trip Hop and music that's harder to classify like the Supreme
Beings of Leisure, Bitter:Sweet, Cibo Matto, Caro Emerald.
Food: I consider myself somewhat of a foodie. Trying to suppress
the snob in me since the better food I eat the more disappointing
it is to eat mediocre food ;) If I could I would probably try a new
place every day. There's so many to pick from. Would also love to
cook more. I used to cook every Wednesday for friends but that
stopped after I moved to Japan. Would love to take more lessons.
Would you? Have you heard about hipster toast? If you had to make
some what would be on it?
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My lucky orange shirt
My camera strap
My power supply
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
why I find it so hard to meet someone.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
ask me out on a Friday and you'll know
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
If you google my account name you'll find out too much about me. My
travel pics at flickr, my blogs, my open source work (because you
know the most sexy thing about a man is how much code he writes!).
You'll probably also find my Facebook but it's all for friends only
and no I won't friend you unless we've actually met.
The other private thing I'm willing to tell you is that I rarely
RARELY write any women on any dating site. I have no idea why. If I
was to guess it's because 39 times out of 40 I think I'm probably
not the guy you're looking for. If your profile says you want a fit
guy or an athletic guy or guy that watches his health well that's
not me. I'm not fat nor unhealthy and I try to get some exercise
but I'm far from religious about it. I'm happy to have a salad but
I'd much rather have lechon kawali or a laulau and poi than
I generally fall for women who are cute to me, fun, and a little
more outgoing/aggressive than me such that I feel comfortable
You should message me if
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You know that MSG doesn't cause headaches, that dihydrogen oxide is
good for you, that gluten is not dangerous, that the myers-briggs
test is a scam, you're not religious, you have more than "like
travel, food, laughing" in your profile, if dogs make you happy, if
laughing kids make you smile, if you're amazed at how this great
big universe works, if new tech excites you, if being inside can be
just as fun as being outside, if you like working on personal
projects, if you see computers as enablers of millions of
activities and not as an activity in and of themselves, and if you
play a video game once in a while.
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