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ian_tai

30 M Seputeh, Malaysia

My Details

Last Online
Apr 15
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
Asian
Height
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body Type
Overweight
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
Trying to quit
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Sign
Leo, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Entertainment / Media
Income
Relationship Status
Seeing Someone
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Pets
Has dogs
Speaks
English (Fluently)

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My self-summary
Before anything, I'd just like to say that I've found someone through OKCupid - whether or not she's the last person I'll ever be with is something for me to find out (and I guess I'll let you know, too).

I'm still here to entertain people who want to make new friends, or who POSSIBLY want to watch my band, The Propositions! (it's time for a plug!): http://facebook.com/ThePropositions

Thanks!
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If you're lazy, here's the TL; DR -> Chubby and geeky with a rusted heart of brass.
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I'm the fat oddball who loves rambling incessantly and not shutting up. I initially come across as a twat, but I'm not that bad. I think.

I'm searching for a kindred spirit to share good/bad times (and lots of coffee) with. I've hung out with 7 girls from OKCupid so far (but still looking for the elusive "One"), and I'd love to meet more peeps whom I can recruit to fight against the inevitable Rigellian alien invasion. (That didn't come out quite the way I thought it would.) There's always joy to be found in the trepidation behind meeting someone for the first time.

I am looking for the end-all/be-all of relationships (on my own terms). But life's too short to be obsessed with finality. I'm very much focused on living for the moment, and starting something with endless possibilities.

Whatever happens, does.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm an Account Manager / copywriter in a boutique digital creative agency, and double up by contributing to a local men's magazine (I write and curate its monthly entertainment section, which touches on geeky things).

On the side, I sporadically write, record and perform my own music.

Here's my overshare. I'm an open book.

i) Listen to songs I've recorded at home. (http://reverbnation.com/iantai)

ii) Stalk my Instagram feed full of food, dogs and, uh, stuff.
(http://instagram.com/iantai)

iii) Or, if you're really curious: http://about.me/iantai.
I’m really good at
#1: Being Me
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Writing, singing, playing video games and trying new places to eat that more culinary-informed people recommend. I'm cool with both roadside stalls and uppity establishments. It's all relative, and I'm down with any plan (as long as it's a good one).

#2: Listening
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I like to be curious, reckon that I'm too relaxed and patient at times (ie: a pushover), and have a strange penchant for being a reliable wingman and confidante for guys and girls alike. At the core, I'm a conversationalist.

#3: Shamelessness
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I like being inappropriate (if I know you well enough). I make racist jokes, and I can be painfully lame and bawdy to people I know. I'm also unapologetic about it. No stone shall be left unturned. I will tell off an 11 year-old boy for liking the wrong superhero (seriously, all the Flash does is run fast). People should seriously learn how to lighten up.

#4: Singing
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Take up my challenge - let's go for a round of karaoke and see who loses their voice first. And you have to sing in key. Game on?
The first things people usually notice about me
How incredibly fat I am. Or how much smaller I am than when you imagine me in your head. (My skills at online self-promotion are underwhelming.) Also, my ever-evolving facial hair (or lack thereof).

People also recoil, rejoice or relapse at my take-it/leave-it sense of humour. I tend to metaphorically rub them the wrong way.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I dabble in fluffy geekdom like Star Wars, video games and comic books. The latter two items have been a part of my life since I was 5.

Music-wise? My hipster friends pay me out for this, but I love U2, Bon Jovi, The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Oasis, Coldplay, Jamiroquai, the Stereophonics, Ash, as well as most alternative bands back in the 90s that're now seen as cringe-inducing. I was young. I'm more aligned towards the guitar rock and poppish sounds of back then, but I also dig bands like Fun., Passion Pit, Haim and Phoenix, while grudgingly admit to liking the jangly banjos behind Mumford And Sons (don't tell my friends).

I also try to buy CDs of bootlegged albums that I repeatedly listen to, 'cause I feel that I owe it to the artistes (I'm weird like that). You can see how I'm skewed.

And why do most high-pitched wailing hipster bands sound the same? I'm hoping for someone to change my mind about this.

(I apologise for offending any hipsters. None were harmed when I wrote this. Hey, I wear skinny jeans, too.)

I watch How I Met Your Mother, The Simpsons, Saturday Night Live, Robot Chicken, Louie and Girls, and have jumped on to Brooklyn Nine Nine, The Blacklist, The Crazy Ones, the Michael J. Fox Show and Agents of SHIELD (though it's not as good as i'd hoped - I'm holding out for excellence). Past loves include Boston Legal, Archer, Harvey Birdman, Daria, Friends, and…The O.C. (come on, it was GOOD).

I've read stuff from Joseph Heller and Chuck Pahlaniuk, and have gotten halfway thru Trainspotting (does it count if I say I loved the movie?) and, uh, Crime And Punishment. I'm struggling to finish a book on Humanism - I admittedly haven't learnt much. When I was a LOT younger, I read stuff from Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke, which has since been lost in the recesses of my synapses.

Most friends see me as a source of pop culture trivia because I like to know inane things that might come in handy during quizzes or life-or-death situations.

You never know.
The six things I could never do without
1) A smartphone (with data!)
2) My iPad (with apps!)
3) Video games
4) A TV
5) Pants
6) Coffee!

(This list will change from time to time.)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
....what comes next, how to write catchy stuff that excites people, what's on the to-eat list, and whether anyone really gets themselves, if only because I don't get myself at times.

Also, why I love to use parentheses. (Like, so.)
On a typical Friday night I am
I'd probably be having dinner, coffee or drinks with friends. Or staying in to maximise my PlayStation time, muck around online or go on a self-inflicted YouTube marathon. (I also see myself at a karaoke joint, unleashing my inner manly diva by singing every song you've ever heard.)

If I stay up late enough, I strut around my room, cup my hands around an imaginary mic and do my best silent Steven Tyler impersonation. It's pretty awesome.

And upon finding some sort of inspiration, I might also be writing a sappy song.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I might be a closeted fat hipster. And a somewhat cynical hopeless romantic.

Offhand, I have a crush on Helen Mirren and Susanna Hoffs. I also get all Woody Allen-like when I start thinking about death.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 25–35
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends
You should message me if
You like salty popcorn.

Or, if you know the difference between 'critic' and 'critique'.

Or, if you're easygoing, chatty, think that wordplay is just as groovy as foreplay, not obsessed with winning the rat race, and think that swankyness and funkiness are co-dependants.

Or, you like your chubby funsters to be a bit twatty, easily flustered, somewhat funny, strange AND acerbic. (I'm strange and incomprehensible, but so are YOU.)

Or, if you're shameless. We can commiserate and figure out how to make bigger asses out of ourselves.

Or, if you're okay with me NOT holding your handbag. Ever.

You feel that since you have all the time in the world to act your age, doing it now would be counter-productive.

Or, if you've listened to my homebrewed music and want to tell me what you really think.

Or, if you've read everything up to this point, and somewhat enjoyed it.

Or, if you feel that I'm not a flight risk, and wouldn't mind meeting up for a real chat. Let the cards (and hopefully, sparks) fall where they may.

I can brighten up your killer of a day, take the piss out of you AND spread/share laughs.

Say hello.

Don't be shy. That's my job.