jasonliou
35 Los Angeles, CA
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My self-summary
I work for a small non profit camp that takes under-served youth to the mountains for a week over the summer. We run seven different sessions so I'm gone for a lot of the summertime. This means I naturally like things that are "outdoorsy" like hiking, backpacking, camping, etc but don't worry, that's not all that defines me.

I live in the city for the rest of the year and I love everything about it. My passion in life is food. I spend a lot of time exploring neighborhoods to find the soul of the food in each area. I am a sucker for food diversity so if you aren't down with that, no need to read any further.

If i'm not working with kids or eating my way through LA, i'm watching TV/ Movies, experimenting with new recipes, out with friends or playing board games.
What I’m doing with my life
As mentioned above, I work with a small non-profit camp. I also dabble in participating in food markets and exploring the culinary world.
I’m really good at
Driving long distances, cooking, eating, being meticulous, listening, getting injured while playing sports, lifting heavy items, taking the lead when no one else wants to.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I should have played football in high school...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Book: The Stranger - Albert Camus

Movies: Moulin Rouge, Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Scott Pilgrim, Kick-Ass, LoTR, Star Wars, The Cove, Forks over Knives... many more

Shows: Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Community, Glee, The Office, Spartacus, Battle Star Galactica, House of Cards, Arrested Development, Bizarre Foods, No Reservations, Cooking Shows... and i'll have to admit i love reality shows... :)

Music: Jason Mraz, Deathcab, Muse, Bruno Mars, Ingrid Michaelson, Kina Grannis, Old School EDM, Musicals... but I really listen to everything sans Country Music. I have some Chinese music, pop, jazz, hip hop, techno, trance, salsa... I'll listen to it as long as it's has a good beat and some heart.

Food: I'm a foodie... I like Salt Ramen w/ less Salt at Santouka, Salmon w/ Truffle Oil, Salmon Collar, Stinky Tofu, Pizza, Rustic Canyon Burger... and anything that tastes good. I'll also love anything you wanna try cooking for me because I appreciate effort over skill!
The six things I could never do without
(In no particular order)
My Friends/ Family
My gadgets (Phone, laptops, etc)
My Car... I mean it's LA... you need a car to survive, no?
Yummy Food
Yelp - It's how I find so many new places to eat!
Sharp Knives
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Where i'm going to eat, what crazy and strange ice cream flavor I can make.
On a typical Friday night I am
With Friends;

Drinking
Dancing
Playing Games
Eating
Watching Movies
Cooking
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I completely changed my profile after listening to a Freakanomics Podcast about online dating profiles.
You should message me if
you can say you're a mix of homebody and party animal with a twist of artistic flair.

you think you can teach me something in the kitchen.

this quote resonates with you:
The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered: "Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices his money to recuperate his health, And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."
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