Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books, non-fiction: i. Beyond Power, by Marilyn French; ii.
Unthinking Eurocentrism, by Ella Shohat and Robert Stam; iii. Asia
as Method, by Chen Kuan-Hsing.
Books, fiction: i. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker; ii. Herland,
by Charlotte Perkins Gilman; iii. The Redemption of Althalus, by
David and Leigh Eddings. Current changeable favourites include: FAT
GIRL IN A STRANGE LAND.
I am indeed one of those nerds on GoodReads. Currently reading:
either Greg Van Eekhout's CALIFORNIA BONES or Dru Pagliasotti's
CLOCKWORK LIES, haven't decided yet.
Movies: i. Mulan (2010, not the Disney one) (I will actually look
down on you if you hold the Disney one in high regard); ii. The
Color Purple; iii. Pacific Rim; iv. Nausicaa in the Valley of the
TV Series: Dresden Files, Avatar: The Last Airbender (Korra is dead
to me, do not ever speak to me of it). Props to you if you remember
Thundercats, She-Ra: Princess of Power, and Jem and the Holograms.
I need someone to do an Elementary marathon with sometime. I am now
also attempting to follow Sleepy Hollow! I am not good at this
watching week-by-week thing. If you want to help out, let me
Music: Gary Numan (dark electronic), Nightwish (symphonic metal),
Sonata Arctica (power metal), Rammstein (industrial), Vagabond
Opera (Yiddish/Eastern European cabaret), Vernian Process
(steampunk electronica), Pink (pop), The Clockwork Dolls (symphonic
electronica), Unwoman (indie goth rock), Muhammad Assaf (Arab
pop/folk), Alexander Rybak (Russian pop/folk), and various various
Food: Jasmine rice. Maggi Mee. Roti canai. Kari meen. Whole
deep-fried fish. Bak kut teh. Fast food (it's tastier in Malaysia).
And I have a habit of trying out unajyu in every Japanese
restaurant I try. I'm not much of a foodie, and I have a pretty
carb-high diet, so I can be difficult to eat out with. Still, I'm
not opposed to trying out Korean BBQs, hot pot / steamboat places,
Japanese restos, HK cafes, Vietnamese and Thai places.