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Relationship Type
Strictly monogamous
5' 7" (1.70m)
Body Type
Doesn’t have kids
Has cats
English (Fluently), Korean (Somewhat)
My self-summary
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I am a Korean American and I was born in Seoul, South Korea. I was adopted at 14 months old to a family that I love more than I could ever explain. They are my life and reason why I am here today. <3

I went to the Kansas City Art Institute and graduated with a BFA with an emphasis in painting; I am an artist/painter. I like painting landscapes and I like painting in abstraction. I have been focused on sticking with abstraction and finding means of taking information that exists in the real world and reconfiguring all that information into a system/world that feels real to me. If you're curious about the stuff I do: The website is up to date: 2/20/15
If you use instagram: thesushimachine
Perhaps some of you will come to maybe understand the type of person I am via my paintings/artwork. :) I hope that what I create can make an impact on people and they feel something real and emotional. I would like to create something that lasts longer than myself; an idea, or a book, or a work of art.

I Like to work hard for my money and I strive to be the best at whatever it is that I do. I believe in the idea that once I start something, I finish it until the end. I usually don't give up on the things I'm interested in and I'm a very stubborn person.
What I’m doing with my life
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I am a sushi chef and I am an artist/painter working to support my career. I have pondered on the idea of starting my own business with a sushi restaurant. I am in the process of taking over a sushi restaurant within the next year, so that will be a big task and adventure. Also much more $$$. I never thought I'd be interested in this sort of business, but I just love making food and being creative with it, and I'm pretty darn good at it! There's just something about the process of making sushi that really captivates me and I have always pushed myself to constantly improve my craft. (I think by making sushi it has made an impact on the craft in my painting along with my process). I am always learning something and trying to think 10 steps ahead of myself. There's something peculiar about the process of making something and assembling it in a way that's beautiful, edible, and doesn't last. I think it's the opposite of what I'm trying to achieve via my paintings, but there's definitely a connection I feel like. So yeah, sushi has been something I take seriously.... I guess I see it as part of my art if you will. Really, I am just like you. I'm trying to get things in order with my life into a good direction, taking the necessary gradual steps while being patient with life.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Painting and making sushi! :p I am pretty ambidextrous and that's pretty awesome. I think being dominantly left-handed forced me to really work on my dexterity with my right hand. The damn right-handed world forcing Leftys to use their Righty. lol
The first things people usually notice about me
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That I am Asian. (^ㅅ^)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Dante's Inferno, Zorba the Greek, The Catcher in the Rye, No-No Boy, Obasan, Yellow, America is in the Heart, Bread & Wine, Brothers Karamazov, The Blind Watchmaker, Candide, The Road, .... I like to read! My bookshelf is packed full of artists like: Terry Winters, Peter Doig, Monet, Van Gogh, Richard Diebenkorn, and many others who influence me. I absolutely love paintings of nature and landscapes.

Movies: Star Wars I-VI, Spiderman, Ironman I & II, The Motorcycle Diaries, Heavyweights, The Lord of the Rings 1-3, The Island, Yes Man, Pineapple Express, Jurassic Park, The Road, Tremors, 500 Days of Summer, Toy Story 1-3, Vanilla Sky, Nacho Libre, Baraka, Fight Club, Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan, Spirited Away, Castle in the Sky, Paprika, Totoro, Nausicaa, Pixar films, Big Fish, Revolver, Scott Pilgrim vs The World, IronMan 1-2, Avengers, Marvel movies, Zombieland, Tron, Star Trek, Avatar, Somewhere, Memento, The Lives of Others, District 9, Batman Begins, Dark Knight, Eternal Susnhine of the Spotless Mind, Cast Away, Bourne trilogy, Amelie, Donnie Darko, Casablanca, Fight Club, No Country For Old Men, and so many many more! I am a sucker for a good action film, but I watch all genre types.

TV shows: Seinfeld, South Park, Futurama, King of the Hill, The Office, How I Met Your Mother, 30 Rock, Bob's Burgers, The Walking Dead, American Horror, and Milf Island. (Does anyone get this reference)?!?! I usually only watch Netflix.

Music: Radiohead, Deadmau5, DJ Shadow, Sigur Ros, RJD2, Guster, Weezer, The Pixies, Fleet Foxes, The Offspring, Cake, Gorillaz, Fruitbats, Sufjan Stevens, Sea Wolf, The Killers, Modest Mouse, Big Bang, Brown Eyed Girls, AC/DC, Ben Lee, Dashboard Confessional, Eminem, Coldplay, Franz Ferdinand. I'll listen to just about anything besides country music. I do know a fair share of country music due to my sisters always playing it. haha!! I wish there was a way to erase it from my memory, but also find it amusing to remember songs.

Food: I enjoy GOOD FOOD!!! Not fast food! I have been eating sushi almost everyday, so I guess it's been healthy, but I have been getting sick of eating it. I eat it because it's there and so easy to make. I've eaten many different things and I especially love Korean food! (It is spicy)! I absolutely love lamb!!! I'll take BBQ over sushi any day. I have eaten octopus and squid while they were still moving. Other things from giant snails, sea urchin, silk worms, insects, cow intestines, and other interesting things I never thought I would eat. I grew up in Iowa, so i was a beef & potatoes person, but I'm not your typical Iowan either. Haha!! I will try anything at least once because I will go on forever hungry when I'm dead. lol

Podcast: radiolab, nerdist, fresh air, the bugle, and world soccer talk
Sports: football (soccer) Manchester United
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Good food
2. My family
3. My friends
3. Good art
4. Making art/painting
5. Good music
6. Soccer (football)

However.... not in this particular order.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
You can only get smarter by playing a smarter opponent. This formula has helped me with so many things in my life.

I tend to think a lot about the ego and how it informs people how to behave and treat others. If you can find peace within yourself and reserve no hate in your heart, then I think you can be free. Letting go of that ego/voice in your head is not easy since it is what controls you. I probably run into the risk of sounding like a nut, but I like to live by removing my ego for the most part. I don't think it's possible to completely remove it. I think it's such a negative voice that can keep one from understanding other perspectives and other human beings. Above all, I just want to continue to be a good human being.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I am either hanging out with friends, working out at the gym, playing video games with friends, working in studio, or watching movies on netflix. Most of the time it is working in studio trying to get my painting in. I like to go out, but I also like to just take it easy and have a quiet night at home relaxing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I can be nerdy at times and will talk about things such as, Star Wars, astronomy, the universe, movies, paintings, art, dinosaurs, nature, soccer, video games, et cetera....
You should message me if
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...if you are interested in getting to know me better than just what I have on okcupid. Does anyone ever read all the way to the bottom?!?! I feel like I'm the only idiot guy who does.