American, living in Tokyo for about eight years now. I came over right after college, intending to stay for a year, and haven't left (yet).
I love craft beer bars, going to see indies rock concerts in Shimokita or Shibuya, and just generally wandering the city.
My work schedule gets pretty crazy (lots of late nights/last train) which means lately my weekends have become pretty low-key.
All of which has made me realize, I need more friends who will actually get me to go out and *do* things! So if you fall into that category, send me a message!^^
What I’m doing with my life
Writing, translating, exploring Tokyo. Currently working full-time as a production manager in the entertainment/media industry.
I’m really good at
languages; reading while walking (w/out bumping into anything); and
staying up way too late.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love The Count of Monte Cristo, the Annotated Alice, Shadow of the Wind, and reading e-books on my iPod that I'd be ashamed to carry around in paperback.
Favorite movies include Spellbound (a little-known Hitchcock), The Departed, Love Actually, and pretty much any James Bond.
I watch far too much TV. Specifically: Supernatural, Sleepy Hollow, The Walking Dead, iZombie, Bones, Criminal Minds, SHIELD, etc.
When it comes to music, I am a serial monogamist. I'll discover a band, fall in love and listen to their music obsessively for anywhere between one and several weeks before moving on to a new love. I love exploring Tokyo's local indie rock scene.
The six things I could never do without
coffee, my music, a good book, lip balm, chocolate and someone to
I spend a lot of time thinking about
the things I should have said or done that time, if only I'd
thought of them earlier.
On a typical Friday night I am
Having dinner with friends, going to see a band play or relaxing at
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I get incredibly awkward in group situations where everyone else
knows each other but I don't know anyone (or only one person). This
usually causes me to come off as quiet and shy, which is not
strictly true. I'll admit I'm an introvert, but in one-on-one type
situations I can have a conversation just fine with someone I've
never met before. It's only in groups that I wind up in
(This is why I'm not good at meeting strangers in bars...)