Hey everyone, my name is Nate and I'm not your average socially inept nerdy guy. Ok, I'm not totally experienced in what most people consider to be fun, but I know how to play well with others and I'm willing to try new things. =]
I'm cynical, I love humor of any kind, I believe strongly in the freedom of speech, and I am fiercely loyal. I'm a romantic at heart, and I love doing little things to show that I care.
I know what I want to do with my life, and am trying to get back on track after a few poor choices early on set me back a few years in terms of my education.
I can fix your computer, quote from movies and literature, and I know a ton of useless information that might come in handy in an epic game of Trivial Pursuit somewhere down the line.
I'm working part time at GameStop, and I'm almost licensed to sell you a house in New Jersey.
I'm competent in the kitchen, and I love cooking and hosting dinner parties, even if my apartment at the moment can comfortably seat 4... I can make really kick-ass Korean barbeque, and my Shepherd's pie is tasty, or so I've been told. The free food and booze may have biased my reviewers, but I have yet to hear any complaints.
I love playing video games, but I haven't really had time to play as much as I used to. I specialize in PC games, Starcraft II and MMORPG's in particular, but I'm not a game snob. I will find something that you like to play, and if you're not a game person, no big deal, we can find plenty of other things to do! =]
My height. I am really tall for an Asian, I've been to Taiwan and Japan and it's actually easy to pick me out in a crowd! It's like a sea of heads in Shibuya.
For movies, I'll watch anything that isn't horror. I think I went to the movies 7 times over the winter break. I love going to the actual theater to watch movies, but I will gladly snuggle up under the covers and watch Netflix at home. It's a personal dream of mine to have a home theater eventually. Not just a big TV, but like one of those old classic theaters that you just don't find anymore. Some of my favorites: Castle in the Sky, The Professional, Star Wars, Bowfinger, eXistenZ, Battle Royale, Dogma, The Abyss, James Bond films, Empire Records, The Princess Bride, Some Like it Hot, Pulp Fiction, V for Vendetta, Serenity There's really too many to list...
On television, Top Chef; Big Bang Theory; Project Runway; Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives; and Sherlock. I'll probably regret saying this, but I'm a huge brony and I love My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, the new show is really really well done, and it gives me a warm fuzzy feeling when I watch it. Don't hate till you watch it.
Anime has always been a huge part of my life, ever since I was 4-5 years old watching imported anime VHS with my cousin. Nerd alert: come September, I will be the president of the Rutgers Camden Anime and Manga Club. Favorites: Ranma 1/2, Ghost in the Shell: SAC, Toshokan Sensou (Library War), Full Metal Panic, Gurren Lagann, Macross Frontier, Gundam 0083. I watch 3-4 series each season as the episodes are released in Japan, so I've watched a lot...
Musically, I like a wide spectrum of things, from rock to j-pop to classical. Things that come to mind... Our Lady Peace, RATM, RHCP, NIN, AFI, Finch, Sevendust, Silversun Pickups, Smashing Pumpkins, T.M.Revolution, Mad Capsule Markets, Tsunami Bomb, Florence and the Machine, Daft Punk, Rammstein, Asian Kung-Fu Generation, Enya, Ellegarden, Yoko Kanno, Mumford & Sons, Joe Hisaishi, and plenty of others.
Japanese food is my favorite, followed by Italian. Blowfish sashimi in Japan is quite possibly the best thing I've ever eaten, and seafood rice with baby octopi at this tiny restaurant in Venice is something that I will never forget. Honestly I'll eat anything but mushrooms. I'm lactose intolerant, but I will eat dairy anyway. How would I live without ice cream and cheese???
3. AKG K701's
4. My Prius
5. Droid 4
Plus, I don't have to sift through a billion messages like all you girls do, so it's really nice to get approached first. =]