Purfled
36 Cambridge, United States
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My self-summary
Hello! I'm going to try something different - I'll just be as straightforward and unambiguous as possible. Let's save time together! Yay!
What I’m doing with my life
I teach design and crafts at the MIT Hobby Shop, where people make things. I spend a lot of time making grown adults clean up after themselves.

Aside from that, I work on freelance art and design projects including paintings, sculpture, musical instruments, metalwork, and 3D modeling.
I’m really good at
Carving a violin while drunk.
Fixing things around the house.
The first things people usually notice about me
I am a pretty average looking asian guy with glasses.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I really like art books, whether they be on Japanese lacquer, or "The Art of Tron Legacy", I enjoy getting in the mind of the artist and understanding how they imagined and developed their work. Aside from these, I like reading science fiction and fantasy. Recently I've been reading books like "Outliers", "Freakonomics" and "4 Hour Work Week" because of their interesting new take on life.

I'll always remember "The Little Prince". When I was little, I liked that book so much that I borrowed it from the library and never returned it. I probably owe millions in library fees.

There's almost no food that I won't eat. My favorites are still Chinese and Japanese food, but I like trying new dishes (and trying to cook them, once in a while)

I don't own a TV, but back in the day, I followed X-Files religiously. Recently I really got into Naruto and The Mighty Boosh. As for movies, I tend towards the scifi (Star Trek 2009, Minority Report, Iron Man-who woulda guessed?) A few more favorites are The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Fifth Element, Tropic Thunder, The Prestige, and works by Miyazaki. I'm always up for any type of science fiction, action, or fantasy movie.

My musical preferences are scattered. Some all-time favorites are Aerosmith, Mozart, Cake, Queen, Bach, Ok Go, X Japan, some Chinese or Japanese traditional pieces, and good soundtracks.
The six things I could never do without
A camera - I always like to have a camera ready in case I want to remember a sight, or if there's a UFO.

Paper and pencil - I absolutely have to jot down my ideas.

A project (or five), stewing in my mind.

Palladium
I spend a lot of time thinking about
armor designs
On a typical Friday night I am
modeling crustaceans on a computer.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
The idea of living a quiet life is really appealing to me. I do attend a few conventions and make several trips per year (sometimes international), but on a day-to-day basis, I'm quite content to come home after work, cook dinner, and spend five hours designing or crafting. I go out maybe twice a week, usually it's dinner and movie with a group of friends. Often we'll cook a group dinner at my place and just chat or play music over wine.

Sometimes I'll just eat a whole sheet of nori, without making it part of a sushi roll.
You should message me if
If you're passionate about something you love. If you want to have a concert, convention, museum, or movie companion.

I prefer quiet bars over loud crowd type things. Once in a while I'll go to a club but it's not usually my thing and I'm not much of a dancer. Ok, I'll dance, to make it not weird, but yeah.

What I see as an ideal relationship goes with all this. I'd like to think that whoever I end up with, we should be happy just doing day-to-day stuff together before we think about all the trips and beaches and roller-coaster stuff to come. I'd really value communication, understanding, and patience. I see angry fights as a rare last resort, and much rather spend time enjoying each other's company.
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