cool-it_down
34 Portland, United States
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My self-summary
Korean-American. Artist. Writer. Runner. Reader. Film geek. Working hard. Hanging with friends. Trying to understand my place in the world.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm also a full time logistics associate at a local comic book/graphic novel publisher, which is kind of a head trip because it's a company I've been a fan since I was 19. I'm a freelance illustrator working on projects, both professional and personal.

Relocated from Washington DC five years ago. Moved into my own apartment after dealing with one lousy roommate too many. Reading a lot. Checking out movies on the weekend. Cooking. Traveling. Over the past nine years, I've been to England, Scotland, South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Israel, and recently France. Would love to go to Sweden, Argentina, and Germany in the next few years.
I’m really good at
Belting out Pulp's "Common People" like nobody's business.
The first things people usually notice about me
I look like Bruce Lee if he discovered post punk and breakfast burritos.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
BOOKS
Haruki Murakami
Cormac McCarthy
Richard Price
Junot Diaz
Carson McCullers
Graham Greene
David Mitchell
Patricia Highsmith
George Pelecanos
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Phillip K. Dick.

Recent: "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates

MOVIES
Chungking Express,
Beginners
Yojimbo
Before Night Falls
Tokyo Story
Trainspotting
American Pop
Adrift in Tokyo
The Thin Red Line
Last Life in the Universe
Only Lovers Left Alive
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Cloud Atlas
Solaris (Tarkovsky version)
Paris Texas
La Dolce Vita
The Great Beauty

Recent: CAROL and YOUTH. Both excellent.

Anything Andrei Tarkovsky, Wong Kar-Wai, Akira Kurosawa, Yasujiro Ozu, Jim Jarmusch, Jean-Pierre Melville

SHOWS
The Wire
Deadwood
Parks and Recreation
Bob's Burgers
Louie
Black Books
Master of None

MUSIC
PJ Harvey
Savages
The Roots
Afghan Whigs
Chromatics
LCD Soundsystem
Al Green
Sam Cooke
Velvet Underground
The Jesus and Mary Chain
The Replacements
Joy Division
Wu Tang Clan
Queens of the Stone Age
Sonic Youth
The Kills
Lauryn Hill
The six things I could never do without
Comfortable shoes
Running
Water
Ink and paper
Music
Black and white films
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Bibimbap. Pho. And New York.

What country I'd want to travel to next. It's really been a while.

Or what it might say on my gravestone.

Probably PUMP. UP THE JAM. PUMP IT UP. WHILE YO FEET ARE STUMPIN..
On a typical Friday night I am
...going to the gym, drawing and writing, or chilling with some This American Life.

Friday is wind down time! Anything goes on Saturday night!
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