I'm a geek. I like geeky things. I geek out on my computer. I make stuff on it. I'd like to make more stuff off of it as well. Any ideas? I like science and sci-fi. I listen to Radiolab, This American Life, Reply All, Startup, and Intelligence Squared, both the US and UK versions. I also listen to Hardcore History where the guy sounds like a sports fan but about history. He makes it so exciting.
I like going out and eating out and dancing out (though I can't dance for reals ... yet) and singing out. While I was back in the US had been trying to ride my bike more often. Road it 12 to 20 miles from Venice to Pacific Palisades or down to Manhattan Beach a couple of times a week. Such a great place to ride bikes. Would love to start riding bikes in Japan.
I'm not looking for a fling so just friends to start and see if there's enough chemistry to become something long term.
I'm putting this here because apparently I wrote too much and some people don't read to the bottom (especially if their first language is not English - which suggests I should write this in Japanese but I probably can't really get the nuance right).
More than beauty or cuteness the fastest way to catch my interest is to convince me you're smart, that you use your head. This is especially true in Japan where my impression is many women try to convince me they are beautiful, cute, sexy. A smart capable women is about the most sexy thing there is. The easiest way to do this is to put something in your profile. Hobbies, interests, activities.
I quit my job ~48 months ago when a friend asked me why I was staying at a job I found frustrating. That made me realize she had a point. I had no reason to be at that job. I had plenty of savings. I could leave and unless there's a big change in the job landscape I don't think I'd have a problem finding another job (and in fact just a few weeks ago my old boss tried to re-hire me)
And so here I am, anchorless. It's a strange feeling. Most people have some reason to stay in one place. Family, kids, job are probably the most common reasons. Well, my family is in 3 different states. No kids .. yet? Job .. see above.
Ideally I'd like to find a place I "belong", a person to belong to, and an activity that really sets me on fire.
I landed in California in July 2014 which is where I'm from. I got sucked into an artist in residence roll at the UCLA. I made some tech they are interested in using for projects and for their classes and so they asked me to come hangout. After that I was in SF for 3 weeks and well then it was all over the place.
I'm currently in Tokyo making an effort to settle in Tokyo although dang both Kyoto and Berlin are very tempting
I previously worked at the big G for 5 years and before that made videogames for like forever. First game I made was Centipede for C64. I've made games for NES (ファミコンゲームも制作したことがある）Yea, I'm old skool! I've also made PS3/XBox360 games fer the youngins' :P
Recently I'd really like to find a reason to stop and plant roots again. Maybe you could be one of those reasons ;)
Shows: Assuming that means TV I don't watch a whole lot of TV. One day in like 2007 I had cable. About 11am I thought "I'll watch like 30 minutes and then go out". Next time I checked the time it was 6pm. I immediately cancelled my cable and haven't had it since. No Netflix for the same reason. That said I have watched a few shows recently. GoT, Walking Dead, Breaking Bad. I can't actually say I'm a fan of any of them though. I mostly just like hanging out with friends. Most recent binge watches were "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", "Mr Robot", "Jessica Jones". Best show in a long time, "Rick and Morty". Favorite shows of all time though would include The West Wing and One Piece (15 years and still going strong)
Music: My favorite songs in the last 9 months. "Classic" by The Knocks, "Move" by Little Mix, DJ Mixes by DJ Apsara. Please give me some recommendations. Rhapsody, Pandora, Spotify, iTunes Radio, Soma.fm, are all failing me. I like mostly everything more or less. I've got lots of Big Band / Swing music. Old Vocals like Sinatra or Tom Jones. Lots of Trip Hop and music that's harder to classify like the Supreme Beings of Leisure, Bitter:Sweet, Cibo Matto, Caro Emerald.
Food: I consider myself somewhat of a foodie. Trying to suppress the snob in me since the better food I eat the more disappointing it is to eat mediocre food ;) If I could I would probably try a new place every day. There's so many to pick from. Would also love to cook more. I used to cook every Wednesday for friends but that stopped after I moved to Japan. Would love to take more lessons. Would you? Have you heard about hipster toast? If you had to make some what would be on it? Lately I've made a few things. I tried making pizza from scratch. By scratch I mean I made everything including the cheese🧀 from milk 🥛+rennet 🐮+citric acid 🍋. And of course the dough and sauce 🍕. I also made refried beans from scratch and corn tortillas 🌮. I recently got a sous vide machine and have been cooking various meats 🍖. I also recently got addicted to avocado toast. 🥑🍞 Wanna try it? 😋
My lucky orange shirt
My camera strap
My power supply
The other private thing I'm willing to tell you is that I rarely RARELY write any women on any dating site. I have no idea why. If I was to guess it's because 39 times out of 40 I think I'm probably not the guy you're looking for. If your profile says you want a fit guy or an athletic guy or guy that watches his health well that's not me. I'm not fat nor unhealthy and I try to get some exercise but I'm far from religious about it. I'm happy to have a salad but I'd much rather have lechon kawali or a laulau and poi than anything vegetarian.
I generally fall for women who are cute to me, fun, and a little more outgoing/aggressive than me such that I feel comfortable quickly.
If dogs 🐕 make you happy, if laughing kids make you smile 😀, if you're amazed at how this great big universe works 🌙☀️⭐️, if new tech excites you 💻📱, if being inside can be just as fun as being outside, if you laugh at and/or tell dad jokes, if you like working on personal projects, if you see computers as enablers of millions of activities and not as an activity in and of themselves, and if you play a video game once in awhile.👾
And finally if you're written something unique in your profile.