erudite. thoughtful. shit-together-ed. loyal. confident. sophistimicated.
my "thing" is food. cooking, for sure...but more, eating out in nyc. i've been told i should develop an app...i'm working on that.
i also play a musical instrument. it burns longer than a violin.
and i love watching/playing sports, and am a bit of a pro sports nut. but honestly, i'd much rather wander the streets of new york on a sunday afternoon than stay in and watch nfl.
working and living on the ues.
observation. and subsequent interpretation.
and, running marathons.
and, usually people guess that i'm chinese...even my fellow koreans.
as for someone at a wedding not too long ago...i exchanged pleasantries with one of the guests, and then she gave me one of those up-and-down looks. the very next thing she said to me was:
"you look like a troublemaker."
thanks. (i am.)
as for movies, i'm quite partial to amadeus, before sunset, in the mood for love and 2046, an ideal husband, the remains of the day, rear window, midnight in paris, and most anything by tarantino. no matter how terrible it is, i'm also willing to give any movie that involves new york city a chance...you've got mail, the peacemaker, friends with benefits, the intern, you name it. james bond is my hero...a close second is jacob palmer.
tv shows...i pretty much follow what's on hbo. with a little bit of showtime sprinkled in. it was all about the newsroom. and girls. true detective was.THE.BEST. (but don't get me started on season 2. so lame.) i'm also hooked on kdramas, mainly to improve my korean.
food...hm, this is a tough one. i go out to eat a lot. in new york, my most recent memorable meals were at the nomad, momofuku ko, maialino, and sushi yasuda. in paris, l'arpège and le comptoir du relais. in montréal, au pied de cochon (and desperate to try joe beef.). i'm also a bit obsessed with nyc pizza...difara, paulie gee, motorino, roberta's, don antonio, nicoletta, gg's, to name a few faves. the clam pie at pasquale jones is probs the. bestest. ever.
books...i've dabbled a bit in murakami, dostoyevsky, and david sedaris. i'm trying to get through the great gatsby, but only because i saw baz's movie first (don't judge). i've moved on to the book version of the martian, and am now wondering how awesome it would be to eat potatoes every. f'ing. day.
-- google maps.
-- john varvatos.
-- old world wine.
so, if that's not you, then fire away!