40 Manhattan, United States
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My self-summary
i'm one of the good guys. really.

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.
What I’m doing with my life
living it, dammit! living!

working and living on the ues.
I’m really good at
fixing stuff. good thing i've made a career out of it.

observation. and subsequent interpretation.

and, running marathons.
The first things people usually notice about me
probably my glasses. and that i look young for my age.

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.)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
i'm extremely opinionated about classical music and opera. other than that, i usually struggle to identify any song that wasn't from the 1980s.

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.
The six things I could never do without
-- iphone.
-- opentable.
-- google maps.
-- john varvatos.
-- old world wine.
-- mozart.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
my next restaurant reservation.
On a typical Friday night I am
usually at some bar in east village or les. mixology, wine, or beer. with fries. mmm fries.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
my guilty pleasure is lady gaga.
You should message me if
you're not the kind of girl who declares, on the first date, that you're not willing to settle down with me and have kids because...a. i don't have a graduate degree and your parents will find that very disappointing, and b. you'd like to have the option of being a full-time mom but you don't think i make enough money to support a family on my own.

(true story.)

so, if that's not you, then fire away!