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My self-summary
I'm going to cheat and use a description of me that a friend put together for a charity date auction. Here's what she wrote:

"Kenji is Seattle's 'Asian George Clooney' with eyes you'd love to dive into, and a karaoke voice that Dr Who would describe as "Velvet Fog". Like a great Bourbon he is well-rounded, smooth, and always a perfect gentleman. When he's not being computer savvy at work, he's dancing it up at Century Ballroom, a fun and loyal friend to many, and is a supporter of various charities year-round. And for one lucky evening he could be yours!"

Not sure what "velvet fog" sounds like, but I'll take it as a complement.

Also, I'm an INFJ and tend to have good chemistry with ENFP and ENTP types.
What I’m doing with my life
In 2013 I took video every day and chose my favorite seconds from each day to make a montage of the year: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HihbwJTRpt0

My life in 2014 is slightly different than the video suggests but I think that should serve as a pretty good overview of "what I do".
I’m really good at
1. Telling Stories.
2. Making Chile Verde.
3. Predicting the end of a movie.
4. Rapping in Japanese.
5. Getting Likes on Facebook Posts.
6. Imitating people you don't know.
7. Memorizing things.
8. Sarcasm.
9. Suiting up.
10. Crashing Parties.
11. Inconsistent Capitalization.
12. Making Numbered Lists.
The first things people usually notice about me
My eyebrows and salt-and-pepper hair. People tell me that I dress pretty well, also.

I've also been told that I have a "calming" affect on people. Better than the other way around, I suppose.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I like Steinbeck for his drop-the-book-from-your-hands-endings, Twain because he knows the Golden Ratio of sarcasm to sincerity, Dostoyevsky for his Russianness, Murakami for his ability to make the magical seem real and the real seem magical, Calvino for his playful wizardry of words, Asimov for combining intellect with high adventure, and LeGuin for her beautifully crafted worlds and stories the inspire the deepest thoughts and questions about how we live today.

As for my favorite movie, I'd say it's a tie between Ikiru and the Life of Emile Zola. Incredible performances in both, and both of them make you think seriously about what it means to live a life of purpose. My favorite animated film is Spirited Away. It's as though Miyazaki had pulled images from dreams you know you must have had from a child and put them on the big screen.

Shows like Dr. Who and Game of Thrones keep my inner nerd well fed and happy. Actually, since I'm half Japanese I have two inner nerds, so anime shows like Naruto and One Piece takes care of the Japanese one. I check out I Met Your Mother from time to time just to see how Ted Mosby is doing and I could probably watch BBC's Rome three more times without getting sick of it.

Despite my love for karaoke, I'm woefully ignorant when it comes to pop music. I blame being an only child having grown up listening to NPR and my parents' records. I got into French/Latin Hip Hop and Algerian Raï while in college and later developed a sweet tooth for super saccharine Japanese Pop while living in Tokyo. Recently fun., Regina Spektor, Macklemore, Khaled and Kishi Bashi occupy prominent spots on my daily playlist. Even more recently, I've been getting into Japanese Reggae. Yes, Japanese Reggae: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3fxKPk7_l0

When at restaurants, I'll often order the Pad See Ew at a Thai Restaurant, the lovely spinachy cheesy palak paneer at a Indian restaurant and the salty sour and savory Mediterranean toppings for a pizza. My passion for a really really good sandwiches is only equaled by my passion for really really good cocktails, particularly the Manhattan and the Negroni.
Six things I could never do without
Nah. Things come and go.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Ambition vs. acceptance of what is. The interaction between mind and matter. Positive psychology. Finding innate talents and passions. Finding affection without attachment. Creativity. Why my intuition is right 90% of the time. Why I never seem to listen to my intuition. How other people think and see the world. The time I'm finally going to buy some stock and what companies I'd invest in. How inconvenient it is to own a car in Seattle. Sandwiches. How to win the internet. That event I'm supposed to go to next week. The lives of the founders of each religion and the common threads in their teachings. Laundry Day.
On a typical Friday night I am
Dancing at the Century Ballroom, singing at the Rockbox, attending this or that wine or whiskey tasting or tech related event. Otherwise I'll be hacking away at an app project, writing a blog post, or moving heavy weights (heavy at least for me) up and down while listening to an audiobook.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
The summary at the top of this profile was written by someone I dated.
You should message me if
You think we'd hit it off. I tend to have good chemistry with dates who are outgoing, outspoken, and curious about all things.
The two of us