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My self-summary
Curmudgeonly curmudgeon with a touch of hermit thrown in, add a dash of shut-in, a pinch of awkward and then a sprinkling of motormouth and there you are.

You've arrived at me.

I mostly spend days toiling in a hot kitchen and nights dredging the vastie deeps of the interwebs.

I am weird, camera-shy, and goofy

My interests
I'm a lifelong bookworm
an avid movie buff
a fair to middling cook
a lover of all things food
a shameless comic book reader
I write as a hobbyist
I love hosting parties & dinners
a scruffy dresser who nevertheless knows and appreciates both high and street fashion
obsessed with pen, ink, paper and all things office-supply related.
a bibliophile for as long as I can recall
an explorer when it comes to listening to music
a repository of random useless facts
still fascinated by toys
a lover of gadgets and all things computer-related
a nerd
a dork
a sometimes gamer
nostalgic about roleplaying games
always enjoy playing board games
enthused by all variations of crossword puzzles and word games
a collector of rulebooks
an admirer of fonts and typography
ever curious about languages, both real and fantastic
A recovering expatriate that's still amazed and aghast at what his home country has become
a quiet pervert who's enthusiasm sometimes overcomes him when it's let loose on the world.
What I’m doing with my life
I spend all my hours immersed in books, movies and music, all of which are solitary activities. I'm my own best friend basically.
I’m really good at
Procrastinating, I've made it my life's work.

Writing, I've been told but I believe I've a long way to go.
The first things people usually notice about me
I've never thought to ask...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
(a) Dune, The Crying of Lot 49, Deception, Mage, Alice in Wonderland, Stranger in a Strange Land, Grapes of Wrath, Understanding Comics, The Liar, Nausicaa, Concrete Island, Red Sorghum, Interview with the Vampire, The Book of the New Sun, Watchmen, Maus, Lord of Light, The Eight, Foucault's Pendulum, A Malady of Magicks, The Accidental Tourist, The Chronicles of Amber, The Elric Saga, The Bridge of Birds, Neuromancer, Kitchen, Wraeththu, Drinker of Souls, Lord of the Rings, Caves of Steel, Armor, Shipping News, Fafhrd and the Gray Mouse, Mote in God's Eye, Contact, A Song of Ice and Fire, Tigana, The Bohr Maker, Ender's Game, Devil in a Blue Dress, The Real Story, The Left Hand of Darkness, Half Past Human, The Colour of Magic, Love in the Time of Cholera, Solaris, The Wind-up Bird Chronicle, Remains of the Day, The Walrus and the Warwolf, The Man in the High Castle, Hyperion, On a Pale Horse, Good Omens, Nexus, Bone, Household Gods, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul, Imajica, Tumor, The Skinner, Brass Man, Player of Games, Lucifer, To Reign in Hell, Accelerando, The Atrocity Archives, At the Mountains of Madness

(b) Nausicaa , The Seven Samurai, Tetsuwan Atomu, Tampopo, In the Mood for Love, Raising Arizona, Ghost World, Akira, Breaker Morant, Blade Runner, Chungking Express, The Lion in Winter, Almost Famous, Rushmore, Being There, Remains of the Day, Eat Drink Man Woman, The Ice Storm, Delicatessen, The Big Blue, The Wire, Sex and the City, Oz, Futurama, The Simpsons, The Scent of Green Papaya, The Third Man, Traffik, The Quiet Man, To Die For, Les Visiteurs, Romeo is Bleeding, Wit, Wallace & Gromit, Spongebob Squarepants, Little Man Tate, Home for the Holidays, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Frantic, The Silence of the Lambs, Ghost in the Shell, To Live, Raise the Red Lantern, Il Mostro, Stalag 17, Harriet the Spy, Ridicule, A Passage to India, Beetlejuice, Otaku no Video, Bagdad Cafe, L.A. Confidential, Papillon, Truly Madly Deeply, Tron, I Love You to Death, Sliding Doors, Glengarry Glen Ross, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, She Xing Diao Shou, Amelie, Flirting with Disaster, Pleasantville, Casablanca, Duck Soup, Hail the Conquering Hero, Moon

(c) Everything but the Girl, Durutti Column, Astrud Gilberto, PJ Harvey, Elvis Costello, My Bloody Valentine, Don Drummond, Gary Valenciano, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Shelleyan Orphan, Downy Mildew, Alton Ellis, Vina Morales, Ray Valera, Barbie's Cradle, Bebel Gilberto, Joao Gilberto, Bela Fleck, Cecilio & Kapono, Cesaria Evora, Cocteau Twins, Sharon Cuneta, Gilberto Gil, David Lanz, David Torn, Diana Krall, Dido, Goldie, Stereolab, Beth Orton, Steely Dan, Hall & Oates, Badly Drawn Boy, Keahiwai, The Apo Hiking Society, Pops Fernandez, Martin Nievera, Lenny Williams, Aimee Mann, Bjork, Brian Eno, Harold Budd, Mazzy Star, Maria McKee, Nick Drake, Pat Metheny Group, Paula Cole, Peter Gabriel, Portishead, Queen, Radiohead, Sade, The Smiths, Stan Getz, The Sundays, Toots & The Maytals, Wilco, The Skatalites, Sigur Ros, Rickie Lee Jones, Curtis Mayfield, Kristin Hersh, 10000 Maniacs, Dave Matthews, Pizzicato Five, Jeff Buckley, Sarah McLachlan, Sarah Vaughn, David Gray, Julia Fordham, John Coltrane, Brian McKnight, Pat Metheny, Shuggie Otis, Bill Withers, The Bird & The Bee, Tegan and Sara, Sufjan Stevens, Pomplamoose, Iron and Wine, Labi Siffre

(d) Damn near everything. I'll try anything once and as often as I can if it agrees with me.
Six things I could never do without
one square a day
monkey loving
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Travel and adventure...travels to fridge everyday, randomly changes path through kitchen each time. Adventure!
On a typical Friday night I am
Working the night away, commuting, reading and then sleeping.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm never going to be the one to make the first move.
You should message me if
You like taking the initiative
You like to eat well.
We can hold a reasonably intelligent conversation
The two of us