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
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 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.
Writing, I've been told but I believe I've a long way to go.
(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.
one square a day
You like to eat well.
We can hold a reasonably intelligent conversation