I'm currently in a very happy relationship and not looking for anything romantic. I do really like to make new friends though and I love pen pals, so I'm keeping this open to make new friends.
I don't like self-summaries at all. I don't think you can summarize a human being in a couple words, and self-summaries in particular are often just a list of strong-points. However, here goes nothing.
Personality wise, I'm a nice, intelligent, self-sacrificing to a fault, fairly shy, extremely-loyal, and open minded guy. I'm also not as narcissistic as this is probably making me sound.
I think some things I'm best at are memorizing trivia, making lists, debating and listening.
Although since I now live in China, I think the first thing people notice is that I'm a foreigner.
Books: LOTR by Tolkien, 1984/Animal Farm by Orwell, Slaughterhouse-Five/The Sirens of Titan/Cat's Cradle by Vonnegut, The Dune Saga, and the Harry Potter series.
Movies: There are way, way too many to list here, but my top 5 usually looks something like this:
Ikiru, A Clockwork Orange, There Will Be Blood, Oldboy, Pulp Fiction (my movie profile is: http://www.imdb.com/mymovies/list?l=27206076)
Shows: The West Wing, The Sopranos, Star Trek (all of them), The Wire, Breaking Bad, Columbo, Dexter, Six Feet Under, Psych
Music: Music has been my main hobby for years now. I have an encyclopedic knowledge of, and a huge collection of music. I have listened to/rated more than 5000 albums, and recently made a list of my 500 favorite albums. I love all types of music so long as it's good. I love alternative rock (especially from the 80's and 90's), some classic rock, progressive rock, folk, some country, some pop, lots of metal, old-school rap (mid 80's to the early 00's), lots of blues (acoustic and electric), some reggae/ska, some soundtracks, lots of punk, lots of classic soul/funk, tons of electronica, and lots of jazz (except for free jazz). My music profile with all my ratings and list is https://rateyourmusic.com/~themofro in case anyone's interested.
Food: I'm a life-long vegetarian. I have no problem with other people eating meat, but I don't myself. Other than meat and raw tomatoes, I'll eat pretty much anything. I love Chinese food, especially Sichuan or Hunan style spicy Chinese food. I love Mexican food, and in the US I would often cook Mexican food. My other favorite type of food is Italian, especially pizza. I miss pizza so much living where I do.
My family, my friends, my music, my movies, my glasses and hope.
I still do that a lot, but now that I'm a teacher and my work actually matters and can really influence my students, nowadays I'm more concerned with my work and how I can be better at my job.
I also spend a lot of time thinking about my favorite movies/books/artists, etc. coming up with rankings or just thinking about trivia.
If there's anything else you want to know or some questions you want answered or whatever, please send me a message.