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My self-summary
Okay, here I am, again. I was seeing someone for a bit, but we decided we weren't cut out for romance after getting to know each other. I'm getting back on track updating this profile and reaching out to folks; work has been busy, I felt like some quiet time for a few weeks, and I'm utterly unable trying to have multiple things going on with relationships.

So I guess if we hit it off, you'd be the centre of my (interpersonal) attention?
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a bit of a workaholic, but that's partly because I really enjoy what I do; I work as a product manager at a mobile games studio. Doing anything as a profession probably changes your attitudes towards it as a hobby.

Outside of work, I also try to maintain some amount of activity, usually climbing at the Stone Gardens gym in Bellevue a couple times a week, doing a short hike, or some light travel.
I’m really good at
Being moderately good at most things. Absorbing information and diving into problems. Optimizing.

I'm pretty good at comparison shopping for flights, or making itineraries for example. Also, not being very good at filtering what I say to friends.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm usually not the center of attention in a crowd, more probably looking about with a reflective or wistful expression or settling into a more low key conversation.

I'm usually pretty permissive and non-confrontational, but I also can be pretty untactful in pointing out flaws and inconsistencies. It's not mean-spirited, but it's sort of the way I'm wired. Also, pretty tall for an asian guy.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
If on a winter's night a traveler. The Diamond Age. The Design of Everyday Things, The Wealth of Nations, A Brief History of Time, The Republic, The Fountainhead*, Love in the Time of Cholera, The Road, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, lots of Isaac Asimov and Philip K. Dick.

Typical action/sci-fi/drama/comedy blockbusters mostly. I have a soft spot for Jim Carey films though.

TV: Sherlock, Suits, Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Top Gear, Star Trek: TNG, Documentaries, The Simpsons (Seasons 3-9), The IT Crowd. I was really impressed with the latest series of Cosmos on Fox. And binge-watched HIMYM.
Theatre: Les Miserables, Carousel, The 39 Steps, The Book of Mormon

Pop, Classical (esp. Beethoven's 6th and Mahler's 5th), 90's/00's Alt. Rock.
I do like somewhat folksy/alt. female singers: Florence + the Machine, Metric, Birdy, Feist, Ellie Goulding, A Fine Frenzy, La Roux. Oh, and shameful album of the moment is 1989.

Noodles. Schwartz's smoked meat in Montreal. The chocolate pecan caramel pie at A La Mode here in Seattle. Also trying new stuff; pretty much a well made anything has it's appeal.
Six things I could never do without
There's actually very little I couldn't/haven't lived without for extended periods, though there are certain things I really like having. These include:

-Grapefruit Juice
-A well-stocked fridge
-Peaty scotch
-Shirts with collars
-Some sort of computer
-Books or other reading material
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Pretty much everything, but I still have a certain affinity for science and technology, and economic policy. Philosophy in general, and decision making, logic, and game theory in particular are interesting to me.

I also spend a lot of time thinking about fairly pointless stuff online.
On a typical Friday night I am
Often meeting up with friends for dinner, drinks, or a board game gathering.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I decided to join this site only after reading the blog posts about data mining. I'm such a nerd, but I love thoughtfulness in all things.

Two things tend to dominate my personality and life; a love of order and cleanliness, as well as laziness and indifference to planning things out. That results in some contradictions and interesting juxtapositions.
You should message me if
You're a millionaire lingerie model with a PhD?

Assuming you aren't my (and everyone else's) completely unrealistic fantasy: if you've made it this far, are comfortable with who you are, see the world as full of possibilities and hope, and think we might have similar values and interests.

Also, bonus points if you can suggest something I hadn't considered or point out something incongruous about what I've written here: that will almost certainly make me want to have coffee or grab a drink with you.
The two of us