46 • Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan
Female / Single / ID: 1083366
Seeking Male 25 - 50 living in Japan For: Friendship, Romance / Dating, Marriage
Bars / Pubs / Nightclubs, Beach / Parks, Board / Card Games, Camping / Nature, Computers / Internet, Concerts / Live Music, Cooking / Food and Wine, Crafts, Dancing, Dining Out, Dinner Parties, Gardening / Landscaping, Music (Listening), Meditation, Movies / Cinema, Museums / Galleries, News / Politics, Photography, Poetry, Reading, Science and Technology, Social Causes / Activism, Theatre, Traveling, TV: Educational / News, TV: Entertainment, Volunteering, Wine Tasting, Writing
Other, American, French, Middle Eastern, Barbecue, German, Seafood, Cajun / Southern, Greek, Soul Food, California-Fusion, Indian, South American, Caribbean/Cuban, Italian, Southwestern, Chinese / Dim Sum, Japanese / Sushi, Continental, Jewish / Kosher, Thai, Deli, Korean, Vegetarian / Organic, Eastern European, Mediterranean, Vegan, Fast Food / Pizza, Mexican, Vietnamese
Other, Alternative, Classical / Opera, Country / Folk, Dance / Techno, Jazz / Blues, Pop, Rap, Reggae, R'n'B / Hip Hop, Rock, World
Basketball, Biking, Boating / Sailing, Canoe / Kayak, Canyoning / Caving, Extreme Sports, Gym / Weight Training, Hang Gliding / Paragliding, Hiking, Jogging / Running, Mountain / Rock Climbing, Scuba Diving / Snorkeling, Surfing, Yoga / Pilates
I love movies - my taste is eclectic.
This could be a very long list. I watch a lot. Let's do 2015 so far: Jodorowsky's Dune, Edge of Tomorrow, Big Bad Wolves, Byzantium, Big Eyes, Unbroken, Wild, Berberian Sound System, Imitation Game, Gone Girl, Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi, Bad Milo, I'm Not There, As Above So Below (currently at 1 for worst movie I've seen in 2015. I don't know why I even finished watching it), I Saw the Devil, Interstellar, The Foxcatcher (felt like if I closed my eyes, I could imagine I was still watching Capote - same sound environment, ambience, and pacing from Miller), Nightcrawler (great acting), Birdman (just all-around amazing and an aural feast - I loved how it felt like a stage performance), American Sniper (Ok - even if Eastwood wanted to convey the message that war leaves everyone involved either dead or damaged, it nevertheless serves as propaganda with its killer hero), A Most Violent Year (it may have been about fuel and not garbage trucks, but this whole genre of NJ/NY turf battles just feels dated), Coldwater (surprisingly well acted and a good double feature with American Sniper as studies on assholes and the effects of aggression and violence), The Gambler (there wasn't really anything about this film that felt new or special. Gambler in over his head, suspense as to what will become of him...), Dekigokoro by Ozu with live piano accompaniment - the pianist was fantastic and I really enjoyed the experience, Fury (with all the talk about American Sniper, I don't know why there wasn't more furor over this. Yes, the Nazis were a fucking blight on the Earth that needed to go, but this fails as a questioning film as much as AS. It's well-done, but really still a very standard WWII film -Nazis are bad and the Anericans need to kill them. Hoorah! People die, but the lucky ones survive! Go spend more money on weaponry! From the sound of it, Kyle was an asshole, and at least AS shows that even racist assholes will suffer PTSD from the experience of war - and that is at least a message that needs to be better addressed by everyone.), The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (an absolutely fantastic documentary about Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli - so beautifully shot, and inspiring. It'll make you an even bigger fan, I promise. I'd double-feature it with Jodorowsky's Dune), A Field in England (more interesting than The Kill List and made me want to watch his other films), Boyhood (Linklater's films are pretty much all the same, aren't they? While I admire everyone's 12-year commitment, that's really the only thing that sets this film apart. Also, I doubt I'm the only one who would have been more interested in a completely different story that focused on Patricia Arquette's character. It was because of her and the fun of Texas location-spotting that I enjoyed this more than most of Linklater's other films), Dark Touch (I sought this one out because the director is a woman, Marina de Van. I wanted something more than what she delivered in this movie. The acting was good, especially the little girl, but the movie itself just got a little boring. I'd double-feature it with Big Bad Wolves), Return to Oz (made in the early 80s before anyone realized the 70s were really over; and when Disney dropped some acid), Synecdoche (in two words, beautifully sad), As We Were Dreaming (about aimless east German teens who love booze, music, and each other. Not very watchable, but I learned a little about growing up in East Germany just pre- and post-unification), True Story (good acting and filmed well, but even as interested as I was in the story, I started thinking about halfway through that someone else should have written the screenplay and directed it), Samba (lovely and sexy romantic comedy that made me want to believe in the highly improbable in that perfect way that French films can), and the last batch I watched, I don't have time to really comment on: Ex Machina (mostly meh), Nebraska (absolutely loved this film), Oldboy (amazing), Shame (Steve McQueen and Fassbender are brilliantly talented, amazing film about the pain of shame), and You're Next (great for the genre).
Some Writers: Cormac McCarthy (everything but The Road), Margaret Atwood, Naomi Shihab Nye, Faulkner, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Ursula K. LeGuin, Stevie Smith, Ali Smith, Dorothy Parker, MFK Fisher, Stephen King, Barbara Kingsolver, Ballard, Burroughs, Raymond Carver, Haruki Murakami, Tolkien, John Scalzi, Peter Matthiessen, Alice Walker ...
Some Books: 1984, Animal Farm, Lord of the Flies, Fahrenheit 451, Charlotte's Web, The Little House on the Prairie, The Little Prince, Home Comforts, The Mists of Avalon, ...
Harper's and Granta are my two favorite magazines.
Food: pizza, ice cream, Tex-Mex, big salads, filet mignon, strawberries, eggplant, mushrooms, olives, gobo/burdock, yamaimo, shrimp, crab, zucchini, chicken, falafel, avocados, Italian/Thai/Japanese/Indian/Greek/Ethiopian ...
Drinks: pineapple/guava/mango juice, coconut water, coffee, Yorkshire Gold tea, green tea, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and many other fine beers, margaritas (Patron, on the rocks, with salt), wine, Cuba Libres, Bloody Mary's, vodka sonics at Centre Point.
I love it. Lots of it. All kinds. Again, I have very wide-ranging taste in music.
The only things I really can't stand are certain varieties of contemporary country and really cheesy R&B.
A mix of examples of things I love even if I don't listen to them often and music that's on heavy rotation: Nina Simone, Diamanda Galas, Cat Power, Bjork, Shovels and Rope, Interpol, Queens of the Stone Age, Fleetwood Mac, Beastie Boys, LCD Soundsystem, Run the Jewels, Pink Floyd, Rihanna, really, all kinds - these lists get long. I wish there was more live music in Hiroshima - it and live theater are the two things I complain about most living here.
I hardly ever wear t-shirts (just a few favorites), but I do like jeans. I wear dresses to work all summer long and wear long pants in the winter (I'm practical like that!). I like to dress up for parties. I'm perfectly comfortable wearing a little black dress, black leather pants, or a black string bikini.
Easy. I cannot remember jokes to save my life. If it's a good one, you can keep on telling it to me again and again. See what I mean? Easy. I like to laugh; I can be sarcastic and I appreciate wit.
I love eating, drinking, taking photos, hiking, bicycling around town, camping with friends, traveling, going to the gym/ jogging, doing yoga, practicing aromatherapy, going to onsen, going to music festivals/DJ events/live shows, watching TV and movies, reading, going to museums, and trying new things.
I've only been to 13 countries. I'd like to go everywhere else.
If they are very flexible, I can be, too.
You'd surprise me with flowers at work or when I met up with you on Friday evening, then we'd go for dinner and drinks. We'd spend the night together and have a lovely morning together on Saturday. Then we'd go and do something on Saturday afternoon - it doesn't matter where - it could be for a hike, on a drive, to a museum, bungee-jumping, to a great new movie - as long as it was exciting - and if we like each other, then doesn't that make everything more exciting? We'd enjoy eating and drinking together. Then we'd go back home or to our hotel and spend some quality time together. If we were traveling, then on Sunday, we'd do some exploring and sightseeing or maybe just spend the day at the beach. If we were staying in town, we'd go for brunch and then, either way, we'd go back to spending some more indoor quality time together. We'd listen to some music, take a bath and watch a video - and spend some quality time together. That all sounds very busy, doesn't it? Honestly, I'm flexible. The whole idea of "perfect" is a bit daunting. It's true, though, I want it all. Are you good at planning these kinds of things? You are? Terrific! Wonderful! Yay!
I'm straightforward, flexible and easygoing, but I don't put up with a lot of BS. I'm thoughtful, caring, and pragmatic.
I like a man who is smart, comfortable in his own skin, straightforward, imaginative, has life experiences to share, who can tell a good story, knows himself well, is confident about his strengths, aware of his weaknesses, observant, sensitive, raunchy, likes to win but isn't a sore loser, and has the ability to both lead and listen. And who makes me laugh and smile and feel absolutely bathed in such passionate love for me that I can share myself completely with him.
If you write me with only one or two lines: "Hi/Hello/How are you" or some version of "nice photo" or "I'd like to get to know you", then I will know that you either just randomly fishing and not genuinely interested in me or you are simply lazy. Either way, the likelihood of me responding to a message that could be for anyone is slim to zero.