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IKEMEN #19: SAMAR SAJJAD
IKEMEN (ē´k´mɛn): Japanese Slang
"REALLY, REALLY, RIDICULOUSLY GOOD LOOKING PEOPLE"
Name: Samar Sajjad
Profession: Manager at Bite | Promotion of local artists and musicians
Origin: India. Unfortunately I can’t dance or handle spicy food. However I think I’m fairly good with numbers so there you go, I fit the bill for at least one stereotype.
Love, music, art, people, traveling, learning, and …well those are pretty generic! I guess I’m just searching for my personal legend.
Best trait about yourself:
If I want something, I know how to make it happen. Also I’m a great actor, as in I can change my act depending on the situation and i know how to keep a secret.
First Thing in the morning:
I make coffee and sleepily check my emails. Then I pray to God that everything goes smoothly at work which mostly goes un-answered.
I watch the Daily Show while having dinner. Its sad that I only find Jon Stewart and correspondents as the only reliable source of news information- damn you CNN and Fox News!
For that I would need a time machine since I would love to take Drew Barrymore out right after she did the film " Poison ivy". I would have gotten chairs and arranged them by the Brooklyn Promenade, and had Frank Sinatra playing in the background.
I love supporting local innovative designers. I’ve recently become an admirer of Bobby Pin jewelry. But my guilty pleasures are Hugo Boss and Armani.
House of Waters. In case you haven’t heard them you should, they’re very spiritual and moving.
Things you always carrying when you hangout:
Cellphone, chap-stick, and a map of my way home.
The most memorable and precious item you have:
My favorite artist gifted me a painting by her on my birthday.
The best way to spend the weekend:
The perfect weekend for me would be on the mountains on Saturday and at the beach on Sunday.
The best way to relieve the stress:
I hang out with my best friend “JOHN JAMESON” and in case he fails, I like to punch the wall.
Your idealistic future life:
A cabin all to myself in Alaska with cable TV, internet, and frozen elk steak obviously.
Paulo Coelho and Jon Stewart
WRITTEN & INTERVIEWED BY JIEUN KIM