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Nobuko Ito

Abashiri, Hokkaido, Japan

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Overview

  • 26 Positive References1 Negative
  • Fluent in Japanese; learning English
  • 117, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Own Houses and Apartment Flats
  • I am a San Diego State University st...
  • From Abashiri, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan
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About Me

CURRENT MISSIO

Eat less, sleep more, and telling myself you are nice

ABOUT ME

Received a Fulbright scholarship offer, bought a new Toyota Matrix in Oct. 2009, and was buying a condo in Little Italy, San Diego, and then thought that living in California for the rest of my life might be a good idea, but one night in Nov., my phone rang , telling me that my husband in Japan was found unconscious, and under brain surgery. I left everything behind and embarked for Japan. Meanwhile, my 4-year-old son said, " Everything is going to be all right. Don't worry." ( sound like Bob Marley, huh?) Yes, everything has been all right so far. My son was right!!!
Since then, I have tried to be helpful to the next generation. It means that I became old.

PHILOSOPHY

Where there is a will, there is a way. (want to believe....., but the problem is that making a will is getting harder as I grow older. Guys, which countries I should travel on summer vacation, Peru or Tibet?)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

A guest room with Futon
Food whenever I can cook
Hot bath & shower
Laundry& dryer
Pick up when I am available
Lonely Planet & some other books written in English
Get drunk
Show you a Karate practice on Mons. & Weds.
Go hiking or singing or exploring this area
Wi-Fi

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Only hosted so far, but woudn't be nice if I could visit all the CS' who stayed at ours after winning a lottery?

Interests

Well, I like
Making a travel plan & traveling without a plan
Watching movies & reading books
Hiking & spending time in the mountains
Gardening & growing vegetables
Dancing & singing
Shouting at the beach when no one is there & daydreaming
Going to the liberally with my son & taking a nap
Talking to a stranger & making a bad impression
Going crazy & regretting it next morning
Well, well, well......

Music, Movies & Books

Any movies, music and books that make me feel " I am not the only one." ( hahaha, sounds very Japanese)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Traveled West African countries by myself 23 years ago. Invited a man who gave me a direction to a hotel in Gorom-Gorom, Burkina Faso because I felt a bit lonely, and needed a company, but we had no language in common, so both were quiet over beer for 2 hours.
He was....well, in his 70s. I still feel sorry that gave him such a hard time.

Teach, Learn, Share

Want to learn other cultures from CS, specially their own.
My son is willing to show you Japanese traditional dancing in Kimono as he has learnt it since he was 4 years old, and also takes Karate lesson twice a week, so I can take you there if you are interested in. His master is a silver medalist in 2011 world cup. Wow!!!

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Czech Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, Italy, Laos, Malaysia, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Ghana, Japan, United States

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