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  • 16 References 7 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Finnish, Japanese, Swedish; learning French, German, Spanish
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • psychologist
  • uni
  • From Turku, Finland
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About Me




at the moment living in tokyo (don't get fooled by my verified location)! i have just graduated, and decided to have a 6-month sabbatical before starting to job hunt. i'm always happy to show you around tokyo (the little i know) in case you're interested!


"people living deeply have no fear of death." -anaïs nin

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


i want to meet you!

also hosting and attending meetings whenever possible - not as often as i would like, though


i've met a lot of wonderful people mostly on different CS meetings and hosted some! been to underground parties in london, fallen tragically in love in barcelona, gotten a tour in the alleys of kathmandu - yes, it has been great!


-spontaneous encounters with all kinds of people
-traveling independently or in a good company
-long conversations over a cup of tea
-literature (reading and writing)
-music (especially singing and playing the piano)
-long summer nights in scandinavia
-archipelago and the sea (sailing with an old wooden sailing boat)
-old, odd and beautiful objects
-studying languages and different cultures

  • culture
  • writing
  • literature
  • singing
  • dancing
  • breakfast
  • running
  • partying
  • boating
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • piano
  • sailing
  • languages
  • psychology

Music, Movies, and Books

music: oh boy! i could talk about it for hours. something that i've been listening to lately: Young Galaxy, Boards of Canada, Nils Frahm, Nicolas Jaar, Douglas Dare, Ben Howard, Billie Holiday, Veronica Maggio

books: i wish i had more time to read! i love short stories, journal articles, and scientific literature. i love prose with short, seemingly simple (yet complex) sentences that open up like chinese tea flowers

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

-talking all night with friends or with people you've just met
-el camino
-new york with the best of random encounters that became great friends
-visiting the hometown of osama bin laden
-love disco on knarrholmen
-12-hour breakfast with a person i met the same day
-love and generosity of people i do not now
-breaking my leg in japan

Teach, Learn, Share

i can teach you how to sing karaoke like nobody's watching, some finnish/swedish vocabulary or how to meditate!

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Russian Federation, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belgium, Finland, Japan, Spain, Sweden

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