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Orion Kobayashi

Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico

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Overview

  • 64 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish, Swahili
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • farmer/activist/non-profits
  • College
  • From Newark, Delaware, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

"To know the universe itself as a road, as many roads, as roads for traveling souls."

ABOUT ME

Since graduating college I have been doing AmeriCorps; first in Minnesota, then Santa Barbara, now Los Angeles. In the past summers I have always worked on farms and I have been blending that with activism and community development. I am studied international agriculture. I love music I typically go to a concert once a week, unless I am busy with work. love checking out the music scene of the places I travel to. I love dancing... or moshing, or just jumping around to music.Im a bit diverse as a traveler. Ive hitchhiked and lived off of dumpstered bagels and granola bars. I have also been to conferences at Hyatts and had to wear suits. My main passion is international development and agricultural development. I know that requires business suits and meetings on the politcal side, but it also means work boots, muddy hands, and simple living.Recently I have picked up playing the ukulele and I have been getting into longboarding. It is hard what to say here.... I have always disliked personal essays... and I am sure whatever I put here will also change. I am just constantly exploring and getting into something new.

PHILOSOPHY

"To roam the roads of lands unknown, to travel is to live.... To know the universe itself as a road, as many roads, as roads for traveling souls."

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I mainly participate by going to meet up and hanging out with other couch surfers. I am always passing on this amazing resource to my friends.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Always good, probably the best has been Seattle because the hosts there became friends, who I am still in touch with and continue to visit.Also the drunk "duck tours" at 3am after the Boston CS weekly meet up were crazy.It hasn't been through CS, but I love, appreciate, and have learned from every work exchange I have had on a farm or the generioustiy and hospitality I have gotten hitchhiking.

Interests

Learning through experiences, music (a constant passion), dancing, moshing, concerts, longboarding, playing the ukulele, farming, fruits, veggies, Buddhism, and learning from all those around me, hitchhiking, dumpster diving, poetry, writing, punks and punk rock.

Music, Movies & Books

I listen to everything and all genres,though my favorites are punk, hardcore, ska, jazz, indie, afrobeat, and folk. My favorite books are All Quiet on The Western Front, Dharma Bums, and The Art of Happiness, Kafka on the Shore,

One Amazing Thing I've Done

After high school, I took a step away from the traditional path and lived in La Paz Bolivia for 5 months. I did volunteer work with malnourished children and street orphans. Then I took one month to travel Peru and Chile. When I came back I used the rest of the time in my year off to work on an organic farm and bio research lab in Roanoke, Virgina.
- and hitch hiked across the USA
-gone to Petra

Teach, Learn, Share

I do alot of work with kids so teaching, learning and sharing is always happen. I have been spending my summer working on community gardens teaching kids about food, farming, cooking, and basic environmentalism. Currently to pay the bills I am a tutor - I surprisingly love it alot.

Countries I've Visited

Chile, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Peru, Switzerland, Uganda, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Bolivia, Canada, Mexico, United States

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