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  • 4 References 3 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German; learning Japanese
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Teaching English to little kids and loving it, but once a...
  • MSc Ecological Economics; BA (Hons) Journalism with Econo...
  • From JHB, South Africa
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About Me


Trying to bring as much happiness into the world around me as I can


I'm a chilled-out guy who just wants to enjoy my life and do what I can to help those around me enjoy theirs, while at the same time doing my best not to harm other beings.I'm a vegetarian (vegan where I can be, e.g. at home), but I'm not a fascist and I don't try to force my ideas and beliefs on other people.I like to party, but I also like to chill. I love the outdoors, but I'm still a real city boy.At the moment, I'm living in Japan, trying improve my Japanese, learn new things, meet new people, have new experiences, and save for a great adventure I'm planning.


Be happy and help others to be happy

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've got a spare room that I can offer for people to crash in. I'm also happy to show people around Tokyo (and Yokohama and Kamakura). Basically I'm happy to help where I can.
Of course, when the time comes, I'm hoping to find people who'll do the same for me in other places.


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Comics, food, reality, environment, culture, economics, music, movies, science, humour, compassion, etc

  • culture
  • environment
  • dining
  • vegetarian
  • vegan
  • partying
  • comics
  • movies
  • music
  • outdoor activities
  • economics
  • languages
  • science

Music, Movies, and Books

It would be a really long list. I'll just put a few noteworthy ones.

Books: The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Disgrace, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, 1984, Things Fall Apart, We3, Catch 22, In Der Strafkolonie

Movies: Chasing Amy, Tokyo Story, Pulp Fiction, Life of Brian, Gegen die Wand, Leon, Das Leben der Anderen, Dr Stangelove, Rear Window, M, The Corporation, Edward Scissorhands, Citizen Kane, Zoolander, The Fountain

Music: Radiohead, Bob Dylan, NIN, Saul Williams, Aphex Twin, Led Zeppelin, The National, David Bowie, James Holden, The Cure, Depeche Mode, Moderat, Dead Prez, The XX, Burial, Bjork, Mr Lif, Beethoven, Cannibal Ox, Eric B & Rakim, The Beatles, Muddy Waters

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

A lot.
But the most amazing thing is to have loved and been loved by someone special.

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm happy to teach what I know about languages (mostly English, German and Japanese), economics, food and a whole heap of other things.
As far as learning, I'd like to learn everything if it were possible, so I'll take what I can get.

Countries I’ve Visited

Cambodia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Laos, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Swaziland, Thailand, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Japan, South Africa, United Kingdom

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