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Overview

  • 30 References 15 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Japanese
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Art / design
  • Photography
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

Hi, I studied photography just to be able to speak intelligently about plain things, and I work freelance in agriculture and animal rescue because I appreciate life and the outdoors. At the moment I'm traveling in China for the first time in five years and my favorite cities are Guiyang and Shenyang.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I have hosted quite a bit in Amsterdam, Taipei and Japan. Simply because I had the space, be it in squats, studios, or sharing a pitched tent in a hail storm. I enjoy meeting up with former guests on their sides of the world, and also picking up recipes.

Interests

I've learned some taijiquan and I'm still trying to learn how to play saxophone.

  • interior design
  • acting
  • cooking
  • coffee
  • running
  • traveling
  • survival
  • music
  • camping
  • swimming
  • languages
  • manga

Music, Movies, and Books

I listen to mostly jazz, like Greg Osby, John Coltrane, Wilbur Harden, Sam Rivers, and old ska, like Patsy Todd. I also like Bunny Wailer, Japanese bands like Chakra and Katra Turana, and a lot of hip-hop.

Irreversible, Ag-eo (crocodile), Persona. I enjoyed watching Kill la Kill.

I read a few books by Bret Easton Ellis (I met him), Yukio Mishima, Gabriele D'Annunzio, and magazines that feature Donald Duck. I recently read Elfen Lied and it is now my #1 book.

I support the Orioles and the Pelicans.

I main D.Va

My preferred fashion labels are Helmut Lang and Vivienne Westwood.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Swimming in the rain in Thailand, travelling to Batman in Turkey.

I got lost in a mangrove area in Darwin and saw mudskippers.

Teach, Learn, Share

I show people how to make an Oki Dog. It's a world famous thing from L.A.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Some cooking skills (a lot of chilli peppers), stories of debauchery or stories of devotion, fix a tyre.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, China, Iran, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Japan, Netherlands, Taiwan

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