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Narita, Chiba Prefecture, Japan

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  • 18 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Swahili
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • No occupation listed
  • BA
  • From San Francisco, California
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me


To find beauty, peace, and joy.


I'm originally from San Francisco, and just moved to Japan a few weeks ago. I've been a recruiter, a marketer, and a customer service manager, but what I am at heart is a writer. I've taught in China, Tanzania, Taiwan, Los Angeles, Japan, and Korea, and I'm pretty adventurous and passionate. I really like learning about new places and people and cultures and the differences in people and beliefs in the world in an attempt to understand it as much as I can.


Try to love and feel positive as much as possible, even when faced with negativity. When things are too negative for that, at least learn from them. Try to gain from everything.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I've been involved in the CS scene in SF, Shanghai and Seoul, hosted several people, and stayed with hosts in Bangkok and Hong Kong.


I've met lots of really cool people through CS meetups in Seoul, San Francisco, and Bangkok, and hosted as well as surfed.


Writing, biking, hiking, exploring, history, anthropology, learning, experiencing, socializing, reading, and volunteering.

Music, Movies & Books

I love folk music the most, and rock a close second, then indie.

I really love lots of movies, but my favorite tend to be about extremes of the human psyche. My favorites are Heavenly Creatures, Akira, Trainspotting, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Pan's Labyrinth.

Books: Murakami, GRR Martin, Marquez, China Mieville, Eugenides, Robert Bolano.

I love indie and folk. Mountain Goats, Neutral Milk Hotel, Mumford and Sons, Black Keys, Postal Service, Decemberists.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I once didn't speak English for 4 days in Thailand... when I spoke it again, I could hear my accent in my own voice.

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm really interested in different people's stories and viewpoints from their own separate lives. We're all pieces of the universe expressing itself after all.

I also really like exploring cool places, nature, history, politics, anthropology and current events in general. I love to compare cultures and experiences.

What I Can Share With Hosts

Lots of stories.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Cambodia, China, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, Kenya, Malaysia, Thailand, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

China, Japan, Korea, Republic of, Taiwan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Thailand, United States

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