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Frank Stijnman

Seoul, Seoul, South Korea

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Overview

  • 66 Positive References2 Neutral
  • Fluent in Dutch, English; learning German, Japanese, Korean
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • No occupation listed
  • MSc. International Relations
  • From Hillegom, Zuid Holland, the Netherlands
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Discover what life is all about!

ABOUT ME

Facts about me.

I just completed my MA degree in international relations in Seoul and at the moment I am traveling around Asia by bicycle before attending my graduation ceremony in August.

It has become my hobby to wander around Asia and enjoy meeting new and interesting people on the way. One could say my true passion and interests lie within Asia.

As for my other hobbies are interests:
I played soccer for nearly 7 years but never made it to the premier league...

Before my travel hobby kicked in I was a nerd (Otaku) playing online video games for many years. So don't even think about challenging me.

I love meeting people from all around the world that like to socialize and understand what positive sarcasm means.

I won many game tournaments during LAN parties, the parties people use to take their computer and heavy old CRT monitor. That's why my upper arms are pretty well developed...

Watching Japanese style anime was what I did pretty much during my teenage years. If you feel like watching I might recommend you the Gundam series.

In my way of acting I can be very Dutch, act before you think. In other words I generally speak what's on your mind though I am considerate to cultural differences.

The one phrase I am proud of for being Dutch is "be yourself that's crazy enough"

PHILOSOPHY

Don't hesitate but act before its too late!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Tell other people about this great community and hosting people. also I organized a few meetings and outings with other CS-friends.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

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Interests

I am the type of guy that almost likes everything.

Traveling: Traveling is my life!
History: Asian and European History
Culture: I enjoy cultural diversity
Languages: I learn Japanese and Korean languages
Music: Pop, dance, trance, 90's and Asian music
Sports: Active sports such as cycling and hiking
Nature: I enjoy the beauty of mother nature everyday Photography: Photo freak take all sorts of photos

Music, Movies & Books

My interest are various but some movies I enjoyed recently are the Matrix, Inception and Cloud Atlas. I enjoy reading books from authors such as Koji Suzuki, Stephen King, Stieg Larsson. My music taste is too weird to describe just anything with a rhythm.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Hiking mount Fuji in Japan, Crazy party nights in Hong Kong, Racing with 120Km/s without a helmet around Koh Samui in Thailand, backpacking in China for 3 months. Cycling through 3 KM long tunnels in Northern China that are not lighted...

Teach, Learn, Share

I wish to share my passion for life and hope you will forward the message!

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Japan, Netherlands, South Korea

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