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  • 4 References 4 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Finnish
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Writer
  • School of hard knocks
  • From Eräjärvi/Orivesi
  • Profile 90% complete

About Me


Beating introversion, shyness and social anxiety/dysfunction


I have no problems admitting that I'm quiet, shy and introverted guy, but who's in good mood for most of time. I'm INFP in Myers-Briggs personality test. (https://type-coach.com/types/infp)

On the other side of my silence is an honest, chill, open and determined guy. I'm non-judgmental and easy to be around - or so I've heard. But like I said, you have to deal with the silence cause I'm not one of those guys who just talks just to say something.

Ultimately, I'm a guy who loves life and intends to live the shit out of his.

You can see me on video on my blog http://becom.in


I think the title of my blog "Becoming Awesome" is pretty concise way to put it. I'm committed to growth, into becoming better version of myself, cause I believe that happiness doesn't come from what you get, it comes from what you become.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I basically couchsurfed through Japan. Thanks for all the kind Japanese people who welcomed in their homes, I owe them a lot for what was one of the warmest memories in my life (even if it was cold of the winter at the time) :)


I'm a writer first and foremost. I'm writing every day, working to improve my craft and to pump out new stuff.

My second and arguably even bigger passion is football. I love that game. Give me a green field, a ball and someone to play with and I'm set for a happy day. (Now I can get ill-tempered when losing, but it's still the stuff that makes me feel the most alive) - but it's no more the biggest priority of my life as it's too late for me to go pro.

I also take decent care of my body, with daily stretching and working out (besides just playing footy). You could call me a fitness nut and I've even published a health book on Kindle.

  • writing
  • books
  • fitness
  • coach
  • working out
  • traveling
  • blogging
  • soccer

Music, Movies, and Books

The Seven Samurai, Braveheart, Leon-Professional, Shawshank's Redemption, The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, Once Upon a Time in West, For a Few Dollars More...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Just traveling alone is to me such a big challenge that I could even say that arriving to Malaysia for first time in 2012 was one of such. 24 years living in Finland, being in my comfort zone in isolation, and then I plunge myself into the adventure 10 000 kilometres away from home. It's hard to pick individual moments that left me awestruck, cause I tend to reminisce about mundane moments that don't translate well to text.

Teach, Learn, Share

I don't have skills as such to teach, though I've played footy for 18 years so I probably can show beginner some moves, but even for that the only tip I have is "practice."

If I can teach anything, it's just generally being chill, smiling about life and appreciating the silence.

I'm getting better and better in open conversation all the time so I can share you my story, and I can share some good times with whoever who is kind enough to have me around.

Also, maybe my Finnish no-nonsense mentality, honesty and bluntness is something you might pick off x) And you have to learn how to deal with a shy guy if you are to be around me for a long time.

Countries I’ve Visited

Japan, Malaysia

Countries I’ve Lived In


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