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  • Fluent in English; learning English, German, Japanese, Spanish
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2005
  • Artist, chef, teacher, gardener
  • University of Texas - Austin (Sociology)
  • From Houston, TX, USA
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About Me


to practice tattooing.. on couch surfers


JJ - the aspiring muralist, tattooist, chef, teacher
Yuki - the aspiring US resident, nurse
We come as a pair, and would love to cook you some good Italian, Japanese or Mexican food, and bike it off together around town or walk it off in big nature.



Why I’m on Couchsurfing


share knowledge, host and be hosted, explain the infinite possibilities of a life without possessions... give it all away!


Host heaps.. at the crazy garden co-op in Austin, Texas.. one-room apatu in Guri, South Korea rooftops.. my "mansion" by the sea in Japan.. our room with a VIEW on Ishigaki Island, Okinawa.. the 16th floor in Travancore, Melbourne.. Sunny basement room in Beachville, Sunny Nelson, NZ.. to be continued


painting, biking around, nature, da beach, books, movies, cooking, hidden treasure, people, potlucks, local fruits and veggies, murals, good music and bad dancing

  • books
  • design
  • tattoos
  • dancing
  • dining
  • cooking
  • mexican food
  • gardening
  • movies
  • painting
  • drawing
  • music
  • cycling
  • teaching
  • nursing
  • beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

RATS, Wu-Tang, Apollo 18, IDYL, Meryll, Four Tet, Mice Parade, BONOBO, Style Wars, Bomb the System, True Detective, Breaking Bad, Calvin and Hobbes, Goethe, Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn, Wayne's World, Cool Runnings, Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, JAPAN 365, LIFE IS SWEET...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

everyday a sunrise, everyday a sunset, yard farms, dinosaurs built from trash, burning man, fuji rock, tattooing people, big island Hawai'i, glowing phytoplankton, a 7200-year-old tree named Jomon Sugi, a pigeon on my porch, riding bicycles the length of Japan, a kangaroo, to be continued...

Teach, Learn, Share

live for others.. one day at a time.. if i survive for weeks on end and never see a dollar but eat well and sleep tired, i dream happy.. love friends and family

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can paint your wall, car, bus, airplane, board or canvas, draw you a picture, possibly design and ink you a tattoo, cook dinner, do the dishes, fix your bike, teach you English, etc.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Laos, Malta, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, United States

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