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  • Fluent in English, Korean; learning Chinese, German, Japanese, Spanish
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2015
  • Freelancer
  • BA. Rutgers University, MA Korea University
  • From NJ, USA
  • Profile 70% complete

About Me

Hello Everyone,

I am the one on the right in the picture.

I was born and raised in New Jersey, and I moved to Korea in 2007. First, I just went to learn Korean but I ended up loving the culture and the people, and that is why I was in Korea until 2011. I was in the Ph.D program in Hawaii, but I dropped out of the program in 2013. After that, I have worked mostly has a freelancer. I love to travel during my spare time and I like to write and take pictures.
I hope to meet a lot of people through Couchsurfing! :)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I would love to meet many great people who has interest in traveling like me.


Traveling, Meeting New People, Reading Books, Listening to Music, Writing

Music, Movies, and Books

Listening to music, watching movies, and reading books are basically my life. I love to listen to Korean pop and Pop music of all genres. While growing up in New Jersey, I learned Korean by listening to K-pop songs.

I was once a Ph.D student of East Asian Studies, and my research interests were Korean cinema and literature. I like attending film festivals and watching mainstream movies. As for literature, my favorite author is Murakami Haruki. But, I basically like to read and watch everything. :)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I was a freelancer for a Korean broadcasting corporation, where I went to Ethiopia for 3 months. We visited 5 different tribes and filmed about poverty, drought, and civil conflicts. It was an amazing experience, and I really want to travel in Africa one day.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, England, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, South Korea, United States

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