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Nikki Kininmonth

Tucson, AZ, USA

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  • 2 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Japanese
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Japanese/English translator&interpreter
  • BA in Sociology and Film Studies @ U...
  • From Japan and New Zealand are both homes for me
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me


leave a legacy and change lives, as I allow others to change mine.


Easy going veg*n who's happy to help out with whatever that needs doing, or just chilling in the sun!

Some people tell me I'm like the funniest girl they've ever met. I think they're just tripping.

I work online and sometimes let my laptop take away WAAAAY too much of my time than I should.


Compersion. It's the happiness that comes from the happiness of those you love with those they love.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I love cooking as long as it's vegetarian/vegan, and am always happy to share meals or go grocery shopping together. I enjoy both conversations with all kind of people and entertaining myself.


Since last year, I've been experimenting with my nomad work lifestyle. Basically that's the new age phrase that means "working on the road (and couches)".

Feeling forever grateful to the many, many people who share me their space and time - one day hopefully I can pay it all forward.


music, reading, vegan cooking (I'm generally a vegan at home but often lose my morals when I eat out), tickling cats and babies, darning socks, modeling for creative art projects,

All kinds of political and social activism and protests. Anybody who is involved in ways that empower people through autonomy and self-reliance.

Music, Movies & Books

Just finished reading an autobiography called "Evasion" written by an anonymous dumpster diving vagabond in the States. It's no masterpiece but enjoyed reading his startlingly refreshing and controversial worldviews.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Visited the tsunami-damaged coastal regions of Japan about 6 times since 3/11. Met many people, exposed to a plethora of raw emotions and lives.

Lately I've been Skypterviewing a lot of cool overseas musicians for work. One time I got asked if I could interview David Lynch for a Japanese magazine but I couldn't because I had another work that day :(
Some people want to shake me very, very violently when I tell them this story. It IS a terrible story, isn't it?

Teach, Learn, Share

I work as a freelance translator and interpreter of Japanese and English but decided to leave Japan for a while after I got too irked about the current situation over there, which is at best of times befuddling and fucking irritating at worst.

If you want to practice your Japanese on me that's cool too. I'll teach you all the dirty stuff, as well as handy phrases like "Pass me the soysauce".

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Germany, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Japan, New Zealand, United States

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