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Matan Katz

Jerusalem, Jerusalem district, Israel

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Overview

  • 43 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Hebrew (modern); learning Japanese
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • University student
  • East Asian studies, Japanese dapartm...
  • From Rehovot, Israel
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To be able to hold a full conversation in Japanese

ABOUT ME

My name is Matan, but you know that already... :)
I live with my boyfriend Avner in a cozy apartment in Jerusalem.

I enjoy meeting people from all around the world and knowing all about their culture, experiences and life stories.
I'm very open minded and liberal in my Outlook on life.
I appreciate a good sense of humor and I like to laugh about everything (and I mean EVERYTHING).
I love nature, music, food, History, Languages, things that make me laugh and to make others laugh.

I am currently studying Japanese and would love to practice it with other people :)

はじめまして!マタンと申します。
イスラエルのエルサレムにアブネルという彼氏と一緒に住んでいます。
エルサレムのヘブライ大学で日本学を勉強しています。
日本語はもう2年間勉強しているので、少しできると思います。
趣味は音楽、日本文化、日本語、旅行、テレビ、そして話を聞く事です。

日本に行ったことがあるけれど、ぜひもう一度行こうと思って、今度の9月に行くかもしれません。
日本の事をもっと知るために、たくさんの人々に会い、よく話したほうがいいと思うからです。かりに出来ても出来なくても誰かの話を聞くことは大切だと思います。
イスラエルに来るときは、ぜひ私に連絡してください。エルサレムを散歩したり観光したりしましょう!

よろしくお願いします!

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PHILOSOPHY

My philosophy? I'm not sure I have one yet :)
But I'm always trying to be nice and helpful, is that enough?

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

When I host - I like showing people around, while learning about their culture :)
Usually when I have surfers over, I try to take them to places of interest that I can also enjoy - museums, special restaurants or cafes, favorite spots in Israel and so on. If my time is free, I will gladly do that.

When I'm surfing - Obviously, I try to pick hosts that seem nice and that have something in common with me. That said, I'm very open minded about all different kinds of life styles and opinions.

I'm curious and talkative.
Avner is more of a shy person, but he is curious about our guests nonetheless :)
I enjoy getting to know my hosts as well as my guests.

My boyfriend Avner is very hospitable to the people we host but I'm the one in charge of our CS plans, basically. That's not to say he doesn't want to be a part of the CS project, He's simply more comfortable leaving dealing with that to me :)

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have met some wonderful people along the way.

I spent 1 month in Europe doing mostly couch surfing, and it was such a unique experience! I've met some really generous people, who welcomed me in the most heartwarming of ways.
When I hosted people I took advantage of the opportunity to go to places in my country that I rarely go to like Ein Gedi or the old city in Jerusalem at night - wonderful experience!

I spent 3 weeks couchsurfing around Japan. That was nice experience although Japanese flats are definitely the smallest I've seen :)

Interests

Theater, Drums, Music, singing, Movies, Food & restaurants, good pubs, museums, Travelling. I have too many interests - I'm a very curious person!

Avner is interested in Basketball, expecially NBA (he is a fan of the San Antonio Spurs). He's also into old movies and music, Fantasy and si-fi books, woodcraft and DIY,

Music, Movies & Books

Books:
I enjoyed Harry potter as a teenager :)
Shogun.
Some books in Hebrew which non Israelis wouldn't know.
Generally speaking, I enjoy refernce books (history, nature, science) much more than litterature.

TV:
a HUGE fan of Family guy and American dad, pretty much anything that comes out of Seth MacFarlane!
I also enjoy south park.
I love national geographic, nature shows and science shows related to space exploration and biology. I'm really more into documentaries than into regular movies.

Music:
KREVA, 槇原 敬之, Kyari Pamyu Pamyu きゃりぱみゅぱみゅ、Tracy Chapman, 、Passion Pit, The Go! Team, Idan Reichel, Starfucker, CEO, Amy Winehouse, Tracy Chapman, Lauryn Hill, Gwen Stefani, Mumford and sons, Beyonce, Chromeo, Colaplay, Madonna and many many more...
Also, traditional Japanese music and Kodo drums!

Avner:
Movies: Akira Kurosawa, François Truffaut, John sayles.
Music: blues, John lee hooker, Lucinda Williams, Nina Simone, Bob Dylan.
Books: Si-fi and fiction.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

How can I choose just one??

* Went to a Safari trip in Kenya.
* played a Taiko drum in Japan.
* Spent a whole day taking pictures in Vondelpark, Amsterdam.
* Travelled to Alaska

Teach, Learn, Share

Learn:
Other people's adventures in life!
Japanese language and culture - my major. Always fascinated with other cultures as well :)

Teach:
Hebrew or English.
Jewish tradition, history and customs.

Share:
My views and opinions.
My knowledge and my life stories.

Countries I've Visited

Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Kenya, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Israel

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