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Masafumi Matsumoto

Saitama, Saitama, Japan

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Overview

  • 20 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Japanese; learning French, Spanish
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Full time human being
  • Formal education in philosophy at un...
  • From Saitama, Japan
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Filling my life with more love. Love of people, love of things I do, love of knowledge, love of loving.

ABOUT ME

Hi, I'm Masa. I believe my life is my art (your life is your art too) and I value things like freedom, love, and beauty.

Curiosity is what drives my life and among other amazing things in life, I’m keen on martial arts (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Submission Wrestling and Judo), music, dancing (Argentine Tango), philosophy (the analytic kind), understanding the male-female dynamics and eating&cooking food. I’m interested in thinking and writing about creativity, curiosity, love, relationship and authenticity.

My perspective has been influenced and shaped by the following: * Listening to punk rock and applying the punk rock way of thinking to my life * Living in Australia for a long time as an international student * Studying philosophy at university * Practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo * Learning what it takes to be an attractive man and taking action about it

So, this is me. I’m up for making the world more romantic. Watch me do it or be part of it.

You can read my interview here (http://www.creativevoyage.co.uk/node/650).

Also, I run a blog (http://masafumimatsumoto.com) and I'm active on twitter (http://twitter.com/mma323). You can get a good sense of who I am from these things.

PHILOSOPHY

My life is my art. I'm creating it for myself and to share what I learnt through the process of creating it with others.

I'm a positive&optimistic person with some logical thoughts behind it. After all, there are things we can't control and it's silly to worry about them. Instead of focusing my energy and resources on such uncontrollable things, I focus on what matters, control what I can control (i.e. myself and what I do), and choose to live for excellence.

(By the way, I wish this section wasn't named "Personal Philosophy" - the reason why I feel this way is because I'm interested in philosophy as an age-old academic discipline and believe that the sense of 'philosophy' as used in this category doesn't really match with philosophy as an academic discipline. This usage can create some misconceptions about philosophy as an academic discipline and its general practice.)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've used CouchSurfing on and off and met some wonderful people through CS. I'm always happy to share experiences with other like-minded people!

Interests

Martial Arts (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Submission Wrestling, and Judo) Music Dancing (I practice Argentine Tango) Philosophy (Western&Analytic) The Male-Female Dynamics Eating&Cooking Food Thinking and Writing about Creativity, Curiosity, Love, Relationship and Authenticity

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: I do like watching good movies, but I fall asleep easily. I'm not really a movie guy.

Music: Punk rock and hard core punk influenced me a lot. I like 80s and 90s American punk&hardcore. I appreciate pretty much any kind of creative endeavors no matter whether I like it or not.

Books: Let's just say Kafka and Bukowski. I like reading.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

What I've been doing since Feb 2012 up to now - traveling around the world with my Brazilian Jiu Jitsu uniforms. I go to different gyms and train with different people.

Teach, Learn, Share

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Japanese

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Cambodia, China, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Viet Nam

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