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I'm Esa, a computer science person from Finland who loves going out on adventures. Always looking for new ways of thinking, I enjoy trying out all sorts of activities. I'm also very interested in doing something to improve the world, whether it be philanthropic, artistic, work-related, global, local, or anything inbetween!
I recently moved to Tokyo and started working here, and have been enjoying it a lot. Since I hosted and got to know a bunch of people in 2017, I'd like to keep the tradition going! Especially now that things have settled a bit and my apartment is functional again. :)
If you need a place to stay at or just want to hang out, make sure to get in touch!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I want to help fellow travellers out, make new friends, and get to know how other people think about the world and themselves. Having a place to stay at when travelling myself doesn't sound bad either.
- video games
- board games
- table tennis
- japanese culture
- magic the gathering
- go (board game)
Music, Movies, and Books
I think all genres can be appreciated in the right mood. However, I enjoy anything that can get me to ponder, especially the following books:
Four Hour Work-Week (Tim Ferriss)
Thinking, Fast and Slow (Daniel Kahneman)
The Republic (Plato)
And the following films:
君の名は (Your Name)
Don't Hug Me I'm Scared
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I made an online game in two days: https://ldjam.com/events/ludum-dare/38/invasion
Teach, Learn, Share
I would like to learn more Japanese, and have been lately interested in learning more about penmanship, graphic design & editing, as well as product design and business management.
If you are interested, I can teach you about things like programming, photography, Finnish or Japanese language, how computers work, or how to win at games. ^^
What I Can Share with Hosts
A great time and some photographs, at the very least. I'll try to bring some small souvenir from Finland as well!
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden
Countries I’ve Lived In