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  • 50 References 43 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Korean; learning French, Japanese, Russian, Spanish
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2011
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  • Bachelor
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About Me


Contribute to better lives of world, be friendly with anyone around the world


I will work at Jeon-Ju si from November, so probably I would be able to host you from November 2016.

I am interested in meeting people from different backgrounds. The important thing is to open mind and have attention to each other for respect.

When I was university student, I had many opportunities to visit many countries by governmental program, internship, research project, and also travelling. Every moment had been invaluable asset to me and I am ready for the adventure during my work and career.

I am a big fan of any art & culture, language, music, theatre, musical, opera, jazz, electronic music, geography, sport, dance, etc.


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Why I’m on Couchsurfing




I surfed in Europe and hosted in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Such an amazing exerience!


I am intersted in international issues & development, andalou economics. I look through news from developing countries and want to work in organization dealing with interational development.

In addition, I am intersted in art & culture. Especially, I like classical music and art movies. I like to play the piano and violin. Also, I like to watch opera, exhibition, play, art films and ballet. In addition, I am open to every culture around the world if it does not violate one's human rights or lives.

These days, I am keen on learning tango and jazz piano.

But, you don't have to be worried that I am not that boring person. I am a bit shy and introvert in the beginning, but I enjoy going to pub and have a conversation each other. Of course I like singing and dancing in the club.

Music, Movies, and Books

Movie -
My favorite directors are Mikael Hanneke, Pablo Larrain, Arnaud Desplechin, Alain Resnais, Richard Linklater, Paul Thomas Anderson, Laurent Cantet, Abdellaif Kechiche, Francois Ozon, Rithy Pahn, Miguel Gomes, Darden Brothers, Cristian Mungiu, Agnieszka Holland, Manoel De Oliveira, Joao Botelho, Ang Lee, Todd Haynes, Mia Hansen-Love, Edgardo Cozarinsky, Yorgos Lanthimos, Andrei Zvyagintsev, Andre Techine,

Music -
Classical music : These days I am deeply into Russian operas and Piano music of French and Russian composers (Scriabin, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Ravel, Debussy), as well as contemorary composers such as Max Richter and Olafur Arnalds. Also I love Armenian compoesers such as Tigran Mansurian and Aram Khachaturian.

Pop, Rock and EDM, etc. : Lykke Li, Stromae, Benjamin Biolay, Madeon, Hermin van Buuren, Calvin Harris, Tuxedo, Clean Bandit, Royal Blood, Phoenix, Years & Years, Bjork, Royal Blood, The Script, Two Door Cinema Club, Asgeir, Sigur Los, Benjamine Clementine,

Film score : Francis Lai, Michel Legrand, Gustavo Santaolana, Philip Rombi, Alex Beaupain, Dario Marianelli,

World music(Although I don't like this jargon) :

* Latin America : Buena Vista Social Club(Omara Portuondo, Ibrahim Ferrer, Compay Segundo), Mercedes Sosa, Pedro Aznar, Gustavo Cerrati, Caetano Veloso, Chucho Valdes, Gilberto Gil, Elis Regina, Jorge Drexler, Daniel Viglietti, Chico Buarque, Arturo Sandoval, Carlos Gardel, Piazzolla, Mercedes Sosa, Violeta Para, Juan Fernando Velasquez, Maria Bethania, Benny More,

* Europe : Elina Duni, Elena Karandirou, Tigran Mansurian, Paolo Conte, Benjamin Biolay, Monica Zetturland, Eddy Mitchell, Johnny Hallyday, Pedro Abrunhosa, Cristina Branco, Sergio Godinho, Palya Bea, Goran Bregovich, Melina Mercouri, Paul Vallve, Amira Medunjanin, Leon Larreui, Mariza, Ana Moura, Vladimir Vysotsky

* Africa : Salif Keita, Toumani Diabate, Faudel, Rokya Traore, Ramy Essam, Anouar Ibrahim

* Asia : Sinn Sisamouth, Sekaino Owari, Suchmos, Ramlee, Waldemar Bastos

Jazz : Jose James, Kurt Elling, Avishai Cohen(both double bass and trumpet), Caro Emerald, Nat King Cole, Thelonius Monk, Dominic Miler, Pat Martino, Chet Baler, Gregory Porter, Nina Simone, Omer Avita, Ernesto Lecuona, Brad Mehldau, Joshua Redman, Celso Fonseca, Paolo Fresu, Omar Sosa, Bill Evans, Benny Green, Abdullah Ibrahim, Ibrahim Maalouf, Tigran hamasyan

(to be updated)

Books -

Literature : Michel Houhelbec, Marguerite Duras, Amos Oz, George Owell, Mario Benedetti, Gorgio Bassani, Ala al Ahswani

Non-literature : Piketty, Joseph Stiglitz, Svetlana Alexevich, Primo Levi, Frantz Fanon,

(to be updated)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

MY experience in Mexico and India was the best in my life. As well as memories in Geneva and Phnom Penh

Teach, Learn, Share

We can talk about book, movie and art. I am intersted in the issues and know quite well about them. Also, I think we can talk abouth the country each other and about international issues. I can teach you piano or violin, also. Language is also the good means for exchange. Of course, I can tell you my story of past experiences and want to hear yours.

If you have anything to teach me, I'd like to learn anything from you!

What I Can Share with Hosts

Openness, joyful conversation, knowledge on anything you want(as long as I am aware of), small souvenirs, helping the chores

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Cambodia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Cambodia, South Korea, Switzerland

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