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Diogo Almeida

Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

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Overview

  • 34 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Environmental Engineer turned Design...
  • Trial and Error :)
  • From Almada, Portugal
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To embrace every culture! The World is a beautiful place, we should try to know our home and family better!

ABOUT ME

I'm an easygoing guy, people around me are always happy (or at least they pretend very well)I love AikidoI love going out, day or nightI love small design details no one noticesIf you know me, add me on Facebook:

PHILOSOPHY

A scorpion was wandering along the bank of the river, wondering how to get to the other side. Suddenly he saw a fox. He asked the fox to take him on his back across the river. The fox said, "No. If I do that, you'll sting me and I'll drown." The scorpion assured him, "If I did that, we'd both drown." So the fox thought about it and finally agreed. So the scorpion climbed up on his back and the fox began to swim. But halfway across the river, the scorpion stung him. As the poison filled his veins, the fox turned to the scorpion and said, "Why did you do that? Now you'll drown too." "I couldn't help it," said the scorpion. "It's my nature."

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

By hosting, and surfing and helping people who ask me stuff I strongly advise reading this about How to be the perfect host/guest, and try to follow those principles everywhere you go =) http://lifehacker.com/5612122/be-a-perfect-guest-in-the-21st-century

http://lifehacker.com/5606282/how-to-be-the-perfect-host-in-the-21st-century

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

My CS experience as a surfer was in Japan, for 2 months in 2010 (Tokyo, Osaka, Takayama, Kanazawa, Kobe, Fukuoka) and Italy 2011 (Treviso, Verona)

I also Hosted 4 Japanese, 2 Italian, 1 Taiwanese, 2 Filipino, 1 Korean and 3 Portuguese :)

Places I traveled

Interests

I like practicing Aikido, Tennis, Bouldering and Snowboarding! Meeting different people, and going to Amazing places and sharing the best moments of my trips around the world At work I like Interface design and to study how people experience digital and tangible information systems I also like urban, environment and global warming topics Check my travel blog:http://uxtokyo.tumblr.com/

Music, Movies & Books

Movie: La vitta è bella, Gladiator, The Pianist, Negotiator, Danny the Dog Books: Giza Power Plant, Everyware,Sketching User Experiences, Calvin & Hobbes, The Universe in a nutshell, Mais rápido que a luz Music: Photonz ('cause I was one of them a few years ago. Also: Chemical bros, Prodigy, DJ Shadow

One Amazing Thing I've Done

DONE: Lived/volunteered in the Tibetan community in exile, Dharamsala. It was an amazing experience, and seeing the Dalai Lama and Bishop Desmond Tutu, two nobel peace prizes right in front of me, at the same time, was amazing.

SEEN: THE SIMPSONS hahaha =) Also: a goat that looked like a scary wolf and a koala that looked like an ugly dog, in the same week! Watched an open brain surgery, 1meter away from the patient for some hours (work-related). ahah and I felt hungry somehow.

EXPERIENCED: I woke up, opened my window and it was raining, I was sad. Then I woke up, thought it was just a dream, opened my window and it was raining, I was sad again. BUT THEN I really woke up, feeling freaked out, as if I was in Inception movie, opened my window and it was sunny! I had a dream inside a dream inside a dream (is this reality?)

Teach, Learn, Share

Stuff I can teach and share if you're interested: Aikido, Iaido, tennis, interaction design and stuff about the environment And I'm always eager to learn about your culture and ways if you're willing to share!

Countries I've Visited

Cuba, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Korea, Republic of, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, Philippines, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I've Lived In

India, Japan, Portugal

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