Aya Sakamoto

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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  • Fashion Institute of Technology, NY
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About Me


To have a great summer!


I am originally from New York but have been living in Berlin, Germany for a bit over 2 years now. I previously studied fashion design but am looking to switch over to visual communications.

I am creative, contemplative, and a bit confusing sometimes. I love to reference American tv shows, dance and sing unexpectedly, people watch, laugh at incredibly not funny things (in a non offensive manner), and to read ingredients on the back of food packages. And I don't like rain but I love the smell and sound of it.

I'm also a food blogger so you can check me out over there if you'd like. ;)
I write about life in Germany and post my own recipes.


"Treat others how you wish to be treated."
The golden rule and a good one. I live by it everyday.

I also try to live life to its fullest. It's hard at times to feel accomplished, especially when you're in a rut, but if you can do one inspiring thing a day, where you know it was just for the sheer fun of it, then can anything really ever be bad?

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


My Couchsurfing experiences have always been positive. I've met a couple of amazing people, that I don't know where else I would've met. It's also introduced me to many experiences . . . I learned how to ride a bike at age 21 thanks to a Couchsurfer!


I love to cook and spend my time in grocery stores, picking through produce and stocking my pantry with spices. I blog. I love to take pictures. Fashion is an obsession. Art is life. And I enjoy television and television scripts.
My greatest interest though may be the minds of others. I'd love for people to share their mind with me.

Music, Movies, and Books

Always a tricky topic, but here are a few titles of each that come to mind:

Movies - Bright Star, Inception, Clueless, Mean Girls, The Artist, Midnight in Paris, Roman Holiday, My Man Godfrey, Le Père Noël est une ordure, Grand Budapest Hotel . . .

Music - Jukebox the Ghost, Run Toto Run, Chat Monchy, Singer Songer, Shiina Ringo, Company of Thieves, Marina and the Diamonds, Freelance Whales, Explosions in the Sky, Icona Pop . . .

Books - Shadow of the Wind, Pygmalion, King Lear, Streetcar Named Desire, The Great Gatsby, 1Q84, Harry Potter series, How to Cook Everything (cookbook) . . .

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

New Yorkers are nice (trust me on this one), but will they accompany you all the way to the airport when you're lost, and on their day off? No, probably not. But one man by the name of Oliver did in Duesseldorf, Germany. I will never forget his kindness.

I was at a party in Brooklyn, followed by another party, followed by diner breakfast, followed by 2 hours of sleep, followed by a 9 hour work day. How the hell did I do that?

Teach, Learn, Share

I would love to see what someone sees, to be spoken to in the unknown tongue, to touch the intensely gross and the greatly wonderful, to smell the scent that quietly lingers, and to taste what will remain in my memories for years to come.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I love people and I love meeting many different kinds of people. I am always eager to talk to someone about absolutely anything (so long as we're on the same page).

I definitely love to cook. I am pretty much dabomb.com when it comes to making American pancakes, any kind of baked vegan treat (I'm not vegan but I choose to eat mostly vegan out of habit and because veggies are yummy), or soup. I love to learn new things in the kitchen too so any foodie out there, we are already friends and hopefully cooking together at some point.

I also love to walk around and see the city. I don't mean going from museum to museum, itinerary obsessed, trying to see as much as possible. I mean lacing my boots, getting out of the house, and just keeping my eyes full of different sights and coming back home incredibly tired and happy.

Countries I’ve Visited

Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Poland, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, United States

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