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Raphaela Han

Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

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Overview

  • 16 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Korean, Spanish; learning Georgian, Japanese
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • Gigging amateur turned nomadic amate...
  • BBA in International Marketing and m...
  • From New York
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Get Inspired//To Inspire

ABOUT ME

Born into an individualistic society,
Raised in collectivistic culture,
Grew up in individualistic culture.

Speak in 4 different tongues, can't express certain things in any of them.

Gigging Amateur turning into Nomadic Amateur.

I love traveling and meeting new people.

Residence-wise, I have lived in Philadelphia/New York U.S.A., South Korea, Salamanca Spain, Tokyo Japan, BsAs/Bariloche Argentina, Santiago/Coquimbo Chile, Tbilisi Georgia and Den Haag, The Netherlands. I just moved to Bangkok early May '13 where I'm doing the research for my Master's thesis in Human Rights, Gender and Conflict Studies. (keyword: gibberish)
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Soy de Nueva York, EE.UU. Naci en Philadelphia, EE.UU pero he vivido en Corea del Sur(mi familia es originalmente de Corea del Norte/Sur), Salamanca Espana, Tokyo Japon, BsAs/Bariloche Argentina, Santiago/Coquimbo Chile, Tbilisi, Georgia y La Haya, Los Paises Bajos.

Hablo 4 lenguas(ingles, espanol, coreano y japones) + poquito de Georgian, y me interesa aprender mas lenguas y culturas diferentes.

PHILOSOPHY

Inspiration.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I have always believed that you meet the most interesting people on the road; whether you are passing through or they are.
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Siempre he creido que encontre la gente mas interesante en el camino.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have visited my friends and friends' friends in different countries and crashed at their places for a few days. I also hosted some friends in New York, Tokyo and The Hague. It's always very interesting to meet the locals and expatriates!

I finally got to CS through the website for the first time a few years back and it's been great-a huge thanks to all the great hosts! I miss you guys.
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Quede con mis amigos y amigos de amigos en paises diferentes durante algunos dias. Siempre es muy interesante encontrar los nativos y expatriatos!

Finalmente me quede en algunos lugares con este sitio y me paso muy bien!

Interests

Bilo and Biggles::Andy Warhol:: works of Mick Rock, Floria Sigismondi, Annie Leibovitz, Helmut Newton, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Xul Solar, Vincent van Gogh, JMW Turner, Peter Paul Rubens, Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky, Chun Gye Young :: Dadaism:: The Libertines::holy jeans::The Renaissance:: light-iced grande coffee frappucino with whip cream::Surrealism:: gig-ing:: MET:: The Bolshoi ballet ::moleskine :: skulking about the strange streets::el museo del prado::Shimokitazawa::Cat Street:: searching for my own atelier:: stroking pretty Ashley the guitar but not playing it much::blinding manorexics with a ginormous flash::laughing at myself in foreign environments

Music, Movies & Books

Trainspotting:: I Vitelloni :: Born To Boogie:: Cet obscur objet du désir:: 28 Days Later :: LOTR:: Amelie :: Whale Rider:: Velvet Goldmine:: Billy Elliott :: Cabaret :: Breakfast at Tiffany's :: Curse of the Golden Flower:: Valentin::Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars: the motion picture :: The Banquet:: Noi::Westway to the World:: Quills::Rock n' Roll High School::Le Fantôme de la liberté:: The Rocky Horror Picture Show:: La belle et la bete :: Sunset Strip:: The Doors:: Breathless:: A Clockwork Orange :: Punk:Attitude::The King and the Clown::Hero::2046::Beyond the Valley of the Dolls::Farinelli voce regina

Le Petit Prince:: works of Oscar Wilde, Chun Gye Young, Ai Yazawa and 18th-19th century Russian literature in general:: Slamdunk::The Philosophy of Andy Warhol:: On the Road :: Rotten-No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs :: The Stranger :: The Pearl :: Franny and Zooey :: The Republic :: The Overcoat :: 1984:: Macbeth:: Letters to the Dead:: Han BiYa's travel journals(someone needs to publish an English version of this):: Utopia:: Lonely Planet:: Red Moon ::Hana yori dango (haha)

and as for music I don't know where to start besides "rock," classic, Chanson and Tango.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

-Walking along the Ganga with the cows
-Completing the alternative Inca Trail without trekking shoes
-Glaciers. Never gets old.
-A river dolphin fighting with two herons on the way to Amazon Basin. Probably the most surreal thing I've ever seen in my life.
-Petroglyphs.
-Spending my youth seeing/meeting many inspirational artists/bands

Countries I've Visited

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Portugal, Serbia, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay

Countries I've Lived In

Argentina, Chile, Georgia, Japan, Netherlands, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, United States

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