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Sara Scarf

Oakland, California, United States

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Overview

  • 1 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Hebrew (modern), Japanese
  • 24, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • After School Teacher
  • University of Redlands (2013)
  • From Oakland
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Take hold of every opportunity that passes

ABOUT ME

I was born and mostly raised in Los Angeles, but prefer to say that my home is the Bay Area.

There are so many places around the world I dream of traveling to, but for now I am trying to save money and find out what I am passionate about. I found a job at a Japanese Immersion After School Program a year ago, and I simply fell in love. I always thought I wanted to find a job using my Japanese, and my love for kids, and so I am very content with this job right now and am excited to see where this road will take me.

PHILOSOPHY

Everything happens for a reason. Even if you cannot see the purpose at the moment, time will reveal the reason.

If we are lucky enough to be on this website, it means we are very privileged people who should not complain about our lives. It is inevitable that we will all complain (a lot), but it is of vital importance that we take a moment every once in a while to realize how great we have it. It is truly amazing to be alive and well. I need to remind myself of this as often as possible.

"Impermanence are all formations. Observe this carefully, constantly"- Buddha

Interests

Japanese Language, Japanese Sign Language
Yoga
Reading anything by Paulo Coelho
Taking the local train to the end of the line

Music, Movies & Books

Books- Anything by Paulo Coelho.
Also: East of Eden by John Steinbeck and Howl's Moving Castle. AND anything in Japanese that I can read :)

Music- Recently I am super into Burno Mars, Two Door Cinema, Phoenix, The Neighborhood
Also: RAG Fair, Broken Bells, Gypsy Kings, Monkey Majik, Bump of Chicken, Ikimono Gakari,

Movies- Anything that Jackie Chan is in. AND any Hayao Miyazaki film
Also: Amelie, Independence Day, Mean Girls, The Prestige, Slumdog Millionaire, Inglorious Bastards, Pacific Rim

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I was amazed when a random older lady at Daiso took me to another station to help me find bedding for my dorm room, communicating to the salespeople in Japanese for me, continued to treat me for coffee, and brought me back to the original station where we met. The nicest thing anyone has ever done for me.

Fujikyu Highland (Japanese amusement park) was also amazing, being so close to Fuji San, going through the Haunted House, everything was amazing!!

Teach, Learn, Share

I have experience tutoring English, Hebrew, and Japanese.
I would like to practice more yoga so that I can teach it to the children I work with.

Countries I've Visited

Canada, Japan, Mexico

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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