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I have a whimsical personality. I'm generally clean and polite.
Tokyo is home, but I'm currently working on my undergrad at Columbia.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Would like to meet cool locals to show me things that aren't necessarily on the tour books. As cheesy as it may sound, I'd like to seek an authentic experience--something that isn't marked so much by an artificial, corporate culture. I just want to keep an open mind and see what's out there!
It's also great to come across people from all walks of life. Learning about new cultures and meeting new people can be both a educational and a humbling experience.
In my free time, I enjoy reading books and watching random shows on Netflix.
Music, Movies, and Books
The Picture of Dorian Gray, Invisible Man (Ellison), All The King's Men, The Brothers Karamazov, Mishima Yukio, Maugham, and some of Tom Stoppard's plays
The Silence of the Lambs, Se7en, Babel, The Last Emperor, some Truffaut and Godard stuff, David Fincher, Sophia Coppola
I know this is kind of awful but I love James Dean and Audrey Hepburn heh
Rick and Morty, Portlandia, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Bob's Burgers
What I Can Share with Hosts
I've lived in Tokyo, Yokohama, Honolulu, St. Louis, and New York with extended family in Chicago, Seoul, and Busan. I'm a multi-cultural kid, and I'd love to share my experiences with my hosts!
Countries I’ve Visited
Canada, France, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Japan, United States