Oscar Arias

Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan

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  • International Preschool Teacher
  • B.A. in History, TESOL certified
  • From Boston, MA, USA
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About Me


I want to explore Tokyo!


i am a world traveler. i like to eat apple pie that has been in the fridge. i like dancing by moonlight. i think vinyl records are beautiful. i want to learn more languages. . i like to drink red wine. i want to become a better photographer. i love traveling to music festivals in other countries. i am passionate about certain things. i blog a lot. i dance a lot. i like to cook.. i like to defend human rights through activism. i like to travel by airplanes. i like songs about trains. i like liberal thinking. i write bad poetry. i like scuba diving. i like driving automatic transmission. i hate eggs & broccoli. i like night swimming, i like singing songs to loved ones, i like halloween. i hate racists and ignorant people. i love learning about other cultures. i wish i was a painter.

i moved to Japan after living in other Asian countries such as China, South Korea, Thailand teaching ESL. i love working with kindergarten and middle school kids in the classroom. i am a TESOL certified teacher and i am hoping to apply to grad school when i am ready for my Masters degree.


Live. Learn. Travel. Love.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


i have made donations and shown people around my local area!


before I joined the CS community, I have hosted and surfed couches in USA, Germany, Thailand, China, Japan, and South Korea.


making my friends laugh, latin dancing, learning new languages, world travel, buying concert tickets for my favorite indie bands, air guitar, DJing, making mix tapes, random movie trivia, cooking latino style food, karaoke, trying new activities, writing short stories, and listening to other people.

music, politics, film, literature, current events, loved ones, activism, food, and learning new languages...

Music, Movies, and Books

books: crime & punishment, love in the time of cholera, to kill a mockingbird, lord of the flies, the watchmen, on the road, riding the iron rooster, sin city, wild swans, lone wolf & cub...

movies: high fidelity, cidade de deus, bladerunner, ghost in the shell, the fountain, the constant gardener, pulp fiction, kill bill, old boy, requiem for a dream, almost famous, quadrophenia, chingu, akira, nausicaa: valley of the wind, slc punk, desperado, amores sin perros, y tu mama tambien, habla con ella, run, lola, run, soylent green, amelie, lost in translation, rushmore, the darjeeling limited, life aquatic

music: sonic youth , fugazi, pearl jam, the clash, the gossip, bikini kill, the ramones, the buzzcocks, bjork, the national, my morning jacket, r.e.m., neil young, nick cave, bob dylan, wilco, interpol, radiohead, the cure, the beatles, the rolling stones, carlos vives, deftones, tool, tori amos, social distortion, bob marley, buju banton, chaka demus & pliers, the wailers, the specials, the slackers, yo la tengo, superchunk, sleater-kinney, the who, bruce springsteen, joe strummer, my bloody valentine, new order, the stone roses, the pixies, dinosaur jr., number girl, the boredoms, boris, the blue hearts, the exploding hearts....

food: colombiano, puertoriqqueno, brasileno, korean, chinese, japanese, and italiano.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

i went to Maya Bay in Koh Phi Phi located in Phuket, Thailand and it changed my life...

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, Poland, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Japan, South Korea, Thailand, United States

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