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  • Fluent in English, Japanese; learning Japanese
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Management Consulting
  • BS/MS Purdue University, everyone I meet
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About Me


I have a hard time staying still. I have roamed around the large cities of the US, living in New York, Chicago, and the Bay area. I had never left the US until 2007 but have been making up for it ever since =) As of late 2011 I moved to Tokyo (living in Azabu-juban, near but not too near Roppongi) and have been loving it here ^_^

-Challenge everything! Going against the grain can be difficult and tedious, but it can create many opportunities.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Waaa, all of the old CS site HTML went away >___<

-2014: Various events in Fukuoka while I was on break there for 3 months =)
-2011: Met up with Yu in Tokyo
-2010: Hosted Julia and Elisa in NYC
-2010: Met up with Tetsuro and Yuka in Kyoto
-2009-11: South-east Asia - More partying and exploring with my most awesome Filipino crew! Meetups in Vietnam
-2009-06: EuroTrip II - Explored and partied with Valentina in Finland/Estonia, Maia in Estonia, surfed with Maxim in St Petersburg, partied with Galina and Graham in Moscow
-2009-05: SEA - Crashed with Mimi after a night of partying in Bangkok w/ her and fellow CSers. Explored and partied with Jan and crew in Singapore.
-2009-05: Chicago - Hosted Sylvia of Prague, Czech Republic and held a cookout which three other local CSers joined
-2009-05: Lisboa - Met up with Ben of Lisboa @ Sensation


  • cooking
  • partying
  • drinking
  • drinking games
  • guitar
  • piano
  • business
  • emergency services

Music, Movies, and Books

-Books: Ayn Rand, Clavell, Crichton, R. Jordan, Ender's Game since it was written about me ;)
-Movies: Beautiful Mind, American Beauty, Fight Club
-TV: Death Note, The Office, Seinfeld, Family Guy, Entourage
-Music: Music sets the mood, so depends what Im doing, pretty open to anything except country

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

-climbed Mt Sinai on Christmas and spent New Years in the White dessert
-saw Nobuo Uematsu and heard his work conducted in Singapore
-experienced the Sensation in Lisboa
-burnt my hand on a lava rock at Pacaya
-spent the night in the emergency room in Chile
-ate my weight in fishballs in Hong Kong (not at once!)
-slept in a coffin in Japan (ok, a capsule)
-survived staying at the Cocoon in Brazil with 2 guys
-sold fake Rolexes on the streets of Shanghai
-pissed off the secret police in Paris

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you how to:
-Survive in Japan
-Count in binary
-Play lots of drinking games
-Various practical business skills if we must =)

I would like to be taught how to:
-Speak Japanese better
-Play the piano and/or guitar
-Cook (just enough to have a few surprises up my sleeve)

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Bahamas, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Egypt, El Salvador, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russian Federation, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Japan, United States

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