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Overview

  • 172 References 142 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Japanese; learning Spanish
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Filmmaker/Photographer/Actor
  • Graduated University
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

My mission is to live life like there's no tomorrow! Try to do something fun, different, or something that I enjoy everyday. Also looking for new projects so I can travel ;) Here is a video I did in Cambodia funded by CNN https://youtu.be/u2cauTF_UIo

ABOUT ME

Hope all is well!! I am very easy going, love to meet new people. I have visited 44 countries so far, and is always on the look out for the next country. I look forward to getting involved with Film/TV/News work, directing, cinematography, and acting projects in Tokyo or abroad. Here is one of my recent works I did funded by CNN https://youtu.be/5cQ50i-o_GA

I use Facebook more so please feel free to add me.
https://web.facebook.com/naotomoumewaka/

All the best enjoy your travels!

Tomo

PHILOSOPHY

There's a movie, called pay it forward please watch this. If you help someone out, a great deal, great things will happen all around us.

Do not have fear of making mistakes, but have fear of doing nothing.

If you take care of me, I will take care of you.

If you are not making someone's life better you are wasting your time.

You might get hit by a train/car/whatever tomorrow so live life today as if it's your last.

We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from life.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

If my house is free I will let people stay at my place in japan. I try my best to hang out with them have lunch, or beer. If I am not working I take people round, and they tend to really like to hang out with me, because they see the city from the local perspective. And I usually take them to places where guide books don't take you.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

A guy who I didn't know at all asked me if he can CS at my house. He then stayed for a few weeks, and told me about CS. It was so great to have him at my place. He taught me how to cook Mexican food, taught me a lot of stuff. And I also taught him a lot of things, and introduced him to my family, and friends. I then visited him when I was in Mexico. Now we are bros from a different mother. And since then people have CS at my place often, and I have CS while traveling.

Interests

Making Documentaries and Films, Photographs and Design, Traveling for Life, Pacifism, Music, The Beach, Humor, sometimes partying, Dancing, Capoeira, Scuba diving, Swimming, Rollerblading, Skateboarding, Table tennis, Tennis, Billiard, Good times!!

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies:
Seven Pounds, pay it forward rocks!! Crazed fruit, focus, survive style 5 plus, keane, deceiver, aka liar, house of flying daggers, pulp fiction, city of god, usual suspects, the game, midnight cowboy, hustler, the last king of scotland, taxi driver, good fellas, amores perros, crash, rashomon, magnolia, Mulholland drive, monthy phython, leaving las vegas, cube, scare crow (with al pacino not the scary one), raging bull, the unbreakable, yojimbo!!

Music:
Anything thats good!!drum n bass, hip-hop, jazz, the good commercial stuff, and underground, madlib, talib kweli, mos-def, biggie, kanye, the roots, tribe, de la soul, nujabes, hi-tek, deltron, bahamadia, cinematic orchestra, guru, Big L, gorrilaz, ska, sain supa crew, mf doom, 2 many djs, slum village, common, lauryn hill, binary star, martisyahu, lil brother!!! Jurassic 5, dilated peoples, unspoken heard, pete rock, wu-tang, 2pac, bob marley, eek a mouse

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Scuba diving with 40 sharks in Bahamas and in caves in Mexico where the Mayans used to sacrifice themselves. Skydiving in Hawaii. Peru, Machu Pichu for 5 days. Salar de uyuni in Bolivia. Helicopter ride without doors in Kauai. Scuba diving with manta rays on Big Island. Temples in Cambodia, I love Paris as well!! There are just so many beautiful places in the world. Heaps of stuff!!! Mykonos an island in Greece is awesome!!
But I have also seen the rough areas. In the slum of Brazil, kids around 13 years old would carry guns bigger then themselves an M16. It made me realize how these kids have nothing to lose, and made me really appreciate life. But at the same time I spoke to them, and they were really nice, so made me see the best in the so called "worst places"

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach photography, film, and how to edit and the history of film. I can also teach the languages I know, and share some awesome stories.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can teach them about cameras, and share my stories!

Countries I’ve Visited

Aruba, Austria, Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Guam, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Japan, United Kingdom, United States

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