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Naotomo Umewaka

Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

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Overview

  • 22 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Japanese; learning Arabic, German, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Filmmaker/Photographer/Actor
  • Graduated University
  • From Tokyo, London
  • Profile 100% complete

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 ;)

ABOUT ME

Hope all is well!! I am very easy going, love to meet new people. I have visited 35 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, editing, acting and filming projects in Tokyo or abroad.

I use Facebook more so please feel free to add me. www.Facebook.com/Naotomou

Here is my work below. If you have any comments, opinions that would be great. Thanks heaps for everything

My couch surfing video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8QAPSVqvrY

All the best,

Tomo

www.NaotomoUmewaka.com

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 feel fear of doing nothing.

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

If you are not making someones life better your wasting your time.

You might get hit by a train/car/whatever tomorrow so live life today as if its 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

I sometimes let people, crash at my place in japan. I meet people for tea, lunch, or beer. We usually always meet a couple or a bunch of times depending on how busy they are during the trip. I take people round, and they tend to really like to hang out with me, because they see the city from the local prospective. 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 pad. 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, Seeing Peoples Reactions, Partying, Dancing, Capoeira, Scuba diving, Swimming, Rollerblading, Skateboarding, Table tennis, Tennis, Billiard, Good times!!

Music, Movies & 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, american beauty, midnight cowboy, hustler, the last king of scotland, taxi driver, good fellas, amores perros, crash, rashomon, magnolia, mulholand drive, monthy phython, leaving las vegas, cube, catch me if you can, enemy of the state, scare crow (with al pacino not the scary one), raging bull, the hours, six sense, the unbreakable, yojimbo!!

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

One Amazing Thing I've Done

So many things!! Sky diving, bungy jumping, cliff diving. I have seen beautiful mountains, beaches. Gone on the Peace boat. 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.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Brazil, Cambodia, Colombia, Egypt, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Japan, United Kingdom

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