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Yoko Lu

Yamato, Kanagawa, Japan

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Overview

  • 13 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Japanese; learning Chinese, French
  • 24, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • Learner
  • B.Sc. Environmental Science
  • From Vancouver, BC
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To travel around world. To learn French in France.

Well, to be honest, I have many goals and missions. In terms of travelling, other than visiting all the countries, I would love to live in UK and work there.

ABOUT ME (more details about me are shown below)

I believe background has more influence on defining one person than ethnicity. What do you think? ----- I am Japanese as I am born in Tokyo, Japan, but I am pure Chinese. I can be considered as Chinese, Japanese, and Canadian, but I do not consider myself as Chinese. I speak English mostly and sometimes Japanese and Chinese. I can understand all of these languages. My English is best, then Japanese, and finally, Chinese. This background is interesting as not many people have these as their backgrounds.

...This is dull introduction of myself. It is best is to meet me directly and know me as a person.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Whenever possible, I would love to couchsurf and meet new people whenever I travel. It would be fun to travel with strangers too, but would be the best to meet in person first before going on a big trip.

Even when not couchsurfing while travelling, I would love to meet travellers and share experience (I often randomly talk to people at tourist places and other places when I think they are tourists). I love to show them around. Rather than the main area of the city where most tourists visit, I will show them outside the city because I know they are interested/have researched and will tour within the main area themselves.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have heard couchsurfing from a friend when I visited Hawaii for 11 days in December 2012. I have couchsurfed for the first time in Hawaii and I loved it. The host was very nice - he even gave me a motorbike ride, which I have never done before.

Interests

Outdoor activities. Entertainment. Wildlife. Photography. Cooking. Birdwatching. etc. etc. Anything that is interesting (I have many interests).

I would like to go hiking whenever possible, and try new experiences. I have done a 4-day camping plus canoeing/kayaking trip and I was amazed by that experience and would like to do more new things!

Music, Movies & Books

I believe that it means nothing if two individuals who meet have completely different tastes of music, movies, and books. The most important thing is whether they have similar interests or whether they follow up conversation and enjoy time together.

MUSIC:

I generally do not like slow, soft, and loud music. I do not like rap (if mainly rap as part of the song) and metal.

I like alternative music (alternate pop/rock), punk pop, country, pop, rock, and EDM (songs with singing, not just music that are bit too harsh. I particularly like Avicii and Afrojack. Some of the songs I typically like: Eric Prydz - Everyday, Dada Life - One Smile).

I recently like Japanese band BACK-ON(Flyaway, Departure).

MOVIES/BOOKS:

Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, mystery, fantasy, documentary, etc.

MOVIES:

Some examples I like:

1. Iron Sky 2. Tomorrow 3. Blade series

I don't particularly enjoy romantic or comedy genres. However, I do find these movies funny:

1. The Interview 2. Baby Mama 3. Team America

One Amazing Thing I've Done

The amazing thing that I have ever done in my life that surprises me is bungee jumping. It was only about 30m (100 ft) high, and interestingly, I wasn't scared when I jumped, but I screamed right before I stopped going down that was the part that was scary. Going up and down as rebounding was also scary. It was a wonderful experience and I would love to try another one but much more thrilling and at a different place where I am travelling.

Teach, Learn, Share

I love learning everything that I am interested in. I have many interests so the best way to experience it all is to actually do it, no matter how strenuous it can be.

Whenever I learn new things and I love it, I teach.

Share is community. Involving as a group of same visions maximize the potential to teach, learn, and share. And that is what I am doing now - meeting people from all the world.

I have jammed with musical band once and it was great experience. If I want to try learn something new, I need to do it directly; otherwise, I can never learn. I met drummer (Ian Casselman) of Marianas Trench through this experience :D

What I Can Share With Hosts

I am very outgoing. I love experience new things and challenge myself. My biggest dream while travelling is to visit as many places as possible if my time is limited. I love sharing stories of travelling and anything - I am not shy describing various sorts of things so feel free to talk about anything!

I love taking photos of everything - so I will be everywhere taking photos! Let's share photos and exchange :)

I love sharing culture. I would certainly love to cook and share food with hosts. When I couchsurfed in Hawaii with my friend, we cooked Chinese and Japanese food and the host (Caucasian) loved it. We overcooked and had so much leftovers that we eventually shared with the Couchsurfer after us too! (with leftovers still remaining at the end)

My greatest passion is travel, especially nature and wildlife. If there are stories on where you have been, such as national parks and secret locations (i.e. wild hot springs), I would urge to hear more from you and would love to see the pictures. I would certainly jot down some notes so I can visit some time in the future.

Countries I've Visited

Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, China, Japan

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