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Overview

  • 107 references 89 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Korean; learning German, Italian, Japanese
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2014
  • Retired
  • Graduated
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

The "My Home" section of my profile will tell you the housing and sleeping conditions.

I would appreciate it if you mention any conspiracy theories you entertain because I think they're fun(ny).

I'm a hands-off, freedom-giving host.

No expectations, no disappointments.

I'm interested in new and novel things: experiences, ideas, places, items, food, colors, feelings, and words. Obviously I also like old and traditional things.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

The people I've met have been very kind and open (and rarely arrogant or pretentious). I've met some cool people who I wouldn't have otherwise, and it's a fun way to travel.

Interests

Nature, Patterns of All Kinds, Mysticism, Cosmology, Fractals, Gastronomy, Consciousness, Architecture, Filmmaking, Health and Nutrition, Cycling, Philosophy, Music, Plants, Fungi, Bacteria, Surfing, Life, Death, Truth, Beauty

  • arts
  • film making
  • beauty
  • music
  • cycling
  • surfing
  • nature
  • life
  • film
  • health
  • gastronomy
  • nutrition
  • consciousness
  • truth
  • arcitecture

Music, Movies, and Books

2023: a lot of things have changed, but i refuse to update this.

2020:
i havent updated this in years but it's still kind of accurate and also meh, no need to delete

2015:
in general, i prefer things that challenge and surprise me, or are melodically interesting.

instrumental music: jazz, classical, and guitar-based music. also blues music, hiphop, electronica (Kraftwerk, Soulwax, etc). also soul, gospel, Motown, and dance music like disco and funk. Pink Floyd, Radiohead, and AKB48. death metal, too.

film directors: Tarkovsky, Bergman, Kieslowski, Fellini, Hitchcock, Kubrick, Polanski, and Miyazaki. also Godard, Kurosawa, Coppola, Ozu, Chaplin, Bunuel, Lang, Lynch, Leone

Television: i haven't watched TV in over a decade, but I did enjoy Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Planet Earth, Reno 911, and a few other shows.

Books: philosophy, parables, short stories, and sometimes long novels.

Teach, Learn, Share

knowledge, memories, exploration, dishwashing

What I Can Share with Hosts

pearls i held on to when i found myself before swine

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Wales

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