Professional photographer and features writer (ex academic) based in Bangkok & Tokyo. I speak elementary Japanese, Thai and Spanish, advanced level French, native speaker of English. I am from San Francisco, California but have lived abroad for many, many years: Japan, Thailand, France. Apart from photography, my other interests include cinema, travel, cooking, wines, nature hikes, cycling.... I am easy-going, quiet, love humor, movies, poetry, fiction... am an outdoor smoker (even at my own house). Have had mostly good Air BnB experiences, and have enjoyed meeting people this way. When using your fridge or kitchen, I clean up after myself Right Away. Hosts notice this and have applauded, though to me it is common sense to tidy after oneself especially when using someone else's kitchen. I am a quiet early-to-bed person, and have low tolerance for noise.