Translator, copywriter, web marketer (not evil! honest!), general fixer, doing everything from global product launches to standing there with a silly mask on at a comics convention selling three DVDs a minute. When I'm not getting paid I also like to pretend I'm an essayist, amateur journo, and web designer.
Equally capable of being the guy who can still mix drinks for everyone else at 4:30, and the guy tucked in at 10:15.
I can be all business when I have something planned, which is often, but the things I love most about travel are those dinners when I arrive the night before or breakfasts when I can't quite leave same-day. I'm a very lateral thinker, which leads to table conversations that play out like an episode of Connections; but on the other hand if there's anything I like more than coming up with a clever topic, it's hearing something unique, experiencing something new, and jolting myself out of my mental ambiance rather than just living the same old routine in a different town.
If you cook a good Japanese curry, you will have a hard time getting rid of me.
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