Frequently Asked Questions
Please see below for some of the most common questions I am often asked:
Where are you?
I am asked this question at least once a day by people I know. Everyday...single...day...haha
Everyday it changes! Everyday is a new and exciting adventure! The truth is, I can be anywhere on Earth within 24 hours time. If you want to work together on a project, let's do it! Feel free to contact me on my Contact page to message me directly ^^
This is, by far, the most commonly asked question I get...haha
Where are you from?
I am asked this question at least once a day by people I don't know....haha
That's a really tough question for me. What determines where we are from?
Where we were born? Where we grew up? or maybe where we feel most at home? I don't know the answer to that question. I have moved around all my life! I have lived all over the world, but I feel most "at home" in Japan....People look at me kinda funny if I say Japan though.
I guess I'm not from anywhere~ I am a Vagabond. Living on the wind. A nomad in the truest sense of the word. The world is my home now, but even this doesn't feel permanent.......we will see. And I will try to come up with a better answer for this question.
How much money do you make?
Enough to survive!! I don't really have a solid answer for this one either. In my line of work, there is not a lot of stability. At least at my level. Some months I do great! Some, I don't make ANY money. But the one constant is: I always have enough.
I went to a fortune teller when I was younger. She told me many things about my past and future. When reading my palm, she said I will never have to worry about money. I don't worry about money. At least not for myself. I have lived in need and I have lived with plenty. I know how to survive and be grateful in both situations.
Why is your hair like that?
Freedom...haha... I like what it stands for. I like that I don't have to cut my hair to sit in some boring office job. I like that it can teach people not to judge on looks alone (this does require a significant amount of effort!). I like the connection it has with Native American culture, and I like the way it feels on my head. Thank you for noticing ~.^
Are you gay?
Nah. I try so hard not to distinguish too greatly between men and women. For me, they are equal. That being said, I’ve never been attracted to a guy. I guess I just prefer girls. Sometimes (not always) girls tend to be more humble. More kind-hearted, and sensitive. I respect that so much, and that is the type of person I imagine as a partner. No big deal though~ I believe LOVE transcends human understanding. Little is more important than that.
What is your work-out routine?
This question, or something similar, is asked on a regular basis. I am a firm believer that the biggest issue with people's training is consistency. I don't do anything super special to stay fit. Push-ups, sit-ups, and pull-ups. I run a little bit, and I practice my martial art. The biggest difference is that I don't stop.
I am not so talented. I’m not so smart. I’m not so strong. I don’t have the best flexibility, or even a decent grasp of gymnastics… but! I do have a desire to improve. A strong desire. Self-cultivation is very important to me. I always want to do my best at whatever I set my mind to. It is this mindset that keeps me going. If you are just starting to train, try to find something you really enjoy doing. It will make working out so much easier! I think I will post more about this topic in the future.
Do you have kids?
This question was overwhelmingly popular in South America. It took me quite by surprise! In Asia people just assume I have a girlfriend. I'm kinda used to that, but in South America, they went straight for kids! Haha...I found out that people start having children very young in South America. Particularly in the north. Some people would ask if I had kids, others would go straight to asking how many kids I have! Amazing. 0.
How many countries have you been to?
I haven't counted yet. I don't want to count until I feel like I've been to at least half. There are soooooo many places I haven't been yet!! I can tell you my top 3 favorite countries that I HAVE been to though!
1. Japan. Always. Forever. This country saved my life. In more ways then one!
2. Vietnam. The people. The food. The landscapes. Magic. I love Vietnam very much.
3. Nepal. A very close 3rd to Vietnam. This country and people are special. Their humility is surpassed only by their strength and kindness to others.
Honorable Mention: China. China has always come under a lot of pressure and heat from the rest of the world. I have met people who truly detest this country. Not so for me. I love China. I love Chinese culture and Chinese people. The food is the best in the world. If I could only live in one country for the rest of my life, I think I would choose China. It’s so big, and much more diverse than most people think. Colombia and Paraguay are also very high on my list.
I am quite happy traveling the world for now ^_^
Who films your videos?
No one! I deeply wish I had someone to help me with the camera work. If you notice in all of my videos, the camera rarely moves. Most of the time, I just use a tripod on my adventures. Every once in awhile, I will ask a local or random tourist to help with the camera work, but in general, I do it all by myself. I feel this results in a slightly stagnant video. I long for movement! For energy! and unique new angles. Whenever I watch my videos, all I can see are the areas that need to be improved. It gives me something to work on in the future : )