I have been living in the Bay Area now for 8 years, having moved here from Chicago. I am a huge world traveler and have grown up in a small University town in Champaign IL, and in Tokyo Japan as my mother is Japanese. My first language is Japanese and much of my family on my mothers side is still in Tokyo. I was born in Lima, Peru and was adopted by an American father and a Japanese mother and we adopted my brother from Korea when I was 3 and my parents decided to raise my brother and I as Jews. I got my degree from the Univ. of Illinois, where my father was a professor of Japanese literature and drama. My degree is in Japanese Studies and after I graduated I started working in the hospitality industry. Currently I work as a Sales Manager for an elite hotel in San Francisco. I have been working there for about a year having moved from another hotel in the area.