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TER Sylvain

Who are you and what defines you?

I'm a french boy with Japanese origins, raised in the country of croissant, but I came to Japan a year ago! I grew up in a really international environment and lived in different countries so I can define myself as someone who is curious and eager to discover cultural diversity.

What drives you?

What drives me is how vast the world is and how there are so many things to experience. The feeling where we think we know about something, only to realize that there is so much more to learn, is incredible!

Why do you travel?

I travel because I am not able to stay in one place for a long time. I do it because traveling to me means adapting and moving forward.

What’s a piece of advice you wish you could have told yourself in the past?

I think from my own experiences I can say that there are no wrong choices in life as long as it’s your own decision. Making a mistake is a natural thing and if you’re able to learn from it, then you accomplished more than you think.

Are you close to family?

I love my family and even though we’re really different I cherish them for what they brought to me and how dedicated they were during my childhood.

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Forgot about the pet peeve!

I think I really have struggled with people who talk too much or only about themselves. We don't learn anything by talking about things we already know. Such a shame to not realize that curiosity is the bridge that links differences among people. Every single day is a new adventure and there is no such thing as a routine! Be the special person that will inspire the world!