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Overview

  • 20 References 6 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • College Student, Basketball Referee, and Server
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • From South Plainfield, New Jersey, United States of America
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

I don't want to see the world, I want to ride it!

ABOUT ME

All of I can say about myself, is that you will never meet anyone like me and I mean that in the best way possible. You just have to meet me. I am loving, compassionate, passionate, and full of energy most of the time. If I don't have energy, I am sleeping, napping or whatever. My nickname is Sleepy, and no not like the dwarf, like a person who enjoys his sleep. Anyway, i enjoy meeting new people, especially of different cultures because of the opportunity and possibility of expanding my mind from learning from people who are different. I almost consider it a hobby. Well, i think i have said enough. Hope all is well.

PHILOSOPHY

What goes around, comes around- I live by this
Another personal motto is : "By the power of truth, I, while living, will have conquered the universe." I live by truth, I encompany and embody the word into my being. I feel there is no other way to live than by truth.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I just joined and I am kind of new, but this is me. I love being a host and look forward to the experience of being a guest in other's homes. However, can't say much because I have no experience, and not very educated, but what I do know is this. I love taking care of people and enjoy meeting new people who share the same values as I, and honestly this website cannot be anymore perfect for me.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Last St. Paddy's, I experienced the priviledge and pleasure to couch surf over Rory's place (the most famous man in couchsurfing) in Dublin, and there I met some of the best people I have ever come acrossed and discovered new bounds about myself and the world around me. I will never forget the time I had there, the time of my life. I will forever be in debt to what Rory has done for me, and he is in my thoughts frequently.

Now I have hosted two people since that occurence and I enjoyed every second of it, learning about their travels and future goals. I have met the most unique and free people on the planet through this site and look forward to learning more about the world through this humbling experience.

Interests

Beer-seriously, I love and try to know everything about beer. I work at a brewery presently and worked at another one earlier. Rollercoasters-I research, ride, and rate roller coasters all over the US. I wish to travel the rest of the world to ride roller coasters. Maybe I will write a book about. Engineering-I study civil engineering at NJIT, and wish to work for the Port Authority overlooking construction projects. Movies- I am considered a moive buff. I love watching, reviewing, and collecting movies. On my facebook profile page, I list my top 50 films. If I was a half decent writer, I would probably be a critic. Sports... I am naturally athletic and play alot of sports-basketball, frisbee, volleyball, football, baseball... the list goes on. I also try to know about each sport as possible as well. Love basketball the most and have been playing the sport since birth. That's almost literally.

  • writing
  • books
  • cooking
  • wine
  • beer
  • movies
  • traveling
  • sports
  • baseball
  • basketball
  • boxing
  • soccer
  • volleyball
  • engineering

Music, Movies, and Books

music-brand new, cursive, my chemical romance, the smiths, streetlight manifesto, the used, and the rolling stones
movies- i will list my top five
5. Glory
4. Terminator 2/Batman
3. Donnie Darko
2. Fight Club
1. City of God
Books-
Children of Men, Fight Club, Do androinds dream of electric sheep, and Call of the Wild

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

The states of New Mexico and Arizona are just beautiful. it just represents the artist that God truly is... purely breathtaking

Teach, Learn, Share

Beer and wine knowledge
roller coaster and theme park expert
movie genuis
sports maniac- i love all sports, i try to follow them all... seriously, i am just getting into soccer and excited to watch my first Champions league... I literally try to know as much as i can about sports, specifically basketball, football, and boxing.
a decent cook
I now have a website called NBAtoday.net- a great site to learn about whats going on in the NBA world

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