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To achieve three meaningful things a day | To help others achieve their dreams | To figure out what my dreams are
Do you think that there is always room in your life for thinking bigger, pushing limits and imagining the impossible? (I have prepared unbelievable five course lunch menus using only a blender and a toaster).
I want to hang out to see if we get along. If so, friendship is good, too. However, I'm fine with either - or neither. I get out enough as it is.
Oh and the laws of Physics do not apply to me. Nor do I smoke.
I have both feelings and (more rarely) thoughts too.
I also believe it is good to be able to laugh at oneself.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I surf with people. I go to as many CS events as I can. I hang out with CSers. I introduce CSers to other CSers. I tell people about CS. I organise CS events. I (used to, before I wrote off my wheels) offer CSers rideshares. I help people with English (I was an English teacher in Japan).
In short, since coming to Australia, CS is my life and I LOVE it! It is the best community I've ever discovered.
When/if my travels are over, I'll definitely host and organise more events.
Australia 2012! New to the whole thing and loving it - what a great way to meet kind interesting people to share stories, adventures and laughs with.
When surfing, I'm happy be 100% independent if needed. Or if not, that's great too - I love to socialise.
Cycling (leading international charity rides), Badminton, Tennis, Entrepreneurial-ism (ask about ants..), Skating (inline - London Skate), up for trying *anything* new
Music, Movies, and Books
Yes, all the above.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
International Cycling: London to Paris/Amsterdam, UK Coast to Coast e.t.c
Slept in my stealthy campervan in some crazy places in Australia after driving it all around the country (nearly...)
Teach, Learn, Share
In my old life I was a Private Tutor of the fun stuff: Maths, Physics, Chemistry and IT.
In 2015 I started a daily workout using the 7 minute app. No I don't enjoy it but it has gone from being a pain to a chore - but has definitely made a difference to my health and strength :)
I became a vegetarian for humanitarian (animaltarian?) reasons on the 1st Jan 2016 - in the worst possible South East Asian countries to be a veggie but I survived.
What I Can Share with Hosts
For every being cursed with self awareness, there remains the unanswerable question.
“Who am I?”
We struggle to find meaningful connections to one another.
We are the caring friend, the loving father, the doting mother, the protected child.
We fight and we love in the hope that somehow, together, we can understand our significance in the universe.
But in the end, no one can share our burden.
Each of us is alone.
We must ask the question; “Who am I?”
“What does it mean to be alive?”
“And in the vast infinity of time, how do I matter?”
In the ongoing search for self, there are days when we learn something genuinely new.
Something uncovered, hidden.
That we never knew was there.
Something that surprises us.
And on that day of self discovery, a question remains: what kind of person are we?
And as the search for self continues, we look for answers.
In tiny tragedies that may never be understood.
But still, we are driven to it, single-minded on one goal: to find our purpose on this earth.
No matter what the ramification, the friendships that may be hurt or the deals with the devil we need to make.
We are all connected, joined together by an invisible thread, infinite in its potential yet fragile in its design.
Yet while connected, we are also merely individuals.
Empty vessels waiting to be filled with infinite possibilities.
An assortment of thoughts, beliefs.
A collection of disjointed memories and experiences.
Can I be me without this?
Can you be you?
And if this invisible thread that holds us together were to sever, to cease, what then?
What would become of billions of lone, disconnected souls?
Therein lies the great quest of our lives.
To hold on.
For when our hearts are pure, and our thoughts in line, we are all truly one.
Capable of repairing our fragile world.
And creating a universe of infinite possibilities.
There is good and there is evil.
Right and wrong.
Heroes and villains.
And if we’re blessed with wisdom, then there are glimpses between the cracks of each where light streams through.
We wait in silence for these times when sense can be made, when meaningless existence comes into focus. And our purpose presents itself.
And if we have the strength to be honest, then what we find there, staring back at us, is our own reflection. Bearing witness to the duality of life; that each one of us is capable of both the dark and the light, the good and evil, of either, of all.
And destiny, while marching ever in our direction, can be re-routed; by the choices we make, the love we hold onto, and the promises we keep.
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Scotland, Singapore, Slovakia, Thailand, United States, Viet Nam, Wales
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Japan, United Kingdom