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I am self-reliant and passionate. But I know it's okay to ask for help. I'm on a path for myself; I stumble upon beauty, happiness, and confidence; I flourish because I follow what I believe in, and I learn from all my experiences. I know what it means to struggle, and I find beauty in small things.
I enjoy listening to music. Every day I listen to lots and lots of music.
I am a poet. And an artist. I have an eye for beautiful things and people. I love to admire the body of a lover, the shape of a tree branch, a deteriorating building, or colorful ingredients.
I grew up in a town where the 'minority' was the majority. My friend groups consisted of every race. Hispanic, African American, Asian, Indian, White, Mixes-- I thrive on diversity. I thrive on learning about how we all connect in the world as human beings.
I am an adventurer. I love being impulsive, going on spontaneous jaunts. I always say Yes! to quests and small journeys! I enjoy making things, laughing out loud, smiling until my face hurts.
I am a solar-powered, beautiful, confident, indulgent, considerate, somewhat enigmatic, bookworm.
Positivity and happiness attracts more happiness. The more love you give, the more you receive. When you truly have nothing, it is only then when you can appreciate, truly appreciate the generosity and beauty of simplicity and the kind acts of others. Never possess any human being. Allow oneself to flourish as you will. Share your good will and your dreams with others. Inspire strangers. Kiss someone and mean it.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
When you couchsurf, you live multiple lives.
I keep an open-mind and breathe-in this world. I've couchsurfed through Montreal/Quebec in the summer of 2010. I've hosted many at my dorm, house. I couchsurfed in the Philippines this past summer, too! Hopefully I can host other travelers while I am in my last semester of college.
I lived with the most wonderful host family in the suburbs of Montreal all summer (2010)!
I've also surfed with multiple people in Montreal that same summer.
Hosted Yaas from France, and Ian the Yoga DJ. Couchsurfed in Greece, the Philippines, New York, Melbourne, Sydney...
Dancing and jumping wildly to electronic music, progressive house, dnb~
Talking to random people who look super interesting
Smiling really big at strangers
Getting really loud when I'm drunk
Walking to the beat of songs
My green headphones and rocking out on the tram
Getting really passionate when talking about the world or how terrible America is
Exploring the depth of a human soul and his body
Hugging people reaaally tightly!
Screaming at gigs
Laughing loudly and smiling
The smell of a warm bookstore on a Winter's day
Looking at the moon
Smiling at strangers
Waking up to sunlight
Making faces in the mirror
Thinking about my dreams
Pretending nothing is real
Getting the window seat
Seeing eyes light up
Laughing until I can't breathe
Used book stores
Smelling rain before it comes
Breathing in tea steam
Watching clouds move
Waking up next to someone
Playing video games with boys
- video games
- electronic music
- adventure races
Music, Movies, and Books
Wild Moth, What So Not, Chvrches, Flume, Saint Pepsi, St. Vincent, Slow Magic, Madeon, alt-J, Snake Hips, Nervo, Foals, Kaskade, Small Black, Anamanaguchi, Sexy Synthesizer, Zedd, Knife Party, Jonsi, Grimes, Andrew Bird, Teen Daze, Smith Westerns, Wiz Khalifa, Grizzly Bear, Tame Impala, Chromeo, Family of the Year, The Seedy Seeds, Bag Raiders, Buried Beds, Cassius, Pavement, Real Estate, Frightened Rabbit, Cloud Nothings, Trouble Maker, Plants and Animals, Bibio, The Morning Benders, O Pioneers!!!, Comeback Kid, Four Tet, Miike Snow, Portugal. The Man, JEFF the Brotherhood, Andrew Bird, The Pillows, Weezer, The Hood Internet, Nomos, Atlas Sound, Japanther, The Olivia Tremor Control, Of Montreal, The Notwist, Neutral Milk Hotel, Passion Pit, Matt & Kim, Animal Collective, Modest Mouse, Nico, Sigur Ròs, Grizzly Bear, Jay Reatard, Los Campesinos!, Blink 182, The Liars, Múm, Bibio, Holy Fuck, Black Moth Super Rainbow
Rumi, Kundera, Wilde, Joyce, Haruki Murakami, Paulo Coelho, Kurt Vonnegut, William Nicholson and JRR Tolkien.
Moon, EVERYTHING WES ANDERSON, Harold and Maude, Where the Wild Things Are, Princess Mononoke, The Graduate, Evil, The Holiday, Night Eyes, Office Space, 28 Days Later, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, White Oleander, Pulp Fiction, LOTR, The Nightmare Before Christmas, A.I. (film), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, 28 Weeks Later, Great Expectations, Pan's Labyrinth, Porco Rosso, Garden State, The Reader, Moulin Rouge!, Donnie Darko, Dazed and Confused, Fight Club, American Beauty, Amelie, Alice in Wonderland,
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Did mushrooms and wandered around Melbourne, Stayed up all night on White Night in Melbourne and stumbled upon strange/astonishing art/film/music exhibits in random alleyways, Dubstep mosh pit at Knife Party, A sky full of stars in the Blue Mountains, Hiked the Samaria Gorge in Crete, Greece. Swam in the Libyan Sea. Touched a sea urchin. Survived a bus ride in Mexico, seeing glowing fish in Coron, Double rainbows, swam in a crystal lake within the crater of a volcano, island hopped, watched cats walk over potatoes, saw sunset above the clouds, saw a shooting star on the beach, took the Metro to an unknown location, ate escargot, tried real absinthe. Fell in love....
Teach, Learn, Share
I CAN TEACH YOU HOW TO COOK YUMMY THINGS! I'm an awesome cook. I'll share my Filipino food recipes! I can teach you how to make coasters out of your favorite wine/beer labels. I can show you how to use a DSLR camera, or how to write poetry, and show you SO MANY GOOD BANDS.
I have sooo much music to share with you!! I'll make you a mixed CD! I can teach you how to give yourself a tattoo. Or expose you to new authors, show you how to make delicious chocolate chip pancakes.
I can show you how to be a tree! :)
What I Can Share with Hosts
I am an extremely considerate, respectful, clean, friendly and grateful couchsurfer. I will clean up after myself, fold my bedding, clean the kitchen after cooking, buy you a roll of toilet paper, make you breakfast or dinner, be super super quiet if I'm coming in late, be sure to take care of your property and any used items, and am open, honest, and will follow all house rules. :)
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Canada, China, Fiji, Greece, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, Puerto Rico
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Canada, United States