Alek Patrick

Shaoguan, Guangdong, China

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  • English teacher
  • American University
  • From New York, NY, USA
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About Me


To get to know new walks of life, and to learn everything.


Just moved to China! Excited to make new friends and have new experiences. (We have a VPN, so regardless of where it shows our current location, we are in fact in Shaoguan)

My fiancee has two kids, a boy(8) and a girl(6). All very eager to explore and meet new people.

I am very conscientious of others. Easy going/laid back. A man of few words. I love cooking for people (and I'll eat anything once). Drinks and chit-chat are wonderful. I'm Atheist but love discussing religion. Love learning. Dive bars. Affinity for music and Art. Frequent the Met. Open minded. Logical. I don't smoke but I'm tolerant. I enjoy all music except country but i'm willing to listen if you think you can persuade me.


There is no free will (but we must act as if there were), cause and effect determines everything. Life is cyclic and we must experience as much as we can to enjoy it as fully as possible.

Life is Wonderful.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I want to learn everything. I want to travel and experience the attitudes/lifestyles of differing people.

"Let us endeavour so to live that when we come to die, even the undertaker will be sorry."

-Mark Twain


I hosted over 100 people in about four months and has a wonderful time.

After traveling a year and a half, I can say i enjoy both aspects equally. It's interesting and wonderful, meeting new people.

I think I prefer hosting, but while I travel, I hope to couchsurf as much as possible to meet new and terrific people.


Philosophy, Physics, Law, Bare feet, music, art, Broadway/Operas, books, red wine, scotch, cooking, eating

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: But I'm a Cheerleader, Goofy Movie, Emperor's New Groove, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Princess Bride, Cabin Fever, Heathers, Miyazaki Movies

Music: Billy Holiday, Louis Armstrong, The seatbelts, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Outlandish, Yann Tierson, Yoko Kanno, Girl Talk, Sigur Ros, Julia Haltigan, Air, Trail of Dead, Atmosphere, Beatles, Elliott Smith, Explosions in the sky, Handsome Boy Modeling School, Lord Finesse, Mambo All-Stars, The Pillows, Radiohead

Books: Dante's Inferno, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Importance of Being Earnest, Moliere, The Prince, Beyond Good and Evil, The Red and the Black

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done


Teach, Learn, Share

I'm full of very random information, I'll teach anyone how to cook. I love to learn. I want to learn everything.

Scuba diving, knitting, better cooking, spelunking, surfing, snowboarding, languages, truly anything you can teach, I would like to learn.

Countries I’ve Visited

Aruba, China, Italy, Japan

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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