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  • 14 Отзывs 10 Подтвержденные хостом и гостем
  • Fluent in English; learning French, German, Norwegian
  • 32, Male
  • Пользователь с 2011
  • Entrepreneur - Writer - Designer
  • Communications & New Media at NUS - yes, I studied Facebo...
  • Из Singapore
  • Профиль заполнен на 100%

Обо мне

CURRENT MISSION

Making friends for life - or a lasting impression, at the least.

ABOUT ME

A bit too everything for my own good. I've made a lifestyle out of having one too many balls up in the air - not the warm kind. No concussions so far, at least that I can remember.

Addicted to books - I churn through them like a coke fiend in Vegas. The authors would be none too happy.

Documentaries over war films. Comedies over rom-com's.

Also, I like Ikea. That's pretty random, but I'm an inveterate hacker/designer so Ikea's a sort of graveyard of parts for new projects.

PHILOSOPHY

In work, I've taken the road less travelled. I'm lucky enough to have the opportunity to tackle problems without precedents.In life, I travel for people and architecture. Design comes in a close third.I've made a profession of describing the visual in plain English for over 6 years, but watching the sun rise behind Angkor Wat is as close as I've gotten to speechlessness.I hold the belief that I can get along with anyone if I'm willing to see things from their side.

Что привело меня на Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

By jumping in head-first. There go the front teeth.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Just hanging out with surfers in Singapore. Recently hosted my first couchsurfer. Thankfully, I picked an incredible guy to start with.I got into it through my neighbor who introduced me to CS. Had read Brian Thacker's Sleeping Around a few weeks before that.She's also one of the most active members in Singapore. I must have met at least 20 surfers through her.

Интересы

Guilty pleasures - Obscure/esoteric documentaries, reality TV (people are stranger than fiction), techno-babble (philosophy)Architecture/design - I could stare at architecture all day. Even bad architecture holds some perverse thrill.Board games - Settlers of Cataan (my new fave), Monopoly (studied the minutae of this game)New media - Blinking lights, videos, gamification, computer-mediated communication, digitized food, social food, social networksArt, culture, tech, startups, fashion, writing, dance, yoga

  • culture
  • writing
  • books
  • architecture
  • design
  • fashion
  • documentaries
  • dancing
  • dining
  • yoga
  • marathon
  • technology
  • movies
  • board games
  • tv
  • traveling
  • canoeing
  • adventure races
  • rock climbing
  • communications

Музыка, кино и книги

Tough - very toughBooks - Travel literature (I mean Biddlecombe and Potts, not Lonely Planet!), PJ O'Rourke (the early stuff), David Sedaris (I have a soft spot for a good wit)Films - Indie romantic comedies, ensemble casts, foreign films, pseudo-philosophical horror, pseudo-philosophical sci-fi, documentaries about anything

Классная вещь, которую я сделал(-а)

Completed a half marathon, and two adventure races.Taught myself InDesign overnight.Won two Startup Weekend competitions.Used to lead a climbing group weekly in Singapore.The one I remember best was climbing in Krabi and hanging off the side of a rock wall with the sea stretching into the horizon. All I thought was, I could have died right then - and I would have regretted not having told the guy I was dating how much I loved him. That was really a change of perspective!And canoeing - had a crazy one in Singapore getting from one end to the other. A big disaster not to check the tide schedule that day :-)

Учу, учусь, делюсь опытом и информацией

Teach:
Anything techy
Design
English

Learn:
French
German
Norwegian
Danish
Swedish

Где я побывал(-а)

Australia, Cambodia, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, South Korea, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Где я жил(-а)

Singapore

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