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  • 133 references 79 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Indonesian
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Language Teacher & Newbie Restauranteur
  • English Literature
  • From Indonesia
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About Me

I have always been fascinated about the world and its different culture since I was a kid. I still can vividly remember sitting on my grandparents' huge brown sofa and flipping encyclopedias. I also still could remember some trips I had with my family even it was just only a trip to the park on my birthday. Those are actually the things I enjoy the most in life.

Being in my 30s now I still am feeling this burst of happy energy every time I read books/ watch videos / talk to people about different countries' landscapes, nature, people, and cultures. Even just walk in the park and observe the world goes by (as I am also always curious to know how people see the world and life in general.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I would like to host / meet like-minded people who can have meaningful conversations, sharing meals / drinks over a random conversations.

As I am just lazily getting myself into Freeletics, I would really appreciate if I can meet people who has experience in that. I would also be very grateful if I meet with kind human beings who are willing to share their knowledge about vegetarian / vegan recipes in my kitchen.


  • poetry
  • vegetarian
  • vegan
  • traveling
  • backpacking
  • business
  • language exchange
  • food
  • massage
  • people
  • harry potter
  • novel
  • lgbtqia+

Music, Movies, and Books

Melly Goeslaw
Swedish House Mafia - Don't You Worry Child
Ed Sheeran - Photograph, Give Me Love, The A Team, All Of The Stars
Lana Del Rey - Ride
P!nk - Just Give Me A Reason, Try
Coldplay - Fix You, Everybody Changing, In My Place, Trouble
Armin Van Buuren - This Is What It Feels Like
Avicii - Wake Me Up, Level
Don McLean - Starry Starry Night
Hallelujah - Any version especially by Espen Lind, Askil Holm, Alejandro Fuentes, Kurt Nilsen and Christopher Maloney
Donny Hathaway - A Song for You, Jealous Guy, The Ghetto
Sara Brailes - She Used To Be Mine
BTS - On

Bumi Manusia / Earth of Mankind - Pramoedya Ananta Toer
The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
It Started With Brian - Dan Kincaid
Call Me by Your Name - André Aciman
Harry Potter Series

Wie Is De Mol
Ru Paul Drag Race

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

When I guided and translated for 20 Hong Kong students to visit labors in Surabaya, the Lapindo mud-flood in Sidoarjo, street kids and apple farmers in Malang. The awestruck moment was when seeing them bonding without communicating well because of the language barriers; seeing them crying because of the local people's inspiring story about fighting for their life. I still get all choked up when I tell people about it sometimes. Language of the Universe speaks louder than any language.

Teach, Learn, Share

I like listening to people's stories / dreams / struggles / successes. I love to learn about other languages and culture through experience it or listening the native telling me about it.

I would like to share some deep connection and just great time exploring the Island.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can share my knowledge about the island, Indonesia, or Indonesian language. I would also be happy to share my knowledge about vegan / vegetarian stuff.

Countries I’ve Visited

Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Indonesia, United States

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