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Overview

  • 136 references 82 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 41, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • 3D Printing and Extended Reality in Healthcare
  • MS in Engineering
  • From Pontianak, Kalimantan Barat, Indonesia
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About Me

Just moved to the Bay Area in May 2022 for a new job and currently living in Redwood City. Unfortunately I can't host at the moment.

I work in healthcare innovation for the US gov with a focus on use cases for 3D printing and extended reality (virtual and augmented reality). I grew up in Indonesia where my parents were Protestant missionaries. It was an awesome place to grow up and gave me a hunger to see more of the world. I have visited 30+ countries and plan to finish visiting all 7 continents at least once with a trip to Antarctica in early 2023.

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime."
by Mark Twain in his book The Innocents Abroad

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

CSers are some of the coolest people you'll ever meet. I have made lifelong friends and met some great roommates through CS. Everyone I've met and hosted has been great and my life is richer because of them.

Over the years, I've hosted surfers from: USA, Brazil, India, France, Germany, Canada, Austria, Spain, Israel, Switzerland, Puerto Rico, Russia, China, Egypt, Slovakia, Australia, Turkey, etc....

Interests

Travel, Technology, Photography, Biking, Anything that flies, I love to fly when I get the chance and someday I want my pilot's license. I like being outdoors just taking in the scenery. Sitting on a bench and watching the world pass by sometimes. I love hearing life stories and getting into long discussions that meander all over the place.

Music, Movies, and Books

Music:
Always classic rock, EDM, symphonic metal, some country, live acoustic music by local singer/songwriters

Movies & TV:
Sci-Fi, Action, Comedy, Drama and anything my brother is in. I'd like to see more foreign film so if you have a recommendation please let me know.

Books:
I'll read just about anything. I like buying used books and getting free audio books from the public library.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Got to see the Rafflesia Arnoldii (largest flower in the world) in bloom in the jungle of West Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Had both hip joints and both knee joints replaced with artificial titanium ones allowing me to walk again after 10 years in a wheelchair. Definitely gives you perspective on mobility.

Teach, Learn, Share

- How to ride a motorcycle
- How to ski
- How to do 3D design and 3D printing

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Canada, China, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Haiti, India, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Indonesia, Spain, United States

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