Yan Biao Boey

Palo Alto, California, United States

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  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, French, Yue (Cantonese)
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • software engineer
  • computer science at university of california, irvine
  • From singapore
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me


i love finding out how people live and what they love to do


born in singapore.
took 'O' and 'A' Levels.
did mandatory military service for 2.5 years.
went to california in 2000, studied computer science for 4 years.
moved near san francisco, currently working for an internet startup. had worked for 2 other companies before that.
grumpy when hungry.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


not a lot so far. i've couched surfed with a friend in washington dc but that was about it.


movies, indie music, the internet, behavioral psychology, 80s music

Music, Movies, and Books

books i like include the fountainhead by ayn rand, most works from neil gaiman (e.g. sandman) and christopher moore (e.g. biff: the childhood friend of christ), although recently been reading more books like freakonomics, stumbling on happiness, etc.

i like indie rock (e.g. weezer!), hip-hop, jazz, 80s, bossa nova. love going to concerts too. some of the ones i've been to recently are death cab for cutie, arcade fire, keane, snow patrol, beastie boys.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Brunei Darussalam, China, France, Germany, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Singapore, United States

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