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  • 7 References 7 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese, English, Yue (Cantonese); learning Spanish
  • 47, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • creating beautiful spaces
  • graduate school
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About Me


Set my foot on the southern hemisphere


I have lived in 2 other cities (one was a british colony and the other was a german colony) on the other side of the pacific ocean before I moved to Seattle which is my home for the past 2 decades.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Introduced by a friend while visiting Pittsburgh


I met some of the amazing hosts in Italy and Belgium.


I enjoy experiencing different cultures through people, language, music, architecture and art; traveling to unfamilar corners of the world; ; trying everything at least once (e.g. Burning Man, Coachella, Ragnar); capturing the beauty of the surrounding through my lens and sketch books; learning from people who are creative, imaginative and adventurous.

Being close to the nature, water, mountains and all living things rejuvenates me. Whenever possible, I will be outdoors enjoying what the great Pacific Northwest offers.

  • arts
  • books
  • architecture
  • beauty
  • coachella
  • flying
  • traveling
  • music
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking
  • camping
  • scuba diving
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

I have a very eclectic taste in music. currently i'm listening to Wild Beasts, Macklemore, Kylie Minogue, Bon Iver, Perfume Genius, Grime, Rhye, Alt-J, Oliver Tank, Asgeir and everything British. I enjoy live music and have been to both Sasquatch and Coachella.

I like movies with subtitles. some of my all time favorites include Man on Wire (just met Philippe Petit in person!), the Decalogue, the Big Blue and Taste of Cherry. once i watched all ten episodes of the Decalogue in a special viewing from 9am to 9pm!

I read almost everything. my favorite book is the Little Prince and my favorite writer is Haruki Murakami (just finished his latest novel 1Q84 which is a fine read).

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hiking to base camp of Everest
Sleeping overnight in a temple at Tikal
Seeing Gustav Klimt's "The Kiss" in Vienna
Flying over LA during July 4th
Attending Burning Man

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Belize, Cambodia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Nepal, Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, United States

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