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  • 42 References 38 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, Malay, Yue (Cantonese)
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • Unfortunately I work in a bank...
  • BSc Economics at the London School of Economics
  • From Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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About Me longer a student unfortunately...have worked now for sometime and survived my firm going bankrupt!

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Do unto others as you want others to do unto you...I believe in karma..

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Offering a couch and a listening ear if possible...


Meeting new people, travelling to interesting places, Yoga, seeking serendipity...

  • writing
  • yoga
  • traveling

Music, Movies, and Books

TV shows :- Modern Family, The Good Wife, 2 Broke Girls, Downton Abbey, Dramedies and the odd Reality TV show...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

A wonderful trip I recently made was to return to my ancestral village in China where my ancestors have lived for over 20-25 generations (that's over 700 years!).

My grandfather was born there as the eldest child in the family in 1920. At the age of 15, he left the village with nothing much in his pocket and sailed to Malaya so as to earn money to support the family back home. Then came the war and with Malaya's fear of the communists, he was not allowed to return home until 1961...26 years after leaving the village..

My grandfather passed away in 1992 - way too early for me to know him well enough or to hear/remember his stories...nonetheless this trip was an amazing one for me and something I am very glad I made!

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you all about writing CVs/Cover Letters/handling interviews etc and also give you insight into entering the fascinating world of investment banking! (I wrote this 2 years ago - probably not so relevant in this day and age where bankers are looked down upon :p)


I used to attend a missionary school and a wise brother once told me the 3 rules of story telling :-

1. All stories are true.
2. All stories happened at some point in time
3. All stories are about you and me...

So tell me your stories and hopefully I can share mine too... :)

What I Can Share with Hosts

A new perspective perhaps and stories worth sharing

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bhutan, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ethiopia, France, Hungary, India, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Portugal, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Malaysia, Singapore, United Kingdom

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