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Chris Poon

Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China

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Overview

  • 37 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Yue (Cantonese); learning Chinese, Spanish
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Gonna-be translator, Part-time alcoh...
  • Finally a Degree student. After some...
  • From Sheung Shui
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Educate the world that they need to let people out of the train before they can get in.

ABOUT ME

Hong Kong is one crowded place. I grew up in the suburbs but still there are just so many people around. Love to get away from the crowd and explore!

So currently I am freelancing as a stage manager, a proofreader, a translator-in-training.... things that pay (or sound fun).

I drink. Love to drink. And I clean houses after I get drunk so, yeah invite me : )

Oh and my family has American ties so that's why I talk like an American. Lots of people ask me about that so I reckon I'd answer it ere for people who read my profile : )

PHILOSOPHY

I believe that everyone has the right to do anything provided they are ready and willing to face the consequences.

Absolute right and absolute wrong only exist in Maths, so I don't judge people.

And I believe in George Carlin, my favourite comedian : D

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Let people in. Run into people's houses. Stroll the streets with a bunch of CSer for the night.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I surfed at someone's attic in Amsterdam and my window had iron bars. Kinda felt like Anne Frank.

I don't usually host but I do have the tendency to provide last minute lodging for people too drunk to get home. I try not to make a habit of turning my house a haven for drunks but it happens.

Interests

Drinking beer on the street with a bunch of nice folks
History
Theatre
Art (but not really an expert of it)
Books!
Music (Goold ole' broadway and a bit of alternative)

Music, Movies & Books

Books: Anything from Pride and Prejudice to Belle de Jour and beyond cept chicklits and glossy magazines

Music: Pretty much anything cept "I luv u but u dun luv me back me so sad" chick pop

TV: Community, Parks and Recreation, Game of Thrones, Grey's Anatomy, Family Guy, South Park, The Inbetweeners. In general quirky and inappropriate stuff.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I arrived in lisbon at midnight, having lost the piece of paper with all the contact information of my friend there. I ended up finding my friend with the help of drug dealers and bar patrons.

Met four amazing backpackers and traveled with them in London for a week and we became very good friends!

Seen Chicago in West End.

Surfed at a Dutch musician's (whom I hosted when he was in Hong Kong) in Amsterdam. He offered free accommodation, free food and a tram card.

Teach, Learn, Share

I am quite good in both English and Cantonese so if you wish to learn Catonese I bet I can teach you.

I know how to cook instant boodles well so u feel less miserable eating it in a trip.

And I also know comfy spots for homeless people (where, I actually go sometimes with a bunch of people and some beer in hand) in case you are really desperate and cannot find a host..?

Countries I've Visited

Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

China, Portugal

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