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Overview

  • 68 references 45 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Cebuano, English, Tagalog; learning German, Japanese, Spanish
  • 99, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Implementation Manager
  • Bachelors in Industrial Psychology
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

I'm commited to looking more inwardly and being able to share my experiences in doing so. I've done a lot of stupid things in my life and have hurt and offended friends, family, and people I've met along the way. And to those people, I sincerely apologise. I've reflected on those things and I try very hard to be a better version of myself every single fucking day of my life. I believe with mistakes, come learnings and growth. I don't see myself living an old age so I try to be positive and be really careful not to make the same mistakes again. If I die before 50, it's been great knowing you all. You've all made an impact in my life. To those who just chanced upon my profile, if you don't meet me in this life, give me a yell in the next one.

ABOUT ME

I try to see the good in people despite of all the things suggesting I shouldn't. Whilst we have the potential to be bad, the potential to be good is also there. We are so divided and we need not be. We are all connected. We are part of something bigger. We are one.

There's more to life than what it seems and we should use everything in our power to find our inner peace whilst we explore the world, the universe, the self.

I love to talk and share experiences, to discuss learnings, to argue, to joke around, to keep wondering. I want diversity of opinions in a civilised discourse. If you are a cry-baby, overly sentimental, bigot, and have anger management issues, I don't need your energy at home.

At the moment, corporate slaving but all cool. Can't complain and very grateful for the gift of life. If you give me a hug for more than 20 seconds, a lifetime bond may have just been created.

Instagram: @kurisusudesu

PHILOSOPHY

Life is more or less what you make it, how you make sense of it, how you create meaning from it, how you make it worth your while or how you come to the understanding that the only thing we have is the now. People who say it is short shouldn't make it any shorter by just staying in one corner. Get out of bed and move that ass and embark on that journey. See the world and meet new people if you can. Old friends are gold, new ones are silver. Time is an illusion. The present is most important and love is the only thing there is.

Also, there is no such thing as fish!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

London still calls this tropical dude a stranger. Still exploring the city everyday but perhaps I can let you in on some where-tos and the what-to-dos you won't normally find googling or chat-gpt'n.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've stayed with a few hosts in my early years and I have had nothing but great moments. It's the law of attraction, innit? And really it's approaching less desirable moments in a non-reactive way. Would love to host when I can. Like hanging out with travelers and other CSers. Meet ups are always a great way to contribute to the community.

I like the idea of being hosted in your own city too. So drop me a note if you want to hang or if I can crash at yours especially after a night out. I can do without having a long journey home. London can be a very big place when you're drunk and tired.

Yes, I can host and stay with people who have 0 references. Afterall, I started with none and people took a chance on me. Obviously no guarantees but hey any possibility is good.

To those new on CS - the more requests you send, the more chances of being accepted. Don't whine if you have not heard from anyone after your "fifth" request. A CS guest is not a hotel guest. You can't just walk in and out the door without sharing your story.

Interests

I love adventure. I always look out for new and exciting things. I love peoples of different cultures. I love to learn languages. Music is life. Tell me the non-fiction stuff you read. Never say no to a good cup of coffee.

  • poetry
  • coffee
  • music
  • languages
  • volunteering
  • food
  • adventure
  • spirituality
  • consciousness
  • connecting
  • projects

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies- I love suspense and sci-fi thrillers. Action-comedy. Documentaries are gems. And watching films with subs are embers.

Series- Rick and Morty, The Midnight Gospel

Music- I appreciate all sorts but leaning towards indie-exploratory. Listening to alternative rock at times and select pop songs also gets me going. Indie folk relaxes me. Post-music charms me. I have a playlist of Spanish, German and French songs at the moment. I don't use Spotify.

Books- Murakami, Grisham, Coelho, Tolle, Zusak

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Quite a few I can share:

-Had some scorpion and insect skewers in Cambodia
-Iceland trip with CS friends chasing Aurora
-Living in the Berber village of Amizmiz
-3-day fast
-Reconnected with friends during the pandemic thru old school pen and paper posting letters and waiting for yours to arrive

I have yet to do one crazy thing in England.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can share my time, my company and perhaps my wifi! I can show you where Cebu is on the map and teach you some useful words or phrases . Forget the last bit. People never end up doing it but it deserves a mention.

If you see some chocolates and sweets on the table, those are usually for kids. However, Freud said we are all kids or that we should never let the child in us die. So help yourself to these.

Oh and if I like you, you can use my washer.

What I Can Share with Hosts

A hug or a glass of water upon arrival!

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Cambodia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Laos, Lithuania, Macao, Malaysia, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Russian Federation, Scotland, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

Philippines, United Kingdom

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