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FIRST THING FIRST
DO NOT send me copy-and-paste couch requests, or you will get the same. ONLY send personalized requests if any parts of my profile resonate with you and you want to know me as a person. And I don't like people who only talk about themselves all the time. It's not just about you, it's about both human beings having conversations. Make it interesting! RECIPROCITY IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME.
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ISFJ: introverted, sensing, feeling, judging (MBTI). Open-minded and friendly with people once you get to know me. Huge Gleek and it has been my support during good and bad times. Hope to see this world as much as I can. I'm gay and want to meet friends around the globe!
My top 5 strengths from Gallup StrengthsFinder test:
Harmony: look for consensus, avoid conflict and seek areas of agreement
Empathy: can easily sense other people’s feelings by imagining themselves in others’ lives or situations
Deliberative: take serious care in making decisions or choices and anticipate obstacles
Achiever: work hard and possess a great deal of stamina, take immense satisfaction in being busy and productive
Relator: enjoy close relationships with others, find deep satisfaction in working hard with friends to achieve a goal
Meet me and see if it's true. :)
Everything will be fine in the end, if it's not fine, it's not the end.
Dream as if you will live forever, live as if you will die tomorrow.
Don't stop believing.
Everything happens for a reason.
What goes around comes around/Karma is a bitch.
YOLO: You only live once.
See the world not as it is, but as it should be.
FUNNY: Life is like a dick. Sometimes it gets hard for no reason. All we have to do is suck it up. lol
Warum ich bei Couchsurfing bin
I really love couchsurfing and I think it's the best way to travel and really get to know different cultures and meet amazing people! I enjoy reading interesting profiles and get to know hosts whom I will be staying with.
Couchsurfed for 201 days in total!
52 consecutive days in Airlie Beach, Townsville, Magnetic Island, Cairns, Alice Springs, Melbourne, Sydney, Launceston, Hobart in Australia (May - Jun 2012)
7 days in Kaohsiung, Pingtung, Tainan in Taiwan (Dec 2013)
33 days in Copenhagen in Denmark, Hamburg in Germany, Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Bern, Zurich, Luzern in Switzerland and Rome, Florence, Amalfi, Venice, Milan in Italy (May - June 2014)
11 days in Singapore (Oct 2014, May 2015)
6 days in Bali in Indonesia (Apr 2015)
31 consecutive days in Madrid, Barcelona, Mallorca, Granada, Seville in Spain and Loule, Lisbon, Porto in Portugal (Aug - Sep 2015)
9 days in Perth in Australia (Sep 2015)
3 days in Taipei in Taiwan (Dec 2015)
4 days in Shanghai in China (Jan 2016)
5 days in El Nido, Palawan in the Philippines (Feb 2016)
12 days in Tokyo, Itozaki, Osaka in Japan (Mar - Apr 2016)
28 days in Berlin in Germany, Prague in Czech Republic, Vienna in Austria, Budapest in Hungary, Krakow, Wroclaw and Warsaw in Poland (May - Jun 2016)
Now that I have my own place, I am very eager to help fellow couchsurfers with a true CS spirit, as a way of giving back to the community for all the amazing things other hosts around the world has done to me.
Doing couchsurfing brings some clarity to my world and reminds me to be the person I really want to be. There are so many amazing and great people out there and I'm trying my best to connect with them, one way or another.
TV shows and movies
Photography (though I have to admit I barely use my professional camera except travelling :P)
Listen to podcast/TED about self-help, personal development and growth, and leadership/management topics
Meet people from different countries
In your couch request, tell me what we have in common and why do you think we will get along, and also three adjectives to describe yourself. Secondly, your favourite place you have been to and why. Third, tell me what you can offer/reciprocate for your stay (e.g. bring something nice/special from your travel/country, cook a meal, teach some really cool stuff etc). I am doing this because I feel more balanced psychologically (I have hosted a lot of takers/freeloaders and I don't feel good about it). And also I have received so many copy-and-paste requests so this is what you can do to make yours stands out!
Musik, Filme und Bücher
Movies: Imitation Game, The Maze Runner, Hunger Games, Percy Jackson, About Time, One Day, The Age of Adaline, Wild, Harry Potter series, generally comedies, dramas, adventure, romance...
TV shows: RuPaul's Drag Race, Game of Thrones, Glee, Modern Family, The Mindy Project, Looking, Hunting Seasons, How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, Survivor, Big Brother and more...
Music: pop, top 100, Glee covers...
Books: Give and Take, How to Win Friends and Influence People, StrengthsFinder 2.0, Strengths-based Leadership, The Game, most self-help and business books
Eine tolle Erfahrung, die ich gemacht habe
Working holiday in Australia: skydived 10,000 ft in Airlie, ran through a rainforest in Cairns with rain falling all over myself, watched sunset in Uluru
Lehren, lernen, teilen
Teach - all about Hong Kong and my cultures
Learn - open to anything, as long as you're willing to teach :)
Was ich mit Gastgebern teilen kann
Good times and stories and I will buy you dinner/drinks!
Länder, die ich besucht habe
Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United States
Länder, in denen ich gelebt habe
Australia, Hong Kong, United States