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To travel the world and learn different languages and cultures.
I am an open minded and adventurous individual who knows how to enjoy life.
You only live once, so live life to the fullest. Enjoy everyday! Life is a journey and everything and everyone you meet in life is for a reason that in most cases will benefit you.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I use CouchSurfing to meet new people so I can learn about what life has to offer.
EXCELLENT! I have met many interesting and cool people and had numerous memorable experiences using Couchsurfing. Couchsurfing Rocks!
Gourmet cuisine, gourmet cocktails, holistic nutrition, veganism, dancing, music, learning foreign languages and cultures, meeting people from all over the world, and world travel.
Music, Movies, and Books
MOVIES: The Wedding Singer, Saturday Night Fever, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Less than Zero, Back to the Future, Bright Lights, Big City, The Killing Fields, Indiana Jones, E.T. (The Extra Terrestrial), Teen Wolf.
MUSIC: 70's and 80's music, Disco, Lambada, Samba, Axe, Bossa Nova, Rock and Roll, Reggae, Modern and Classical Jazz, Blues.
BOOKS & AUTHORS: Bram Stoker's Dracula, Treasure Island, Robinson Crusoe, Swiss Family Robinson, Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, To Kill A Mockingbird, Le Petit Prince, Tintin, Asterix, Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe.
SUBJECTS: Egyptology, Archaeology, History, Foreign Languages, Calculus, Differential Equations, Algebra, Geometry, Biology, Sociology, Anthropology, Health, Statics, Dynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Statistics, Thermodynamics, Strength of Materials, Architecture, Engineering Economy, Robotics, 3D CAD Solid Modeling, Veganism.
FAVORITE OPERA: Bizet's Carmen
FAVORITE ART: French Impressionism
FAVORITE SINGERS & BANDS: Pet Shop Boys, Wham!, George Michael, ABC, Teena Marie, The Cure, New Order, Depeche Mode, Madonna, Howard Jones, Culture Club, Boy George, Kiss, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Bee Gees, Andy Gibb, Rick James, Julio Iglesias, Engelbert Humperdick, Tom Jones, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, James Brown, Billy Idol, Ivete Sangalo, Daniela Mercury, Tim Maia, Kaoma, Jota Quest, Seu Jorge, Sarah Azhari, RAN, Ruth Sahanaya, Shiela Majid, Warna, Kris Dayanti, Harlem, Maanam, Julien Clerc, Ofra Haza, Bob Marley, Black Uhuru, Peter Tosh, Ziggy Marley, UB40, Front 242, The Psychedelic Furs, Shalamar, Delegation, Galaxy, Chuck Mangione, Louis Armstrong, Glenn Miller, The Andrews Sisters, Barry White.
PEOPLE I HIGHLY ADMIRE: Jesus, my parents, Bruce Lee, Princess Diana, Mother Teresa, Pope John Paul II, Albert Einstein, John F. Kennedy, Mahatma Gandhi, Lech Walesa.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Gazing at the starry night sky in the the middle of the Amazon Jungle in Brazil.
Seeing and touching the ancient walls of Angkor Wat in Cambodia.
Enjoying the spectacular sunset in Manado, North Sulawesi (North Celebes), Indonesia.
Sailing the Mekong River in Vietnam.
Hiking in the jungles of the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia.
Hiking and sleeping in the Amazon Jungle in Brazil.
Dancing to retro dance music in one of the best discos in Singapore.
Walking on the beach at night under a starlit sky in Fernando de Noronha, Pernambuco, Brazil.
Watching Ivete Sangalo live in concert in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil (front row camarote).
Dancing to axé music in Daniela Mercury's bloco, Crocodilo, at the Carnival in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil.
Celebrating the Carnival in Olinda, Pernambuco, Brazil.
Celebrating New Year's Eve in Las Vegas, watching the fireworks above the Belaggio.
Celebrating New Year's Eve in Times Square in New York City, waiting for the ball to drop.
Celebrating New Year's Eve (Reveillon) on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, watching the spectacular fireworks show above the Atlantic Ocean.
Enjoying the gorgeous sunrise on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on New Year's Day.
Partying at UFSCAR and USP college parties in São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil.
Staying and partying at a fraternity house (UFOP) in Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Experiencing the vivacious and intoxicating nightlife of Montes Claros, Northern part of Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Shaking Neil Tennant's hand (the lead singer of the 80's British electro-dance/disco group, Pet Shop Boys) at their concert in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A. in October 2006.
Conversing with Martin Fry (the lead singer of the 80's British new wave/synthpop group, ABC) backstage after his concert at the Royal Oak Theater in Royal Oak, Michigan, U.S.A. in June 2006.
Performing live on stage at the Hotel Le Meridien in Jakarta, Indonesia in 1999. I sang the famous Indonesian pop song, Peluk Aku, Cium Aku by Sarah Azhari.
Attending Maurren Maggi's (the Brazilian 2008 Beijing Olympics long jump gold medalist) birthday party at her home in São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil in June 2012. I met and conversed with her and her family.
Witnessing the famous anti-government student riots in Jakarta, Indonesia in 1999.
Climbing to the top and gazing into the caldera of an extinct volcano in Manado, North Sulawesi (North Celebes), Indonesia.
Visiting the infamous Khmer Rouge Killing Fields in Cambodia.
Visiting the infamous Khmer Rouge Tuol Sleng (S-21) Prison in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Visiting Alcatraz Prison (The Rock) located off San Francisco Bay.
Visiting Auschwitz Concentration Camp in Oświęcim, Poland.
Driving on the Pacific Coast Highway (California State Route 1) from San Jose to Los Angeles.
Climbing to the top of the Sears Tower in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
Climbing to the top of the World Trade Center (The Twin Towers) in New York City, New York, U.S.A.
Celebrating New Year's Eve in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
Visiting the Taroko Gorge in Hualien, Taiwan, Republic of China.
Witnessing the destruction of a powerful typhoon in Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China.
Celebrating Chinese New Year in Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China.
Celebrating Christmas and New Year's Eve in Taiwan, Republic of China.
Experiencing a mild earthquake in Kent, Ohio, U.S.A.
Surviving a bomb explosion during the 1999 Indonesian elections near the famous Hotel Indonesia in Jakarta, Indonesia. Unfortunately, the explosion killed two people.
Enjoying the vivacious nightlife of British colonial Hong Kong.
Climbing to the top of Victoria Peak in British colonial Hong Kong.
Enjoying a Singapore Sling at the world-famous luxurious five star colonial-style hotel, Raffles Hotel, in Singapore. I ordered and enjoyed this cocktail at the bar where it was originally created.
Visiting the Christ the Redeemer statue (Cristo Redentor) on Corcovado mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Enjoying the spectacular view from the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain (Pão de Açúcar) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Teach, Learn, Share
I love learning and teaching foreign languages, learning and teaching people how to prepare and appreciate good food, and helping people lead a healthy lifestyle. I want to learn anything that will benefit my life and make me a better person (physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually)
What I Can Share with Hosts
I can share my extensive knowledge of foreign languages, the world, cuisine, cocktails, art, foreign culture and history, Egyptology, holistic nutrition, and veganism.
Countries I’ve Visited
Brazil, Cambodia, Germany, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Liberia, Malaysia, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Brazil, Ghana, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, United States