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  • 24 References 11 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, Spanish
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • You know those slips of paper at the end of those strings...
  • Turtles
  • From The West Coast, which is the best coast.
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About Me


Floating around, sort of.


I'm a grad student. I live in poverty. I'm in a PhD program at USC. My life is surprisingly dull.

"If every journey makes us wiser about the world, it also returns us to a sort of childhood. In alien parts, we speak more simply, in our own or some other language, move more freely, unencumbered by the histories that we carry around at home, and look more excitedly, with eyes of wonder. And if every trip worth taking is both a tragedy and a comedy, rich with melodrama and farce, it is also, at its heart, a love story. The romance with the foreign must certainly be leavened with a spirit of keen and unillusioned realism, but it must also be observed with a measure of faith."
-Pico Iyer, Video Night in Kathmandu


Things are much realer in person. People are much realer than things.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I meet some pretty great people.


I have ridden the mighty sand worm.


random adventures and people to enjoy them with

  • painting

Music, Movies, and Books

Sounds, pictures, words

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I toured around Asia with a band. I only played the shaker and the tambourine.

Teach, Learn, Share

I know how to paint with all the colors of the wind -not some, all of them.

Countries I’ve Visited

Cambodia, Canada, China, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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