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Drew Gibson

New York, New York, United States

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  • 26 Positive References
  • Fluent in Chinese, English; learning French, Japanese
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • No occupation listed
  • NYU graduate
  • From New York, NY
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me


form my own electro/shoegaze band


I was a college student in New York City, and now I'm enjoying a year of drifting through East Asia and picking up Chinese in Taipei (as a quasi-student of 台灣大學). Have also made/will make stops in Hong Kong, mainland China, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, and Tibet (I hope) before returning to New York for a while to face another round of existential crises and cultural dislocation while hopefully having fun anyway and thinking about the future.

update: Tibet was closed, in New York again as of Nov. 2011

update: in Beijing again as of May 2012


Homo sum: humani nil a me alienum puto - "I am human, therefore nothing human is alien to me." - Terentius

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I've hosted some couchsurfers in my New York apartment, and have surfed around mainland China a couple of times. Many great friends from around the world were introduced to me through CS groups.


International travel, listening to and creating music, learning languages, bicycles, very long train trips. Spicy Sichuan and Hunan food, conveyor-belt sushi restaurants, motorbiking, good books, green tea.

One Amazing Thing I've Done


Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Cambodia, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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