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  • Fluent in English, French, Spanish, Tagalog; learning Chinese (Simplified), German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2014
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About Me

I want to meet new people and expand my view of this beautiful world and incomprehensible life that we're living.

I've been traveling for more than a year now, living in different countries, mostly farms and little villages, learning a myriad of skills, closer to nature and animals.

From having a comfortable corporate job in Manila to working just 1-2 hours daily in different European countries -- i've never felt more content.

I can also host in Manila, Philippines. (whenever I'm home)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

To travel, meet more people, accommodate guests, learn languages, share culture. I love connecting with people -- anyone. Anyone who's curious and emphatic. Anyone who views life as a never-ending adventure.

By couchsurfing, I believe we can get in touch with the city more, and it allows us to create lifelong friendships that otherwise is difficult to find. I'd also gladly host travellers, whether in Madrid or Manila.

The beauty of CS is that it connects like-minded people together, and being like-minded doesn't necessarily mean sharing the same opinions about different subjects but being open and respecting people who shares the same opinions and beliefs, but all the more to respect, be open, understand, and comprehend people who share different opinion/s or belief/s.

Interests

Photography, sports, reading, engaging conversations, languages, art, literature, philosophy, cooking, camping, traveling, meaning(lessness) of life

  • photography
  • reading
  • traveling
  • basketball

Music, Movies, and Books

MUSIC:
Jazz, jazz, jazz.
Hayley Williams.
Pomme.
Tom Misch.
Chet Baker.
Bill Evans.
Classical Chinese music.
Childhood bands - fall out boy, my chemical romance, panic, etc.
Spanish music. French music. Portuguese music.

BOOKS
Philosophical, religion, and psychological books.
Meditations - Marcus Aurelius
The Brevity of Life - Seneca
The Power of Now - Eckhart Toll
La chute, l'étranger - Albert Camus
Siddharta - Herman Hesse
Vagabonding - Rolf Potts
How to Make Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie
Othello - Shakespeare

FILMS
Или и смотрит (come and see)
- best war film from Belarus (which is an anti war film)
Ирония судьбы - Russian new year's eve film, classic!
Andrei Tarkovski's films - aesthetics and vibe are otherworldly
Pedro Almodóvar's films - because of the plot and dialogues
French La Nouvelle Vague Films (60s / 70s) - there's something special and unique about these films, each film is a discovery of cinema and stretching the limits of what cinema is and what it can be! Dialogues are pointed, cuts are sharp, blood just spills, watch it.
Quentin Tarantino's films - entertaining, characters are so interesting
The Idiot - a Russian film portraying corruption and politics in Russia, which is eerily reminded me of the situation in the Philippines
Heneral Luna - for me, an important Filipino film, it shows the Spanish and American colonial period in the Philippines and how the Filipino self-destructed because of crab mentality.

Other directors such as:
João César Monteiro, Federico Fellini, Godard, Kubrick, Cohen brothers

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

My 26 years of existence -- that's not easy!

Teach, Learn, Share

I would love to exchange languages, to do photo walks, to share my love for street photography, to talk about anything and everything. I'm an open minded person with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and the multitude of things I'm ignorant of.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Germany, Italy, Philippines, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland

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