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  • 18 References 13 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Swedish; learning German, Indonesian, Malay, Romanian, Russian
  • 45, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Researcher, programmer, crocheter
  • PhD human ecology, comp sci engineering
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About Me


To make A4 happy


Grew up in Sweden and moved to Budapest in 2011 to do a postdoc, continuing with another one in Florence, Italy, then back to Hungary, and then Sweden again. Having just moved to the very cute town of Norrköping - great apartment but basically no furniture (at the time of writing) so might be tricky to host :)

Spent a year in Wollongong, Australia, in 88-89 and did some complementary backpacking around the area in 1992 and 1995. Went back to Malaysia in 2008 - saya cinta negara itu! Finished my PhD in september 2010, also running a small consulting company on sustainability and programming since 1999.

Spare time: hanging out with friends, crocheting, sitting at cafes, working, sketching on projects, etc. Travel is big for me: ~40 countries and counting so far.


Before doing anything, ask yourself: Do i truly want to do this? Or do I want to do this because I want to be a person who would enjoy things like this? If the latter, then reconsider.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Hosted a bit. Only couched once (at a former-cs-guest-turned-friend!).


Crocheting, music/jamming, squash, traveling, languages, woodwork, handicrafts, digital circuit design, programming etc.

  • design
  • sketching
  • dining
  • breakfast
  • fast food
  • running
  • traveling
  • woodworking
  • music
  • backpacking
  • racquetball
  • languages
  • squash

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Moon, Cargo, Last Night, Bom yeoreum gaeul gyeoul geurigo bom, Vacas, etc

Music: Zero 7, Cinematic orchestra, Elbow, Kashmir, Talking heads, Art of noise, Tindersticks, Band of Joy etc

Book: "The water-method man" (John Irving) - got it from an english backpacker in Berastagi, Sumatra, and that book changed my life!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done


Teach, Learn, Share

Yay, this was a fun heading! Soldering, arcade game maintenance, (formal) social network analysis, non-monetary measures on ecological resource consumption, peak-oil issues, php/mysql programming, Ecological Footprint methodology, bahasa basics, crocheting, world system analysis etc

What I Can Share with Hosts

Crocheting? :) And hanging out in Malmö - yeah, I might need to stock up on awesome people to hang out with; a bit too much living abroad recently.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Macedonia, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Hungary, Italy, Sweden

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