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Heeeey-o! Name's Eugene. I am a longtime Couchsurfer, former New Yorker, and language lover. After graduated from college in 2014 (degree is in Linguistics and Latin American Foreign Policy), I ended up working for a dental company as a Director of Recruitment at the Jersey Shore (weird, right?). During my time in New York, I hosted tons of couchsurfers, many of which have become life-long friends. Hoping to meet you too!
Wherever you are you are meant to be, whoever you meet you were meant to meet and wherever you go will give you something in return.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Now that I have this weird stressful job, I've made it my mission to travel to a different country once a month before I take off for graduae school. Every couchsurfer I have e v e r hosted has been so so much fun, kind and giving of themselves. Couchsurfing 4 ever!
Meeting new people, learning about their languages, eating foods from their country, drinking coffee, listening to all sorts of music, taking lots and lots of photos (film and digital), seeing different parts of different cities, showing people new things, relaxing ambiance, throwing soirees, sleeping in very late, seeing live performances, Beyonce, aliens, spooky stuff, stars, juicing, 24 hour pizza places, beer gardens, fried chicken, yoga, steel drums, saucy hip movement, playing instruments, accents and new ever-lasting friendships!
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: Pedro Almodovar, Sofia Coppola, Lars Von Trier, Tim Burton, Gaspar Noe, Xavier Dolan, Wes Anderson, Hayao Miyazaki, Quentin Tarantino
Batman Returns, The Skin I Live In, Baby Mama, CHLOE, Enter the Void, Martha Marcy May Marlene, The Tree of Life, The Endless Summer, Melancholia, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Rachel Getting Married, Interview with a Vampire, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Beetlejuice, Pulp Fiction, Titanic, Ponyo, The Life Aquatic, The Royal Tenebaums, A Clockwork Orange, Oliver!, Bully, But I'm a Cheerleader, Children of Men, Donnie Darko, Everything is Illuminated, Girl Interrupted, Grindhouse, Kill Bill, Milk, Mallrats, Party Monster, Sin City, Smiley Face, The Family Stone, The Virgin Suicides, Marie Antoinette, Volver.
Music: The Knife, Fever Ray, Siouxsie & The Banshees, iamamiwhoami, Glass Candy, Fleetwood Mac, Mountain Man, Lana Del Rey, Vice Cooler, MIA, Gemma Ray, Die Antwoord, Zhala, Noveller, Aphex Twin, SBTRKT, Austra, Chairlift, Cults, Feist, Laura Marling, Kazaky, Computer Magic, El Guincho, Gregory and the Hawk, Chris Garneau, Glass Candy, Air, Radiohead, The Beach Boys and more duh!
Books: Marquez, Diaz, Allende, Thompson.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I once delivered a litter of puppies, ggggrooosssss.
Teach, Learn, Share
From studying languages I have a really good understanding of what people are TRYING to say and the various barriers they face with second language learning.
What I Can Share with Hosts
I can serenade you on guitar, tell you if you have any cavities, organize anything you have perfectly, and write you love notes.
Countries I’ve Visited
Canada, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Mexico, Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Virgin Islands, U.S.
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Spain, United States