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  • 12 Positive References
  • Fluent in Chinese, Chinese (Simplified), English; learning Portuguese
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • Lighting Designer, mostly.
  • A variety of schools, from intriguin...
  • From Singapore
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me


Stay true, See the world, Make life worth its span.


An easy-going, considerate, curious and open-minded person who has a lack of tolerance for hypocrites, arrogance and oblivion.

Oxymorons maybe one of the best ways to describe me. Sometimes I am an extrovert and sometimes I am an introvert.

I enjoy designing - spaces, graphics, lighting...

I love design for the creative process, even though I am not a world-class designer yet.

I have a thing for curious signs and quirky stuff.

And I would love a good cup of coffee, or a good alcoholic drink. ;-)


What do you want to remember when you are dying?
What do you want to be remembered for?
We can't please everyone, so we can only do what we believe is true to ourselves.

Life is short and only happens once, so give it all you've got!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


Before I joined CS, I went up to Edinburg for MakePovertyHistory in Edinburg on a rideshare, and this guy in the car offered me a couch at his friends', and they were fantastic.

From then, there was no turning back.


Travel, design, photography, music, life itself and the lives of some others.

Music, Movies & Books

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, All About Lily Chou-Chou, The Royal Tenabums, The Grand Budapest Hotel, I Heart Huckabees, Big Fish, Memento, Little Miss Sunshine, Mysterious Skin, The Hunger Games, The Millenium Trilogy etc

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Refurbished a 100-year-old school on Hainan Island... not that amazing but it was a wonderful and perspective-altering experience.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can talk to people about light, since I specialised in architectural lighting design.

It'll be great if everyone sees light in..., well, a different light. Lighting is not just about what you see, it's about how it makes you feel, and also what you don't see.

What I Can Share With Hosts

How to better enhance their spatial experience with lighting? :)

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Laos, Latvia, Macao, Malaysia, Maldives, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, Singapore, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom

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