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  • 3 references 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Tagalog; learning Vietnamese
  • 40, Male
  • Member since 2016
  • ESL Teacher/ Coach
  • Masters in Applied Linguistics
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About Me

A native of the Philippines, staying in Saigon, Vietnam. Currently, I am working in the academe (that is what I also do in the Philippines). I am staying in Vietnam for 9 years now and still counting...

Moving here in Vietnam is a major life decision.

Since I am single, I get the chance to explore and see the world in front of me. All the beautiful things that it can offer.

I'm into meeting new people coming from different walks of life. Reconnect with old friends; sharing experiences and exchanging ideas. I'm a "people-person" and easy to be with.

Respect differences, embracing diversity.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I want to witness and experience of how people live their lives in a day.

"Don't be a tourist, just do what like locals do".

I'd like widen my network, we are inter-connected with each other. We live under one roof.

I always live in the saying by Confucius: "Do unto others, as what others do unto you". It is all about paying it forward..


Anything visual. Culture. New places. New people. Something exotic. Riding airplanes.

  • performing arts
  • contemporary art
  • photography
  • social action
  • music
  • visual arts
  • budget travel
  • food
  • explore
  • events
  • natural and man-made landscapes
  • history and origin

Music, Movies, and Books


Eclectic Music, World, Latin, Jazz, Ska, Hip Hop, Pop


Travel documentaries


Self-help books, Chicken Soup for the Soul

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

To teach and learn twice!

Countries I’ve Visited

Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Philippines, Viet Nam

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