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  • 54 references 24 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Brand Consultant, Writer, Son of the beach
  • Masters Degree (Integrated Marketing Communications)
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

Easy-going and spontaneous guy from the Philippines. I find joy and thrill in exploring new places: asking for directions, getting lost, walking aimlessly, diving off from cliffs, and having conversations with locals.

I do branding, writing, and saving the oceans. My interests are very diverse as well: art, cats, aliens, the universe, sustainability, cooking, dancing. Speaking of, I dance a lot — especially if it's dancehall!

But I do live for deep and sensible conversations: about life, why things are the way they are, the nuances of human emotions, etc. I tend to ask questions a lot, and that’s the beauty I have found with traveling and meeting people: the exchange of thoughts and in effect, a meeting of souls. Amazing souls you know for days but last forever!

I love the ocean more than anything else (next to my mother, of course).

Lastly, I am a big hugger! The world would be a much better place if we give hugs more often. 🙏🏽

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I live in The House of the Red Couch with 4 other Couchsurfers and we open our home to surfers who would love to have a great time in the Philippines. A cookout at home, a nighout of drinks and dancing, or a trip to a nearby waterfalls all sound good to us so if you are down for it, you are more than welcome here!


Simon Morelli (Uruguay) - Mar 2009
Marc Alex-Baumer (Germany) - December 2012
Chris (Australia) - April 2014
50+ wonderful souls - until present

Vincent Tan (Singapore) - April 2011
Corey Froelich (Puerto Galera) - November 2013
Sharon Salazar (Puerto Princesa, Palawan) - April 2013
Renwick Cruz (Puerto Princesa, Palawan) - April 2013
Bryan and Earl (Boracay) - May 2013
Justin DeMaranville (Chiang Mai, Thailand) - June 2014
Su (Siem Reap, Cambodia) - June 2014
Kunal (India) - July 2017

Hannah Pople (England) in Singapore - April 2011
CS Manila + CS Bacolod in Masskara - October 2012
CS Manila + foreign guests in Boracay - November 2012
CS Puerto Princesa - April 2013
Svetlana Evmenova (Belarus), Laurent Saulnier (Montreal) + CS El Nido - April 2013
CS Boracay - May 2013
CS Chiang Mai, Thailand - June 2014
CS Siem Reap, Cambodia - June 2014
Meetups in Boracay - 2014-2016
CS Delhi / Jaipur, India - July 2017


Ocean/marine life/beach, Branding, Cats, Sustainability, Arts, Cooking

  • photography
  • dancing
  • dining
  • cooking
  • coffee
  • partying
  • drinking
  • traveling
  • cycling
  • scuba diving
  • budget travel
  • beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Architecture in Helsinki, Up Dharma Down, Michelle Branch, Tracy Chapman, Imogen Heap, Fra Lippo Lippi, Air Supply, Chicane, Bonnie Bailey, Tiesto, Florence and the Machine, Reggaeton

Books: The Old Man And The Sea, Tuesdays With Morrie, The Little Prince, Whatever You Think, Think The Opposite, Will Grayson Will Grayson, The Traveller

Movies: City of God, Into the Wild, Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Almost Famous, Eat Pray Love, The Motorcycle Diaries, Alive, Mean Girls, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Wild

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Left the city life and decided to live in paradise that is Boracay Island
Went to India for 3 weeks alone

Teach, Learn, Share

I was once told by a friend that the world would have been less colorful without me in it. That’s probably the best thing I could share with you and the rest of the world: new shades of excitement, conversations, and connections!

But I can also cook really good Adobo (Philippines’ national dish) and have a discussion/sharing on Branding, Marketing, Sustainability, and Marine Conservation.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand

Countries I’ve Lived In


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