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  • 6 References 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese, English; learning Portuguese, Spanish
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Keepin' it real
  • Studied lots of things in college/university... (see below)
  • From Concord, Massachusetts. USA
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me


find a good map and photograph things, people, and people doing strange things with things


I have lots of scattered intellectual interests. I hate working and love travelling and learning. I'm a leftie, in every sense of the word.

After graduating from high school, I developed an interest in liberation theology and took a year off living in Nicaragua and travelling to Cuba, before going to college in the U.S.

After graduating from university in 2008, I have begun a year-long project documenting Chinese communities around the world, sponsored by the Watson Fellowship (watsonfellowship.org).

I am attending medical school in New York City from 2009 to 2014. It's great, but also very time-consuming. I started rock climbing during this time and love it.

Currently, I am living in Guangzhou, China from 2012-2013 doing infectious disease research. Not infected though!


Most generally, I try to follow the Golden Rule -- treat others the way you want to be treated. Not particularly inventive, I know, but I couldn't think of anything better.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Inconsistently. I am everywhere and nowhere, I'd like to host when I can, and meet other nice folks (like-minded and non)


I am new to this all. Several of my friends and people on the road highly recommended CS so I thought I'd join.


public health, climbing, politics, African music, photography, hiking, alternative forms of travel, motorbikes

  • arts
  • photography
  • education
  • politics
  • traveling
  • music
  • karaoke
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • divinity
  • teaching

Music, Movies, and Books

Yes, I like. Recent stuff:

Am reading some Murakami. Jury's still out. Just finished "The Count of Monte Cristo" (unabridged!), just finished Into Thin Air and Anil's Ghost. Anything by Michael Ondaatje. "God of Small Things" was really good.

Recent films I've enjoyed:
The Lives of Others, Dave Chappelle's Block Party, La Haine, This is England, The Class, War Photographer.

Music I've been listening to recently -- I took a class my last semester in college on African music, so I've been listening to a lot of stuff like Baaba Maal, Daara J, Fela, Toumani Diabete, Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Graduated college. Eaten lots of weird things at various Cantonese restaurants (snake eggs being the most recent). karaoke with chinese mafia. learned to motorbike in vietnam, hitchhiked, suffered a factor one fall on my first lead climb in thailand.

Teach, Learn, Share

I know a lot of random things about a lot of random things, thanks to my liberal arts education. I now know a few matchbox riddles.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, China, Cuba, Ethiopia, France, Greece, India, Italy, Malaysia, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Nicaragua, United States

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