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Overview

  • 12 references 7 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Indonesian, Spanish
  • 43, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Exploration and Education
  • Life Experiences & Natural Consequences
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Country walking and Cloud hopping

ABOUT ME

Hawaii grown Ocean boy and Indonesian Country girl drifting the world currents.

PHILOSOPHY

Life is full of surprises and it's the surprises that keeps life full.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Wulan and I are back with CS and looking forward to making world friends, one country at a time.

Met some wonderful people, learned about their cultures/hometown, and made new friends. Hosted new travelers during their stay in Bali.

Also while we are in Bali or Hawaii, we can share our experiences, recommendations on activities and food, along with local living for smooth flowability.

GUESTS requesting to stay with me, PLEASE read my complete profile along with "My Home" section.

Interests

Nature/wildlife, travel, new experiences, food/cuisine, reading, writing, and adventure

  • wildlife
  • culture
  • writing
  • dining
  • gardening
  • reading
  • traveling
  • painting
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • freediving
  • planting

Music, Movies, and Books

Documentaries
Foreign Films
and dig Genre : Horror

as for books, the list goes on, preference towards thrillers n n traveling stories.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

While lost and confused at a ferry port late at night trying to catch a bus home, the local "Preman" (members of an Indonesian organized gang, encompassing street level criminals up through crime bosses) were trying to extort a large sum of money from us. Each bus driver we encountered denied us entry unless we paid the Preman. We also witnessed 2 foreigners (father and son from Thailand), also experiencing the same situation. While I went to talk to the father and son, Wulan went to seek help and assistance. After asking numerous people for help, she was then approached by a kind stranger who quickly got all of us (father and son included) into a bus and out of that area. When we finally reached our accommodation, well past midnight, we found out that the father and son had nowhere planned to stay so without hesitating we invited them to stay the night. Our late night dinner was a hot spicy stew Wulan's mom had cooked and packed for us, along with a nice short chat and our exhaustion finally took over.

The next day I took the father and son to a village that I knew, and helped them find comfortable and affordable accommodation during their travels. To this day we still keep in touch with the son, Tah, and eagerly wait until we meet him and his father again in their home country of Thailand.

This is a special story for us because it is about being helped by a stranger and helping strangers.

Teach, Learn, Share

Let us learn together!

What I Can Share with Hosts

Hawaiian and Indonesian culture, travel experiences, gardening, friendship, diving/fishing techniques, and happiness.

Countries I’ve Visited

Colombia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Thailand

Countries I’ve Lived In

Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, United States

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