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ILIKEPOLARBEARS

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Overview

  • 91 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Research, scientific computing
  • College
  • From Manhattan
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To live life or die trying

ABOUT ME

I was born and raised in Manhattan and have spent most of my life in NYC, so I know this city quite well and will be happy to show you around. I love meeting new people and I really value the friendships I've made with other travelers. I'm always looking for new experiences, interesting people, and life changes. I always try to force myself to do the things that scare me, to get off my ass when I don't feel like it, and keep exploring the world. If you are genuine, kind, and interesting, I want to meet you!

And I also spent a lot of time skydiving:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlXCQl_vI7s
And skydiving at Burning Man!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkTGbqL5t4o
And skydiving in Dubai!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-33HpSezS4

more to come! =]

PHILOSOPHY

If you're not living life on the edge, you're taking up too much space. A day not enjoyed and appreciated is a day wasted. I encourage a use less live more lifestyle.

And you're only here once, so you might as well do the right thing.

Use your idle computer to help crunch numbers for cancer and AIDS research.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I generally host international travelers. I also bring people that want to skydive for the first time with me on the weekends. If you feel like it, join the NYC Skydive Group.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

People I have hosted:
Heather - Annapolis, United States - 3 Days
Tricia - Montreal, Canada - 4 Days
Arunrat - Thailand - 3 Days
Manue - Franche-Comté, France - 2 Days
Kristin - Bavaria, Germany - 1 Day
Björn - Zurich, Switzerland - 7 Days
Agnes - Poland - 4 Days
Anna - Catalonia, Spain - 4 Days
Anja - Saxony, Germany - 3 Days
Jeff - Kaohsiung, Taiwan - 3 Days
Jacqueline - Sweden - 2 Days
Aino - Tampere, Finland - 1 Day
Luzie - Dresden, Germany - 1 Day
Chin - Melaka, Malaysia - 5 Days
Aleksandra - Novosibirsk, Russia - 4 Days
Chris - London, England - 4 Days
Sebastian - Oranjestad, Aurba - 4 Days
Renate - Vienna, Austria - 10 Days
JoDee - California, United States - 3 Days
Karina - Recife, Brazil - 2 Days
Kris - Brasschaat, Belgium - 5 Days
Chad - United States - 16 Days
Jane + Sarah + Linda - Cologne, Germany - 17 Days
Rob and Dodie - 15 Days
Jemi - Lappeenranta, Finland - 3 Days
Curt - Minnesota, United States - 2 Days
Yi - Kyoto, Japan - 3 Days
Hoang-Chau - Texas, United States - 5 Days
Dan - London, England - 1 Day
Katy - Iowa, United States - 2 Days
Tanguy + Guilhem - Rennes, France - 2 Days
Chris - Warsaw, Poland - 1 Day
Matti - Tampere, Finland - 4 Days
Joli - Pennsylvania, United States - 3 Days
Mario - Tallinn, Estonia - 4 Days
Jakob + Tilde - Copenhagen, Denmark - 3 Days
David - Miranda de Erbo, Spain - 4 Days
Erga - Israel - 24 Days
Stinne og Ulrik - Copenhagen, Denmark - 4 Days
Rafael - Vitoria, Brazil - 1 Day
Ashlee - Canberra, Australia - 7 Days
Eva + Tina - Ljubljana, Slovenia - 8 Days
Temujin - Sydney, Australia - 5 Days
Rossie - Shanghai, China - 4 Days
Natalia - Tashkent, Uzbekistan - 3 Days
Philip - Marburg, Germany - 7 Days
Leanne - Vancouver, Canada - 3 Days
Uldis - Riga, Latvia - 4 Days
Alex - California, United States - 2 Days
Nic - Durban, South Africa - 32 Days
Ed - Vancouver, Canada - 3 Days
Violaine - Venissieux, France - 3 Days
Jelle - Evere, Belgium - 1 Day
Lelde - Riga, Latvia - 8 Days
Heleri + Katrin- Tartu, Estonia - 4 Days
Yoon - Busan, South Korea - 8 Days
Manuela + Francesca - Tarcento, Italy - 3 Days
Giuseppe - Potenza, Italy - 5 Days
Ellen + Matthias - Bregenz, Austria - 2 Days
Mladen + Nevena + Toni + Mario - Zagreb, Croatia - 5 Days
Adam - Durban, South Africa - 4 Days
Meziana + John - Marrakech, Morocco - 5 Days
Antonella + Valentina - Rome, Italy - 6 Days
Christian - Melbourne, Australia - 1 Day
Christof - Bavaria, Germany - 2 Days
Alana + Martin - Brno, Czech Republic - 4 Days
Hans - Michigan, United States - 2 Days
Denise - Singapore - 8 Days
Eric - Guadalajara, Mexico - 7 Days
Kris - Hong Kong, China - 4 Days
Laura - Oregon, United States - 4 Days
Heikki - Helsinki, Finland - 4 Days
Anne Marthe - Oslo, Norway - 4 Days
Daniel - Bratislava, Slovakia - 4 Days
Sangmin - Seongnam, South Korea - 3 Days

Interests

Really interesting things...

Music, Movies & Books

Music: Keny Arkana, MGMT, Plushgun, NOFX, Ravens and Chimes, Regina Spektor

Books: The stranger, a brief history of time, a life in science, god created the integers, why I am so wise, prosperity and violence, The republic, a little flesh, a little breath, and a reason to rule all that is myself, existentialism is a humanism, on bullshit, programming the universe, the nemesis affair, society and it's discontents, god is not great, conversations on consciousness, three cups of tea, eat pray love, the places in between, a long way gone

Movies: The Fall, Idiocracy.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

- The jellyfish incident in Hawaii
- The bird incident in Iceland
- Played goalie for an NHL practice
- Had a near miss with plane skydiving
- Lost $2000 playing roulette in Las Vegas
- [edit] Lost $2500 in vegas again (fuck!)
- Holi in Bombay
- Songkran in Bangkok

Teach, Learn, Share

- Germans love David Hasselhoff (This is where it began http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxAd2sHtMf0)
- Sandwiches apparently don't exist in Estonia
- The secret ingredient to tacos in Mexico is a lack of hygiene
- People in Iceland eat some pretty horrible food. Hakarl, for example, is rotten and pissed on shark.

Countries I've Visited

Canada, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, France, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Puerto Rico, Sweden, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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