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  • 18 References 9 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese, English, French, Spanish, Yue (Cantonese); learning Hindi, Russian
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Software engineer
  • No education listed
  • From Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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About Me

Canada is and will always be home for me, but I've most recently been living in Boston on and off, from 2010-15. Having spent 2015-16 travelling through Africa and the Silk Road, I'm looking forward to resettling in Vancouver, my hometown!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I've surfed a couple times, but my main thing is hosting.

Traveling, hosting people, sharing in other cultures? That shouldn't be considered strange or adventurous, it should be the new normal!


Travel's the top one, and my interests revolve around organising the next trip, reviewing a language in preparation for a future trip, or doing weekend day trips around where I live to pass the time. Otherwise:

Amateur photography, trying food from other countries, day hikes and long urban walks, digging through music blogs, language learning. Oh, and hats. I like hats.

I also blog while travelling: http://nolegroom.wordpress.com/

  • photography
  • dining
  • movies
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • blogging
  • music
  • hiking
  • scuba diving
  • languages
  • language exchange

Music, Movies, and Books

I'm trying to build up a library of Spanish and French music and Bollywood films/music (Hindi) to maintain my languages.

In general though, I'm a fan of indie rock/pop and revival soul/funk, and I love a good concert once in awhile.

I don't read too many books, but I like realistic fiction set in regions I may have been to recently. On the other hand, I do read a whole lot of news, and am fascinated by politics around the world and in Canada, as well as issues relating to cultural identity, being a Chinese Canadian and all.

Teach, Learn, Share

Language exchange? :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Antarctica, Argentina, Austria, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Ecuador, Estonia, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Monaco, Morocco, Nicaragua, Palestine, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Serbia, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Singapore, United States

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