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Overview

  • 35 references 16 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Yue (Cantonese); learning Chinese, French
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Consultant, facilitator, and artist
  • Queen's University, National University of Singapore, The...
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

"Live in the now."
https://www.instagram.com/sonofjacky/

ABOUT ME

As a lifelong learner, I like to play outside of my comfort zone, listen to people, and accidentally stumble upon a beautiful place while exploring a new area.

I have a varied professional background, ranging from civil engineering, non-profit work, the arts, education, consulting, human-centred design, bodywork, and filmmaking. Currently I'm creating my own path as a self-employed facilitator, artist, and consultant.

Honestly, I'm a just a trauma-informed, equity-centered faerie full of love, smiles, and light.

PHILOSOPHY

"People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road does not mean they are lost." - Dalai Lama

"By choosing your thoughts and by selecting which emotional currents you will release and which you will reinforce, you determine the quality of your Light. You determine the effects that you will have upon others, and the nature of the experiences of your life." - Gary Zukav

"There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few that will catch your heart. Pursue those."

Note to Self: "Treat yourself the way you would treat a small child. Feed yourself healthy food and make sure you spend time outside. Put yourself to bed early. Let yourself take naps. Don't say mean things to yourself. Don't put yourself in danger. Your skull and your heart are still as fragile as eggshells."

"The only way to get what you really want, is to know what you really want.
And the only way to know what you really want, is to know yourself.
And the only way to know yourself, is to be yourself.
And the only way to be yourself is to listen to your heart." - Mike Dooley

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I've mostly just been a couchsurfer around the world, but I hope to one day host more when I have my own place. People have been so generous and kind to me all around the globe. I am so grateful for this website and the connections it has fostered!

Interests

Living healthy, deep conversations, and spending time in nature. I love singing, dancing, the ocean, ice cream, am quite adventurous, and above all want to connect with magical, kind people, and new opportunities.

  • dancing
  • education
  • meditation
  • walking
  • reading
  • music
  • scuba diving
  • beaches
  • nature
  • spirituality
  • relaxing
  • love
  • alternative medicine
  • journaling
  • breathing
  • light
  • natural medicine
  • lgbtq

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies:
Make me laugh or cry. Or both. (Most of Pixar/Disney, Good Will Hunting, The Imitation Game, When Harry Met Sally, The Martian)

Shows:
Smart writing and representation gets me right in the feels. (Pose, Grey's Anatomy, Sense8, The OA)

Music:
Breathy indie folk acoustic singer-songwriters that wake me up in the morning. (Joe Purdy, Jack Johnson, Joshua Radin, Gregory Alan Isakov, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Ingrid Michaelson, Allie Moss, Sara Bareilles)

Books:
I love dystopian future post-apocalyptic young adult fiction novels and cute children's picture books (Ender's Game, Ready Player One, The Giver, Death Wins a Gold Fish, Calvin and Hobbes)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hearing the stories of everyday people and reflecting on how far they've come.

Teach, Learn, Share

- I speak a few languages and have lived in a few places, so I am happy to converse/teach or tell you some stories of a far off city.
- I am an interdisciplinary artist from Hong Kong, creating work in dance, poetry, facilitation, theatre, voice, film, prose, music, and the healing arts. As a queer, non-binary, 1.5 generation immigrant-settler, my intersectionality is reflected in my creative work, which explores intentional community building in polarizing times, reverence for the land, challenging the mainstream dominant paradigm, queer identities coexisting with cultural values, and Chinese diaspora in the West.
- I am Faculty at an organization called Men in Touch (http://menintouch.org/). We teach men how to get "in touch" with themselves and each other--spiritually, emotionally, and physically. There is a series of consent and touch based games I facilitate and I am happy to share.

What I Can Share with Hosts

- I grew up as a Chinese immigrant and evangelical Christian, and I have struggled to reconcile these pieces of my culture and community with my LGBTQ-identity. I'm in a great place now, but if you want to chat and learn about this part of my journey, I'm more than happy to speak about it.
- I'm a pretty good cook, very clean, and respectful of space. I am happy to hang out and also very independent.
- I play the piano and enjoy getting creative, and have performed in venues all around the world.

Countries I’ve Visited

Armenia, Belize, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, Cyprus, Dominica, Egypt, France, French Guiana, Georgia, Germany, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Lesotho, Malaysia, Martinique, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Saint Lucia, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Georgia, Guadeloupe, Hong Kong, Singapore

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