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  • 13 References 8 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Malay, Spanish
  • 25, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Traveler activist, writer and musician (amongst other thi...
  • Bachelor's degree in Anthropology and Philosophy
  • From Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me


To live to the fullest, by my own terms. Not drag my life but hoist it on my shoulders.


So I'm Jamal. Hi!

Its difficult to fit 'all about you' in a box when you are actively trying to destroy all boxes. In terms of what I do to occupy my time, , learning, volunteering, meditating, creating music, writing, doing little and big things to make the world a better place. Generally being who I want to be (most of the time).
I try not to define my life or my actions, but simply live with passion and happiness each day.
I try to give as much as I can but also to allow time for my own thoughts. I over analyse everything (just ask my housemates), I will sometimes sit lost in thought for hours. I can be the laziest person on the planet, but in equal measures I can be the most productive person on the planet, you may just need to push me a little.

I am about to embark on a no-plans Journey. Starting in Sri-Lanka, then who knows where. If you have any tips or ideas please hit me up!

What else do you want to know? I aim to be completely open and honest so if you have any questions at all please ask :)


We can only know what is true to ourselves, therefore eveyone is always right. Personally I belive in a non-interventionist spirituality. But thats only my reality.

Be the person you want to be, true to yourself, and your world will become the world you want it to be. Find like-minded people, find people you cannot agree with, find all people and be open to each and every one. Variety is the spice of life.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


When I was travelling CS helped me out heaps! especially in New York, where I would have been all sad and alone without it. Now I am back I am very willing and wanting to show people my city and provide the same hospitality back. Plus meet new and amazing people.

I am currently traveling, so looking for cool new people to meet at the odd couch to crash on.


Surfed in Argentina, New York, London. Hosted in Melbourne. Loved each and every one!


Diving (both in oceans and bins)
... I could go on

Music, Movies, and Books

Too long a list to start tonight, Ill get onto it.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Wrote a novel, went to the middle of the Andes and saw the night sky, dived in Colombia for a month straight, tangoed in Buenos Aires, came up with a philosophy of the universe, built houses for people, volunteered with an Indigenous community in Arnhem Land, protested the day Occupy Wall st got shut down, meditated in the middle of Ankor Wat, constructed 90 houses in 90 days after a typhoon. That's one right?

Teach, Learn, Share

Soo many things! I love talking about music and theatre based things (from classical to funk to barbershop) with who will listen. I'll discuss politics (if anyone wants to learn more about Australian politics... ) and Philosophy with nearly anyone, anywhere, most times.
I learnt Spanish whist travelling and would love someone to keep up my skills with.
And I'm the type of person who will never turn down an oportunity to learn something new, the biggest crime in life is ignorace.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Bolivia, Cambodia, Colombia, Ecuador, Laos, Malaysia, Peru, Philippines, Thailand, Turkey, United States, Uruguay, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Malaysia, Philippines

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