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I am a 25 year old electrical engineer/software developer in Cape Town, South Africa. I like going out for drinks with friends, playing my guitar, camping/hiking, and just chilling (reading, movies, surfing the internet). I think I'm laid back, and very easy to get along with. Would love to meet new people around the world, and will definitely host as soon as I get my own place.
I'm a Christian, so I try to follow the teachings of Jesus and the bible. But before you run away:
1) I definitely DONT believe this means you have to have a boring/quiet life. I enjoy having a drink or three with buddies.
2) I definitely DONT only associate with/enjoy the company of other christians...many of my close friends are athiests etc
I think we should all try our absolute BEST to accept each other and ourselves as we are, and stop trying to:
1) change or influence others so that they're more in line with our way of thinking,
2) change ourselves so that we're more like others, or more likeable to others.
I think this is a very difficult thing to achieve.
Trying to live in the moment as much as possible is also a personal goal of mine. (I find buddhism fascinating for this reason, and would love to meet some buddhists). Can't say I've mastered it, but I try my best not to dwell on the past or worry about the future.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Well I'm still new to this...I surf, and in future I hope to host as well as maybe contribute to the website development. I would like to get more involved with the local CS events back home as well.
So far I have surfed three times - in Paris, Bruges and Zurich. All three experiences were awesome! I think couch surfing is way better than staying in hostels - you get to meet local people and see more of their culture, and benefit from their advice on things like where to get the best food and what to see. I look forward to staying involved with couchsurfing for a very long time.
beer, good food,
different cultures, new experiences
I play some guitar and drums
Computer/video games (playing and developing)
Music, Movies, and Books
the Matrix, Momento, Inception, Lord of the Rings
any non-fiction by C.S.Lewis, fantasy and sci-fi in general: Terry Pratchet, Isaac Azimov/Ian M. Banks, the Wheel of Time series, American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Not sure how to label my taste...alternative rock?
Dave Matthews Band, Vampire Weekend, Incubus, Live, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, System of a Down, Rise Against, the White Stripes
Old school rock/metal: AC/DC, Iron Maiden, black sabbath, rolling stones
Oldies: the Beatles, Elvis, Cat Stevens
I enjoy classical music, jazz and blues as well.
Not a huge fan of electro/dance music. Maybe drum n bass now and then...
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I went on a mission trip to Swaziland in 2007 - beautiful country, and very kind people.
Teach, Learn, Share
Skills to share:
Basic guitar and drum playing
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa, Swaziland, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In