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  • 1 Reference 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Hindi
  • 52, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • business: trading and it.
  • MBA
  • From New York City
  • Profile 85% complete

About Me


learn, from others, so i can understand myself, better.


Spent most of my life in India, married to an Indian Princess. Now in Shanghai recuperating from India. Been all over Europe, Asia, and the States. Hitchhiked to India from Paris, before most of you were born. Am a Jewish Buddhist: studied Judaism in Israel, Christianity in a Trappist Monastary, and Buddhims at the feet of the Dalai Lama. Majored in Philosophy and LIfe at university. Lead a quieter and thoughtful life now in Shanghai, which will be my home, indefinitely.


Do the right thing. Be a + on this earth. Add what I can. Be a really good good friend, with all that means.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Interested in finding out whether the cs culture is at all "interesting" practically. Sounds, good, on paper.




Conversation, Learning, conversation, learning, conversation. non chinese food, and walks when shanghai is not crowded: late at nite / early in morning.

Meeting people who are both open to sharing, and have something worth sharing.

  • culture
  • dining
  • chinese food
  • socializing
  • christian
  • psychology

Music, Movies, and Books

Casablanca / Leonard Cohen / too many books to list

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hmmm.. So many / too many. Study philosophy in Pondicuerry, India. Marry an Indian Princess with blue blood. Sit at the feet of the Dalai Lama. Almost die in Greece when I fell off a moutain. Flew a plane for the first time. Move to Shanghai and feel at home. Hitchhike to India at 19. and and and

Teach, Learn, Share

interested in learning about cultural psychology. What makes different cultures different. Interested in helping others get practical things done: like getting admission to USA universities.

I have lots to learn, and also, lots to teach/help on.

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