Joel Luo

Milpitas, CA, USA

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  • 22 References 5
  • Fluent in Chinese (Simplified), English
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • student
  • fresh out of college!!
  • From Singapore
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me


learn Mandarin and travel China!!


here i am! on facebook.

i was bitten by the travel bug the first time i went backpacking. ive always thought how much more meaningful travel would be if i could meet the locals. CS just seems like the perfect solution.

I've got a photoblog and a travelogue too! Hopefully I will update them.


life is short, and age is catching up!
and i should see the world before my time.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Hosting and surfing.


I've met some of the most interesting people here on CS. From a host or a surfer to a friend, I've made some of my best friends here.


food, photography, listening to live music, losing myself in some foreign country, film, running endlessly, cycling, museums, diving, shopping,

Music, Movies, and Books

im a huge film buff! forgive my long list, i watch everything from bollywood to arthouse. In the mood for love, Titus(andronicus), Blade runner, Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, Malos Habitos, Adaptation, Fight club, Pulp fiction, Eat drink man woman, Beijing bicycle, Raise the red lantern, Marlena, Chungking express, Mission kashmir, Kal ho naa ho, Ping guo(apple), Pretty persuasion.

just to name a few musicians/bands...sigur ros, fourplay, diana krall, ELO, Sting, Toto, Ryuchi sakamoto, suede, astor piazzolla, the cranberries, goldfrapp, jamiroquai, incognito, khaled

and books....wild swans, the sweet shop owner, between heaven and earth

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

skydiving, cliff diving, diving, being chased around the streets of guangzhou by some gangsters, getting mugged by thugs in US, and (i wont forget this..ever) getting robbed by the Cambodian police......

Traveling reduces my life expectancy, but to hell with that, its worth it!

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm fresh out of school. If you are really that interested I could teach you thermodynamics.

I've worked in a brewery and I could tell you alot about beers! I could teach you how to make your own beer!

Countries I’ve Visited

Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Singapore, United States

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