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  • 10 references 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Cebuano, Tagalog; learning English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
  • 46, Male
  • Member since 2017
  • Senior Technical Consultant
  • Economics
  • From Manila, Philippines
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

Keeps life simple. Loves to laugh and ellicit laughter.

Fond of city life but also loves being close to nature. Would never say no to good food, music, art, and outdoor adventures.

Born and have been living in the Philippines for four decades. I know Manila by heart, its history including secret places for food and entertainment. I could also help plan local travel for the best beaches, dive sites, and mountains I've been to.


I stay right in the heart of Metro Manila. Travel to surrounding cities like San Juan, Pasig, Makati, and Taguig from my home is easy.

My place is accessible by public transport all day and night. It is close to everything needed by civilized folk. Within a 5 minute walk are 24 x 7 convenience stores, food stalls, good Filipino restaurants, spas, banks, hospital, pharmacy, and local police station.

Distance between airport and the area where I live is around 10-14 Kms.. Routes and other details are posted in photos of my home including places of interest like Intramuros, Poblacion, BGC, MOA, and Chinatown.

Before you request to couch, please make sure your profile is complete, verified, and has references.

Also, use of cutesy-flirty words like "my dear" "kisses" will never work. Kindly state the reasons why you want to stay with me and what I could learn from you.

As my guest, make life easy for me being your host by observing simple house rules: [1] Don't make a mess, it is a modest place but not a filthy backpacker's hostel. [2] Get up early and be out by 8:30 AM to explore the city.

Please note that I will decline all types of requests from members who have dubious CS names.✌️

Ciao! 😊

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

📍Meet new people of the same wavelength and have fun.

📍Share Filipino culture and promote Filipino food to everyone.

📍Discover and learn new ideas from other CS member's culture then apply them to improve myself.


Meaningful travels, cultures outside my own, music, visual art, literature, outdoor adventures, spirituality, social justice, and good food.

  • literature
  • dining
  • technology
  • movies
  • traveling
  • music
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking
  • scuba diving
  • swimming
  • languages
  • visual arts
  • social justice
  • freediving
  • buddhism
  • alternative medicine
  • hanging out
  • cultural exchange
  • cooking and baking
  • spiritual growth

Music, Movies, and Books

Jazz (Bebop, Post Bop, Third Stream, Avant Garde, Free),Reggae (Roots, Dub),Punk/Hardcore (70s-80s),
Post-Punk, Classical and Contemporary classical, World Music

Classics, Philosophy, Non-fiction, Art

Documentary, Indie, minus Hollywood garbage

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Being able to sustain eight years straight of helping tribal women and children in the Philippines.

Teach, Learn, Share

📍Filipino customs, culture, and cuisine.

📍Funny life stories and travel blunders.

📍Language exchange.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Share my travel experiences. Share Filipino culture. Provide warm company and laughter.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Luxembourg, Macao, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Poland, Qatar, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Philippines, United States

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