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A friend asked me to use 3 words to describe myself. "Like an onion," I said. You can tell me why when we meet. :)
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
When I'm overseas I surf with the locals! When I'm home, I'd be glad to reciprocate and show others around. (My house is under renovation for now.)
Need any tips about travelling in Singapore? Just drop me a mail. :)
MY COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE SO FAR
If you're lazy to read, check out the Facebook photos here: https://bit.ly/cs-kae
Alex Ding in Hong Kong! (Nov 2012, May-Jun 2015)
Su Xiaofang in Shanghai! (Jun 2015)
Alex Clemen from Germany! (Jan-Aug 2013)
Roy Bean from Australia! (Feb 2013)
David Asensio from Spain! (Feb - Mar 2013)
Jakub Vrsecky from Czech Republic! (Mar 2013)
Elina Goldy from Germany / Ghana! (Mar 2013)
Micky Luinge from Netherlands! (Mar 2013)
Christian Schleier from Germany! (Mar 2013)
Dagna Pirska from Poland! (Mar 2013)
Zane Enina from Latvia! (Mar 2013)
Lucia Loposova from Slovakia! (Mar 2013+)
Purush Narasim from India! (Mar-Jul 2013)
Antoine Gehin from France / Jakarta! (Mar 2013)
Marco Bickel from Germany! (Mar 2013)
Jeff Charlot from USA! (Mar 2013)
Alexander Funke from Germany! (Mar 2013+)
Boris Masis from Russia / USA! (Mar 2013 - May 2015)
Justin Sheehan from USA! (Mar 2013)
Xavier Quesada from Spain! (Mar-Jun 2013)
Lee Yi Fen from Taiwan! (Mar 2013)
Shoko Hosokawa from Japan! (Mar 2013)
Adrian Acosta from Mexico! (Mar 2013)
Joao Paulo Fernandes Marques from Germany / Portugal! (Mar 2013)
Yoann van Hooydonck from France! (Apr 2013 - Aug 2014)
Mia Darmawan from Indonesia! (Apr 2013+)
Philipp Sümmermann & Luisa Meisel from Germany! (Apr 2013)
Armin Razmdjou from Germany! (Apr 2013)
Ryan Bonham from USA! (Apr-May 2013)
Toby Green from UK! (Apr 2013)
Chelsea La Vecchia & George Hancock from Canada! (Apr 2013)
Artas Oorzhak from Russia! (Apr 2013)
Sagie Omanand Reich from Israel / India! (Apr 2013)
Christoph Lex from Germany! (Apr 2013)
Wout Neckermann from Belgium / Bali! (Apr 2013)
Marco Holz from Germany! (Apr-Jun 13)
Næncy Hollmann from Germany! (Apr 2013+)
Jan Christopher Bernhammer from Germany! (Apr 2013+)
Robby Hev from Netherlands! (Apr 2013 - Jul 2014)
Jonatan Mizrahi-Werner from Denmark / Beijing! (Apr 2013)
Marvin Barretto from UK! (Apr 2013)
Andy Bui from Vietnam! (Apr 2013)
Kye McKee form UK! (May 2013)
Joshua Vazquez from USA / Okinawa! (May 2013)
Nicolas Reynaud from France! (May 2013)
Daniel Hautz from Germany! (May 2013)
Maurohs Romero from Argentina! (May 2013)
Leigh Daivdson from UK! (May 2013)
Rutger Schiebroek from Netherlands / Malaysia! (May 2013+)
Lukas Schmid from Switzerland! (May 2013)
Johan Pellsäter from Sweden! (May 2013)
Andrew Wilson from UK! (May 2013)
Tamara Gadjanski from Serbia! (May 2013)
Jenna Wiley from USA! (Jun 2013)
Chen Chen from China! (Jun 2013)
Marc-Olivier Bergeron de Carufel from Canada! (Jun 2013)
Kila Ong from Taiwan! (Jun 2013)
Joshua Kaiser from Germany! (Jun 2013)
Julian Wildanger from Germany! (Jun 2013)
Troy Shu from USA! (Jun 2013)
Mauricio Reinbold from Germany! (Jun 2013)
Fabrice Clerc from Switzerland! (Jun 2013 - 2015)
Pavel Kirjanas from Lithuania! (Jun 2013)
Eduardo Palacio from Colombia! (Jun 2013)
Ian Mak from Hong Kong! (Jul 2013)
Renier Hulshof from South Africa! (Jul 2013)
Benjamin Heller from Switzerland! (Aug 2013)
Zhong Yuhao from China! (Aug 2013)
Cristian Atik & Cati Carbonell from Spain! (Aug 2013)
Stefan Spahn from Germany! (Aug 2013)
Fridolin Mertzlufft from Germany / Indonesia! (Aug 2013)
Mattia Anesa from Italy! (Sep 2013)
Max Hejda from Austria! (Oct 2013)
Ortler Marcel & Michael Schnetzer from Austria! (Oct 2013)
Dirk Stöcker from Germany! (Oct 2013)
Eric Rey from Switzerland! (Oct 2013)
Gloria Chan in Hong Kong! (May-Jun 2015)
Daniel Garcia from Venezuela in Shanghai! (Jun 2015)
Maria from Chile in Shanghai! (Jun 2015)
Wang Jiahao in Shanghai! (Jun 2015)
HOSTED CS EVENTS:
Swimming at Chinese Garden 1 (Mar 2013), 2 (Apr 2013).
Cycling in Pulau Ubin 1 & 2 (Mar 2013), 3 (Apr 2013), 4 (May 2013).
Hiking to Singapore Quarry 1 (Mar 2013), 2 (Apr 2013).
ATTENDED CS EVENTS:
Holi Festival at East Coast Beach (Mar 2013), Holi Festival at East Coast Park (Mar 2013) & Holi Festival at Kembangan (Mar 2013).
Overnight Cycling from East Coast Park to Sentosa Island (Apr 2013).
Capturing moments in time I'd otherwise forget through my flying brick (yes, the camera); lying on random grass patches, sometimes with a picnic basket; being in the great outdoors; wandering where I shouldn't be (urbex); and doing a little good in this world just once in a while. And just maybe, you?
- film festivals
- eating out
- outdoor activities
- urban exploration
Music, Movies, and Books
You can never have enough of comedies! I enjoy foreign films esp. French and German ones. Films that inspire deep thought and reflection are also good when I'm in the mood.
Huge alternative and indie music geek. Think: alt-J, Beach House, Bombay Bicycle Club, Florence and the Machine, Bicycle Club, Chet Faker, Cults, Dr. Dog, Grizzly Bear, Hot Chip, Milo Greene, Passion Pit, Sigur Rós, The Temper Trap, The xx, Two Door Cinema Club, etc. Also, numerous songs from the Putumayo World Music.
For the my latest ear worms, follow me on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/kaeyuan
Currently reading anthologies of short stories, biographies of random personalities, books about the history of common and insignificant objects, and travel stories (of course)! Haven't been able to complete a fiction book since my stint in the army.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Probably the couple of nights I spent lost in the Bruneian jungles with limited food and water — surviving it made me realize that nothing is impossible as long as you believe in yourself. #truth
Teach, Learn, Share
Basic Chinese anyone? I can always teach some common greetings or phrases in Chinese. Might always come in handy when China takes over the world! // I'm pretty okay with a camera, but I've no clue how to teach someone photography. We could always go out for field trips to hone our skills together!
Foreign languages interest me! I used to study the German language back in high school and now in university, I'm learning French. Would definitely be great to have someone to converse with. Been trying to pick up Spanish on Duolingo during my free time too. I don't know, I just love languages! // If you can cook, share your secret recipes with me! // Oh, and if someone offers to teach me surfing or diving, that will just be awesome!
LET'S SHARE SOME GOOD TIMES.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Leave your kitchen with me for an afternoon and I will attempt to make a non-lethal dinner for us. Singaporean food is a fusion of Chinese, Indian and Southeast Asian cuisine. If we are what we eat, that makes us pretty cool eh?
I'm also not a half-bad photographer. Facebook shall be my witness.
Countries I’ve Visited
Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In