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Kae Yuan

Singapore, Singapore

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Overview

  • 34 Positive References
  • Fluent in Chinese, Chinese (Simplified), English; learning French, German, Spanish
  • 23, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Wool Gatherer
  • School of Hard Knocks
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

A 23 year old existentialist with an early onset of midlife crisis. He wants to enjoy what life has to offer (hedonist) before it's too late.

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. :)

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Surfed at: Alex Ding in Hong Kong! (Nov 12)

Hung out with: Alex Clemen from Germany! (Jan - Aug 13) Roy Bean from Australia! (Feb 13) David Asensio from Spain! (Feb - Mar 13) Jakub Vrsecky from Czech Republic! (Mar 13) Elina Goldy from Germany / Ghana! (Mar 13) Micky Luinge from Netherlands! (Mar 13) Christian Schleier from Germany! (Mar 13) Dagna Pirska from Poland! (Mar 13) Zane Enina from Latvia! (Mar 13) Lucia Loposova from Slovakia! (Mar 13 - now) Purush Narasim from India! (Mar - Jul 13) Antoine Gehin from France / Jakarta! (Mar 13) Marco Bickel from Germany! (Mar 13) Jeff Charlot from USA! (Mar 13) Alexander Funke from Germany! (Mar 13 - now) Boris Masis from Russia / USA! (Mar 13 - now) Justin Sheehan from USA! (Mar 13) Xavier Quesada from Spain! (Mar - Jun 13) Lee Yi Fen from Taiwan! (Mar 13 - now) Shoko Hosokawa from Japan! (Mar 13 - now) Adrian Acosta from Mexico! (Mar 13) Joao Paulo Fernandes Marques from Germany / Portugal! (Mar 13) Yoann van Hooydonck from France! (Apr 13) Mia Darmawan from Indonesia! (Apr 13 - now) Philipp Sümmermann & Luisa Meisel from Germany! (Apr 13) Armin Razmdjou from Germany! (Apr 13) Ryan Bonham from USA! (Apr 13) Toby Green from UK! (Apr 13) Chelsea La Vecchia & George Hancock from Canada! (Apr 13) Artas Oorzhak from Russia! (Apr 13) Sagie Omanand Reich from Israel / India! (Apr 13) Christoph Lex from Germany! (Apr 13) Wout Neckermann from Belgium / Bali! (Apr 13) Marco Holz from Germany! (Apr - Jun 13) Næ‎ncy Hollmann from Germany! (Apr 13 - now) Jan Christopher Bernhammer from Germany! (Apr 13 - now) Robby Hev from Netherlands! (Apr - Jun 13) Jonatan Mizrahi-Werner from Denmark / Beijing! (Apr 13) Marvin Barretto from UK! (Apr 13) Andy Bui from Vietnam! (Apr 13) Kye McKee form UK! (May 13) Joshua Vazquez from USA / Okinawa! (May 13) Nicolas Reynaud from France! (May 13) Daniel Hautz from Germany! (May 13) Maurohs Romero from Argentina! (May 13) Leigh Daivdson from UK! (May 13) Rutger Schiebroek from Netherlands / Malaysia! (May 13) Lukas Schmid from Switzerland! (May 13) Johan Pellsäter from Sweden! (May 13) Andrew Wilson from UK! (May 13) Tamara Gadjanski from Serbia! (May 13) Jenna Wiley from USA! (Jun 13) Chen Chen from China! (Jun 13 - now) Maximilian Günzl from Austria! (Jun 13 - now) Marc-Olivier Bergeron de Carufel from Canada! (Jun 13) Kila Ong from Taiwan! (Jun 13) Joshua Kaiser from Germany! (Jun 13) Julian Wildanger from Germany! (Jun 13) Kevin Jeandin from France! (Jun 13 - now) Troy Shu from USA! (Jun 13) Mauricio Reinbold from Germany! (Jun 13) Fabrice Clerc from Switzerland! (Jun 13) Pavel Kirjanas from Lithuania! (Jun 13) Eduardo Palacio from Colombia! (Jun 13) Ian Mak from Hong Kong! (Jul 13) Renier Hulshof from South Africa! (Jul 13) Benjamin Heller from Switzerland! (Aug 13) Zhong Yuhao from China! (Aug 13) Cristian Atik & Cati Carbonell from Spain! (Aug 13) Stefan Spahn from Germany! (Aug 13) Fridolin Mertzlufft from Germany / Indonesia! (Aug 13) Mattia Anesa from Italy! (Sep 13) Max Hejda from Austria! (Oct 13) Ortler Marcel & Michael Schnetzer from Austria! (Oct 13) Dirk Stöcker from Germany! (Oct 13) Eric Rey from Switzerland! (Oct 13)

Hosted CS Events: Swimming at Chinese Garden 1 (Mar 13), 2 (Apr 13) Cycling in Pulau Ubin 1 & 2 (Mar 13), 3 (Apr 13), 4 (May 13) Hiking to Singapore Quarry 1 (Mar 13). 2 (Apr 13)

Attended CS Events: Holi Festival at East Coast Beach (Mar 13), East Coast Park (Mar 13) & Kembangan (Mar 13) Overnight Cycling from East Coast Park to Sentosa Island (Apr 13)

Check out some photos here: bit.ly/cs-kae

Interests

Capturing moments in time I'd otherwise forget through my flying brick; lying on random grass patches, simply being in the great outdoors; wandering and exploring uncharted territories; and doing a little good in this world (once in a while). And just maybe, you?

Music, Movies & 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 / 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.

Currently reading anthologies of short stories, biographies of random personalities, books about the history of common and insignificant objects, and travel guides (of course)! Haven't been able to complete a fiction book since being 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 - changed my life. Surviving it made me realize that nothing is impossible as long as you believe in yourself.

Teach, Learn, Share

TEACH 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!

LEARN Foreign languages interest me! I used to study the German language back in high school. I haven't had much practice for a while now. Would be great to have someone to converse with. Now in university, I've been studying French. On my free time, I'm trying to pick up Spanish on Duolingo. 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!

SHARE After all these years of hoarding, I've a treasury of movies and music. If you're interested, I can surely DropBox you some of it. In the context of Singapore, I might know some trade secrets. *wink*

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 a half-bad photographer. :)

Countries I've Visited

Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Republic of, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

China, Singapore

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