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Overview

  • 47 references 36 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese, English, Yue (Cantonese); learning Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Freelance Web Developer
  • Creative Media
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About Me

Currently traveling until summer 2023 with my partner. Read more about us in our workaway profile:
https://www.workaway.info/en/workawayer/kentonjoao

"Life truly begins at the edge of the comfort zone"

Curating project "Inspride" - which aims to discover and document inspirations around the world. Through getting in touch with local communities via volunteering / couchsurfing / meetup, I would like to create a platform showcasing these unique stories embracing pride in their lives. If you're keen knowing more, please feel free to drop me a message. Cheers!

Been volunteering in:
Jan 2020 - [FIN] Vasatokka Youth Center Volunteering Camp @ Inari, Lapland Finland

Nov 2019 - [HKG] Hong Kong Pride Parade
Nov 2019 - [JPN] Fukuoka Marathon
Nov 2019 - [JPN] Kyusyu Rainbow Pride @ Fukuoka
Oct 2019 - [TWN] Taiwan LGBT Pride @ Taipei
Aug 2019 - [USA] DTLA Proud Festival
Aug 2019 - [USA] SFO Canon Kip Senior Center
Jul 2019 - [MEX] Mexico City Pride Race
Jul 2019 - [MEX] Int'l Volunteering Workcamp (Morelia, Michoacán)
Jun 2019 - [USA] New York WorldPride
Jun 2019 - [CAN] Toronto Pride
Jun 2019 - [USA] Share A Meal (Distributing burritos to homeless in Little Tokyo)
Jun 2019 - [USA] Los Angeles Pride
Jun 2019 - [USA] LA LGBT Center AIDS/LifeCycle SF-LA Fundraising
Jun 2019 - [USA] San Diego Pride Out at the Fair
May 2019 - [USA] Pride Run w/ FrontRunners and Long Beach Pride w/ Human Rights Campaign
Mar 2019 - [JPN] NICE Int'l Volunteering Workcamp (Minamata, Kumamoto)
Mar 2019 - [JPN] NICE Int'l Volunteering Workcamp (Tennenmura, Chiba)
Aug 2018 - [SWE] EuroPride @Gothenburg
Aug 2018 - [FRA] Paris GayGames X
July 2018 - [SPN] Madrid Orgullo Pride
June 2018 - [SPN] Barcelona Pride
May 2018 - [JPN] Tokyo Rainbow Parade
Mar 2018 - [AUS] Daylesford ChillOut Festival
Feb 2018 - [AUS] Sydney Mardi Gras & Mardi Gras Film Festival
Jan 2018 - [AUS] Melbourne Midsumma Festival

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

To travel like a local.

Couchsurfing has been on my mind for years, unforunately I could not host in my home since I live with my family in a shoebox apartment.

I'm grateful to meet fellow kind-hearted CSers whom shared the great passion in travelling around the world. I'd love to meet up with travellers in HK, sharing information like where to find local delicacies, best hiking trails etc., as a way to give back to the CS community.

Interests

  • lgbt rights
  • cooking
  • backpacking
  • scuba diving
  • snowboarding
  • agriculture
  • ecology
  • language exchange
  • volunteering
  • wwoof
  • food
  • lgbt
  • activism
  • mindfulness
  • web development
  • gayfriendly
  • rupaul's drag race

Teach, Learn, Share

I love languages. Currently picking up Japanese and Spanish. If you happen to be learning Cantonese, Mandarin or English, feel free to hit me up and I'd love to have you as a language partner.

I am a foodie! I love to cook, experiment with taste. I'd love to share with you my family recipe to make the best Shanghaiese wontons! (dumplings)

I am proud and out. Being a part of the LGBT community made me a better person and introduce me to a warm, welcoming family. I hope Couchsurfing allows me to meet fellow LGBT allies which we can share our stories and together create a future with acceptances.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Cuba, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Indonesia, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Hong Kong

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