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Overview

  • 98 References 82 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese, English, German; learning French
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Software Developer
  • B.S. Computer Science from Rice University
  • From Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Creating value

ABOUT ME

Chinese born Canadian citizen raised in Germany currently trying to make something of myself in the states. What that something is changes over time. Whether its racing competitively, doing a startup, salsa dancing for three days straight or trekking the Annapurna Circuit, I tend to go all in when I feel strongly about something. I don't believe in double negatives and delight in storytelling.

PHILOSOPHY

I'm not afraid of dying, I'm afraid I haven't been alive enough.
- Nemo Nobody

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

My first introduction to couchsurfing was after graduating from college when I spent four months backpacking across Asia. I met many incredible people through my travels who have shown me nothing but kindness and warmth. Now trying to give back a little by hosting in Seattle.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

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Interests

People
Code
Adventure
Challenges
Running
A good book

  • books
  • photography
  • cooking
  • running
  • traveling
  • juggling
  • coding
  • magic
  • rock climbing
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Shawshank redemption, Lord of the rings, the dark knight...

Music: Vienna Teng, MIKA, Blink 182, Watsky, Mountain Goats...

Books: Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card), Recluse Series (L.E. Modessitt), Wheel of Time (Robert Jordan), Pale Blue Dot (Carl Sagan), The War of Art, GEB, ....

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Seen the living root tree bridges in Nongriat: http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/root-bridges-cherrapungee

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: contact juggling, programming, languages, & mapo tofu recipe

Learn: photography, magic, languages

Sharing: stories and experiences

What I Can Share with Hosts

Futon, hammock and most comfortable beanbag in the world. Also live downtown so within striking distance of all things Seattle. Happy to show people around during the weekends but won't have time during the week. I run almost every day so if that's you're thing as well, I'm happy to show you some of my favorite routes. Otherwise, I take people climbing on Mondays/Fridays and do improv on Wednesdays and Saturdays. I can also share some parkour movements and nifty training places if you're into that. I generally don't host on Sundays but can make exceptions depending on the season.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, India, Malaysia, Netherlands, Singapore, Slovakia, Taiwan, Thailand

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, China, Germany, United States

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