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  • 86 References 33 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese, English; learning French, Japanese, Spanish
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Future Astronaut
  • Simon Fraser University Canada and International Space Un...
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

I am working for a space company involved in the Google Lunar X Prize. We want to be the first private company to put something on the Moon, crazy right ;)
http://lunar.xprize.org/teams/hakuto

Just moved to Luxembourg. I spend time going to cool sights, big parks, runs/jogs, sports, night life and cool bars, cultural events,
ABOUT ME

Im a hedonist by nature and an optimist by experience.
I have an insatiable desire to learn, experience, feel, and travel to all the worlds most amazing places. I like to think of myself as an ambitious pioneer, set on discovering as much as I can about our planet, solar system, and what lies beyond.

My life goal right now is to get into the space industry so I spend at least one night in outer space.

Below is my life for the past ten years, summed up as succinctly as words will allow :)

I moved to Japan for a year to teach English when I was 18. I saw the beauty of life in different lands and threw myself into the Asian winds.

I flew to the south and bounced from island to island in Indonesia, sat around in Singapore, swam with turtles and wrestled with a baby bear in Malaysia, tackled full moon parties, 5 day hikes, and Khao San road in Thailand, lazed at the 4000 islands in Laos, was sad in Cambodia, and ventured to some amazing scenery in Vietnam.

I then spent three life altering years in China.

On my fourth year, I headed up to Tibet to visit Everest, nestled with Nepal's mountains, meditated in India, blew my mind in Pakistan and explored real Iran.

I got to Europe, hitched hiked my ways to summer camps in Spain, picking grapes in France, drinking beer in Belgium and...you know what people do in Holland.

Finally, after 6 years and 30 countries, I did a 4-day Greyhound bus from Montreal to Vancouver to complete my world circuit.

Then I decided I wanted to do it again!

3 more years

Central AMERICA, North Korea, Mongolia, Russia, all the countries in Europe, the Balkans, the pyramids, southern Africa.

And now I am doing it again. I will be heading to France to study at the International Space University in September 2014 and will spend future looking for ways to visit the last remaining countries (I am at 75 now) and then venture into space ;)

PHILOSOPHY

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
T.S. Elliot

Its not about the destination but about the journey.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I host epic parties, host travellers, bring people on hikes, educate anyone who has questions, and organize groups, give tips, give advice, anything I can do.

If you are sad you must watch this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_746706&feature=iv&src_vid=I0HHlyyNfI4&v=6_U--YIaXbM

Couchsurfing is not a dating website, but people should know that we are the best dates, lovers, and partners. Here is one for ladies and one for boys
Ladies http://www.solitarywanderer.com/2012/02/date-a-girl-who-travels/
Boys http://jamesrusselllingerfelt.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/date-a-boy-who-travels/

visited 65 states (28.8%)Create your own visited map of The World or Free iphone travel guide

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

My first CS experience was my first day in Pakistan. I crossed the border from India and was surronded by 50 Pakistanis with teal, green, and curious eyes. I jumped in a three wheeled cart and zoomed through the polluted streets of Lahore to be dropped off in the outskirts of town. The area was full of walled mansions. I arrived at my house before my host was there but his mother took me into his mansion, sat me down at the end of a table, and had the servants serve me 7 dishes. She sat quietly next to me while I ate. It was awkard...My hosts boys came from school and they were really cool. I played with them until my first host came. I was in a new country, (the most dangerous country in the world at the time) with a complete stranger, the rest is beautiful history

visited 23 states (10.2%)

Interests

Reading, writing, sports, culture, arts, cheese, wine and the finer things in life.
Meditating, yoga, philosophy, history, communications,
Spaceeeeeee

  • arts
  • culture
  • writing
  • books
  • documentaries
  • beauty
  • festivals
  • dining
  • wine
  • cheese
  • beer
  • yoga
  • partying
  • drinking
  • reading
  • traveling
  • hiking
  • camping
  • bungee jumping
  • jewish
  • sports
  • business
  • communications
  • history
  • languages
  • tourism
  • parks

Music, Movies, and Books

Books

Celestine Prophicies
Edward Bellway
Zen and the art of motorcycle maintinence
George Orwell
Herman Hesse
Henry Thoreau

Movies and Docs

Spirited Away
Alll of the Human Planets and Planet Earths
Zietgiest 1, 2, 3
Earthlings
Last Train Home
Raise the Red Lantern
Romeo and Juliet
Toy Story and lots of stuff from Pixar
Anchor Man

Music
Classical in the morning
Alternative and upbeat in the afternoon
Disco, rock, electronic in the evening

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Burma, the land of 1000 smiles, Bagan Blew my mind

Pakistan Sufi festivals

Tomato Food fight in Spain

Everest base camp in China

Taj Mahal,

Great Wall of China,

Esfhan (Iran) square,

Turkey palace,

Spring Festival China,

India (everything), but the Sadhus were very special,

A kiss at the Effile Tower

A joint in Da Hauge

The Hitchiking Journey from Amsterdamn to Barcelona

Gautemala Temples

Volcano hiking in Hawaii

Redwoods in California

Volcano hiking in Hawaii

Snorkelling at Ko Phi Phi

Bungee jumping in Nepal

Naadaam in Mongolia

Trans siberian

North Korea

Kremlin

Teach, Learn, Share

Life is short and I have made it my goal to live it to the absolute maximum. It sometimes takes years for people to realize that they have the power to shape their life instead of letting life shape them. Make goals, have dreams, and when someone says you cant do something, laugh.

Be kind to everyone you meet - It will always come back to you

Trust people - most people in the world are good

Take chances - there is only one way to know the outcome.

Spend money - never let paper become to much of an issue. Money is one of the easiest things to find in the world and they will never buy you the things that count - friends, love, and family. So use money to at least buy you temporary happiness ;)

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Belize, Cambodia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, France, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, China, Japan, Thailand

Old School Badges

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