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Lawrence Tan

Redwood City, CA, USA

Wants to Meet Up

Last login about 2 months ago

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Overview

  • 1 Positive References
  • Fluent in Chinese, English, Tagalog
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • software engineer
  • Masters
  • From Philippines
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

I grew up in the Philippines and moved to US about 7 years ago for grad school. I majored in computer science and I'm now working in a startup. I studied a little bit too much but that doesn't mean I say no to adventures :P I'm not a big fan of hiking though.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

I've been to two couch surfing meetups before when I tagged along with my friend but never hosted or stayed in someone's place. I usually preferred staying in a hotel when traveling since it's more safe and clean. This year though I feel like trying new things more.

Interests

cooking, improv, comedies, working out, english, art, meeting people, looking up yelp for 4 star plus restaurants, clubbing, trying new things

Music, Movies & Books

music: top 40s, pop, house, trance, classic cantopop

movies: dark knight, face-off, prestige, the matrix, bourne identity

books: i don't read much but the most memorable is the importance of being earnest by oscar wilde

One Amazing Thing I've Done

giving a lap dance while having no clue on how to do it

Teach, Learn, Share

i can teach you how to send emails, copy and paste files, and how to use the Internet if you're 50+ yrs old. If not then I can teach teach you something a little more advanced - making a website. I know a lot of languages. Java, C++, Perl, Javascript, HTML, and so on. I can certainly teach those, or teach filipino and chinese.

I'd like to learn guitar, cooking exotic dishes, and architecture.

What I Can Share With Hosts

I can share my stories about my growing up in the Philippines, what it's like to move to the US at age 22 and feel awkward around people.

I'm taking some private speech coaching sessions and I've been learning a lot of cool things about my voice. I can share what I've learned and maybe you can use some of them too.

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand

Countries I've Lived In

Philippines, United States

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