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Overview

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  • Fluent in English; learning Tagalog
  • 23, Male
  • Member since 2015
  • Crew Member, McDonalds
  • First Aid trained END 2016, 12x A*-C GCSE, 3x A-C A-level...
  • From Poole, England, United Kingdom
  • Profile 55% complete

About Me

I'm going to leave my job at McDonald's, and finish my studies in Game Design, to travel across the world to my mother's home in the Philippines.

Everything I know, I do not hate.

I haven't and will never get bored.

I love happy people's company.

I love smiling.

I want to work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

If today was the last day of my life, would i want to do what I am about to do today? and when the answer has been "no" for too many day in a row, I know I need to change something, just like Steve Jobs said in his 2005 Standford Uni Commencement Address. Now I believe I need to change something, I don't quite know exactly what it is yet, but I know that 'I WILL' find my answers if I go beyond the people and places I see everyday. I want to find out what other people want from life, and if I work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, I believe I will find these people to share my goals and aspirations with.

My goal is to get to Manila, in the Philippines, to find my mother's brother (Uncle Gill) so we can travel around the whole of the North of the Philippines together, and re-live the humbling life my mother had as a young person, I want to do this with as little money as I can - a hard bargain the majority of us all wish for - but I believe pain is temporary, and if you give up, that will last forever - I'm not willing to give up, fore I will walk the same steps my mother has.

Everyone tell everyone you love them before they are gone.

Interests

Springboard & Platform driving.
Road, TT, XC and All mountain cycling.
Running.
Swimming.
Photography.
Film & TV.
Art - sculpture, water-colour, oil based.
Gaming - PC & PS4.

  • arts
  • design
  • photography
  • dancing
  • running
  • tv
  • traveling
  • painting
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • geography

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies, Film & TV - Forrest Gump, American Beauty, LEON, The Matrix, Interstellar, Step Brothers, Breaking Bad.

Music - Coldplay, Nickleback, Linkin Park.

Books - The Autobiography of Malcolm X.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Having a fully functioning limb back, with little nerve loss, after cutting my thumb off, while chopping logs for winter 2008

Teach, Learn, Share

Be kind to your knees.

Don't mess too much with your hair or by the time you're 40 it will look 85.

Your time is limited, so don't spend it living someone else's life.

Forget the money.

Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.

You've got to find what you love, and that is true for work as it is for your lovers, if you haven't found it yet, keep looking, and don't settle, as with all matters of the heart you'll know when you find it.

Don't worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4 p.m. on some idle Tuesday.

Don't waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. The race is long and, in the end, it's only with yourself.

Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don't.

Accept certain inalienable truths: Prices will rise. Politicians will philander. You, too, will get old. And when you do, you'll fantasize that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.

Respect your elders.

Don't expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund. Maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse. But you never know when either one might run out.

Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Silence/talk>tips on; photography, stories, philosophy, help, time

Countries I’ve Visited

France, Italy, Spain, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United Kingdom

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