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Louis Ong

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Overview

  • 5 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • My own internet business, part-time ...
  • B.Sc. in Computer Science at Univers...
  • From Born in Singapore, grew up in Malaysia, then Vancouver, Canada
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Empowering others to realize their full potential and beyond, living the fullest life possible

ABOUT ME

I'm a truth-seeker and big into personal development, volunteering my time to make a difference, helping myself and others become healthier and wealthier, and coaching others to reach their potential and beyond.

I've been fortunate to visit Europe and Asia when I was younger. I also love living in Vancouver and see this as my home. After a trip, there's nothing like returning home for me.

I stopped watching TV and movies awhile back. I think the best shows are really the life you're living right now. I like good music that has a message or humour, and it doesn't really matter what the genre. You could hear a classical song on my playlist, followed by a rap song, followed by a ballad. Really big into audiobooks and personal development CDs now. I have a guitar and learning how to play it is on my to-do list.

Pet peeves: When somebody says they'll "try" to do something. Either do it, or don't. Don't try. Or making excuses about why you "can't" do something. Either say you're not willing to do it or realize you can do *anything* you want to, if you want to bad enough.

There are no inappropriate jokes for me and I'll laugh at anything. I realize making mistakes and learning from them is part of life. I can laugh at myself and know when I'm full of it. :)

I'm an ambitious guy who doesn't have all the answers, but is up to creating a great life with other people along for the ride!

Non-smoker and I don't have any pets.

PHILOSOPHY

"If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right."

I have a commitment to growth for myself and others. Every person matters and can make a difference. I look at the world and see that anything is possible. I am a positive person who is up to stuff in life which makes a positive impact for people and who likes to surround myself with like-minded people. I love sharing my goals and supporting others to reach their goals.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Surfing and hosting.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Stayed once through CouchSurfing in Vernon - loved it! Also stayed at a friend's house in Seattle with 4 other people living in the house and enjoyed it outside of CouchSurfing. Loved staying up late and just watching silly Youtube videos and laughing at jokes. Through CouchSurfing I have also met some really cool people coming into Vancouver.

Then stayed with a great couple in Boise, ID through CouchSurfing. They were awesome even though I forgot my luggage at home (had to drive from Seattle back to the border to pick it up), and then ended up getting into town super late!

Interests

truth, creating a great life, making a difference, growth, learning, personal development, business, freedom, wealth, health, wellness, Vancouver Canucks, Vancouver Whitecaps, good music with a message, audiobooks, Beatles, fun, positivity, games, karaoke, yoga, honesty, integrity, being real, love, intimacy, laughs, noticing the finer details, standing up for you, politics, making someone smile or laugh, enjoying the feeling of light rain on my face, speedwalking

Music, Movies & Books

Music: ABBA, Aerosmith, The Arcade Fire, The B-52's, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Belle & Sebastian, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Bee Gees, Beethoven, Billy Joel, The Blow, Bob Dylan, Bon Jovi, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams, Buddy Holly, Camera Obscura, Cansei de Ser Sexy, The Cars, Cheap Trick, Chuck Berry, The Clash, Coldplay, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Cure, Dancing On Strings, The Dandy Warhols, The Darkness, Dave Matthews Band, David Bowie, Death From Above 1979, The Dixie Chicks, Django Reinhart, Donovan, The Doors, Dusty Springfield, The Eagles, Elmer Bernstein, Elton John, Elvis Presley, Eminem, Eric Clapton, Frank Zappa, George Gershwin, George Harrison, Ghostland Observatory, Green Day, Harry Nilsson, Howard Shore, Jim Croce, John Lennon, John Williams, Joy Division, Keren Ann, The Kinks, Led Zeppelin, Linda Ronstadt, The Mamas and the Papas, Maroon 5, Marvin Gaye, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Miles Davis, The Monkees, Morrissey, Mozart, Neutral Milk Hotel, No Doubt, Paul McCartney, Phil Ochs, Pink Floyd, Oasis, The Pipettes, Pixies, Queen, R.E.M., The Ramones, The Rolling Stones, Roy Orbison, Sabrina Korva, The Smiths, Snow Patrol, Stereolab, Steve Miller Band, The Strokes, Talking Heads, Teenage Fanclub, Tegan & Sara, Tom Waits, U2, The Velvet Underground, Weird Al Yankovic, The Who, The Zombies

Movies: Airplane!, The Blues Brothers, Brazil, Citizen Kane, Groundhog Day, Happy Gilmore, Kill Bill, Lord of the Rings, Scarface, The Secret, The Shawshank Redemption, Star Wars, Zoolander

Books: Think and Grow Rich, The Slight Edge, The Magic of Thinking Big, The Go-Getter, Guns Germs and Steel, Influence: Science and Practice, L'Etranger (The Stranger), Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, The Richest Man in Babylon, The Magic of Believing, The Greatest Secret in the World, How to Win Friends & Influence People

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Being acknowledged as someone who will change the world.

Reuniting me and my sister with my father after being 23 years out of contact.

With no experience in community organising, created an executed a successful, free event for teenagers during the summer called Get Out and Play Day to promote fitness.

Riding the elevator to the top of the Eiffel Tower.

(Almost) went to the top of the World Trade Center towers in New York City in July 2001. We decided against it because the cost seemed too expensive at the time.

Teach, Learn, Share

Positive thinking. Abundance mindset. Personal and professional development. Connections.

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, Malaysia, Singapore

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