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  • 13 references 9 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Yue (Cantonese); learning French
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Film/Photo/Music/Grocery shopping.
  • here and there
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About Me

this is very old ..

CURRENT MISSION

yes

ABOUT ME

From New York. Lived and studied in London for awhile, and lived in Hong Kong for a short while as a child. I play[ed] music, was classically trained on the piano, and picked up guitar on my own, and now slack. Now working freelance in film. Done a bit of traveling, particularly alone, I think that's often the best way to do it. Have still got so very much left to see. Have never set foot in Central or South America, nor Oceania, and I'd love to visit all of those. The next places I'd love to go are Southeast Asia, Israel, Iran, South America, and Oceania, as well as taking a road trip all through America..... I also want to live in an igloo. But not permanently

PHILOSOPHY

this and that

and the other too

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Going to meetups, events, surfing, hosting, wandering

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Most of the time I've stayed with people I know and friends I've met on my travels. As I usually do all of my traveling alone, this often makes my trips a little more interesting, having someone around and to spend a bit of time time with, who also has roots in the city. This goes vice versa--anyone who comes around, I can try to point you in some direction.. I also attend meetups whenever I can when I'm travelling, and at home too. The kind of community I've found is unparalleled to anything else I've seen, and it's a fantastic thing, keeping people of the world in touch with each other.

Interests

Music, the Visual Arts--in particular film, photo, painting, sculpture, installation, clothing/textiles, and architecture, in no respective order.. anything that involves design.

Walking. I loaf a lot. Especially when it's cold and crisp out

Going to shows--I usually scope out a town by checking out other musicians..

My hope's to create films to make us see, and understand, people; perhaps that's a grand ambition...

Music, Movies, and Books

Jarmusch, Lynch, Waters, Fellini, Wong, La Nouvelle Vague, Kubrick, Haynes, PTA, Yang, Wenders, Spike Lee, Terence Davies, Richard Kern, Maya Deren, Kenneth Anger, Velvet Goldmine, Trainspotting, The Tree of Life, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Ida

Egon Schiele, Edward Gorey, Oscar Wilde, Santiago Sierra

anything with soul swing and groove..

Waits, Brown, Bowie, Screamin' Jay, Cave, Bad Seeds, Birthday Party, Tatum, Baby Soda, Bauhaus, Eno, Roxy Music, Can, Cramps, Bird, Lounge Lizards, Marvin Pontiac, Django, Magnetic Zeros, Ella, Louis, The Family, Iggy, T. Rex, James Chance/White, Cohen, Cash, Miles, Syd, Velvet Underground, Pretty Things, Pop Group, Suicide/Vega, Talking Heads, Voidoids, Robert Johnson, Gainsbourg, Spacemen 3, Joy Division, Taj Mahal, John Lurie, Steve Reich, Goat, Anna Calvi, Die Antwoord, Winehouse, Badalamenti, Elvis, etcetcetc, etc.......

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

On Shelter Island, when I wandered into total darkness, and kept walking, and going.. despite not being able to see even my own feet

the Turbine Hall at the Tate,
Skogskyrkogården

Running part of a marathon in Stockholm in a white fur coat and oxfords

morocco

burning man.

and probably some other things in between..

Teach, Learn, Share

photo and filmmaking perhaps... particularly working on celluloid

some people have asked me to teach them american?

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Hong Kong, United Kingdom, United States

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