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Mac Oien

Langley, British Columbia, Canada

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Overview

  • 28 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 18, Male
  • Member since 2008
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  • From still growing up.. =) 18 yo + decades of experience..!!
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION:
Travel and invite guests to share their travel stories... be a better person than I was yesterday.

PS
CouchSurfing University, a school where everyone's a student and everyone's a teacher. Surfing isn't just about a place to sleep.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

I enjoy meeting and talking to world traveler, like and not so much like myself.. you can learn a lot and it's fun...!

Interests

Six string guitar,
Shooting hoops,
write/blog,
read for pleasure and learning,
ride motorcycles,
RVing @ the beach/desert,
sailing the coastline,
movie nights,
cycling,
meat free cooking and,
sometimes just enjoying a beverage with a friend or two... which could be you..=?

Music, Movies & Books

~MOVIES.. SEEN LATELY~

Kingsman: The Secret Service (Taron Egerton as Eggsy and Colin Firth as Harry), Lucy (Scarlett Johansson),
Dawn of the Planet of The Apes (Andy Serkis, John Lithgow),
The Imitation Game (Benedict Cumberbatch),
The Interview (James Franco & Seth Rogan),
Mud (Matthew McConaughey),
The Great Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio),
Annie( Jamie Foxx & Quvenzhané Wallis),
Two Guns (Mark Wahlberg & Denzel Washington) ,
Interstellar (Matthew McConaughey) ,
Furious 5, 6 & 7 (Vin Diesel & Paul Walker),
Taken 1 & 3 (Liam Neeson),
Fury (Brad Pit),
Transformers Age of Extinction (Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammar),
The Amazing Spiderman (2012 w/ Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone..),
Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn),
After Earth (Jaden & Will Smith),
The Hunger Games: Catching fire & Mockingjay - Part 1 (Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss),
James Cameron's Avatar (Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver),
Quentin Tarantino's ~ From Dusk Till Dawn ( George Clooney, Harvey Keitel)
Nightcrawler (Jake Gyllenhaal),
Casino Royale, (Daniel Craig, Judi Dench)
The Hangover 1, 2 & 3. Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha),
Mitch Hedberg's ~ Mitch All Together,
Michael Moore's ~ Sicko,
Al Gore's ~ An Inconvenient Truth,
Batman: The Dark Knight ~ Bruce Wayne / Batman ( Christian Bale) Alfred (Michael Caine) Katie Holmes (Rachel Dawes) Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman),
White House Down (Channing Tatum & Jammie Foxx)
Man of Steele ~ Clark Kent / Kal-El (Henry Cavil), Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner), Perry White (Laurence Fishburne, Jor-El (Russell Crowe)
Peter Joseph's Docum/Drama ~ Zeitgeist The Movie Series
Jim Gaffigan's ~ King Baby,
The Hurricane (Denzel Washington..)
Radio, (Cuba Gooding Jr. & Ed Harris).
American history - X (Edward Norton)
The Aviator (Leonardo Dicaprio)
How to Train Your Dragon (Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson)
Law Abiding Citizen (Jamie Foxx) ,
Moliere (Romain Duris & Laura Morante),
Capatalism a Love Story (Michael Moore, Thora Birch, Elizabeth Warren)
Cinderella Man (Russell Crowe & Renée Zellweger),
Tesla: Master of Lightning,
Grand Torino (Clint Eastwood),
Oliver Stone's Scarface (Michelle Pfeiffer & Al Pacino),
Divergent (Shailene Woodley, Theo James & Ashley Judd)

~TELEVISION, or made for TV~

It's always sunny in philidelphia
South Park, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

~~FAVORITE ARTISTS~~

John Mayer,
The Killers,
50 Cent,
U2,
Rogue Element,
Nine Inch Nails,
Moby,
Zeppelin,
Johny Lang,
Joe Satriani,
Hendrix,
Jack White,
Green Day,
The Fugees,
Foo Fighters,
Everest,
Snoop Dogg,
Dr Dre,
Doug E. Fresh,
Depeche Mode,
Rage Against the Machine,
Kings of Leon,
Band of Horses,
The Cure,
Janis Joplin,
Barenaked Ladies,
The Beatles,
Blur,
Cowboy Junkies,
Coldplay,
Blue Rodeo,
Black Dub,
Ben Harper,
Alice in Chains,
Candycanes & Razorblades,
Nirvana, Eagles,
Goo Goo Dolls,
Albert King,
Jimmy Eat World,
Sublime,
Bob Marley,
Bush,
The Clash,
Pink,
Offspring,
Oasis,
Pearl Jam,
Pink Floyd,
Plain White T's,
Portishead,
Primitive Radio Gods,
Prodigy,
The Chilli Peppers,
The Stones,
Ry Cooder,
Silver Chair,
Soul Asylum,
The Strokes,
Sublime,
Tom Waits,
Third Eye Blind,
Tommy Guerrero,
Cee-Lo Green... Is the Soul Machine,
One Republic,
Jeff Buckley,
Motown Records,
Dave Matthews Band,
Radiohead,
Simple Plan,
Lifehouse,
Brian Jonestown Massacre,
Damien Rice,
Heartless Bastards,
The XX,
Sufjan Steven's,
Neil Young,
Bob Dylan,
Gogol Bordello,
Johnny Cash,
Bob Marley,
The Shins,
Audioslave,
Rage Against the Machine,
Tool,
Kings Of Leon,
Karma Police,
MGMT,
Delbert McClinton,
David Bowie,
Illich Mujica, and more...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Not sure if I have done anything AMAZing...! but I've been fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to have some adventures, such as:
Climbing the pyramids at Chichen Itza,
Swimming with Dolphins at Xcaret Cancun,
Scuba Dive Hawaii,
Convinced a helicopter pilot to land on a Glacier to get ice for cocktails.
Free climbed a 100 meter tower above the Oak st. Bridge in Vancouver,
Bungee jump off a 50 meter bridge south of Nanimo @ night... sans pants;)
Traveled to the most remote regions of Canada,
got chased by a grizzly bear and lived to tell about it :p
Saw the aurora borealis,
Worked in Chicago for about a year,
Lived and worked in California for more than 7 years.

Teach, Learn, Share

I believe that people, are your best resource.. so be nice to everyone..=)

I can teach you how to tie knots, juggle, spin a basket ball on one finger.

I believe everyone can teach:
"see one.. do one.. teach one.."

Also: "anything can be taught.. by the right person.."

I can show you how I respect common areas by using my towel to wipe up when I'm done in the bath, and keep the kitchen tidy for the next person that will come along.. please and thank you.

"A patient teacher can be amazingly uplifting!!"

What I Can Share With Hosts

With my future Host(s) I can off you the following... also, & especially my future Guest(s) FYI, to help mitigate confusion and disappointment, when possible, DO the following:

a.) working cell number, in advance: 1 - (Area Code) ______ - _______

b.) on time.. provide an (ETA) Estimated Time of Arrival.. within a 1/2 hour's kool.

c.) u soon... confirm your arrival.. between 24 and 48 hours of ETA is best.

d.) compress.. lights out by midnight unless agreed upon in advance.

e.) z big fella.. please don't bring home strays from the bar or where ever... just sayin'.

f.) me w/ a flaming fist.. unless your profile says "language barrier exists" I prefer english... I enjoy a good language lesson as much as the next guy.... but that's a whole different matter.. " again, just sayin'..

ALWAYS HAVE A ~ 'Plan B' ~ as in:
Have a backup host, or a motel in mind.. everyone knows this is prudent.. however it's not kool to book two or three couches for the same night and go from house to house auditioning the Hosts... or take the first one and cancel the next one or two reservations... that would be a creepy thing to do...! If you were contemplating such a boneheaded move.... bad CS'er... go stand in the corner...!

& Finally....... if you want to impress me that you took the time to read or even skim my profile before you try to convince me that we could Hang out..
Please, Cut and Paste, or just write in your couch request Subject line, the following phrase ~
"Who's your Daddy: Mac Daddy..=))"

Countries I've Visited

Brazil, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Mexico, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, Japan, United States

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