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Asif Malik

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Overview

  • 29 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Spanish, Urdu
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Film Extra, Volunteer Event Organize...
  • University of Ottawa, B.ASc Computer...
  • From Vancouver, BC
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Volunteer to help less fortunate while travelling

ABOUT ME

Hi I'm Asif and I'm good at turning any ordinary activity into an adventure!

I like to smile and laugh often and make others laugh even more with my dead pan Canadian sense of humour :-D This often confuses my German couchsurfers (who seem to flock to my hometown of Vancouver in great numbers), but that makes for even greater comedy.

I live for creativity in any form of expression whether it may be in conversation, music, dance, cooking or a randomly invented game. I'm trying out a variety of new things in life including an Asian culinary cooking course, background talent in Vancouver films and TV shows, learning guitar improv and organizing fun local volunteer events... which I rope my surfers into joining!

I'm happy travelling to places where I can do many outdoor things like hikes and water activities, but discovering or having someone share any cool cafe, unique neighborhood or memorable experience is special to me.

One of my active goals is to do more Volunteerism during travel to give back more across the world and experience travel in an even more meaningful way.

I can't wait to host you, surf your couch or just hang out at a cafe or on a mountain top!! :-)

PHILOSOPHY

Make crazy friends, Be even more open-minded than ya think, Dance freely, often and like you mean it, Make music, poems, and words about life and funny things, Love Everyone and bring out the better side in people and yourself, Live actively, eat healthy and local, Discover funky Places and even funkier people, No Appointment No Disappointment!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Host and learn from all these beautiful surfer people from all over the globe.

Meet local surfers in Vancouver outdoor hiking, beach and potluck events

Surfing through Alaska and would love to share my cooking, music or adventure stories.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've hosted so many amazing people from Europe, the Americas, and Asia over the past couple years. I have had countless fun experiences full of laughs, excitement, adventure, awe, and even happy confusion with these beautiful spirits.

So grateful to CS for helping me find my new family across this small blue and green planet :-)

Interests

Tennis, Hiking, Cycling, Guitar, Film, Culinary, Fitness, Small Town travel, Roadtrips, Beaches, Ocean, Animals, Gardening, Writing, Slam Poetry, Cafes, Picnics, Drum Circles, Improv, Camping, Music Festivals, Sushi, Volunteering, Startups

Music, Movies & Books

Books - Joe Sacco - Palestine/Footnotes in Gaza, I am Malala, Reza Aslan - No God but God, Dan Ariely - Predictably Irrational, Naomi Klein - The Shock Doctrine, 50 Shades of Grey

Movies - The 100 Foot Journey, Un Cuento Chino, Three Idiots, The Other Guys, Idiocracy

Music - Sam Smith, Bahamas, Chromeo, Boy and Bear, Leftboy, Hozier, Coldplay, Outkast, Lana Del Ray, Kid CuDi, Indie, 80s

TV- The 100, Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, How I met Your Mother, Big Bang Theory, The Daily Show

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Mountains of the Rockies, Hills of Eastern Slovakia, Canals of Amsterdam, Migration of Wildebeest in Kenya, Adriondacks of New York, Wimbledon, My Families villages in Pakistan

Teach, Learn, Share

Sharing Recipies/Cooking, A few guitar songs, Many Laughs, Intellectual Conversations, Fun Conversations, Funny YouTube videos, Stories about CS/Travel/Film, Interior Design advice, Practice with English

Countries I've Visited

Albania, Austria, Canada, Croatia, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, Czech Republic, United States

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