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  • 108 References 78 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Tagalog; learning German
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2013
  • Software Developer
  • Graduated college at a university
  • From Metro Manila, Philippines
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About Me

I love conversations about Philosophy. Why are things the way they are, why people behave in such a way, and existential questions of life. I like thoughts that feed the soul. I enjoy sharing travel experiences, and meeting new travel buddies.

My "sports" are running, swimming, surfing, and sometimes I play football (soccer) for fun.

I'm a software developer, making websites and iOS apps. I'm always open to opportunities and would love a tech talk as well with someone in the same field.

I "dance" to EDM, hip hop, pop, reggaeton, and all the mainstream spanish / latin music. Good times!

Just to make it clear to avoid confusion. I'm straight, and I have a personal rule not to sleep with my couchsurfers so please stop asking me to try nudism, and stop making requests if you're from the same city; this is not a dating site nor is couchsurfing just for free accommodation or parking. Impersonal requests will be declined without reason, don't take it personally.


[Apr 26 - May 2] - Taiwan for the 4th time, coz it’s like my third home (after vietnam), haha!

[Jan 17 - 22, 2018] - first solo travel to Cebu! Moalboal sardine run, canyoneering, kawasan, and SINULOG! Amazing people!

[Nov 11-15, 2017]
Solo travel to Port Barton, Palawan!
- I say, this is the best beach I’ve been to in Asia in terms of budget, locals, there are more travellers than tourists, and overall atmosphere. It doesn’t have the best beach, but man, I’ll come back for more!

[Jul 7 - Sept 15]
Europe, July 7 - Sept 15! Main reason I went: Before Sunrise (haha).

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I'm open minded and like to meet new people and maybe have new friends from different countries.

I have already hosted people from all over the world and they were great! I can stay up all night just talking about travel, culture, and people.


On a Friday night, I usually hangout with friends at a bar / club, dancing the night away to the latest songs. When I'm not partying, I enjoy good conversations over coffee, wine or beer. I love to talk about travel experiences, life and social experiments (haha).

  • music festivals
  • movies
  • music
  • electronic music
  • hip-hop music
  • piano
  • solo travel
  • reggaeton

Music, Movies, and Books

Shawshank Redemption, 500 days of summer, Intouchibles, Amelie, Eternal sunshine.., Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Hello Stranger, Sassy Girl, 50 first dates, 42, The Hammer, The Pursuit of Happyness, Fight Club, Big Fish, Lalaland, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Kolya (czech film), Breakfast at Tiffany's, Somewhere in Time. I love to watch old classics even b&w like casa blanca.

HIMYM, Bates Motel, Hannibal (series), Friends, Modern Family, Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, BREAKING BAD.

Of Monsters and Men, Arctic Monkeys, The xx, The Chainsmokers, Any EDM, Maroon 5, Keane, Westside TQ, Switchfoot, Heart of the Matter, Changes (2Pac), Imogen Heap, The Script, Wonderwall, Coldplay, 90s, Always on Your Side, incubus, Somewhere only we know, Natasha Bedingfield, a bit of Linkin Park :) i also enjoy classical and piano collections

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Swimming with glow in the dark phytoplanktons

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can cook Chicken / Pork adobo, Philippines' national dish. I can help with computer stuff too if needed. But what I enjoy the most is just getting to know people and how different we are from one another yet amazingly so alike.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cambodia, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Laos, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In


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