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To do something I can be passionate about.
Pretty mellow. Epitome of the "happy kid". I love writing, music, films & traveling.
I enjoy listening to people's outlook on life and their take on the world. It's a fascination with diversity, culture & life experiences. Like National Geographic says, LIVE CURIOUS.
FYI: I support environmental causes, humanitarian action & animal rights. BUT I don't believe in forcing my beliefs/opinions on others. :)
I believe in activism, volunteerism & nation building. I think that for a society or a community to change and have progress, each individual has to do his/her part. :) DO SOMETHING!
"If you are, you breathe. If you breathe, you talk. If you talk, you ask. If you ask, you think. If you think, you search. If you search, you experience. If you experience, you learn. If you, learn you grow. If you grow, you wish. If you wish, you find. And if you find, you doubt. If you doubt, you question. If you question, you understand and if you understand, you know. If you know, you want to know more. If you want to know more, you are alive."
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Learning about other cultures, discovering new ideas/practices and hearing stories from other places and all walks of life through the Couchsurfers I meet. It's also amusing when you meet someone who's from or has been to the same places you have or has similar experiences.
- music, movies, stories (and writing them), BOOKS!
- traveling, especially to the beach or camping
- activism, volunteering, NGOs
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: Almost Famous, Dead Poets Society, Empire Records, The Breakfast Club. Romcoms and documentaries, too.
Music: Alternative, indie, acoustic, power pop or pop punk, easy listening... Snow Patrol, Dashboard Confessional, U2, Jack Johnson & Coldplay.
* Chick Lit. I say this with no guilt or apology. ;)
* Solitaire Mystery; Maya (Jostein Gaarder); By the River Piedra I Sat Down & Wept (Paulo Coehlo); The Stand (Stephen King); The Romanov Prophecy; The Graveyard Book; Anderson Cooper's Dispatches from the Edge; To Kill a Mockingbird
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Youth empowerment!! (UN's Framework Convention on Climate Change in Montreal, 2005 and 2010 World Youth Meeting in Italy) Seeing young people take a stand for their campaigns was amazing. The youth took initiative & made their voices heard.
Teach, Learn, Share
- English :)
- Development work
- Health tips/advice
What I Can Share with Hosts
Same stuff I wrote above. :)
Countries I’ve Visited
Canada, China, Italy, Philippines, Thailand, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Philippines, United States