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  • 8 References 5 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish, Yue (Cantonese)
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Nonprofit/NGO Field
  • NYU, Sociology Major
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About Me


From Oakland, California but live in Brooklyn. I just finished a masters in public policy. I joined Couchsurfing when I decided to move to Hong Kong for a while. I met many great people who let me crash with them or otherwise enriched my journeys in HK, Southern China and Vietnam. I can't host anyone right now, but I hope I can again in the future or find another way to give back to the CS community.


Still working on it


  • public policy

Music, Movies, and Books

Here's a few from each:
Music: Nirvana (of course), Black Star (Mos Def+ Talib Kweli), Portishead, Bjork, Nine Inch Nails, HEALTH, Tricky, No Lay, Deltron
Movies: West-Coppola, Godard, Fellini, Malick, Scorsese, Soderberg, Almodovar, East-Kurosawa, Miyazaki, Oshii, Wong Kar Wai (王家衛), Hou Hsiao Hsien (侯孝賢), Tran Anh Hung, Ann Hui (許鞍華), Le You (婁燁)
Books: Underworld, Freedomland, Beloved, Wonder Boys, The God of Small Things, Disgrace, Last Exit to Brooklyn, Damascus Gate, The Quiet American, Watchmen, Dark Knight Returns

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

The most amazing place I've seen may be the Old City of Jerusalem. I'm not religious at all, but it is crazy to see a place with so much different significance for different religions along with being so politically contested while it is still preserved as an ancient city with functioning bazaars everywhere and Jews, Christians, Muslims and others mixing relatively peacefully.

Countries I’ve Visited

Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Palestine, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Tanzania, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, United States

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