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  • 8 references 5 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish, Yue (Cantonese)
  • 37, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • City Government
  • BA-Sociology, MPA-Public Policy
  • From Oakland, CA, USA
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About Me


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


  • literature
  • music
  • film
  • social policy
  • urban exploring
  • trying new foods

Music, Movies, and Books

Here's a few from each:
Music: Nirvana (of course), Black Star (Mos Def+ Talib Kweli), Portishead, Björk, Nine Inch Nails, HEALTH, Tricky, Tool, Wu-Tang Clan, PJ Harvey, Leonard Cohen, HTRK
West-Coppola, Godard, Fellini, Malick, Scorsese, Soderberg, Almodóvar
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 that has been through war and constant political turmoil continue to serve many of the spiritual and communal functions it did in ancient times.

Countries I’ve Visited

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

Countries I’ve Lived In

Hong Kong, United States

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