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  • Fluent in English, Tagalog; learning French
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2015
  • Government Consultant
  • Psychology, Public Affairs
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About Me

Traveler. Writer. Reader. Movie-goer. Food-lover. Thrill-seeker.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I love learning about foreign cultures, and for me, the best way to do that is to travel. The second-best way is to meet travelers who have come to visit. That's the main reason I'm here.

I hear there are a lot of travelers / couchsurfers from all over the world who come to the Philippines, and it would be awesome to meet them. I'd also love to meet other couchsurfers when I go visit other countries. It's always nice to have friends from different parts of the world.

I'd love to help acquaint foreign travelers with the Philippines; maybe when it's my turn to go visit their country, I'd get some help back in return? :)


I enjoy good conversations about culture, languages, travel, literature, film, art, politics, philosophy, psychology, etc. And I wouldn't mind having these conversations with a few beers on the side. I love good food, too, so I like discovering new places to eat :)

When traveling, I like to seek out thrills - whether that be rafting through rapids, going on extreme roller-coasters, or scuba diving. My principle is to try (almost) everything at least once!

Music, Movies, and Books

FAVORITE FILMS, also in no particular order: Before Sunrise (Linklater), Human (Arthus-Bertrand), Kill Bill Vol. 1 (Tarantino), Battle Royale (Fukasaku), Ang Babae sa Septic Tank (Rivera), Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag (Brocka), The Bicycle Thief (De Sica), Le genou de Claire (Rohmer), Spirited Away (Miyazaki), Three... Extremes (Chan, Park, Miike), Temptation Island (Gosiengfiao), Chungking Express (Wong), Batch '81 (de Leon), Lolita (Kubrick), Psycho (Hitchcock)

FAVORITE BOOKS, again, in no particular order: Noli Me Tangere (Rizal), Smoke and Mirrors (Gaiman), Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki (Murakami), The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Kundera), The Gospel According to Jesus Christ (Saramago), 1984 (Orwell), A Clockwork Orange (Burgess), Lolita (Nabokov), The Little Prince (Saint-Éxupery)

FAVORITE MUSICIANS, in no particular order: Bastille, Jason Mraz, Regina Spektor, James Morrison, Lily Allen, Up Dharma Down, Eraserheads, Florence + The Machine, Jack Johnson, Jon McLaughlin, Sara Bareilles, Nobuo Uematsu

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Rowed through rapids in Cagayan de Oro!

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm very interested in language learning, so maybe we can exchange languages? I can teach you Tagalog or English for your own native language :)

I'd be more than happy to learn about your culture, too, and if you want to learn about mine, I'd be more than happy to share.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I know how to cook, so maybe I can cook some Filipino food for you. And while we're eating the food, some good conversation to go along with it, too :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Macao, Malaysia, Netherlands, Philippines, Singapore, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Philippines, United States

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