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Overview

  • 29 references 24 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Tagalog
  • 43, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Human Resources Professional
  • BS Psychology - Colegio De San Juan De Letran
  • From Philippines
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About Me

I am an HR Professional now living in Cebu City, Philippines. I used to live and work in Singapore for 2 years where I have been an active couchsurfing host.

Decent, open-minded, flexible, patient and quite an introvert.

I love to cook as much as I am a foodie and I love cooking for other people. I can help you taste some of the most popular local dishes in the Philippines. If you cook, then you may also give me a sample of your own cooking.

I am a beach person and I like long walks and adventure travels.

You may check out some of my travel photos on IG @mikerafanan

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

meet people from other countries and learn about their culture, make friends and establish meaningful connections

Interests

i am a stay-at-home person though I do like hanging out when friends need company. I am more of a listener than a talker as I am an introvert by nature. I do know how to have fun and still love to spend late nights in a decent bar or club with friends.

when at home, i enjoy watching movies on Netflix munching on chips or just sit idly with a bottle of beer or a glass of wine.

back in my hometown in Antipolo, Rizal, I have 8 dogs, all small breeds (toy poodle, shihtzuh, maltese) and I really miss them so much

when I am not in the gym, I usually like to jog or take long walks

  • coffee
  • karaoke
  • beaches
  • jogging
  • foodie
  • long walks
  • netflix and chill
  • coffee shops
  • burgers

Music, Movies, and Books

I like listening to alternative rock, light jazz, ballads and anything acoustic. I never get tired of listening to the music of Kenny G. I pretty much love to sing and I enjoy hanging out with friends in karaoke. I don't play any musical instrument but I like to jam or collaborate with someone who plays acoustic guitar either on the beach or at my home's balcony.

I really love the movie 'The Count of Monte Cristo'. I've watched the Angelina Jolie's 'Salt' a dozen times, same with Matt Damon's 'Bourne" series. Animated movies like 'The Bee Movie', 'A Bug's Life', 'Finding Nemo', 'Bolt' make me cry. Classic movies like 'Sleepless in Seattle' and 'When A Man Loves A Woman' I really like and I'll never forget movies like 'Simon Birch' and 'Pay It Forward'.

I used to read a lot of Harold Robbins and Sidney Sheldon books but now I haven't got time to do so. The last books I read were Mitch Albom's 'Five People You Meet in Heaven' and 'Tuesdays With Morrie'.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Spent new year's eve 2020 countdown along with more then 20 other couchsurfers whom I met the first time in Singapore

What I Can Share with Hosts

Stories from my travels and my hometown, the Philippines

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore

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