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Isaac Mak

Kowloon West, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China

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Overview

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  • No languages listed
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2010
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  • University Level (Bachelor Degree)
  • From Hong Kong
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Quit my job and overlanding from HK to the Middle East...

ABOUT ME

The duality of man exists in me –
A wanderlust who dreams of reaching out to the world, yet fearful to leave his comfort zone.
A rationalist who thinks the world could be generalized, yet acts emotionally when it comes to sentimental situations.
A bohemian who aims to live life the fullest, yet sometimes feels sorry for being irresponsible to life.

And a bluff who has no ideas on what he’s writing about, yet doesn’t give a shit to anything…

PHILOSOPHY

===About Life===
"Imagine how he feels, tomorrow will be the most beautiful day of Raymond K. Hessel. His breaskfast will taste better than any meal you and I have ever tasted." (Fight Club, 1999)

===About Past Memory===
"Memory is a funny thing. When I was in the scene, I hardly paid it any mind. I never stopped to think of it as something that would make a lasting impression, certainly never imagined that eighteen years later I would recall it in such detail." (Norwegian Wood, 1987)

===About Romance===
Alright, alright. Think of it like this: jump ahead, ten, twenty years, okay, and you're married. Only your marriage doesn't have that same energy that it used to have, y'know. You start to blame your husband. You start to think about all those guys you've met in your life and what might have happened if you'd picked up with one of them, right? Well, I'm one of those guys. That's me y'know, so think of this as time travel, from then, to now, to find out what you're missing out on. See, what this really could be is a gigantic favor to both you and your future husband to find out that you're not missing out on anything. I'm just as big a loser as he is, totally unmotivated, totally boring, and, uh, you made the right choice, and you're really happy. (Before Sunrise, 1995)

===About Marriage===
It's sad to fall asleep. It separates people. Even when you're sleeping together, you're all alone. (A bout de souffle, 1960)

===About the Things I Like===
You know? To truly love some silly little piece of music, or some band, so much that it hurts. (Almost Famous, 2000)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

It was a lazy afternoon back in 2010 and I was with my friends sharing our future and dreams. When I told them about my long-awaited trans-Europe travel plan which could not be made in the near future due to my strict budget, somebody gave me a hint - and that's why I knew about CouchSurfing.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I do not have that much of CouchSurfing experience as the community leaders - yet I think what's important to me is that I had some really good CouchSurfing experience :)

My very first time of surfing was dedicated to my 50-day journey across China, Pakistan and India when I tried to meet locals and learn from them. Since then, I told myself that I would try my best to make it as part of my itinerary for the upcoming trips - and that's why I made some more surfs (and friends) in (from) China and the Philippines.

Although my family condition does not allow me to host anyone, I have quite a few times of taking my CouchSurfing friends around Hong Kong and I think I am pretty good at it LOL :)

Interests

Music --- Contemporary and a tiny bit of classical
Movies --- From the experimentals to the blockbusters
Contemporary Art/Creatives --- Anything that inspires
Clubbing --- And anything else for a crazy night
Social Issues --- Politics and what is happening around
Mysticism --- Philosophy and the myths happening around
Words --- Quotes, jokes, wordplay and poems

and...of course travelling!

Music, Movies & Books

Basically I am a fan of all kinds of contemporary music but just there are some periods in life I am fond of particular genre...and so my interest spectrum keeps on expanding:

2001 J-pop
2002 + Hip-hop/Rap/R&B
2003-2004 + Cantopop
2005-2006 + Metal
2007 + Rock/Punk/Indie
2008 + Classical
2009-2010 + Bossa Nova
2011-2012 + House/Dupstep/Dream Pop
2013 + French Contemporary

One Amazing Thing I've Done

It has been my habit to travel at least once a year.
Luckily there is always something unforgettble to see and experience on my journey!

China, 2009
Imagine -
You do not even have a cent with you and desperately need money to catch the train back home. You've been walking for an hour and eventually find an ATM in which your card can fit in. You are so happy. Right at the moment you think you are saved - you just see that there is a naked dirty ragged old man sitting next to the machine scratching his balls. What would you do?

Vietnam, 2010
Baby stray cat YuYu was found outside Unification palace in Ho Chi Minh City and later travelled with me across Vietnam on the search of fostering.

India, 2011
For so many years I've seen people making out on the streets - but frankly speaking it's the first time I see two naked kids at the age of around 7 doing that.

China, 2012
Sitting and standing on a train continuously for 60 hours from Tibet to Guangzhou - the longest train ride in China.

Russia, 2013
After 8 nights of non-continuous hard-seater train ride (Yes! No way to lay down) I started dreaming if someday I would be on the Guiness record for that.

Countries I've Visited

Afghanistan, Australia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Western Sahara

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, China

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