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Overview

  • 72 References 47 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Spanish
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Fulltime traveller and breaker of chains
  • Education comes from experience, and life is a never endi...
  • From Boston, MA, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Experience life through the footsteps of others.

ABOUT ME

Well, where do I start... I've seen these little "about you" boxes so many times, and I have to admit, most of the time I do get stumped in not knowning what to say. This time, I think I finally get to say what I really think about myself. I work hard, like most of us in life, and we go through our daily lives wondering what the hell are we doing. Are we accomplishing what we set ourselves to do, or are we just going with the flow?
I have to say, I came to a realization about 7 years ago... while planning an Asian grand tour, I sat down to speak with my father. This man has been a role model to me for years! He's worked his entire life.. from age 12 to now age 70. He's accomplished alot business wise.. and he still has visions and goals in doing more in business. However, when he asked me why I was going half way around the world to do some crazy trip, I looked him in the eye and said "Because in my mind, I have so much more to live for and explore...'' I agree with him in that we should work hard, and do the best we can with our careers. I have worked side by side with him for many years. However, we also can't lose track in the fact that our lives are short. We only have so much time to live our lives to our full potential. But to what full potential?
What is it that drives us to live? Should we live to work? Or should we work to live! I spent many hours, days, months, years of my life in a cubical working crazy painstaking hours , making the pay many dream of... But, will that satisfy my dreams in the end? Will I wake up one morning at age 75 or 80 and say 'Wow that's been a great life!"?
I believe, in the end, we should be able to look back on our lives and remember the experiences we have been through. With these experiences, we should be able to determine if we have lived our lives to the fullest!
Meeting people, learning about the world we live in by first hand experiences.. trying new things... These are all life experiences we all need to see first hand and not by the tales of others. I believe with this goal in mind, I will keep striving to learn! Not about the world itself, but of myself living in this world!

After the conversation, both men have been changed... one more determined to continue on his path in life, the other wondering what he has accomplished. Which are you?

PHILOSOPHY

Opps, was my long speech suppose to go here or in my about me? Kinda repeatative don't you think?

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I hope to find others who share in my goal of learning about other worlds and cultures. I hope to travel to lands I have heard in whispers, but not seen with my own eyes! I hope to receive help by these fellow travelers, and I also hope to give a helping hand when someone is in need!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Established the Madhouse, a couch surfing zoned house strictLy by couch surfers, for couch surfers living and traveling to Singapore.

Interests

Bowling, pool, movies, history, cultures, food... you can throw anything at me and I might be willing to try it out!

  • dining
  • modeling
  • movies
  • traveling
  • billiards
  • socializing
  • surfing
  • track and field
  • bowling
  • business
  • history

Music, Movies, and Books

Wow... I'm a HUGE movie junkie! Its great to pass the cold winter months watching movies and reading books. The last book I read was Angels and Demons... last movie.. The Beach (research purposes since I'm heading to Thailand Phuket and Koh Samui)
Please note, this past paragraph was written years ago... im just too lazy to update with more relevant info.. but not lazy enough to put this sentance in :-P

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

really? Only one?
I like to break the mode, so let's see…
1. Locked inside a Buddhist temple for a few hours
2. Hung out with Somalian pirates in Seychelles
3. Couchsurf and slept in a treehouse while in Sri Lanka
4. Put into the trunk of a taxi and smuggled into another country
5. Quit my investment banking job of 10 years to become a fulltime traveller and helps others do the same

Teach, Learn, Share

wow, shoot... I've been preaching all this time with the above questions.... Now I want to learn! :-)

What I Can Share with Hosts

Life has no limits, only the limits we pose on ourselves.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Croatia, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, North Korea, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Seychelles, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Singapore, United States

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