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OhNatemagic8

Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

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Overview

  • 77 Positive References2 Neutral
  • Fluent in English; learning Japanese, Korean
  • 41, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Traveller/ Freelancer/ student of l...
  • BA, with the hands of the world/the ...
  • From Edmonton/ Kelowna Okanagan Valley/ Daegu Korea/ GyeoungJu
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Visiting waterfalls; take those leaps of faith that change your life and live a sustainable lifestyle.

ABOUT ME

There is only one of me in this world and I am not going to pretend to be anyone else. Tag along for the ride and we'll see what we get ourselves into. I do love to learn and grow as a person.

Special people live special lives. I like to be close to nature and enjoying old cities and towns that have character and history.

PHILOSOPHY

My personal philosophy: live life fully: play, get involved, experiment and laugh; treat others well, keep learning: read something new; learn something new; do something new; finally provide a helping hand and be dependable/ honest.

quote "Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways into the grave in a cloud of smoke throughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Oh ya!!! What a ride!!!!" Hunter S Thompson.

Life has no real meaning... however, that doesn't mean that we should live a meaningless life. Find your core and follow your heart: do something worth remembering.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I intend to positively inspire; move; touch people's lives in such a way that leaves him/her empowered to take the leap of faith to attain his/ her goal. I intend to assist my host/ the community in what ever ways the universe/ life presents.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've hosted a travelers at my house. The experience has been enjoyable. I really enjoy showing people around and having dinners/ drinking (coffee/ beer)/ talking and sharing information.

I've invited people to GyeoungJu to show them around this great cultural city. Now, I am embarking on Couchsurfing and meeting people and leaning about local customs/ language and daily life.

1) Matt - surfed my couch Dave - surfed my couch Geoff- various events Elliot- hang out/ CS/ work Jean- CS event Beth - hang out Andrew- CS event/ hang out Steve - Baseball/work/ drink Heather - Hallyu concert/ taught/ hang out Minju and Phil - CS event/ dinners Ketut - Great surfing teacher Lou - Singapore stayed at his pimping pad/ great fun Louis- Fantastic host/ drinking/ eating/ partying Marcos - Intense/ dedicated to his volunteer project Francios- Great/ quiet dog :D/ very considerate

Interests

I love traveling, meeting new people, eating new foods, reading, cooking, loving life and looking for waterfalls.

Music, Movies & Books

Old Boy, Red Lantern, Ghost in the Shell/ RedDog/ Chinggu/ Shimi/ Citizen Kane/ Maude and Harold/ Being There/ Garbage Warrior. I enjoy watching Asian flicks. Documentaries: Earth, BBC specials/ Travel

In terms of books, I like books that are strange but funny and well written, such as Murakami/ Robert Rankin.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Meeting great people like you through CouchSurfing :D Living in Korea Travelling across Canada Travelling around Europe Having transformed a woman with cancer outlook so that she lives each day fully Jumping out of an airplane in Australia and in Canada. Jumping over my friend's car with my car. Traveling along the St.Lawrence. Hangliding in OZ River rafting in Canada/ NewZealand (NZ :7m drop the largest drop in the world) Visiting 8 caves in various countries Visiting Iceland and standing on two continents Going to Croatia and seeing the worlds most beautiful waterfalls Helping my dad learn how to walk again Teaching ESL students to read/ speak/ write English

Teach, Learn, Share

To simply be present

I have a bit of knowledge about Korea culture, Korean life, and Korean language and now I know a bit about Kelowna and the area.

I could also help you create some travel plans or give you that push you may need to take the plunge to travel or do that thing you want to do.

I would like to learn to play the guitar/ make some new foods/ and your native language.

What I Can Share With Hosts

What can I share: a lot.

I like to cook/ bake. I have many stories to share and listen to. I clean and polish boots (read Teo's review).

I could inspire you to travel and take the plunge into your next adventure.

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Republic of, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, Croatia, Korea, Republic of, United Kingdom

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