Albert Yam

San Francisco, California, United States

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  • Fluent in Chinese, English, Yue (Cantonese); learning French, Italian, Spanish
  • 37, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • globetrekker
  • statistics & enology
  • From Hong Kong
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About Me


experience as much as possible of what life has to offer


You mean besides easy-going, open-minded, like to travel, and the 13 other things you could find in 99% of all profiles??

I try to keep a balance between craziness & sanity, having fun & reliability. I also try to keep my awareness on my spirituality.


Life is short and live the fullest. We only live once, right? might as well make the most of it.
Stay young at heart, be active, be willing to try.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


few years ago I had to find a short-term living arrangement in San Francisco for several months, and I randomly moved into the BaseCamp for CouchSurfing office. It opened my eyes to the world of communal living, and loving & caring. Since, I have had CS experience in South America, North America, Asia, Europe...and counting.


It's overwhelmingly good. Great way to meet people and people are usually very polite, friendly and ready to communicate. It's amazing how people are willing to give/help without asking for a return.

I've had awesome experience cooking with my hosts/guests.


I'm a bit of a wine enthusiast and it's something that gives me a lot of pleasure (hopefully not because I'm an alcoholic simultaneously). I have learnt wines in 5 continents and it's brought me to many different corners of the world.
I also enjoy music a lot, especially live. Rock, Jazz, DJ set, Drummings, etc... bring on the parties pls.
I also appreciate artistic stuff such as galleries, craftsmanship, jewelry, dancing.

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Air, Amy Winehouse, Bad Religion, Beastie Boys, Beatles, Beats Antique, Bjork, BlackEyedPeas, BT, Chemical Bros, Chicane, Devendra Banhart, Eminem, FatBoySlim, Garbage, Glen Velez, Gorillaz, GreenDay, HumanExperience, Jaga Jazzist, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, KingsofConvenience, LimpBizkit, Mamady Keita, MassiveAttack, New Order, NightmareOnWax, Nina Simone, Nirvana, Radiohead, RageATM, Random Rab, Ray LaMontagne, RedHotChilliPepper, Sasha, Sola Rosa, StoneTemplePilot, STS9, ThieveryCorporation, Timo Maas, White Stripe.

Movie: Christopher Nolan, Coen Bros, Guy Ritchie, Kubrick, Park Chan-wook, Pedro Almodova, Tarantino, Wong Kar-wai.

Books: Eckhart Tolle, Haruki Murakami

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

- I have a bit of vertigo but went for skydiving
- learnt how to ride a bike after my 30th birthday
- near death experience & life saving operation
- my lovely and amazing friends
- Black Rock City
- watching sunrises in the nature

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you about wine, and perhaps beer too ;)

I want to learn from you something interesting that I don't know much about. whatever.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Cuba, France, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, China, Italy, United States

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