Peter Gent

Chelmsford, Essex, England

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  • Student. Former video Games Tester
  • University - International Relations/Computer Science
  • From Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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About Me


to show totoro the world! :))


The positive:

I'm a kind of person that is rather introvert but can be extrovert when I want to be. As a result I'm kinda circular.. on the one hand I love house parties, clubbing and general nightlife. On the other I inevitably have to crash after being an extrovert and go back into my cave and do some programming or something.. lol.

I'm not a person that loves to be the center of the party though. or one of those "look at me" people. I love to give until I can't give anymore to others, because it makes me happy and the person I'm helping happy too so it's a win win I feel.

I try to be considerate, forgiving and the best person I can be; sometimes that's not enough of course because we're all human here.

In terms of my career I used to be a computer games tester. Some might say it's the best job ever, but tbh it's pretty poo. After playing the same game for over 2 years you get pretty burnt out. So instead of kicking down virtual sandcastles I hope to start building them as a programmer instead ;)

I've therefore an interest in structural programming (C++, Java, python) and software design as well as more sociable things. I've aspirations to continue to learn drums, and to spend more time on self development (and less on facebook!)...including magic, charitable work, juggling and Chi-Kung?tai Chi Chuan.

If you want to know more you can just give me an email at

I'm a nice friendly chap, happy to chat to anyone really!

The negative:

In some ways I'm not at peace with myself. I'm yet to feel like I have a defined identity and I lack a lot of confidence I think.

I feel that when I can be positive I can see more of the world and people can see more of the potential I have.

Sadly though, I have some scars like a lot of people and I'm still trying to find out who I am. A major hole in that I feel is relationships . Couch surfing is a great way to meet people and make friendships and more ;). In time I hope there will be no need to list negatives, only positives.


Side A: I try to believe in myself, because if I don't then I'm sure no-one else will. As a result I'm really a more positive, giving and considerate person.

Agnostic apathetic but liberal in political views.

Side B: The flip side to this is that I can't always feel great about myself. sometimes its too hard work to feel positive.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


A couch is available periodically in Chelmsford. The couch is either a private barn to yourself or a private room. Both are with en suite.


I'm involved with the colchester couchsurfing group.



Speaking languages badly

Trying to play the guitar / drums. DJ'ing.

Music (Almost everything - Electronic music. Da funk, soul etc)

Tai chi / kung fu.

socialising.. normal stuff.

Music, Movies, and Books


Cinema paradiso, Children of men, fight club, zodiac,
Anything korean... A bittersweet life, Oldboy etc.


A bit of a blur - Biography of the band blur (reading atm. Quite... excelent.)

Robert Young Pelton - The worlds most dangerous places (the best travel book ever)

Anything by Rory Stewart.

Cloud atlas - what I've read. Hard read though :(

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've travelled all around south america and parts of europe (croatia, france, germany, italy, swizerland, Czech Republic, Korea, Hong Kong).

There's too much to put here :).. and I'm very greatfull for the opportunities that I've been blessed with for meeting brilliant people and places.

Teach, Learn, Share

I guess I could teach a few chords etc.

I can now program in JAVA, python, (c - well it's a lot like java really), JSTL, JSP, CSS, C++ and HTML. Matlab doesn't count because it's just rubbish. I can share what I know of these languages and maybe a bit of music too.

Countries I’ve Visited

China, Peru

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, United Kingdom

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