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Overview

  • 250 References 103 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German, Spanish; learning Korean, Portuguese
  • 42, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • physician (in training)
  • seems like it never (ever, ever, ever) ends
  • From Houston, TX, USA
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

learn @ life's intrinsic (invisible) indivisible miracle

ABOUT ME

Born & raised in the great state of Texas, I strive to lead a life of integrity. I was an exchange student in NRW Germany. I studied European History at Tulane amidst the elegant decadence of New Orleans. I wandered around South Korea, Europe & the US before deciding to become a physician. After volunteering for several years at the MD Anderson Cancer Center I graduated from medical school at UAG (Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara). I loved working, studying and living in Mexico.

¡Soy mexicano de corazón!

I finished my last year of clinical rotations with New York Medical College and am looking for a residency in (child & adolescent) neurology or psychiatry.

My Korean's still lousy; but my German & Spanish are fluent.

follow me on Twitter: @peterkimtx

PHILOSOPHY

Nobody's perfect*

(every living thing is a reminder of life's basic paradox)

life = love = truth = beauty

Gratitude consists of kind ACTS, not polished WORDS

Faith requires sincere belief in something far greater than oneself

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I hosted quite a bit during my time in New York & Mexico.

I am a BIG BELIEVER in CS!

I enjoy connecting new friends with the lovely people I have hosted over the years.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Very very grateful to meet interesting souls who share my curiosity about the wider world.

Dankbar für die Gelegenheit, Weltreisende, die meine Kuriosität der weiteren Welt besitzen, zu treffen.

Agradecido por el oportunidad del CS de conocer viajeros de todo mundo, que tienen curiosidad sobre el mundo afuera de la rutina cotidiana.

Some of my favorite couchsurfers:

Lizbeth GDL JAL MX

Rebecca Boon HTX & McMurdo Antarctica (!)

IZZY Deutschland & Rußland

(Handsome Devil) Flav Sailing the 7 Seas & France

Sergio T. Outside Bogota Colombia

Axel Maaß On his bicycle somewhere in South America

Daniele Bergamo Italy

Jetzemani GDL JAL MX

!!!Juste!!! Kaunas Lithuania

Christoph Hanover Deutschland

Anna the Angel Dresden Deutschland

Dave Matthews' #1 fan in Brazil Porto Alegre (Brazil)

Ilir the ladykiller HH Deutschland

Ramona Köln Deutschland

the best au pair in CT Greenwich CT

Sam the Man Bern CH

Interests

WRITING my diary in a different language each day

Enriching my life by SHARING with others

Music, Movies, and Books

MOVIES
No, Hud, Ran, Heat, Titus, Seven, Amelie, Memento, Scarface, 25th Hour, Inception, The Hustler, Goodfellas, Metropolis, Richard III, Bamboozled, Collateral, Die Fälscher, Lust/Caution, The Departed, The Wild Bunch, The Inside Man, Ciudad de Deus, Tropa de Elite, Cool Hand Luke, The Godfather, Seven Samurai, Throne of Blood, The Last Emperor, Infernal Affairs, Lawrence of Arabia, La Grande Illusion, Das Leben der Anderen, El Secreto de sus ojos, Requiem for a Dream, The Last Picture Show, The Motorcycle Diaries, Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter..., The Diving Bell & the Butterfly, Butch Cassidy & the Sunshine Kid, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

*If you have not seen any one of these movies (above) you (really really) should watch whichever title caught your eye.

**Si no has visto ninguno de las películas, debe de ver cualquier titulo (todos son muy buenos... según yo)

***Falls du keine von den Filmen bis jetzt gesehen hast, sollst du zumindest den einzigen, dessen Titel du interessant findest, probieren!!

MUSIC MUSICA MUSIK
Anna Netrebko, The Pixies, Maria Callas, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Coleman Hawkins, Edith Piaf, Etta James, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, DJ Tiësto, Armin Van Buren, Bob Marley, King Tubby, Gondwana, Cultura Profetica, Molotov, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Maná, Caramelos de Cianuro, Soda Stereo, Grönemeyer, Rammstein, Foo Fighters, Pink Floyd, Tego Calderon, Wisin y Yandel, Red Hot Chili Peppers, New Order, & the Beastie Boys

LIBROS BÜCHER BOOKS
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The Diving Bell & the Butterfly
(everyone should read this incredible memoir!)
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The Picture of Dorian Gray, Lolita, The Noonday Demon, Blink, Berlin Alexanderplatz, Faust, Doktor Faustus, Der Zauberberg, Die Blechtrommel, Steve Jobs, Grant's Final Victory, End this Recession Now!, Tell Me Where It Hurts, The Motorcycle Diaries

(2013) Fight Club, The Man in the High Castle, The Tipping Point, Unhinged, The Devil in the White City, How We Do Harm, Darkness Visible, History of Present Illness, Freud: Inventor of the Modern Mind, God Grew Tired of Us, Hallucinations, Every Patient Tells a Story, Willpower, If Only, Weekends at Bellevue, on the road, Slaughterhouse Five, Cat's Cradle, Breakfast of Champions, Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety, Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World, The Power of Habit, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, The Divine Comedy

(2014)
Hippocrates' Shadow, Trouble in Mind, A Disposition to be Rich, God's Hotel, In Search of Memory, The Age of Insight, Brain on Fire, The Happiness Advantage

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Delivered babies during my OB/GYN rotation: every life's miraculous first moments. Mothers endure agony to bear children.

No man can be a misogynist after bringing life into the world. All women deserve respect.

Teach, Learn, Share

When learning a language, remember babies begin by babbling. No reason to feel self-conscious so long as your audience understands the sense of what you are saying.

(Try *Duolingo*! I am using it to learn portuguese with great success!)

One won't know whether you truly dislike something without trying it at least once.

CHANEL makes excellent cologne because it is the sole product they make for men.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Mexico, Netherlands, South Korea, Switzerland, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, Mexico, United States

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