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PETSHOPBOY

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Overview

  • 105 Positive References4 Neutral
  • Ambassador
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, French, German, Japanese
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2005
  • Chasing and collecting experiences a...
  • To a degree at which I grew tired.
  • From Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To explore the many round corners of the globe, meeting new people along the way.

ABOUT ME

Friendly, courteous and open-minded. Creative, embraces change (if it's for the better!) and craves for new experiences. =)

PHILOSOPHY

There are no strangers. Just friends I haven't met yet.

Experience is the greatest teacher. Travel is the greatest experience. From experience comes wisdom. From wisdom comes enlightenment.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Promote CouchSurfing and recruit new members like a cult. Preach, teach, and reach!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have nothing but good things to say about CouchSurfing. If it weren't for the active CSers in Beijing, I wouldn't had been there for as long as I had! It was my home away from home.

Countries I've visited:

Interests

Art, film, design, and philosophy. Sustainable living with a goal of leaving as small an ecological footprint as possible. Prefab housing. People watching. Watching the world go by one coffee at a time. Business and finance so that one day I could afford to remove myself from the daily grind, having money work for me (and not the other way around), and be able to take part in the interests listed above.

Music, Movies & Books

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Music
The Pet Shop Boys, Joy Division/New Order, Tears for Fears, The Postal Service, MGMT, Hooverphonic, Oasis, Radiohead, U2, ABBA, Coldplay, Savage Garden, Simon & Garfunkel, Carpenters, Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Bill Withers, The Beatles, The Beachboys, Ladytron, Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, David Guetta, Paul van Dyk, Underworld, Erasure, A-HA, Simple Minds, Thompson Twins, Handel, Purcell, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk

Movies
Me and You and Everyone We Know, Walking Life, Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Das Leben Der Anderen, In America, Lost in Translation, Marie Antoinette, I Enfants, The Devil Wears Prada, Little Miss Sunshine, Der Himmel über Berlin, Trois Couleurs: Bleu, Rouge, Blanc, Lola Rennt, A Space Odyssey 2001, Rear Window, My Fair Lady, Coco avant Chanel, Violet Tendencies

Books
JPod and The Gum Thief by Douglas Coupland, The Tipping Point, Blink, and Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami, The Worldly Philosophers by Robert L. Heilbroner, The Second Coming of Steve Jobs by Alan Deutschman, No Logo by Naomi Klein, Everything Bad is Good For You by Steven Johnson, Odyssey by John Sculley.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Please. Just one? Life is sprinkled with great and memorable moments! Here are some of mine:

- Experienced the full spectrum of the Olympic spirit and national pride during the 2010 Winter Olympics in my own city where Canadian athletes took home a world record breaking 14 gold medals!
- Went snorkelling off the coast of Phi Phi Island.
- Met John Ralston Saul at a book-signing in Beijing.
- Interviewed Douglas Coupland at the CBC Book Club in Vancouver.
- Watched a spectacular sunset in Christchurch, NZ.
- Worked at a ski resort in Nagano, Japan.

Teach, Learn, Share

"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." -Mark Twain

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, China

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