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Overview

  • 340 references 140 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Indonesian, Javanese; learning Sundanese
  • 47, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Global Citizen
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Destination : People!

ABOUT ME

I grew up all over Indonesia, from the most east part (Aceh) to the most west (Papua) but I have my own spot I call home, Bandung! I started my traveling from the age of 18 and West papua was my first destination, I stayed there for a year and continue traveling since then. I am very easy going, never try to think complicated, things are simple and I leave it that way. God created this universe by snapping His fingers.. I think I am as religious as that. I am a dream catcher! A lifetime traveler that eager to catch all opportunities.

My life is full of surprises and I am trying hard to stay away from comfort zone. I was studying at the Postal Academy and Informatic engineering (IT). I started my profesional life as early as 19 years old. I was once an Indonesian government official for 12 years, a social worker for 5 years, a profesional volunteer for 3 years, an NGO worker for 5 years, and just recently I decided to quit my job as a banker (for 2 years) and move to Bali and I call myself now a digital nomad. I still don't know what I will become. Que serra serra, my life is a full circle of surprises. So be it. Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero.

IG : @phredzz

PHILOSOPHY

Experience is what I got when I did not get what I want!

Being nice won't hurt you!

I never fully get dressed until I wear my smile!

If life treats you like a bitch, make sure you feel good and get paid.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I do what I can do! I help what I can help! I share my space and moments! so, count me in!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

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Interests

Most of the time it's : spirituality, traveling and photography.

  • photography
  • documentaries
  • tv
  • traveling
  • history
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

Too many to list! for Book mostly true story books and biographies. Love documentary movies so much! For music, I like every kind of sounds that's friendly to my ears, but I do concern with the lyric.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I did lots of random things :
Once I was an Indonesian young ambassador, I went around some Asian countries and met VVIP of the countries from the presidents, prime ministers, sultan, kings, princes and princesses, ministers etc.

I hosted a LIVE weekly TV talkshow in national TV station for 8 months.

Met and interviewed Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the peace Nobel prize laureate from Myanmar (Burma).

One private national TV made an hour documentary movie of my life as volunteer at refugee camps in Thai-Myanmar border.

Fought back to a group of burglars in Malawi and got an "African souvenir".

Working at marijuana farm in Mendocino, California.

Teach, Learn, Share

Cultures, spirituality, history, local languages, jokes, photography, bizarre experiences, hospitality, foods, stories of life!

What I Can Share with Hosts

Space and moments

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Malawi, Malaysia, Myanmar, Netherlands, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste (East Timor), Turkey, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Indonesia, Malawi, Myanmar, Thailand, United States

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