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Rodel Atanacio

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Overview

  • 30 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Tagalog
  • 100, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • keyboard monkey
  • not enough
  • From Manila, Philippines
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Find the world's best brownie

ABOUT ME

Hard to describe myself. I'm friendly and sociable (I think :) I enjoy meeting people from all over the world and learning about their culture and language, and love listening to different peoples' accents. I'm always up for random adventures and exploring, or just hanging out and chillin'.

PHILOSOPHY

Try anything once
Reduce->Reuse->Recycle (I hate plastic)
I'm trying (hard) to practice minimalism

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

I joined CS before going on a trip to Europe, I wasn't able to couchsurf but met CSers during that trip. That's when I realized that it's not just about a free place to stay but rather meeting and connecting with new people.
Hosting my first surfers was a great experience! Before that, I help other hosts and surfers get around the area (played cab driver :)
I've been going to a lot of CS hangouts and have met super cool, friendly locals and travelers in Philly.
My first experience was attending a dinner with CSers while traveling in Vienna. It's been a fun ride ever since.

Interests

I'm an IT geek so I'm comfortable with computers and such. I love playing taiko (drums) as a member of the KyoDaiko taiko group here in Philly. I also like playing hand drums (djembe/doumbek) and any percussion instrument. I enjoy walking/biking/hiking/exploring both nature and cities, listening to live music, watching movies, and rock wall climbing. I've ran a marathon, biked 75 miles for charity, and skydived under the instruction of clueless folks who could have killed me. I like trying all kinds of food. I do tai chi , yoga, and meditation whenever I can. I also like volunteering my time and effort wherever I can help. Oh, and I karaoke hard :)

Music, Movies & Books

taiko/percussion, rap, hip hop, jazz, rock, blues, anything live (open mics, coffee shop music, street performers)
Star Wars, comedies, Chris Nolan, action, suspense, mysteries, How I Met Your Mother, Walking Dead
sci-fi, fantasy, tech

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Looking at Niagara Falls from just a few feet away -- absolutely breathtaking.
Jumping off a perfectly good airplane 15,000 feet above the Australian desert while the rest of my tour group went to the zoo.
Riding the Philly Naked Bike Ride is pretty awesome.

Teach, Learn, Share

I'll share anything I know and learn anything you can teach:
Filipino language and food
computers (unix/linux/networking), electronics/gadgets
taiko, hand drums
meditation/tai chi/yoga
guitar/saxophone/ukulele (learn)

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Austria, Dominican Republic, France, Hungary, Malaysia

Countries I've Lived In

Philippines, United States

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