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Rodel Atanacio

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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

About Me


Find the world's best brownie


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.


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

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I've hosted, I've surfed. I attend events, I've hosted events.


I joined CS before going on a trip to Europe, wasn't able to couchsurf but met some CSers along the way. Hosting my first surfers was a great experience! Before that, I helped some 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.


I'm an IT geek so I'm comfortable with computers and such. I love playing taiko drums with the KyoDaiko group here in Philly. I also like playing beats on hand drums (djembe/doumbek). 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 to try all kinds of food. I do tai chi and yoga when I can and would like to meditate more. I also like volunteering my time and effort wherever I can help. Oh, and I karaoke hard.

Music, Movies & Books

music: taiko/percussion, indie, jazz, rock, folk, reggae, pop, blues, new age, world, anything live (open mics, coffee shop music, street performers)
movies/TV: Star Wars, comedies, Chris Nolan, action, suspense, mysteries, How I Met Your Mother, Walking Dead
books: sci-fi, fantasy, fiction, 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 from 15,000 feet over Australia while the rest of my tour group went to the zoo.
Just hanging out with my 2 wonderful daughters at the local playground or park.

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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