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Randy Su

Princeton Junction, NJ, United States

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Overview

  • 92 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning German, Italian, Spanish, Taiwanese
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Medical Resident/Doctor
  • Graduate School (medicine)
  • From Walnut Creek, California; Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To constantly live life, travel, experience, and make friends

ABOUT ME

I am an adventurous, creative, optimistic, and genuine person who loves forming friendships. I am shy at first, but easily open up (usually with the help of whichever companion I'm with). I am loyal, helpful, and usually go out of my way to make someone feel good.

I was born in Walnut Creek, California to Taiwanese parents, lived around the San Francisco area for 2 years, and finally moved to New Jersey, where I grew up for my entire childhood in a well-to-do, rural-suburban town near Princeton. It's 45 minutes to Philadelphia, 45 minutes to New York City, and it afforded me great opportunity to interact with people from all over the world.

Not to bore you with my biography, but I attended college at the University of Connecticut where I double majored in Physiology and Neurobiology, and Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies (which sounds like 4 majors, but it was two). I also minored in Chemistry. I attended medical school at UMDNJ - the University of Medicine and Dentistry in NJ. Through all of this, I found a way to travel every chance I could.

Currently, I am officially a doctor, but must go through training in residency to be a pediatric psychiatrist. It will be harder to travel, but it is a constant in my being so there is no way I will ever stop. I simply love experiencing life and will always find a way to enjoy it!

PHILOSOPHY

It is a disservice to close oneself from all the world has to offer. Be open and respectful to diversity and peoples from all over the world. Constantly learn enjoy life with others. Respect is the best thing one can have for others. I despise close-mindedness, rudeness, obnoxiousness, disrespect, and unwillingness to mature.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I have been able to "host" travelers who come into New York City, Philadelphia, or even Princeton, New Jersey to show them around, see attractions, eat at restaurants, and drink in pubs. Currently, I live in Sicklerville, NJ which is 15-20 minutes from Philadelphia. It's not that far from the city, but it's a little inconvenient for those who want to visit. There's no bus or train from here to the city. Ideally, if you want a quiet suburban couch and have a car (or if you don't mind waking up early with me so I drop you off at the train station before work), then you are welcome! Otherwise, I never mind spending the time and money for the train ride into a city to help out as a guide to a new traveler.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have been able to surf on a couch for the first time in Miami! Then I used couchsurfing in Europe a few times. I have been fairly active in meeting with travelers who come into New York City or Philadelphia or Princeton, and some of my greatest friends are the local Philadelphia couchsurfers.

Surfed: January 2013 Jason (Miami) March 2013 Tomas (Prague) March 2013 Christian (Vienna) March 2013 Blaz (Ljubljana, Slovenia) March 2013 Karoly (Budapest) September 2013 Flo (Erdweg, Germany) September 2013 Andreas (Munich) October 2013 Marcin (Krakow) October 2013 Serdal (Stuttgart, Germany) July 2014 Sebastian (Copenhagen) July 2014 Andreas (Stockholm) July 2014 Maria (Gothenburg, Sweden) July 2014 John (Trondheim, Norway) July 2014 Falke (Stavanger, Norway) July 2014 Niklas (Oslo)

Hosted: July 2013 Nick (Montreal) July 2013 Fin, Bernhard, Gunter, Lisa (Würzburg, Germany) March 2014 Ben (Mannheim, Germany) June 2014 Simon (Dunedin, New Zealand) May 2014 Michael (Mont Tremblant, Canada) August 2014 Søren, Simon (Aarhus, Denmark)

Interests

I like art, photography, drawing, architecture I like culture, mythology, geography I like the outdoors (landscapes, seascapes, hiking, oceans, cityscapes) I like being active. The only sport I really play is tennis. I also run, and I enjoy more non-everyday sports (hiking, mountain climbing, skiing, white-water-rafting, scuba-diving) I like traveling. A lot.

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: Transformers, X-Men, Batman, Se7en, Latter Days, the Incredibles, Lion King

Television: Friends, Will and Grace, Happy Endings, Glee, Family Guy, Teen Wolf, Futurama, Once Upon a Time, NCIS, Modern Family, Walking Dead, Top Chef

Music: Anthony Callea, Ludovico Einaudi, Snow Patrol, Rascal Flatts, Josh Groban, Shunichi Miyamoto, Blake Lewis, the Fray, Linkin Park

Books: Harry Potter, the Hunger Games, Calvin and Hobbes, Shakespeare, Edgar Allen Poe, Brian Jacques, Dan Brown, Bill Bryson, Malcolm Gladwell

One Amazing Thing I've Done

1. Scuba Diving on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. 2. Parc Guell, Barcelona, Spain. My favorite place in the world. 3. Iguazu Falls, Brazil. I went to South America just for this. The sheer magnitude and majesty of these falls were so inspiring. 4. New Year's in Amsterdam. So much fun watching the fireworks reflect off the narrow houses and the canals.

visited 41 states (18.2%)Create your own visited map of The World or Amsterdam travel guide for Android

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you how to solve a Rubik's cube

I love learning about culture and customs from other parts of the world, about foods, about differences, and about people's lives

I can share my love for good food. I can eat a lot.

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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