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  • 3 References 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Journalist
  • University of Kent & Kings College London
  • From Colchester, England, United Kingdom
  • Profile 90% complete

About Me

British writer based in Singapore. My work is flexible enough to allow me to travel, so I try to nip around Asia as much as possible. In been living in the region almost 4 years now. Before that I used to co-run a teaching organise in China, where we took 20 English volunteers to China each summer - it was a lot of fun and is largely why I fell in love with Asia in the first place.

I'm very chatty, very tall and I laugh a lot.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

To meet local people in cool cities around Asia.


Asian food and history
Weird stuff from Japan
Rap, rock, metal, EDM

  • writing
  • dining
  • running
  • traveling
  • history

Music, Movies, and Books

The Big Sleep
Enders Game
Altered Carbon

Notorious BIG
Really sick electro
Hair metal

Blade Runner
A Matter of Life and Death

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

In China during the Olympic opening ceremony I was in a small city watching an out door screen with a couple of hundred Chinese people. They saw me there and treated me as if I was famous. I was brought up onto a stage, given a giant Chinese flag and I got the how crowd chanting along with me, it was pretty special.

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm red hot at writing.
And in the back of my mind, I still remember a bit from my teaching days.

What I Can Share with Hosts

A million weird and wild stories from across Asia, featuring either myself or people more wild than me.

Countries I’ve Visited

China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macao, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, England, Singapore

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