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Ryan Walsh

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Overview

  • 63 Positive References2 Neutral
  • Fluent in Chinese (Simplified), English; learning Chinese, French, Italian, Russian
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Filmmaker, photographer, media produ...
  • Bachelor degree, overseas exchange
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

A journeying soul, tall, friendly and fun. Always wearing a smile, honest and down-to-earth, with an open mind who loves a good chat about all things great & small under the sun....

Just moved to Sydney from 5 years living & working in Asia & Europe.

I am very tall (6' 5", 196cm), work in film & media production for a living and passionate career (editing, shooting, documentaries) - coming to fruition with a nice job in documentary TV here in my homeland =).

I dance to the beat of my own drum which is unique however always am directed and reflected off by others along the way... Whom we grow up amongst and spend our time with learns to defines us..

"It doesn't matter what you do, as long as it is done with love and intent, you are guaranteed to succeed." -RJW ;)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Hosted a lot in Beijing in a 'CS sharehouse' large apartment for 2 years, regularly hosting and attending occassional events. Now traveling and surfing wherever I go, from Beijing to Barcelona, and whenever I visit a new country or place, I like to Couch Surf :), meet locals and make friends! Share what I can including above all my friendly vibe, stories and passion... I also hosted solo in south-west China in a small city called Xichang in Sichuan Province that I lived in for 10 months - my intro into CS. On the whole, I am long-term working and traveling around the world, so always on the lookout for interesting folks to meet on the road...

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Hosting a full array of incredibly awesome people from all over the world, on a constantly changing basis, opening our doors to strangers and igniting fresh energy levels to both those in need and those in common, with all things light ----

Been treated like a prince and fed, helped, directed, shown, told, advised, driven, loved, hated, written, and above all, slept, amazingly everywhere through CS!!!

Interests

Travel, people, music, creative arts, film, environment, language, philosophy, life.

Music, Movies & Books

Currently reading Richard Flanagan's "Narrow Road To The Deep North" which is breathtaking.

Movie directors: David Lynch, Quentin Tarantino, Wong Kar-Wai (I worked on his kung-fu megabuster "The Grandmasters" in 2012), Michel Gondry, Jim Jarmusch, among others.

Music: hip-hop, trip-hop, dubstep, electro, funk, soul, reggae, dancehall, drum n bass, Berlin min. tech & deep house, 80's pop, prog rock, latina, acoustic/folk, world & ethnic.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Taught English to auditorium-like classes of 70-80 students, 17 year old kind-hearted angels (and some devils, too) in a small city in south-west China... Learnt Chinese there in a few months 然后现在可以讲好的中文。特别喜欢这个语言还也很喜欢学它!

Amazing things? I don't know there are too many.. I live only for amazing things; amazing people, amazing places, amazing memories... Couch-surfing has brought some amazing moments to my life. Amazing is what drives me every day, to be amazing, create amazing, tell amazing, die amazing.... Haha, now it's an overuse of the word. Tell me something you found amazing when you meet me and I might have something interesting to say in response.. ;)

Teach, Learn, Share

Artistic networking & collaborations, video & media production, documentary making, photography, travel ideas & experiences, heart-felt philosophies & arse-felt observations of the world...

Beat-boxing, freestyle rap Australian-style, juggling, poetry, super funky dancing, DJing at private parties!

Anything with inspiration :-)

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Austria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Philippines

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