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Ryan Ong

Brooklyn, NY, United States

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Overview

  • 65 Positive References
  • No languages listed
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Nomad Web Developer and Creator
  • As a New Yorker
  • From NYC
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Create as many stories as possible.

ABOUT ME

I will do anything for a good story.
I live with few regrets and few inhibitions.
I love to laugh and make others laugh.
I always tell the truth, even if it hurts, and I expect the same.
I always keep my promises.
I enjoy the peace and quiet when I'm alone but I chat to whoever I can find if there are people around.
I dance if there is music, including in the subway.
I love being weird because weird is what I am.
I try to express myself with everything I do and everything I create.
I learn as much as possible about everything, from astro physics to Buddhism.
I am more than a list ;)

PHILOSOPHY

When I die I want my funeral to be a big ass party with a 8 piece band and dancing and buffet.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I used organize the weekly NYC CS meetups and moderate the NYC CS board. Now I just try to show people a great time no matter where I am.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I was given a letter and recorded a video by my host's girlfriend's family friend during my host's girlfriend's nephew's baptism party to deliver to her old baby sitter who she hasn't seen in 30 years. This is why I love couch surfing.

Interests

music, photography, computers, arting, nerding, museums, movies, hiking, sailing, burning man, dancing, spinning fire (poi)

Music, Movies & Books

Books? good ones! hopefully they have a plot, a beginning, a middle, but not an end. i.e.
East of Eden, Catch 22, His Dark Materials, Neil Gaiman, Sherlock Holmes

Movies? I like movies that let me view life differently, tell an amazing story, make me laugh, or just let me sing. Including but not limited to:
City of God, Infernal Affairs, The Boondock Saints, Singing in the Rain, Across the Universe, 500 Days of Summer

Music? Anything that moves my body or my soul. Such as:
HAIM(indie pop), Two Door Cinema Club(indie pop), Delicate Steve(indie rock), Capital Cities(electro pop), The Jane Doze(house), Metric(pop), Ratatat(indie), Local Natives(indie rock), Buena Vista Social Club, Philip Glass, The Beatles

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Volunteered in Thailand for a month teaching english and helping out at an AIDS Hospice/Orphanage.

Teach, Learn, Share

I am a decent photographer and a better programmer. If you want to learn a bit of either just ask.

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, France, Hungary, Italy, Kenya, Netherlands, Poland, Qatar, Serbia, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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