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Sam Yoong

Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory, Malaysia

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Overview

  • 17 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Hakka Chinese, Malay, Yue (Cantonese); learning Chinese, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Entrepreneur, Music Tutor
  • Advanced Diploma in Computing (NCC UK)
  • From KL, PJ
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About Me

NB: Am still offering a place for surfing, though for a small amount of fee now (am aware this is not really CS's policy) - just going through a hard time, otherwise I could offer for free like before :( If you're still interested, do head to https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/5222460 for more information.

-------------------------------------- ABOUT ME

Hi there :)

Whenever I speak with foreigners (esp English people) - they go like "which part of London are you from?". I played along (least with one of them) and go "Zone 6"). Yes, I'm evil like that. At times, at least. "Why?" you might wonder. Spilling the beans...cos I speak with a British accent http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUct_CHzwYc

(like to play with accents - so I do British, lil Australian, Irish/Scottish, and local Malaysian English accent when I'm with local people so as not to make their eyebrows wrinkle more than they should trying to figure out what I'm actually pronouncing :P But hold up, how did I get to this...gosh me. Back to point of story...

i do videos on and off of my own playing at http://www.youtube.com/user/sam9lives

What to say about meself? Basically I studied computing in Uni ages ago, and having worked in that line for some time, I then quit it to do music full-time and has been at it full-time since 5 years now.

Hmm, I managed to save up some monies and travel to Europe twice last year, also Thailand (did a lot of travelling before this due to me dad working in airlines company, but then these were many years ago).

On a sidenote, I got a taste of how mega church is really like during my time in London at HillSongs London - it was overwhelming with endless flow of mortal beings. Insane! :)

Also, I (along with all non-Malays here in Malaysia) also hope that Malaysia one day will be a non-racist country (with the government applying equal policies to all races - and not just giving free education to Malay people to go study overseas totally FOC, 7% discount when purchasing properties, etc). Most people here are fine, though there are some which are totally brainwashed by government to support their bias policy unfortunately.

To know more about Malaysia (things that govt covers up in newspapers and media - true citizens' view): http://youtu.be/gyiBvJtJ5Z4 http://youtu.be/H6rf74RJtGo

PHILOSOPHY

Ain't a free thing in this world except for...

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Donated! Hosted! Surfed! Attended!...local CS meetings in London, Kuala Lumpur, Stockholm.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

People are people no matter where they're from background-wise - though generally, those from poorer countries are nicer than those from richer countries ironically :)

Interests

Guitar, piano, singing, songwriting, band performances / gigs, movies, chat / chill in a cafe with friends, volunteering in church ministry.

Music, Movies & Books

Nirvana, Seether, Dubstar, Frederic Chopin

One Amazing Thing I've Done

- London's CS Gathering near Covent Garden - Gig in Camden. - Sunset in a park in some housing estate in Central London. - Disneyland in Anaheim, California! - Performed to a full-house crowd

Teach, Learn, Share

things i can share on --> anything on guitar, piano, singing; music in general, and also on the languages i know as listed above.

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Malaysia

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