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  • 16 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, English, Tagalog; learning Chinese, Spanish, Thai
  • 112, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • full-time dreamer (part-time grad st...
  • USA & South Africa
  • From Manila, Philippines + California, USA
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About Me


to laugh with people of every culture


i travel to feed my spirit. i like to play music and listen to music. i like to dance and work out, and i can't stop taking pictures after i blew all my money on a digital SLR. i'm a coffee addict, and i always dream of being a lounge singer in a smoky bar ...


spend as much time as possible playing guitar under a coconut tree.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


i've couchsurfed or met up with couchsurfers in asia, california, & latin america. when i'm not traveling, i can host people in the city i love and call home- san francisco!


i've hooked up with cs'ers in the us, latin america & asia, and i've couchsurfed in the us, canada, mexico, chile, peru & ecuador


good, strong coffee ... especially with condensed milk orangutans shiraz, malbec & 2-buck chucks guava juice or diet coke ... with ice beautiful, intelligent spaces nice guitars minty & tropical smells music festivals live jazz beaches with coconut trees ... especially when I am in them + photography diving art community-based tourism anything to do with the Philippines

Music, Movies & Books

music* Janelle Monaie, Liane La Havas, Gotan Project Daft Punk, Bajofondo, Mafikizolo John Mayer, Juanes, Alicia Keys India Arie, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu Miles, Coltrane, Etta James Stevie Wonder, Sting, Bob Marley Tribe Called Quest, Kid Cudi, Lupe Fiasco Seu Jorge, Ceu, Bebel Gilberto, Elis Regina Sade, John Scofield, Nora Jones Sara Tavares, Nelly Furtado, Mary J Blige, Lauryn Hill Roberta Flack, Donny Hathaway

movies* The Band That Played The Visitor Color Purple Motorcycle Diaries Cinema Paradiso Dekada 70 Central Station City of God Amores Perros Dreams Strictly Ballroom scary movies anything by Almodovar, Diaz-Abaya, or Brocka

One Amazing Thing I've Done

silence in Vanuatu

Teach, Learn, Share

i'll cook some filipino food for you, share my love of my city, share my massive world music collection, & make some good exotic mixed drinks...

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bolivia, Plurinational State of, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cook Islands, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Fiji, France, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Palau, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, United Republic of, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vanuatu

Countries I've Lived In

Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, United States

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