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  • 102 references 88 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Tagalog; learning Spanish
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Software Quality Engineer
  • University of Santo Tomas
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

I'm Simon from the Philippines, a young corporate rat with a heart of a nomad who also happens to be your All Around Guy from the Far East.

I left my life in the tropics for a new phase of adventure in New Zealand. I’m based in Auckland, slowly settling in to the country’s climate, and very relaxed lifestyle which is far out different from the hassle and bustle of the chaotic but beautiful Manila.

My couchsurfers told me I’m the best Filipino they’ve met, for some reason, I have doubts. Guess that's for you guys to find out? :P

So I work in IT, full time. And can host during weekdays but could only hangout after work, but weekends, I’m all yours.

Send me a request, don’t be shy.
***(When you send me a request, you should be sure about it and don't be a dick ditching me while I wait for you at the train station only to find out you've changed your mind because your bags are too heavy to carry around, yes I'm serious!)***'

READ MY HOME SECTION - all the hosting information/details needed/what to expect before sending a request is indicated there ;)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Because this is like tinder. Oh I take that back... definitely not like tinder.

Because couchsurfing is like traveling without going to places. (Well, a host's perspective)

Because at the end of the day, meeting people from different places opens up a different dimension of life that you don't usually see, hear or understand.

Couchsurfing is probably one of the best Travel "tools" out there. Out of my years in using CS, I only had 1 bad experience so it doesn't really affect my views on CS.. yet. The people I meet are one of a kind, and it's all that matter. I say, it's a win-win for the host and the surfers!


  • writing
  • photography
  • yoga
  • meditation
  • drinking
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • blogging
  • backpacking
  • camping
  • languages
  • philosophy
  • psychology
  • beaches
  • sustainability
  • astrology
  • conversations
  • roadtrips

Music, Movies, and Books

I'm an all around kind of guy when it comes to music, movies or books, and open to new suggestions, but I like talking about these kind of stuff in person so hey, let's talk this over coffee or a bottle of beer.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've got a couple of things on my list. It's for us to discuss in person!

Teach, Learn, Share

I'll teach you some tricks about Photography and Blogging perhaps.
I'll share some of my know-hows about traveling in the Philippines, an insider tips you might say.

Would be so keen to learn a dish from your country!

What I Can Share with Hosts

A good time in Auckland ;)

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cook Islands, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

New Zealand, Philippines

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