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To be one with the global village
Pretty chill, easy to get along with, and attentive to the people around me. I don't say much, but when I do have something to say, I make sure it's loud and CLEAR. I enjoy learning from people and immersing myself in new environments and cultures because it helps me connect more with the world(hence, the current mission).
Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I will be a virgin to CSing outside of my current home in Malawi, but I figured the hospitality of the experience won't be any different than CSing in Zambia, Cambodia, Guyana, Kazakhstan, or even Canada.
I've hosted couch surfers and I've been a couch surfer in Malawi. As a host, I try my very best to ensure that food, comfort, and good entertainment is provided. As a couch surfer, I treat my host with the dignity and respect as I expect to receive from my host. I am psyched to be a couch surfer host once I've settled back in the states (or wherever else I end up in the world)!
politics, fitted-tailored suits, sushi, community development, Bob Dylan, the NBA and some college basketball, current events, hip-hop, Winnie-the-pooh, Batman, capacity building, random acts of kindness, revolution, guitar-playing, cycling, good-smelling fragrances/good hygiene, Taoism, Gandhi, climbing, beaching, Chicken Adobo, Existentialism, and spoken word poetry.
- spoken word
- bungee jumping
- rock climbing
Music, Movies, and Books
Music: Bob Dylan, the Velvet Underground, Nina Simone, Os Mutantes, Marvin Gaye, Ravi Shankar, Charles Mingus, Motown, Fela Kuti, Bossa Nova, Ali Farka Toure, The Clash, The Specials, Sly Stone & the Family, Sonic Youth, the Pixies, My Bloody Valentine, Public Enemy, Radiohead, The Flaming Lips, Stereolab, Nas, KRS-One, Erykah Badu, Yo La Tengo, Fiona Apple, Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear, El-P, Janelle Monae, Buena Vista Social Club, Freshlyground, Amadou & Miriam, Philip Glass, Sarazino, and Clipse.
Movies: City of God, the Dark Knight, In the Mood for Love, Amelie, Midnight in Paris, Before Sunset, High Fidelity, Lost in Translation, Children of Men, and Inglorious Bastards
Books: Collected Poems 1947-1997 of Allen Ginsberg, Take Me With You by Brad Newsham, The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life by Jon Lee Anderson, and Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Bungee-Jumping from the highest Bungee jump bridge in the world at South Africa.
Teach, Learn, Share
From my 3 years of Peace Corps, I think I've gained noteworthy skills of assimilating and building capacity within the social norms of a foreign culture. There's more to just learning the community's local language and cultural customs. I think I could share knowledge about that. I can teach cooking rice without the convenience of a rice cooker. If there's something I want to learn, it's everything.
Countries I’ve Visited
Mozambique, Netherlands, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Countries I’ve Lived In
Malawi, United States