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Noel Lau

Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

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Overview

  • 122 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Ambassador
  • Fluent in Chinese, English, Malay, Spanish, Yue (Cantonese); learning Indonesian, Portuguese, Taiwanese
  • 42, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • err.. let me get back to you on that
  • life
  • From Miri (¿dónde demonio es eso?)
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

Left home at the beginning of 2004 on a journey of self discovery. Then realised that the self is constantly evolving. So now culturally confused, socially irrelevant, insanely open-minded, unreasonably flexible with life. I'm constantly looking to learn from others and share our experiences through this journey called "life".

"It's better to live your destiny imperfectly than to live the imitation of someone else' with perfection."

http://wander2nowhere.com

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

In the year since I joined, I have offered my couch to surfers, surfed in many places and gone to several CS meetings.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Amazing. Met many interesting people, made a lot of good friends and my best friend through CS. And although some meetings were only temporary, the effects last a life time.

Interests

Travelling, reading, photography, philosophy, writing, knowing different cultures, listening to people's stories, eating and sleeping

Music, Movies & Books

Movie: Inception, Contracorriente, Okuribito, Slumdog Millionaire, Cidade de Deus, The Shawshank Redeption, Before Sunrise + Before Sunset, and almost all the movies from Studio Ghibli

Book: "The Life of Pi" Yann Martel, "Siddharta" Herman Hesse, "The Alchemist" Paulo Coelho, "Blindness" Jose Saramago, "The Kite Runner" Khaled Hosseini

Music: Jazz, Bosa Nova, Classical, Rock, Pop, etc.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

For 37 days I walked the El Camino de Santiago, went through life changing spiritual and mythical experience, and came out a different person.

Hiked for 4 days in the out-of-this-world Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia. Never seen anything so pristine!

Lived in Colombia for over a year and survived. lol...

Teach, Learn, Share

The more I teach, the more I learn
The more I learn, the less I know
The less I know, the happier I become
The happier I become, the more I share
The more I share, the richer WE become

What I Can Share With Hosts

Languages, Life experiences

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Jordan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Argentina, Australia, Colombia, Malaysia, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, United Kingdom

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