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By finding out who we aren't, we get closer to discovering who we are. The only thing left to do is to explore!
A little about myself. I was born and raised in San Francisco, CA and graduated with an undergraduate's degree in Finance. I'd like to say I'm a very open-minded person because there's a lot out there that I don't know and I believe that each and every individual has a story to tell and experiences to share. I welcome all of that. I believe that seeing things from another's perspective is something that helps us understand each other and our cultures.
When it comes to what I want to see or what I want to eat, I can confidently say, most of the time, it's going to be the cultural stuff (show me the shrines, the pagodas, or just a neighborhood that's really rich with culture) and the cheaper eats (show me the mom and pop stores, the food stands, or just a ramyun shop). I definitely don't need to see the biggest and most grandiose of things to be satisfied with my visit. What can be even better? A place that has a story; be it a historical story, a rumor or even a personal story of yours that makes this place memorable to you. Like I said, it's all about the experiences and your stories will add context to a location and make it more memorable for me than the nearest landmark.
I've been in a bubble my entire life so if you happen to get this far down on my profile and happen to have a couch (or even just the time to kick it) in your hometown (be it Los Angeles or Miami, Seoul or Busan, Tokyo or Osaka, Paris or Italy, big town or small town, metropolitan or suburbs, etc), please don't hesitate to hit me up. I'd love to learn about your hometown or current city.
AS OF 1/4/13 - I am extremely, extremely, EXTREMELY interested in visiting Seoul, South Korea and have been for quite some time. This year is going to be THE year that I go visit Seoul and it would be an absolute pleasure if some CS'ers currently in Seoul are able to help me with my visit (possibly a couch but mainly to show me around town). If you think you might be able to help a curious traveler out, and have KakaoTalk, please send me a message. Let's work something out!
Life can easily be taken for granted because many of us often forget that this is a one shot thing. Once it's over, it's over. We don't get another shot at this. Live smart, live healthy. Life is a never-ending learning experience.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Couch surfing! Unfortunately, I don't have a place that's able to accommodate fellow couch surfers.
BUT if you're in San Francisco - feel free to send me a message. If I'm available on the days you're in town, I'd love to hang out: I can show you some of the views you get in San Francisco or we can have a cup of coffee.
I just started my CS career so I'm still a bit on edge while the "newness" of things is still settling in. I hope I can meet some really good people on here from around the world who I can build lifelong friendships with along the way.
Perhaps my biggest interest are other people's stories/experiences.
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: Transformers, Dark Knight, Avengers - seeing the trend yet? I do watch a variety of other movies too though.
Books: No real favorites since I haven't really finished a book but I do enjoy reading stuff on psychology, astronomy and mystery.
Music: Another mixed bag - house music, electro, trance, hip hop, r&b, kpop, alternative rock. I can even listen to some Taylor Swift.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
When I started riding, I was really into it and went on a lot of group rides organized by locals in the area. One day, one of the guys in my group took a right hander too fast, lost control and slid into the opposing lane where a truck was traveling down.
I didn't see it unfold before my eyes but when I got to the scene, it was chaotic: Traffic stopped both ways, people directing traffic, people reaching underneath the truck, trying to lift the truck up to give the rider underneath some breathing room. The heat from the truck's exhaust pipes were also starting to burn through the rider's leather suit.
If you look at my photos, you'll see the scene. I'm the one walking across the image pulling out my earphones.
Teach, Learn, Share
Teach: Um, perhaps some photography basics?
Learn: Your culture!
Share: My experiences, my stories.