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The pursuit of happiness~
"My culture gives me fire. My people give me strength. My words are a declaration of will. My work and my actions are a shout out to the world that no one is going to tell me what to do."
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It's not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Host & Couchsurf
It started off when a family friend from New York hooked me up with a housekeeping gig over the summer. From then on, I've met so many travelers like myself who've CSed and have hosted for others and have had a positive experience.
I've had a great CS experience during my travels so far and also having the opportunity to give back the generosity they've given to me thus far.
I love art & culture.
Live music, coffee joints, patisseries, dive bars, and hitting up the local festivals during my travels is my style. I love history and culture, usually spending my time at museums and galleries all day.
Other days, you'll find me bouldering indoors or outdoors, having fun touching new rocks and watching new beta.
- live music
- outdoor activities
- rock climbing
Music, Movies, and Books
Memoirs of a Geisha, The Alchemist, Wind-Up Bird Chronicles, The Namesake, Predictably Irrational, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Eat Pray Love, Sacred Economics, and anything by Jonah Lehrer
Spirited Away, Good Will Hunting, Inception, Eternal Sunshine, Chocolat, The Departed, Akira, The Chef From South Polar, all romantic comedies, I think I watched 21 Jump Street about seven times...
Jackass, Arrested Development, Freaks & Geeks, Always Sunny, Narcos, Orange Is The New Black, Silicon Valley, The Office, and I'm already waiting for the next season of Orphan Black
Band of Horses, Les Savy Fav, Copeland, Washed Out, Wild Nothing, Nirvana, Thee Oh Sees, Amy Winehouse, Tribe Called Quest, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, The Specials, Craft Spells, Keane, Hellogoodbye, Memory Tapes, Mew, and Kanye West (guilty pleasure)
I'm slowly converting to veganism but I'll never turn down street food, I'm kind of a dessert snob, and my comfort food will always be Filipino cuisine.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I teach for a living.
Teach, Learn, Share
Just travel! I can only hope that it will broaden your mind and open the doors to self-awareness. As it should.
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Monaco, Philippines, Russian Federation, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In