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  • 3 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning German
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Freelance web development
  • Electronics engineering at the University of Auckland
  • From Auckland, New Zealand
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About Me


Be better than I am.


I'm one of those quiet types; Not much of a partier or anything. I used to be a proper geek, but since taking up partner dance as a hobby I've lost many of my geek credentials.

I tend to watch uk tv shows on the Internet rather than watch any actual tv. My tastes in film are perhaps eclectic-- festival films or SFX-laden Hollywood blockbusters.

Music is mainly Jazz or variants thereof.

I'm not into rugby I'll admit. I prefer to watch test cricket, but I try not to inflict that on anyone else!

I try to keep informed on current events, nationally and internationally.

If it's relevant I'm politically left-libertarian.

I'm pretty open-minded but I don't do drugs and alcohol is usually beer or wine.. whisky on rare occasions. I don't smoke.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I've stayed with a couple of lovely couples in Invercargill and Timaru, but I've not been able to convince my housemate (or previously another housemate) to host.. I'll try to get on that soon!


Argentine Tango dancing
Art (I used to paint, but now mostly just appreciate)
Music (I dabble on the guitar, but mostly just listen)
Brit comedies and panel shows
Science-fiction TV/film
Photography (Hobbyist - http://bit.ly/MB2aft, http://bit.ly/KE7KNs)

  • arts
  • photography
  • concerts
  • festivals
  • dancing
  • tango
  • dining
  • cooking
  • wine
  • beer
  • technology
  • movies
  • tv
  • painting
  • music
  • jazz
  • guitar
  • cricket
  • rugby
  • science

Music, Movies, and Books

Hiromi Uehara
Thelonious Monk
Oscar Peterson
Ahmad Jamal
Christian Scott
Roy Hargrove
Joe Pass
Pat Martino
Tower of Power
Marcus Miller
Victor Wooten

Roger Cicero
Wise Guys
Annett Louisan

Di Sarli
(Any Vals)

Non Fiction (history, politics, science, cricket)
Chinaman: The Legend of Pradeep Mathew.

(..and many more..)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Watching Stanley Jordan jamming at a hotel bar in Dubai with the other guys from that years Jazz feat was petty cool.

There was also that Chick Corea concert at Aotea Centre. That was awesome - he had the house lights up and the played an extra hour for anyone who wanted to stay. Felt like an intimate gig.

(Front row centre at a Joe Satriani concert at the Auckland St. James wasn't too shabby either. )

Teach, Learn, Share

Argentine Tango
Basic guitar (You'll need a guitar)

What I Can Share with Hosts


Countries I’ve Visited

Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates

Countries I’ve Lived In

New Zealand

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