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  • 21 References 12 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Japanese, Spanish; learning Chinese, Russian
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2008
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About Me


arabesque♫ Chinese


I'm not that bad.


trying to put myself on other people's shoes one foot at a time.
"“It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams."

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Dec 08> Had my first great experience in Germany where I met the nicest people :)

Nov 09> surfed for a night in Mallorca
Nov 09> met a great french dude in Madrid through CS
Dec 09> met with fellow lonely CS travelers in Paris!

Since then I hosted a couple of times and met and surfed with other CS's in Portugal, Japan, Russia and China


One of my biggest hobbies is playing the (classical) guitar. When possible I take it with me everywhere I go. Recently I also began playing the piano.
I enjoy traveling, photography I like learning languages and I would like to meet people from different cultures. Recently I took up scuba-diving :)
Watching movies, reading books and listening to music. I also enjoy fencing and tennis. And sometimes spend too much time on the computer or playing videogames (latest: bioshock)

Music, Movies, and Books

I am an avid reader. I think I enjoy any (good) book regardless of its genre but mostly I read Sci-Fi, Fantasy and lately historical fiction. When possible I like to read books in their original language. I also enjoy good comic books.

Music is something I cannot live without. Whether I am in a train, bus or aeroplane, if I am alone you will find me with a book and a pair of headphones. Sounds strange but music really adds to the books reading experience. I mostly listen to classical, punk, happy ska, rock.. (the used, less than jake, millencolin, nirvana, pearl jam, the back horn, Tchaikovski, Chopin...)

I like movies that make me think (Cube), that surprise me (Memento, Usual Suspects, Requiem for a Dream, Lola Rennt), that make me sad (Dancing in the dark, Dogville), that make me happy (Big Fish), and just plain strange (David Lynch). A also enjoy good action flicks once in a while (Sin City,300, LOTR).

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Skydiving in Gran Canaria. 10 push-ups in a row.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach> Spanish, Japanese, English, (some) Guitar and Piano. Computer stuff. Basic relativity theory :p
Also I can teach you how to twitch your ears!

Learn> anything, specially if its related to languages or music. I will soon begin studying Chinese seriously, and later on Arabic.

Share> My thoughts. Would like to practice Japanese with someone.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Cambodia, China, Cuba, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, Russian Federation, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Japan, Spain, United Kingdom

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