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  • 25 References 20 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Afrikaans, English; learning Chinese (Simplified), Russian, Xhosa
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Live performance artist, sound designer & English lan...
  • University of Cape Town
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About Me


I've always thought hard work and determination is the key to success, now I just want to enjoy right now as much as I can


I like anything live, right in front of me. I want to be happy. I like introducing people, I heard once that friends are just strangers waiting to meet.


if the world is for you, who can be against you? (NIV Bible)
screw it! let's do it! (richard branson)
'we are the champions' (Queen)
wherever you are, make sure you wouldn't mind dying there (me)
get rich or die trying (50 cent)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


We're currently working on a project uniting artists from BRICS (Brazil, Russia, China, India, South Africa) for a trans-continental cultural exchange. Couchsurfing is an excellent example of how different cultures can find ways of cross-communication through co-habitation!


Hosted a few surfers at my apartment in Cape Town, South Africa.
Relied on a few hosts in Moscow in my first few weeks to house me while I was homeless and now I host some new travelers passing through Moscow.
Got kicked out of my apartment in London and some surfers helped me out.
Dublin is shit. Don't ask for help. Good people outside couch surfing.
China - oh my god - just wait.
I enjoy people who respect my home, and acknowledge that they are guests.


Art, design, new media, performance, dance, drama, aquatic sports, food, culture, music, singing, learning, life, South Africa my country, you?

  • arts
  • culture
  • singing
  • performing arts
  • design
  • dancing
  • dining
  • clothing
  • music
  • surfing
  • sports
  • business
  • communications

Music, Movies, and Books

TOP 3:
Film: Train Spotting, Snowpiercer, Lion King
Music: Queen, Jay-Z, Steven Reich
Books: Lolita, Palm Wine Drunkard, I Write What I Like

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I learned to walk, at age 1… and again at age 9.
I lived on the streets… and then I lived in a penthouse.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: voice, music, performance, how to peal an onion
Learn: business and IT
Share: philosophy and clothes

What I Can Share with Hosts

Food, fun, other f words

Countries I’ve Visited

Botswana, Namibia

Countries I’ve Lived In

England, Ireland, Russian Federation, South Africa

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