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  • Fluent in English, Malayalam; learning German, Hindi, Italian, Tamil
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Airline Industry
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About Me


It matters not the number of years in your life. It is the life in your years. - - So I wanna live it


Just moved to KL in Jun 2014 from Germany. I was living in Europe for the past 6 years and that's where I started to use CS extensively

A picture speaks more than words. so how about a video :-)

Glimpse of my wonderful year (2010)

2011 (Amsterdam)

Still wanna know more

About me? Some pointers, most of which I gleaned from my friends:

*The Gentle Giant ;)

*On a more practical front, I'm pretty easy going guy who loves driving around on weekends to random places, sometimes getting lost but always ending up at really remote places

* I prefer Beer over Wine,.. Vodka over Whiskey

* I don't use a pillow when sleeping, and prefer the carpet over the bouncy bed

* I always watch a movie I've seen before (some exceptions)

* Career dreams: Age 5 - truck driver, Age 7 - Train driver, Age 8 – James Bond, Age 10 -Superman... Age 13 – life guard... Age 24 - no idea ?

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!'

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
' Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch,
if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;

Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,

Thought for the day that stuck: "You have an unusual equipment for success, use it properly"

So where have I been yet ?

visited 49 states (21.7%)

Lots more to see I guess :)


Its also hard to be the Loser, but if that makes other happy I sure will.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


@ CS Roma I couldn't host anyone but been an active member meeting CSers every week for drinks and talk to them anything under the sky and sometimes over it too...

@CS Cochin Hosting Hosting Hosting : Finally I get to host CSers. Trust me its a wonderful experience
CSers I have hosted

Irshad from Italy
Dao from USA
Domi and Fedrico from Germany and Swiss
Anna, Juliana and Suman from USA
Melanie Linda and Romanic from France
Bjarke and Eramsmus from Denmark
Yasaman and Verena from Germany
Cornelia & Bine from German
Marion from France / Ireland
Steve and Justine from USA
Domonic From UK
John and Lia From USA
Nick and Vanessa from USA and Germany
Claudia (Italy), Julia (Germany) and Ila (Poland)
Kristine (Latvia)
Verena and Kim from Germany
Andrew and Pe from Australia

@CS Munich

Attending meetings and advising on the little knowledge I have of Munich

But I did host some
Carly from USA
Nick from France
Vishak from India
Liviu from outside Munich :-)
Laure from France
Karol from Columbia
Toni from Bulgaria

We also organized a street game with more than 200 people playing.. to was to much fun :-)
Here are the Pics

@ CS Frankfurt

Had a very small room so not hosting much except for 1.
But took part a lot in CS local events. And we did invade the CS Milan fest

@ CS Amsterdam

Since I live outside the city (Aalsmeer) not so many requests . Also I am quite busy with work on Weekdays.

Still I got time to host

Stefano - Italy
Adam - USA
Limor - Netherlands (Hague)
Laima - Germany
Julia - Germany
Robin - Hungary
Kawe - Germany
Matt - USA
Sarah & Yael - USA
Nadja - Latvia
Keegan & Morgan - USA

@CS Munich (II)

Limor - Netherlands
Suhas - India
Anja - Netherlands
Bernard - Austria
Julia - Germany
Crystal - USA
Fanny + 1 - Mexico
Jisong - Korea
Claire +2 - Taiwan
Anna+2 - Slovokia
Iriana - France
Julia - USA

@CS Kuala Lumpur

Sage - USA
Mariana - Brazil
Marijn & Jane - Netherlands
Alex - Spain
Elif - Turkey

I also take part in events local cooking, board game and other events and consider myself a regular at the KL Friday meetups.


CS has changed my life. I would be lost and depressed without it. Since my job required me to travel a lot and settle in different cities for short periods CS has helped me have great friends in every city I have been too.

CSing as a surfer

I have surfed in Lisbon, Porto, Munich, Frankfurt, Rome, Milan, Brussels, Paris till now and every experience has been unique and pushes me to contribute more

CSing as a Host

I have host in total 50+ surfers and I will do it again anytime (I think that says it all)


Movies , Concerts, BBQ, Cooking and lately into NLP

  • concerts
  • dining
  • cooking
  • wine
  • indian food
  • beer
  • bbq
  • drinking
  • movies
  • traveling
  • bungee jumping
  • business
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

Indian Classical is on top of my list but do enjoy rock and pop.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Well I have swum in the ocean..
Drunk 15 shots of Tequila in a go
Stayed up 3 days straight without sleep for a project..
Have eaten a Bat..I know its nasty
Been in 3 continents in the gap of 4 days
Bungee jump

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach cooking Indian food
Anyone of the Languages I know (Don't get so many requests for that LOL)
About Business

Like to learn about human emotions :-) I always wonder the what is the spark in the eye of a couple who are just about to kiss each other

I can share my experience living in 7 countries till now

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Namibia, Nepal, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, France, Germany, India, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, Netherlands

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