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Vinai Uthipratuma

Republic, MO, United States

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Overview

  • 5 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Lao, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai
  • 23, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Listener and learner. i.e. Student
  • Undergraduate at Missouri State Univ...
  • From Republic, Missouri, United States
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Improvise, imagine and explore the wonders of others. And, learn how to give back to someone in the same situation as me.

ABOUT ME

Hello, everyone!

I am currently a 20-year-old, 3rd year student at Missouri State University where I am pursuing two degrees: one with a BA in Global Studies and the other a BS in Education in Spanish. My family comes from Thailand and Laos, yet I was born and raised in and around Springfield, Missouri.

I really do love learning and studying (perhaps it's social conditioning), so very often I can be caught reading at the computer or with a book . I have ambitions of working as a coordinator for an international exchange program or, quite possibly, teaching.

Being very young still, my character and I grow emotionally and spiritually everyday with the people and situations I come across. I am very content with what has happened in life thus far (regardless of the bad and the ugly), and I am more than excited for the yet-to-come.

Currently, I am in Argentina studying Spanish and humanities with ISEP.

PHILOSOPHY

"Don't have expectations. You will never be disappointed, and you will always be surprised."

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Although I don't have my own place right now, I make great company. I love to try new things and experience life hands-on, so let's get out there and do things together!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Traveling: (Chronological)
Marie Martinez - Various locations - Several years (as friends)
Joseph Armitage - Chicago, USA - 5 days
Shaul Samber - Chicago, USA - 1 day
Andrew Nelson - East Coast Uruguay; Argentina - 6-7 days
Andrew Wardlaw - East Coast Uruguay; Argentina - 6-7 days
Gemma Nelson - Buenos Aires; Iguazu; Argentina - 4-5 days
John Dunsö - Mendoza, Argentina - 25 days
Neil Mercer - Mendoza, Argentina - 3 days

Interests

Interests include but are not limited to Languages, Cultures, Photography, Music, Karaoke, Dancing, Theater, Movies, Etymology, Meteorology/Weather, Astronomy, Sociology, Arts, Humor, Fine Arts, Architecture, Astrology/Psychics, Animation, Linguistics, Basketball Graphic Design, Geography, Gardening, Music Instruments, Nutrition, Poetry, History, (Commas at this point are unnecessary) Advertising Aging Alternative Energy Ambient Music American History Ancient History Animation Anthropology Antiaging Architecture Arts Asia Astrology/Psychics Astronomy Atheist/Agnostic Audio Equipment Australia Aviation/Aerospace Bargains/Coupons Basketball Bicycling Bizarre/Oddities Bodybuilding Botany Bowling Brazil Buddhism Caribbean Cartoons Catholic Central America Cheerleading Children's Books China Classical Music Classical Studies Clothing Comedy Movies Computers Construction Culture/Ethnicity Dance Music Dancing Design Electronic Devices Electronica/IDM Entertaining Europe Family Fine Arts Fitness Food/Cooking Foreign Films France Futurism Gadgets Gardening Genealogy Geography Geoscience Government Graphic Design History Home Improvement House music Humanities Humor Independent Film Indie Rock/Pop Industrial Design Instant Messaging Interior Design Internet Ipod Ireland Islam Israel Italy Japan Jazz Jewelry Karaoke Korea Landscaping Latin Music Linguistics Logic Lounge Music Luxury Magic/Illusions Mathematics Memorabilia Meteorology Mexico Movies Multimedia Music Music Composition Music Instruments Musicals Mythology Nanotech Nature Netherlands New York News(General) Nightlife Nutrition Oceania Oldies Music P2P Percussion Performing Arts Photography Photoshop Poetry Pop music Psychology Quotes Radio Broadcasts Restaurants Restoration Robotics Running Satire Science Science Fiction

Music, Movies & Books

This is such a hard topic, but I will put five that come off the top of my head.Music: Chillout/Ambient, Latin/Jazz/Fusion, Pop, Classical, InternationalMovies: (In order from most liked) Documentaries, Sci-Fi, Action/Adventure, Children's/Family, ComedyBooks: The Odyssey, Un Mundo Feliz (Brave New World), Fahrenheit 451, The Theban Plays, Things Fall Apart, Three Cups of Tea

Currently reading: La Santa Biblia (The Holy Bible)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Best Memories:
- Seeing favorite artist live in concert; jumped the railing; first time to Chicago with best friends.
- Trip to Thailand; 19th Birthday; night boat-ride under the stars; perspective of prostitutes
- Helped mom become a U.S. citizen
- Harbored an Ukrainian expatriate for a month
- Trip to Uruguay with Leslie
- Waterfalls at Iguazu with the Australians
- Tango classes and performances
- Skydiving with international students
- WWOOF in Mendoza, Argentina near the Andes; mountain afternoons

Teach, Learn, Share

I am decent at photo design, Thai, English, and Spanish. I can play trombone. I love talking about social sciences, psychology, metaphysics, linguistics and everything in between. Acting and dancing are two points I like to mess with.

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