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Ray Khan

Orlando, FL, United States

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Overview

  • 56 Positive References
  • Fluent in Chinese, English, Taiwanese; learning Japanese
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Photographer
  • Bachelors / Fine Arts
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

****IF YOU SEND ME A GENERIC MESSAGE I WILL NOT HOST YOU****

CURRENT MISSION

To capture a moment in time that will change the world.

ABOUT ME

So i guess about me huh? I graduated the University of Florida as an Art major, worked as a photojournalist for a few years, backpacked for a little over half a year through Asia and then decided to go teach English in Seoul, South Korea! Now I'm back in Florida, training to become a commercial pilot while slowly crying in a corner at how expensive it is. When I'm not traveling solo, I'm traveling with my SO, who's lived in Taiwan, Australia, Mexico, and America among other places. Together we've got 5 continents down and looking to add our final 3 in the upcoming few years ^_^

I'm a fairly laid back sorta guy, I like to listen and hear peoples stories and I like to go to cafes with my friends and just sit back and relax that or go to a nice grassy area when the weather is nice and watch the clouds roll by. Like i said, I'm laid back. I don't mind clubbing or partying but I don't do it often, maybe go once or twice a month.

I love listening to music, but unfortunately I can't play. If it's got a nice beat, i'll listen to it, From American pop to Japanese pop, Traditional African music to Eurobeats, I love it all ^_^

So yeah thats about it oh! if you want to take a look at my pictures, my portfolio is: http://www.rayiazk.com
Go look now! Lots of nice photos ^_^

PHILOSOPHY

I can't really find an answer to put in here that sums everything up, so I'd say lets just talk about it who ever you are currently reading this when we meet, if were destined to meet? kay? kay ^_^

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I've surfed at amazing peoples places and done amazing couchsurfing gatherings ^_^

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Surfed at quite a few peoples places and gatherings and so far have been absolutely amazing. I'm quite happy at my decision to participate in CS and constantly amazed by the people I meet and befriend and the things that they show me.

Interests

Photography, Music, People, Traveling, Stories, Doing nothing, sleeping, finding new things to do in life.

Music, Movies & Books

Favorite TV Shows:
The Daily Show | Colbert Report |
Mythbusters | Dirty Jobs | Scrubs

Favorite Movies:
Crash | Man On Fire | Hotel Rwanda
End of Evangelion | Sin City | The Pianist
Pianist | Full Metal Jacket | Matrix | Cidade de Deus
Favorite Books:
Rainbow Six

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I think the people i've met in my life have been the amazing thing in my life, working as a photographer I get to meet so many interesting people and just hear there stories, from celebrities in press conferences to someone helping the needy, I think the people i've met have been amazing.
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Best things I've done so far:
-Fly a plane
-Shoot a piece on local firefighters volunteering at a childrens cancer hospital
-Been to a hanami (cherry blossom viewing party)
-seen the sun rise above the cloud tops at Mt. Ali Shan, Taiwan
-Use the 'Jaws of Life'
-Ridden the Japanese bullet trains or Shinkansen
-Buddhist monastery stay in Chang Mai, Thailand
-Be at the press site at a Space Shuttle launch

Teach, Learn, Share

Well i'm a Photojournalist for a newspaper and i shoot freelance alot, so if you need to learn about photography or just want to be a gadget head and talk about gear, i'm always up for it ^_^ I also love technology and i'm fairly fluent with Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Apple Aperture and I can hold my own in Dreamweaver, Illustrator, and Final Cut Pro. Oh and I used to be a computer technician so I'm pretty good at computers as well.

Countries I've Visited

China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Guyana, Japan, South Korea, United States

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